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How to become a taxi driver in Singapore

Author: Singapore Taxi Information

To drive a taxi in Singapore, you need to possess a valid Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence issued by LTA. All applicants must fulfil certain pre-requisites, undergo a training course by the Singapore Taxi Academy (STA) and pass a written test before they qualify to be taxi drivers.

How to apply for a Taxi Driver’s Vocational License


Download the application form at


For more information, please check the following resource:


Alternatively, you may also pick up a copy from the following locations:


• LTA, Information Counter Level 1

10 Sin Ming Drive


Hours of operation:

Mon to Fri : 8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Sat : 8.00 am to 12.00 pm


Please submit all completed applications, along with the relevant supporting documents, to the VTL office for evaluation.


The fee for each application is S$40.

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2.5 stars Ave. rating: 2.5 from 15 votes.
  Nyh   --   Kuala Lumpur (Wilayah Persekutuan) (Malaysia)
posted: 2015-09-07 03:34:03
Hi i currently working in singapore can i drive taxi as a part time? If yes what is the requirements?
  T.kishore   --   none (India)
posted: 2015-01-20 10:25:20
i want taxi driver job full time
  kelvin   --   Singapore (Singapore) (Singapore)
posted: 2014-12-28 09:22:39
i have no sense of directions. can i apply for taxi license?
  Eric Teo   --   Singapore (Singapore) (Singapore)
posted: 2013-10-20 04:02:32
I would like to check how much in total to get a taxi licence beside the application fee of $40/= What are the cse that I need to attend and where do I attend those lesson. Can I do on e-lesson online?
  poon chiew foo    --   Singapore (Singapore) (Singapore)
posted: 2014-06-02 06:31:02
how do i obtain a taxi driving licence and if i decide to sign up, how long will it take for me to get the licence to drive a taxi.
  ziyauddin moeinuddin shaikh   --   Mumbai (Maharashtra) (India)
posted: 2013-04-24 08:43:56
i have interested your company vacancies are driver so please give me a chance thanks shaikh z m
  B G    --   Singapore (Singapore) (Singapore)
posted: 2012-09-07 04:06:21
I am colour blindness may I apply a taxi driving course ?
  lim    --   Singapore (Singapore) (Singapore)
posted: 2012-10-30 19:44:39
bro...sad to say no .. lta dun approved .i checked !
  BASKAR   --   Chennai (Tamilnadu) (India)
posted: 2012-02-19 10:22:59
Dear sir/madam, Iam baskar here, iam an indian citizen, Iam here in singapore for past two years. I would like drive taxi in singapore as a part time driver. Can u assist me how to apply & what is the procedure for the singapore taxi driver? thanks & regards, j.baskar
  Mahinder Singh    --   Phagwara (Punjab) (India)
posted: 2013-04-26 13:50:54
Hi can I get this jop I wanna become taxi driver in Singapore can you help me how can I get this jop ?
  Mahinder Singh    --   Phagwara (Punjab) (India)
posted: 2013-04-26 13:50:54
Hi can I get this jop I wanna become taxi driver in Singapore can you help me how can I get this jop ?
  Zai    --   Singapore (Singapore) (Singapore)
posted: 2012-04-12 08:50:05
Dear baskar, I am sorry to tell you that only Singapore citizen are allow to drive taxi in Singapore.
  Lam   --   Singapore (Singapore) (Singapore)
posted: 2012-01-29 12:17:01
I am unemployed and have been driving for 30 yrs. I have good educational qualifications and good health. I do not forsee any problems getting a taxi licence except that i have previously been disqualified from driving for 2 yrs due to drink driving offence. I have since obtained my licence an d have a clean record for the past 2 yrs. Could you let me know if my previous offence is an impediment to my application to LTA.
  Mohammad Hamidi   --   Singapore (Singapore) (Singapore)
posted: 2011-11-20 03:00:05
Dear Sir / Madam i want to take taxi license but i do have enough cash to pay the course. What should i do ? can mendaki can help me pay half of the course ? i really need to work extra job . Please help me
  lim choon leng   --   Singapore (Singapore) (Singapore)
posted: 2011-04-01 09:37:55
I would like to take up taxi course. But my heighest qualification is ntc 3. Is that eligible to take the course?
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