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Q:    Can I enrol for the Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence (TDVL) training course online?      
 
A:

The TDVL training course is not available online. TDVL applicants are required to enrol for the TDVL training course in person at the approved TDVL training centres (details are provided in the TDVL application approval letter) and attend a  classroom-based course. Trainees must pass a competency test at the end of the course in order to be issued with a TDVL.

   
    
 
Q:    Can I renew my Vocational Licence (VL) online or by post?      
 
A:
Currently, the renewal of vocational licences cannot be done online, as the renewal process requires the verification of documents such as driving licence and, if required, medical forms, Refresher Course certificates etc.
 
However, you may renew your vocational licence by post (Land Transport Authority, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Vocational Licence Services, Singapore 575701) before the expiry date, by sending a cheque payment of $40 to LTA for the non-refundable renewal fee (to renew your licence for 3 years) together with the following documents:
  • Notice of Renewal;
  • The original copy of LTA’s medical examination form, duly certified by a registered medical practitioner, if required; and
  • The Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence Refresher Course certificate, if required.

Please note that all vocational licence holders must have up-to-date Medisave contributions. For more information on the Medisave for the Self-Employed Scheme or to check the Medisave payment status for licence renewal, please visit the CPF website at www.cpf.gov.sg

   
    
 
Q:    Can I renew my Vocational Licence early if I am going overseas for a period of time?      
 
A:

LTA sends renewal notices to VL holders 1 -2 months before the expiry of the licence, indicating  the requirements to be fulfilled prior to the renewal, e.g. medical examination, Medisave top-up,  or the Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence refresher course. VL holders may renew their licence any time after they receive their renewal notice.

However, if you will be travelling overseas for a long period before the expiry of your VL, you may write in to us with your request to renew your VL early (before you have received the renewal notice). You may renew your VL up to 2 months before the expiry date, provided you have met all the requirements mentioned above. Please wait for our approval before you come to renew your VL early.
   
    
 
Q:    Can I renew my vocational licence if it has expired? Is there any late payment fee?      
 
A:

You may renew your vocational licence without incurring additional fees up to 6 months after the expiry date. You will only need to pay the usual $40 non-refundable renewal fee to renew your licence for a 3-year period.

However, if your licence had expired more than 6 months but less than 3 years earlier, you will be required to submit an application for late renewal, together with a $25 non-refundable fee to allow LTA to check on your eligibility to renew your licence. Please click here to download the application form. Copies are also available at LTA, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Reception Counter at Level 1.

Upon approval of your application for late renewal, you may proceed to renew your licence for a 3-year period, with the $40 renewal fee.
You will not be able to renew your vocational licence if it had expired more than 3 years ago.
   
    
 
Q:    Can I request my Vocational Licence renewal notice to be sent to a different mailing address?      
 
A:

Yes. However, you must inform us in writing not later than 3 months prior to the expiry of your VL. You may write in with your particulars through our website at www.lta.gov.sg > Contact Us.

 

If your address is changed on your NRIC, your address in our records will be updated automatically, as our system is linked to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority’s One-Stop Change of Address Reporting Service (OSCARS) system.
   
    
 
Q:    How do I apply for a Bus Driver's / Bus Attendant's/ Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence? And what requirements must I meet to obtain a Bus Driver's/ Bus Attendant's/ Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence?      
 
A:

Please click here here to download the application form. Copies are also available at:

Application forms may be submitted by post or in person together with a passport size colour photograph (with white background) and a non-refundable application fee of $40. Applicants will be informed of the status of their applications 3-4 weeks from date of application.
Note: If you are applying for both Bus and Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence, you will need to submit 2 photographs with your application.

To be eligible to apply for a Bus Driver's Vocational Licence (BDVL), you should:

 
Application for an Omnibus Driver‘s Vocational Licence must be submitted through SBS Transit Ltd or SMRT Buses Ltd.

To be eligible to apply for a Bus Attendant's Vocational Licence (BAVL), you should:

 
To be eligible to apply for a Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence (TDVL), you should:
 
 
 
Note: If you are applying for a TDVL, upon approval of your application, you will be required to produce documentary proof of your ability to speak and read simple English when you register for the TDVL training course. For this purpose,  a GCE ‘O’ Level or ‘N’ Level pass in English (at least a D7 grade) or a Level 3 pass in English under the Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme is accepted. If you are not able to provide these documents, you will be required to sit for the WPL-Computer-Adaptive Test (WPL-CAT). The fee for this test is $10.50 (excluding GST).
 
