Eligibility Criteria for Foreigners

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Foreigners who wish to obtain a motorcycle license in Singapore must meet certain eligibility criteria. The following are the requirements:

Age

Foreigners must be at least 18 years old to apply for a motorcycle license in Singapore.

Valid Foreign License

Foreigners must possess a valid foreign motorcycle license. The license must have been obtained through a series of tests and not purchased.

Residence Status

Foreigners must have a valid residence status in Singapore. This includes Employment Pass, Dependent Pass, Student Pass, or Long-Term Visit Pass.

Basic Theory Test (BTT)

Foreigners must pass the Basic Theory Test (BTT) before they can convert their foreign license to a Singapore license. The BTT is a computer-based test that covers traffic rules and regulations in Singapore.

Practical Riding Test

Foreigners must pass the Practical Riding Test (PRT) within six months of passing the BTT. The PRT is a riding test that evaluates the rider’s ability to control the motorcycle on the road.

Eyesight Test

Foreigners must pass an eyesight test before they can take the PRT. The eyesight test ensures that the rider has adequate vision to ride a motorcycle safely.

Foreign License Conversion

Foreigners must apply for a foreign license conversion at the Traffic Police Headquarters located at 10 Ubi Ave 3. The conversion process requires the submission of necessary documents and fees.

Foreigners who meet the above eligibility criteria can obtain a motorcycle license in Singapore. It is important to note that the eligibility criteria may change from time to time, so it is advisable to check with the Traffic Police for the latest information.

Types of Motorcycle Licenses

A person holding a motorcycle license with a background of various types of motorcycles

Foreigners who wish to ride a motorcycle in Singapore need to obtain a valid motorcycle license. There are three types of motorcycle licenses available in Singapore: Class 2B, Class 2A, and Class 3. Each class of license allows the holder to ride different types of motorcycles.

Class 2B

The Class 2B license is the most basic motorcycle license in Singapore. It allows the holder to ride motorcycles of up to 200cc engine capacity. To obtain a Class 2B license, the applicant must be at least 18 years old and pass the Basic Theory Test (BTT) and the Riding Theory Test (RTT). After passing the tests, the applicant must complete a practical riding course at one of the three driving centers in Singapore.

Class 2A

The Class 2A license allows the holder to ride motorcycles of up to 400cc engine capacity. To obtain a Class 2A license, the applicant must hold a valid Class 2B license for at least one year and pass the Practical Riding Test (PRT) for Class 2A at one of the three driving centers in Singapore.

Class 3

The Class 3 license allows the holder to drive a motorcar and ride motorcycles of any engine capacity. To obtain a Class 3 license, the applicant must be at least 18 years old and pass the Basic Theory Test (BTT) and the Final Theory Test (FTT) for driving, as well as the Practical Driving Test (PDT) for driving and the Practical Riding Test (PRT) for motorcycles.

It is important to note that foreigners who hold a motorcycle license from their home country may be eligible to convert their license to a Singapore motorcycle license. However, the license must be valid and obtained through a series of tests. Purchased licenses are not valid for conversion.

Application Process

Foreigners who wish to obtain a motorcycle license in Singapore need to follow a specific application process. The process involves four main steps: Basic Theory Test, Riding Theory Test, Practical Riding Lessons, and Practical Riding Test.

Basic Theory Test

The Basic Theory Test (BTT) is a computer-based test that assesses an individual’s knowledge of the rules and regulations of the road. Foreigners can book their BTT online through the Singapore Traffic Police website. The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, and individuals need to score at least 45 correct answers to pass.

Riding Theory Test

After passing the BTT, individuals will then need to take the Riding Theory Test (RTT). The RTT is also a computer-based test and assesses an individual’s knowledge of motorcycle riding theory. The test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, and individuals need to score at least 45 correct answers to pass.

Practical Riding Lessons

Once an individual has passed the BTT and RTT, they can then begin their practical riding lessons. Foreigners can take these lessons from any of the approved driving schools in Singapore. The practical riding lessons are designed to teach individuals how to ride a motorcycle safely and confidently on the road.

Practical Riding Test

After completing the practical riding lessons, individuals will need to take the Practical Riding Test (PRT). The PRT assesses an individual’s ability to ride a motorcycle safely and confidently on the road. The test consists of various components, including a circuit riding test, an on-road riding test, and an emergency braking test.

Overall, the application process for obtaining a motorcycle license in Singapore for foreigners can be challenging. However, by following the steps outlined above and putting in the necessary time and effort, individuals can obtain their license and enjoy the freedom of riding a motorcycle on Singapore’s roads.

Required Documents

Foreigners who want to obtain a motorcycle license in Singapore must provide the following documents:

  • Valid passport or identity card
  • Employment Pass (EP) or Work Permit (WP), if applicable
  • Foreign Driving License (FDL) or International Driving Permit (IDP)

It is important to note that the FDL or IDP must be valid at the time of application. If the FDL is not in English, an official translation must be provided.

Foreigners who do not have a valid FDL or IDP must take the Basic Theory Test (BTT) and obtain a Provisional Driving License (PDL) before they can apply for a practical riding test. The PDL is valid for six months and can be extended for another six months if necessary.

Foreigners who have a valid FDL or IDP can skip the BTT and go straight to the practical riding test. However, they must still obtain a PDL before they can take the test.

After passing the practical riding test, foreigners must obtain a Singapore Driving License (SDL) within three months. To obtain an SDL, foreigners must pass a Final Theory Test (FTT) and attend a practical driving course.

It is important to note that the requirements and processes for obtaining a motorcycle license in Singapore may change. Foreigners are advised to check with the Traffic Police or a driving school for the latest information.

Renewal and Conversion

Foreigners who hold a valid foreign driving license can drive in Singapore for up to three months upon obtaining new Singapore citizenship or permanent resident status. After three months, they must convert their foreign driving license to a Singapore driving license.

To renew or replace a foreign driving license, foreigners can apply for their renewal or replacement online via the Singapore Police Force website. However, to convert a foreign driving license to a Singapore driving license, they must do so in person at the Traffic Police Headquarters located at 10 Ubi Ave 3.

Foreigners who want to convert their foreign car and motorcycle driving license to a Singapore driving license must pass the Traffic Police Basic Theory Test before applying for the conversion. They can study for the test using the self-study package offered by Singapore Safety Driving Center.

It is important to note that the conversion of a foreign driving license to a Singapore driving license is subject to the country of origin’s driving license’s validity period. If the validity period of the foreign driving license is less than one year, the Singapore driving license will only be valid until the foreign driving license’s expiry date.

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