How To Apply an International Driving Permit in Singapore?

Planning going overseas and intend to drive yourself?

Having an IDP – “International Driving Permit” will surely be more convenient, especially in countries where you are unable to communicate easily.

Not only that, with the IDP, car rental will surely be more hassle-free with much swifter administrative paperworks, it is also as an easier option for overseas identification purposes etc.

It is also worth mentioning that the IDP is the only official legal document sanctioned by the UN Convention on Road Traffic in member countries..

Foreigners who wish to convert their licence to a Singapore driving licence, please click here or call the Singapore Traffic Police at 6547 0000 for more information.

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Applicants may visit apply at these AA outlets:

535 Kallang Bahru, #01-08, GB Point, Singapore 339351, Tel: 6333 8811.
51 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #02-02, 51@AMK, Singapore 569922, Tel: 6455 2551.

*Do bring along these following documents:

Singapore Driving Licence and NRIC or FIN card.
*Applicant’s picture will be taken on-site at no charge.

If you are applying on behalf of the applicant, a hardcopy of the applicant’s passport-sized photo, a copy of the applicant’s Singapore Driving Licence and NRIC/FIN card are required.

IDP can be collected on-the-spot within 1 hour.
IDP fee is $$20



You can also apply your IDP via HERE for AA online registration.

Do ensure the following documents are ready before online registration:

1 – A copy of your Singapore driving licence (front and back).
2 – A copy of your NRIC (front and back) for Singaporeans / Permanent Residents.
3 – A copy of employment pass/FIN Card (front and back) for foreigners.
4 – A clear coloured passport size photograph of the IDP applicant in plain light background
(Make sure the photographs is taken within last 2 years, with image resolution is sharp and clear, and is the complete face.Photographs with watermark will be rejected and the application will be delayed (Do not submit photo image on your passport, NRIC or driving license card as there is watermark on it)  



Below is the list of countries recognizing the IDP:


For the latest updated list of countries where IDP is recognized,
click HERE for a PDF copy.