Please note that all vocational licence applicants must ensure that they have up-to-date Medisave contributions. To check the Medisave payment status for licence application, please visit the CPF website at www.cpf.gov.sg
   
    
 
Q:    How do I know whether I am required to contribute to Medisave account before I apply for/ renew my vocational licence?      
 
A:

If you are a self-employed person, you must ensure that you have up-to-date Medisave contributions. For more information on the Medisave for the Self-Employed Scheme or to check the Medisave payment status for licence renewal, please visit the CPF website at www.cpf.gov.sg.

If you are an existing vocational licence holder, you must also ensure that you have up-to-date Medisave contributions. If you have outstanding Medisave liabilities prior to the renewal of your licence, a message will be printed on the renewal notice requesting you to make payment at the CPF Board. You will only be able to renew your vocational licence after you have paid up your Medisave liabilities or have arranged for payment by installments.

Please note that you are required to make arrangements to settle your Medisave liabilities (at any CPF Branch office or via other channels offered by the CPF Board) at least one week before you apply for/ renew your vocational licence. 

   
    
 
Q:    How do I terminate/ cancel my Vocational Licence?      
 
A: You may come to our office personally to surrender your vocational licence at LTA, 10 Sin Ming Drive. Please approach the Reception Counter at Level 1 for assistance.     
    
 
Q:    How will I be notified on the issuance of my vocational licence?      
 
A:

Applicants who have completed the Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (TDVL)/ Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence (BDVL) course and passed the test will be scheduled by LTA to collect their TDVL/ BDVL.

There is no test for the Bus Attendant’s Vocational Licence (BAVL) training course. Applicants who have completed the BAVL training course will be scheduled by LTA to collect their BAVL.
   
    
 
Q:    I am 70 years of age. Can I apply for a Bus Attendant’s Vocational Licence (BAVL) now?      
 
A:
Yes, there is no maximum age for BAVL holders. After receiving your application, we will screen your records to determine your eligibility to hold the licence. If eligible, we will send you an approval letter. You will then be required to pass LTA’s medical examination (including a chest X-ray) and attend the BAVL training course. After this, you will be issued with a BAVL. You will have to pass LTA’s medical examination every year in order to continue holding the BAVL.
   
    
 
Q:    I am 70 years of age. Can I apply for a Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence (BDVL) now?      
 
A:
Yes, you may apply for a BDVL so long as you have not reached your 73rd birthday. After receiving your application, we will screen your records to determine your eligibility to hold the licence. If eligible, you will then be required to pass a special Assessment (which covers a medical examination, an occupational therapy evaluation, and  an on-road driving test with an occupational therapist and a driving instructor). If you pass the Assessment, you will be required to attend the BDVL course and pass a test before you can be issued with the licence. The licence will be valid until your 73rd birthday. Please note that you will be allowed to drive Class 3 buses only, as the upper age limit for the Class 4 driving licence has been set by the Traffic Police Department at 70 years.
   
    
 
Q:    I am now 69 years old. If I renew my Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence (TDVL)/ Bus Driver's Vocational Licence (BDVL) this year, will my licence expire in 3 years’ time, i.e. at 72 years? Can I still renew it then?      
 
A:
If you renew your TDVL/BDVL this year, it will be valid only up to your 70th birthday, and the renewal fee will be pro-rated accordingly. 6 months before you reach 70 years, LTA will send you a letter informing you that you have to go for a special Assessment in order to renew your TDVL/BDVL up to the age of 73. The Assessment form will be included with the letter. Once you have passed the Assessment, you can renew your vocational licence up to your 73rd birthday, with a renewal fee of $40 for 3 years. Please note that after reaching 70 years, BDVL holders are allowed to drive Class 3 buses only, as the upper age limit for the Class 4 driving licence has been set by the Traffic Police Department at 70 years.
   
    
 
Q:    I have changed my name in my NRIC. How do I update my Vocational Licence (VL)?      
 
A: You will be required to submit a photocopy of your deed poll and new NRIC (front and back) to our office  either in person or by post (in person: please come to LTA, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Reception Counter at Level 1; by post: please mail to Vocational Licence Services, Land Transport Authority, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Singapore 575701). You will also need to make a payment of $10.00 (excluding GST) for the replacement of the licence. For replacement in person, you will be able to collect the new VL card on the spot; for replacement by post, we will schedule you for collection once the new vocational licence is ready.   
    
