A Guide to Applying for a Private Vocational Driver’s License (PVDL), Taxi Drivers Vocational License (TDVL) or Bus Drivers Vocational License (BDVL) in Singapore

In Singapore, a vocational driver’s license is a prerequisite for Private Hire Drivers (on ride-hailing platforms such as Grab, Gojek, TADA etc, or other licensed private hire car operators). Taxi Drivers and Bus Drivers are also required to have a vocational license.

Each vocational licence is valid for 3 years. The statutory age limit is 75 years old for vocational licenses, but may be shorter if you are above 67 years old.

(Link) Vocational Licence Application

For Vocational Drivers License New Application

Requirements:

  1. Age Requirement:
  • Applicants must be at least 30 years old to apply for a Private Vocational Driver’s License, or Taxi Vocational Driver’s License in Singapore.
  • Applications who are at least 21 years old can apply for a Bus Drivers Vocational License.
  1. Possession of a Valid Class 3/3A Driving License:
  • Before applying for a private vocational driver’s license, individuals should already hold a valid Class 3 or Class 3A driving license in Singapore for a continuous period of at least 1 year at the point of application.

Application Process

  1. Submit your application through GoBusiness Licensing portal
  2. Medical Examination:
  3. Undergo a medical examination by a registered medical practitioner to ensure that you are physically fit to drive professionally. An examination and Chest X-Ray is required for new applications. The medical report form can be downloaded here (Link: https://onemotoring.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/onemotoring/Forms/VL_Medical_Form.pdf)
  4. You may book your PVDL medical examination with us here
  5. Please bring along valid photo identification (Physical or Digital NRIC) as well as your distance vision spectacles or contact lens – as a eye test is a mandatory part of the check up.
  6. After your medical exam and check-up, we will email you a copy of your completed form with your chest X-Ray result attached within 24-48 hours. If you need expedited service for your PVDL application (Within 24 hours), an express report service is available at $30*.
  7. You may submit the form on the GoBusiness Licensing (GBL) Portal.
    1. Login to GBL (www.gobusiness.gov.sg) with your Singpass. You may also scan the QR code below to access the URL
  • Select Licence Application > Amend Existing Licence > Select Licence Type > Select “Submission of Medical Records

For Vocational Drivers License Renewal

  1. Apply for Renewal
  2. Login to GBL (www.gobusiness.gov.sg) with your Singpass
  3. From your Dashboard > Select Due for Renewal > Select “Renew”
  4. Medical Examination:
  5. Undergo a medical examination by a registered medical practitioner to ensure that you are physically fit to drive professionally. A Chest X-Ray is NOT required for renewals. The medical report form can be downloaded here (Link: https://onemotoring.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/onemotoring/Forms/VL_Medical_Form.pdf)
  6. You may book your PVDL Renewal medical examination with us here:
  7. Please bring along valid photo identification (Physical or Digital NRIC) as well as your distance vision spectacles or contact lens – as a eye test is a mandatory part of the check up.
  8. After your medical exam and check-up, we will email you a copy of your completed form within 24-48 hours. If you need expedited service for your PVDL application (Within 24 hours), an express report service is available at $30*.
  9. You may submit the form on the GoBusiness Licensing (GBL) Portal.
  10. Login to GBL (www.gobusiness.gov.sg) with your Singpass. You may also scan the QR code below to access the URL
  • Select Licence Application > Amend Existing Licence > Select Licence Type >
    Select “Submission of Medical Records

Find Out More or Make an Appointment

If you would like to inquire about the Vocational Driver’s License medical check-up at Advantage Medical, you can reach us via WhatsApp, or alternatively, you may book an appointment through this link.

*Prices are not inclusive of prevailing GST