Don’t Miss This If You Are Holding a Class 3C Driving Licence..

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Singapore government has announced and introduction new Class 3 licences in Jun 2015.

How is the new Class 3 licences going to affect current Class 3C driving licence holders?

Class 3C driving licence holders are mainly foreigners working in Singapore holding Work Permit or S-Pass. They have an existing foreign driving licence that is recognized in Singapore and could be converted to a Class 3C driving licence upon passing the Basic Theory Test.

However, Class 3C driving licence has an expiry date and need to be renew routinely.

Current Class 3C driving licence holders are still able to drive light goods & small buses. However, it will be a serious traffic offence after 31 May 2017.

You will need to do a Class 3C/3CA driving licence conversion to Class 3 or 3A driving licence.

Companies with existing employees under Work Permit or a S Pass Holder will need to take note of this new Class 3 driving licences scheme.

Work Permit and S-Pass holders are required to convert their existing Class 3C/3CA driving licence to Class 3 or 3A driving licence by 31 May, 2017 if they wish to continue to drive light goods & small buses.

Even though, there are still sufficient time for Work Permit and S-Pass holders to complete the transition process of acquiring their Class 3 licence. It will not be wise to do it at the last min.

To avoid disruption to daily commutes or business operation, it is recommended to get your Class 3 licence as soon as possible.

Do take note that the practical driving test slots and the availability of private driving instructors are limited.

Steps for Class 3C or 3CA Licence Conversion to Class 3/3A

  1. Obtain a Provisional Driving Licence
  2. Make a Request for our Qualified Private Driving Instructor
  3. Take Private Driving Lessons
  4. Pass your Class 3/3A Practical Driving Test

Acquiring A Class 3 or 3A Driving Licence in Singapore


Sources: ChannelNewsAsia, eCitizen

Fees to increase for driving theory and practical driving test


On 29 May 2015, The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced an increase in the Traffic Police’s theory & practical test fees due to rise in operation costs over the years.

The current test fees for the theory and practical tests, and the Proficiency Driving Test, have remained unchanged since 1997.

From June 1, 2015, the test fee for the Basic Driving Theory Test (BTT), Final Driving Theory Test (FTT) and Motorcycle Riding Theory Test will be increased from $6 to $6.50.

The test fee for the Practical Riding Test, Practical Driving Test, and Proficiency Driving Test will be increased from $20 to $26 on June 1, 2015 and subsequently to $33 on June 1, 2016.

This fee hike will be applicable on or after June 1, 2015.

At private driving instructor, students can be rest assured that there are no plans to increase the enrollment fee.