 
Q:    I would like to apply for a Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence (TDVL) but I do not possess a GCE “O” or “N” Level pass (at least a D7 grade) in English. What can I do?      
 
A:

TDVL applicants who do not possess a GCE “O” or “N” Level pass (at least a D7 grade) in English may sit for the Workplace Literacy Computer-Adaptive Test (WPL-CAT) for Conversational English. The WPL-CAT for Conversational English assesses an individual’s English proficiency in 3 areas – Listening, Reading and Speaking – with the aid of a computer. TDVL applicants must obtain at least a Level 3 pass for all 3 modules in order to meet the English language requirement for a TDVL.  

The test is about 3 hours long. The Listening and Reading tests use multiple-choice questions, while for the Speaking test, the trainee is required to respond to questions in English posed by the computer. The WPL-CAT costs $10.50 (excluding GST).
   
    
 
Q:    Is bus attendant required in school bus?      
 
A: A bus attendant holding a valid vocational licence is required if the bus is used to convey school children enrolled in any childcare centre or kindergarten or if the bus is authorised to carry more than 30 children.    
    
 
Q:    Is my vocational licence still valid if my Class 3 driving licence is being suspended for a year?      
 
A:

Applicants for a Bus Driver's/ Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence (BD/TDVL) must have held a valid Class 3 Singapore driving licence for a continuous period of at least one year at the point of application.

BD/TDVL holders must continue to hold a valid Class 3 driving licence after they have been issued with a vocational licence. If a BD/TDVL holder's Class 3 driving licence is suspended or disqualified for 12 months or longer, his vocational licence will be revoked. He will only be eligible to re-apply for a BD/TDVL at least one year after his Class 3 driving licence has been re-issued to him, and during this one-year period his Class 3 driving licence must not have been suspended or disqualified.

   
    
 
Q:    My Bus Attendant’s Vocational Licence (BAVL) was automatically cancelled when I turned 73 years. Can I renew my BAVL now?      
 
A: Yes, you may renew your BAVL now. We will screen your records to determine your eligibility to hold the licence. If eligible, and your last medical was more than one year ago, you will need to pass the medical before your licence can be renewed. You will also need to continue to pass the medical every year in order to retain the licence.   
    
 
Q:    My Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence (BDVL) was automatically cancelled when I turned 70 years. Can I renew my BDVL now?      
 
A:

If you have not yet reached your 73rd birthday, you may do so. We will screen your records to determine your eligibility to hold the licence. If eligible, you are then required to pass a special Assessment before your licence can be renewed up to the age of 73 years. Please note that you will be allowed to drive Class 3 buses only, as the upper age limit for the Class 4 driving licence has been set by the Traffic Police Department at 70 years.

   
    
 
Q:    My vocational licence is damaged. How do I apply for a replacement?      
 
A:

LTA will issue replacement vocational licence photo-cards if the existing photo-card is defaced, damaged or lost. For lost VL photo-cards, you are required to make a police report immediately. To obtain a replacement licence, you are required to come personally to LTA, 10 Sin Ming Drive, with the following documents:

  • Original NRIC (Original Passport – if NRIC is not available);
  • Valid Class 3 Singapore driving licence (for Taxi Driver’s and Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence holders); and
  • The existing vocational licence photo-card (for damaged and defaced photo-cards). For lost VL photo-cards, you also need to bring the original police report stating the loss of the licence.

Please approach the Reception Counter at Level 1 for assistance.You will need to make a payment of $10 (excluding GST) for the replacement of the licence.

   
    
 
Q:    What are the medical requirements for existing vocational licence holders?      
 
