Exemption for Work Pass Holders to Keep and Use Foreign-Registered Vehicles
in Singapore to Be Withdrawn After 30 June
As of 6 May 2022, LTA received around 165,000 VEP applications. About 160,000 applicants (or about 97% of total applications) have received the outcomes of their applications ahead of the stated processing time at the point of application.
2. The number of VEP applications has seen a steady drop since LTA’s last update on 18 April 2022. With the decrease, processing time has now been reverted to 5 working days from three weeks previously. Applicants will continue to be notified of the expected processing time at the point of application.
3. Besides the use of private vehicles, travellers between Singapore and Malaysia can also utilise cross-border bus and taxi services. Since these cross-border bus and taxi services started operations on 1 May, operations have been smooth. Within the first four days alone, about 97,000 passengers have used these services.
Exemption For Work Pass Holders to Keep and Use Own Foreign-Registered Vehicles in Singapore to Be Withdrawn
4. To facilitate Work Pass Holders’ (WPHs) stay in Singapore for employment when cross-border travel restrictions were in place, LTA had issued an exemption to allow these WPHs to keep and use their foreign-registered vehicles in Singapore. The exemption, which initially ended on 30 April 2022, will be extended to 30 June 2022. This will be the final extension in view of the resumption of cross-border travel.
5. From 1 July 2022, WPHs who reside in Singapore will not be able to keep and use their foreign-registered vehicles perpetually in Singapore. Consistent with conditions before the closure of land borders, WPH drivers who are not residents must also ensure their foreign-registered vehicles are kept or used outside Singapore daily.
VEP Application Requirements
6. To ensure a smooth application process, VEP applicants are reminded to take note of the necessary requirements. Application of the VEP must be done online via VEP Digital Services on LTA's OneMotoring website. Applications will no longer be accepted at Singapore’s land checkpoints to facilitate traffic flow. When applying for the VEP, applicants should also ensure they have clear copies of all required documents below:
a. Identity Card or Passport
b. Immigration Pass Card (e.g., Work Permit- front & reverse sides)
c. Vehicle Registration Certificate (geran, VOC, “Perakuan Pendaftaran Kenderaan” in Malay Language) (front and reverse sides)
d. Vehicle Certificate of Insurance (COI, “Sijil Insurans” in Malay language)
e. Vehicle Road Tax Disc (required for update of road tax and insurance validity for VEP applications)
7. Drivers of foreign-registered vehicles must have LTA’s VEP approval email and valid Autopass card before they travel. Those without Autopass cards must apply online and refer to LTA’s VEP approval email to collect their Autopass cards at LTA’s Johor Bahru Service Centre (34, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak Susur 1, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor) before entering Singapore.
8. Motorists are reminded to ensure that they have sufficient value in their Autopass cards for any remaining VEP fees payable, as well as the Reciprocal Road Charge (for foreign cars only), ERP charges and tolls (where applicable) for their daily travel between Singapore and Malaysia. Motorists may use LTA’s online calculator at https://onemotoring.lta.gov.sg to calculate the total amount payable for their vehicles.