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You need to obtain a Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational License (PDVL) from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) by fulfilling the following requirements:
- Be at least 30 years old
- Be a Singapore Citizen
- Hold a valid Class 3/3A driving license continuously for a period of at least 2 years
- Pass a medical examination
- Be able to speak and read basic English
- Have a clean criminal record. Applicants will have to undergo a background check conducted by the Singapore Police Force. LTA will not consider applicants who have committed serious offences such as rape, murder, or kidnapping.
How to Apply for a Vocational Licence
Visit https://licence1.business.gov.sg/web/frontier/home and log in with your Singpass or Login ID.
Click “Licence Application”, and then “Apply for New Licence”.
Search for the licence to apply, click “Add to Selection”, and proceed to “Review & Apply”.
Click “Apply” to start the licence application.
Fill in the application form and click “Proceed”.
Upload the required documents and click “Next”.
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Review the information that you have keyed in, complete the declarations, submit and proceed to payment. Pay a non-refundable application fee of $40 via credit card, debit card or PayPal.
Make a payment online with PayPal or a bank card.
An acknowledgement will indicate that you have successfully submitted the application.
If all the required documents are in order, applicants can expect to receive an in-principle approval letter from LTA within 15 working days.
Applicants must undergo a medical check-up and chest x-ray.
You should visit any Singapore-registered clinic or hospital, or SATA Diagnostic Centres. A registered medical practitioner must complete and certify the LTA’s Medical Examination Form, while a radiologist must sign your chest x-ray report.
When registering for the PDVL course, you should submit your medical records to the training provider.
The course fee at the time of writing is $162.
The course is a full-day course and there will be an assessment where applicants have to pass.
The assessment consists of Paper A, Paper B and Paper C. There are 75 questions in total.
The duration is 1 hour and 45 minutes.