A:
Existing vocational licence holders who are aged 50 years and above are required to pass regular medical examinations. The details are as follows:
 
Age Range Frequency of Medical Examination
50 - 64 years Once every 2 years
65 years onwards Every year
Furthermore, prior to reaching the age of 70 years, Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (TDVL) and Bus Driver's Vocational Licence (BDVL)  holders are required to undergo a special assessment to certify that they are fit to continue driving a taxi and/or bus. This assessment is called the “Assessment on Fitness to Drive for Vocational Licence Holders Aged 70 years and Above”. This Assessment covers a medical examination, an occupational therapy evaluation, and an on-road driving test with an occupational therapist and a driving instructor.  If the TDVL/BDVL holder passes the Assessment, he will be allowed to extend his licence up to the age of 73 years (if an individual holds both a TDVL and BDVL, he will have to undergo separate on-road driving test for each licence, one using a car and the other using a Class 3 bus). After passing the Assessment at age 70 years, he will have to continue to pass LTA’s annual medical examination at 71 and 72 years of age.
   
    
 
Q:    What are the requirements for vocational licence renewal?      
 
A:

Licence holders need to produce the following documents at the time of renewal:

  • Notice of Renewal;
  • Existing Vocational Licence;
  • Valid Class 3 Singapore driving licence (for Taxi Driver’s and Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence holders);
  • LTA’s original medical examination form duly completed by a registered medical practitioner, if applicable (this will be stated on your Notice of Renewal); and
  • The Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence Refresher Course certificate issued by the training centres, if applicable (this will be stated on your Notice of Renewal).

Please note that all vocational licence holders must ensure that they have up-to-date Medisave contributions. For more information on the Medisave for the Self-Employed Scheme or to check the Medisave payment status for licence renewal, please visit the CPF website at www.cpf.gov.sg.

You will also need to pay a non-refundable renewal fee of $40 (to renew your licence for 3 years). If you renew your licence after your 67th birthday, your vocational licence will be renewed up to the day before your 70th birthday, and the renewal fee will be prorated accordingly.
   
    
 
Q:    What are the types of vocational licence?      
 
A:

Please click here to view the types of vocational licence.

   
    
 
Q:    What is the cost and duration for the Taxi/ Bus Driver's/ Bus Attendant’s Vocational Licence (TDVL/ BDVL/ BAVL) training courses? How do I register for the training course?      
 
A:

 

TDVL applicants who have been approved to attend the training course are required to register for the course (at the above TDVL training centres) within 4 months and complete the course within one year from the date of the approval letter. Applicants are required to produce documentary proof of their ability to speak and read simple English (a GCE “O” or “N” level pass in English (at least a D7 grade) or Level 3 pass for the Listening, Reading and Speaking modules under the Workplace Literacy Conversational English programme are accepted). Applicants must also produce LTA’s medical examination form (including a chest X-Ray), on which they are certified fit by a medical practitioner to hold a vocational licence, when registering for the training course.

All TDVL holders must attend the TDVL Refresher Course every 6 years. The TDVL Refresher Course is 10 hours long and is classroom-based.

 BDVL

The duration of the BDVL training course is 14 hours (inclusive of a 2 hour written test). Applicants may obtain more details on the BDVL training course from the BDVL training centres listed below.

BDVL applicants who have been approved to attend the training course are required to register for the course (at the above BDVL training centres) within 3 months and complete the course within 6 months from the date of the approval letter. Applicants are required to produce LTA’s medical examination form (including a chest X-Ray), on which they are certified fit by a medical practitioner to hold a vocational licence, when registering for the training course.

 BAVL  

The duration of the BAVL training course is 3 hours. The centres are the same as for the BDVL. There is no test for the BAVL training course.

   
    
 
Q:    What is the minimum age for a vocational licence?      
 
A:

The minimum age for the various Vocational Licences are as follows:

Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (TDVL): 30 years
Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence (BDVL): 21 years
Bus Attendant’s Vocational Licence (BAVL): 16 years
   
    
 
Q:    What is the pro-rated renewal fee if I renew my vocational licence for less than 3 years?      
 
A:

If you are renewing your vocational licence for up to 1 year, the renewal fee will be $15. If you are renewing licence for more than 1 year and up to 2 years, the renewal fee will be $30. If you are renewing your licence for more than 2 years and up to 3 years, the renewal fee will be the normal (3-year) renewal fee of $40.

   
    
 
Q:    What is the statutory age limit for a vocational licence?      
 
A:
The statutory upper age limit for Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (TDVL) holders is 75 years.

When TDVL holders reach the age of 70 years, they are required to undergo a special assessment (the Assessment on Fitness to Drive for Vocational Licence Holders Aged 70 years and Above, comprising a medical examination, an Occupational Therapist assessment, and an on-road driving test with an occupational therapist and a driving instructor) to certify that they are fit to continue driving a taxi. In addition, they will need to pass an annual medical examination.

