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Part I REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES

Part IA ROAD-USER CHARGES

Part II LICENSING OF DRIVERS

Part III LICENSING OF DRIVING INSTRUCTORS AND DRIVING SCHOOLS

Part IV GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ROAD TRAFFIC

Division 1 — Provisions as to driving and offences in connection therewith

Division 2 — Accidents

Division 3 — Miscellaneous

Part V PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES

Part VA LICENSING OF TAXI SERVICE OPERATORS

Part VB LICENSING OF BUS INTERCHANGE AND BUS DEPOT OPERATORS

Part VI PROVISIONS AS TO USE OF HIGHWAYS

Part VII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

FIRST SCHEDULE Specified Acts

SECOND SCHEDULE Classification and descriptions of public service vehicles

THIRD SCHEDULE Specified offences

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Recognition of foreign driving licences and driving permits
38.
—(1)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, it shall be lawful for any of the following persons who holds a valid foreign driving licence to drive in Singapore, during the period specified in paragraph (a) or (b) (as the case may be), a motor vehicle of the class or description which the foreign driving licence authorises him to drive, notwithstanding that he does not hold a driving licence granted under this Part:
(a)
in the case of a person who, on or after the date of commencement of section 4 of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2010, becomes a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore, a period of 3 months commencing from the date on which he is issued with a certificate of citizenship pursuant to the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore or an entry permit pursuant to the Immigration Act (Cap. 133) (as the case may be);
(b)
in the case of a person who —
(i)
is neither a citizen nor permanent resident of Singapore; and
(ii)
is resident outside Singapore but is temporarily in Singapore,
a period of 12 months commencing from the date of his last entry into Singapore.
[24/2010 wef 01/11/2010]
(2)  It shall be lawful for —
(a)
a member of a visiting force; or
(b)
a member of a civilian component of such visiting force,
who holds a driving permit issued to him by a competent authority of the country of the visiting force to drive in Singapore a motor vehicle belonging to the country of the visiting force which is of the class or description specified in the driving permit, notwithstanding that he does not hold a driving licence granted under this Part.
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(3)  In this section —
“permanent resident” means a person who is not subject to any restriction as to his period of residence in Singapore imposed under the Immigration Act (Cap. 133);
“visiting force” and “civilian component” shall have the same meanings as in the Visiting Forces Act (Cap. 344).
[24/2010 wef 01/11/2010]
History for Provision '38 Recognition of foreign driving licences and driving permits'.
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31/12/2004
Formal Consolidation
17 May 2005
Act
276 of 2004
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31/12/2004
Formal Consolidation
17 May 2005
2004 RevEd
 
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01/11/2010
Informal Consolidation
29 October 2010
Amended
Act 24 of 2010

10/03/2014
Informal Consolidation
04 March 2014
Amended
Act 4 of 2014