Which foreign-registered vehicles can enter Singapore?
- Allowed – passenger vehicles making return trips for private uses.
- Not Allowed – armoured vehicles, camper vans, caravan trailers and mini buses with cooking and sleeping facilities.
How long can my vehicle stay in Singapore?
A foreign-registered vehicle is allowed to stay in Singapore for a grace period not exceeding 14 days, or up to the expiry of the vehicle’s insurance and road tax, whichever is earlier. If the stay is longer than the grace period, you can apply for an extension, before the expiry of the 14 days, at:
Land Transport Authority
Customer Service Centre
10 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575701
8am to 4.30pm (Monday - Friday)
8am to 12 noon (Saturday)
For self importation and registration, please refer to ONE.MOTORING.
What documents do I need for my foreign-registered vehicle to enter Singapore?
Foreign vehicles registered outside of West Malaysia must ensure these documents are in order upon arrival at Singapore checkpoints:
- Vehicle Registration Certificate (If it is in a language other than English, an English translation is required)
- Alliance Internationale De Tourisme Carnet de Passages en Douane (AIT-CPD) or Carnet De Passages En Douane for Temporary Admission (ATA-CPD) in the country where your vehicle is registered
- Vehicle insurance certificate issued by a Singapore-based insurance company*
- International Circulation Permit (ICP) issued by Automobile Assocation of Singapore (AAS) if vehicle is under the cover of AIT-CPD
- Visitor’s Permit (VP) issued by LTA if vehicle is under the cover of ATA-CPD
- Customs Inward Permit issued by Singapore Customs
Please note that the vehicle insurance and International Circulation Permit (ICP) must be obtained before the vehicle enters Singapore.
Your vehicle must leave Singapore before your ICP or VP expires. Extension of stay beyond 90 days is not allowed.
Ensure that all travellers in your vehicle are carrying valid passports. You must also not bring any prohibited and controlled items into Singapore.
*From 1 April 2018, General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIAS) will cease to provide Special Risk Pool insurance for foreign-registered vehicles entering Singapore. Such insurance can be bought from MS First Capital Limited instead, please refer to GIAS website www.gia.org.sg for details. There is no change for Malaysia-registered vehicles insured with Malaysian insurance companies.
What do I need to do upon arriving in Singapore?
Upon your arrival, obtain clearance for your vehicle from Singapore Customs with your Vehicle Registration Certificate, customs document and passport. For details on clearance requirements, please call Singapore Customs at Tel: (65) 6355 2000.
|Importing my vehicle via sea/air||
You will need to produce the following documents for the purchase of Autopass card at LTA Office, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Singapore 575701, before driving your vehicle out of the port:
|Importing my vehicle via land from West Malaysia
At the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP)/Toll office at the Woodlands or Tuas Checkpoint, you will need to produce the following documents for purchase of Autopass card:
If you do not have an ICP, please bring along the insurance certificate, vehicle registration certificate, driver’s passport and visit LTA office at 10 Sin Ming Drive to apply for a Visitor’s Permit before driving into Singapore.
Do I need to pay any toll, VEHICLE ENTRY PERMIT FEES or reciprocal road charge?
Yes. The toll charges are calculated based on the type of vehicle and the checkpoint entered. Vehicle Entry Permit fees are calculated based on the type of vehicle, the day and time you enter and leave Singapore. The Reciprocal Road Charge applies to all foreign-registered cars on a per-entry basis when they enter Singapore via the Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoint.
Cash payments are accepted if your Autopass Card is expired, faulty or has insufficient value but there will be an additional administration fee of S$10.
What do I need to do upon departing Singapore?
|Exporting my vehicle via sea/ air||
Once your vehicle is exported out of Singapore via sea or air, you will need to go to the LTA Office (10 Sin Ming Drive) to terminate your Visitor’s Permit. You will need to produce the following documents:
|Exporting my vehicle via West Malaysia
You will need to top up your Autopass Card in Singapore with sufficient cash value to pay your VEP fees, tolls and ERP fees (if applicable).
Motorists are advised to familiarise themselves with payments of fees and charges when using the checkpoints. Please note that a fine of up to S$1,000 may be imposed if fees and charges are not deducted at the immigration booths.
Note that each ICP is only valid for a temporary stay in Singapore. When you bring your vehicle out of Singapore, the ICP will no longer be valid. You will need to apply for a new ICP for your next trip.