With effect from 1 February 2011, the statutory upper age limit for Bus Attendant’s Vocational Licence (BAVL) holders will be removed, i.e., there is no maximum age for BAVL holders. However, all BAVL holders aged 65 years and above will have to pass LTA's annual medical examination in order to continue to hold the licence.

In addition, with effect from 1 February 2011, the statutory upper age limit for Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence (BDVL) holders has been raised from 70 years to 73 years. However, this applies only to BDVL holders driving Class 3 buses, as the upper age limit for Class 4 licences has been set by the Traffic Police Department at 70 years. BDVL holders are now allowed to extend their vocational licences up to 73 years after they pass a special Assessment (the Assessment on Fitness to Drive for Vocational Licence Holders Aged 70 years and Above, comprising a medical examination, an Occupational Therapist assessment, and an on-road driving test with an occupational therapist and a driving instructor, using a Class 3 bus). They will also be required to pass LTA's annual medical examination in order to continue to hold the vocational licence until the age of 73 years. After the age of 70 years, BDVL holders are only allowed to drive Class 3 buses.

The statutory upper age limit for Trishaw Riders is 70 years.
   
    
 
Q:    What must I do if I have misplaced my Vocational Licence renewal notice?      
 
A: You may call our office at 6553 5531/ 5780 to request a copy of the renewal notice to be sent to you or you may come to our office at LTA, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Singapore 575701 to request a copy. Please approach the Reception Counter at Level 1 for assistance.   
    
 
Q:    What must I do if the vocational licence is lost?      
 
A:

You are required to make a police report immediately and apply for a duplicate licence at LTA, 10 Sin Ming Drive, with the following documents:

  • Original NRIC (Original Passport – if NRIC is not available);
  • Valid Class 3 Singapore driving licence (for Taxi Driver’s and Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence holders); and
  • Original police report stating the loss of your vocational licence.

Please approach the Reception Counter at Level 1 for assistance. You will need to make a payment of $10.00 (excluding GST) for the replacement of the licence.

   
    
 
Q:    What should I do if I want to extend my Bus Driver's Vocational Licence (BDVL)/Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence (TDVL) beyond my 70th birthday?      
 
A:

If you are currently holding a valid BDVL and/or TDVL, a letter will be sent to you 6 months prior to your 70th birthday. The letter will explain what you will need to do if you wish to extend your BDVL and/or TDVL past the age of 70 years. LTA's form for the "Assessment on Fitness to Drive for Vocational Licence Holders Aged 70 years and Above" will also be attached.

The Assessment comprises a medical examination, an occupational therapy evaluation, and an on-road driving test.  If you hold both BDVL and TDVL, you will have to undergo two separate on-road driving tests, one using a car and the other using a Class 3 bus. For the latter, you will be required to provide your own bus for the test.

You will first need to go to a registered medical practitioner (any doctor) to complete the first portion of the Assessment form. If you are certified fit by your doctor, you will then need to proceed to make an appointment for the occupational therapist evaluation and on-road driving test at Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s Occupational Therapy Department  (the contact details of the Occupational Therapy Department will be included in the letter sent to you 6 months before your 70th birthday. Once you have passed the Assessment, you may renew your BDVL and/or TDVL up to your 73rd birthday, with a non-refundable renewal fee of $40. You will need to continue to pass LTA’s annual medical examination at the ages of 71 and 72 years.

   
    
 
Q:    What should I do if my Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (TDVL) has been expired for more than 3 years?      
 
A:  

If your (TDVL) has expired for more than 3 years, you are required to submit a fresh application, as by law, a vocational licence which has ceased to be valid for more than 3 years cannot be renewed. If you wish to submit an application, please complete the application form and send it to us together with a payment of $40 (for the non-refundable application fee) and a recent passport- sized photograph (colour photo with white background) by post, or apply in person. Applicants will be informed of the status of their applications within 3-4 weeks from the date of application.

Please click here to download the application form. Copies are also available at:

LTA, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Reception Counter at Level 1
Bukit Batok Driving Centre; Tel: 6561 1233
ComfortDelGro Driving Centre; Tel: 6841 8900
Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd; Tel: 6550 8681
Singapore Safety Driving Centre; Tel: 6482 6060
SMRT Taxis Pte Ltd; Tel: 6369 0111

   
    
 
Q:    When must I attend the Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence (TDVL) Refresher Course?      
 
A:

All TDVL holders are required to attend a 10-hour Refresher Course once every six years. The course fee is $50 excluding GST. If you are due for the Refresher Course, you will be required to attend before you can renew your TDVL.

The Refresher Course is conducted at the following centres:

a) Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd 
     383 Sin Ming Drive 
     Singapore 575717 
     Tel: 6550 8681

b) SMRT Taxis Pte Ltd 
     60 Woodlands Industrial Park E4
     Singapore 757705 
     Tel: 6369 0111

c) ComfortDelGro Driving Centre Pte Ltd
     205 Ubi Avenue 4
     Singapore 408805
     Tel: 6841 8900

d) Bukit Batok Driving Centre Ltd 
     815 Bukit Batok West Ave 5
     Singapore 659085
     Tel: 6561 1233

e) Singapore Taxi Academy (STA)
     Employment & Employability Institute (e2i)
     141 Redhill Road, #03-09
     Singapore 158828
     Tel: 6472 7351

f) Singapore Safety Driving Centre Ltd
    2 Woodlands Industrial Park E4 
    Singapore 757387
    Tel: 6482 6060
   
    
 
Q:    When was the Bus Attendant’s Vocational Licence (BAVL) statutory upper age limit removed?      
 
A: The statutory upper age limit of 73 years for Bus Attendant’s Vocational Licence (BAVL) holders was removed on 1 February 2011, i.e. there is no longer a maximum age for BAVL holders. However, BAVL holders must continue to pass LTA’s medical examination every year in order to retain the licence.   
    
 
Q:    When will I receive the renewal notice for my vocational licence?      
 
A:

You can expect to receive a renewal notice 1 - 2 months before your VL expires. If you still do not receive your renewal notice 1 month before the expiry date of your VL, you may call 6553 5780 to enquire.

   
    
 
Q:    Where can I check the status and expiry date of my vocational licence?      
 
A: Please click here.
   
    
 
Q:    Where can I go for the medical check-up for the purpose of my vocational licence application or renewal?      
 
A:

You may go to any general practitioner’s (GP) clinic or the Singapore Anti-Tuberculosis Association (SATA) to have your medical examination done for the purpose of your vocational licence application or renewal. You will be required to use LTA’s medical examination form. For applications, you will also need to get a chest X-ray done (one time only, upon application.)

   
    
 
Q:    Where can I renew my vocational licence? Can I ask another party to renew the vocational licence on my behalf?      
 
A:

If you are a bus driver with SBS Transit or SMRT Buses Pte Ltd, you need not renew your vocational licence as the Omnibus Driver’s Vocational Licence is valid as long as you remain in the employment of the bus company. If you are a hirer of a taxi with Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd or SMRT Taxis Pte Ltd, you can renew your vocational licence at your taxi company. Otherwise, you can renew your vocational licence at LTA, 10 Sin Ming Drive. Please approach the Reception Counter at Level 1 for assistance.  You may send another party to help you renew your vocational licence with the following documents:

  • Notice of Renewal;
  • An authorisation letter from you stating the NRIC of the person renewing the licence on your behalf;
  • LTA’s original medical examination form, duly certified by a registered medical practitioner, if required (this will be stated on your Notice of Renewal); and
  • The Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence Refresher Course certificate, if required (this will be stated on your Notice of Renewal).

The authorised person is also required to bring his NRIC.

Please note that all vocational licence holders must ensure that they have up-to-date Medisave contributions. For more information on the Medisave for the Self-Employed Scheme or to check the Medisave payment status for licence renewal, please visit the CPF website at www.cpf.gov.sg.

   
    
 
Q:    Will I be able to re-apply for my Bus Driver’s/ Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence after it has been revoked?      
 
A:

If your Bus Driver’s/Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (BD/TDVL) was revoked due to the suspension or disqualification of your Class 3 driving licence, you may re-apply for the vocational licence after you have been re-issued with your Class 3 driving licence and have held it for at least one year, without any licence suspensions or disqualifications.

However, if your BD/TDVL was revoked by LTA due to your records or due to demerit points accumulated under LTA’s Vocational Licence Points System (VLPS), please approach us on your eligibility to re-apply for the BD/TDVL as we will have to review your case before advising you on this matter.