Renewing your driving licence in Singapore

If you live in Singapore and want to renew your driving licence, go to rdw.nl for more information.

Renewing your driving licence

You can apply to the Road Transport Agency (RDW) in the Netherlands for a new Dutch driving licence as follows:

  1. Request an application form online (information in Dutch).
  2. The RDW will send the application form to the Dutch correspondence address you provide.
  3. Return the form to the RDW, together with the documents required. The user guide for driving licence applications (PDF, 475kb) (information in Dutch) tells you which documents you need to send.
  4. Pay the driving licence application fee.
  5. The RDW will send your driving licence to your correspondence address in the Netherlands within 10 working days.

Driving licence lost or stolen?

If your Dutch driving licence has been lost or stolen, you can apply for a new driving licence as follows:

  1. Request an application form online (information in Dutch).
  2. The RDW will send the application form to the Dutch correspondence address you provide.
  3. Return the form to the RDW, together with the documents required. The user guide for driving licence applications (PDF, 475kb) (information in Dutch) tells you which documents you need to send. You must always submit a statement of loss (PDF, 75kb) (information in Dutch).
  4. Pay the driving licence application fee.
  5. The RDW will send your driving licence to your correspondence address in the Netherlands within 10 working days.

International driving licence lost or stolen?
If your international driving licence (information in Dutch) has been lost or stolen, you will have to go in person to an ANWB store in the Netherlands to get a new one. You cannot buy an international driving licence online or by phone.

Additional information

Apply for a Singaporean driving license

If you live in Singapore and want to drive a car or motorcycle, you are required to have a Singaporean driving license. It is advisable to request this driving license as quickly as possible to avoid any difficulties with the local police. This must be done within one year after arrival in Singapore.
You then have to take a 'Basic Theory Test', which is taken in English with multiple choice questions.

For more information, please contact the Traffic Police Department.

Driving licence in Singapore

Please be advised that the embassy has no role in the application for and provision of driving licenses, other than the possible issue of proof of residence. Applicants may contact the RDW directly to request a declaration of authenticity. This declaration contains the data with which one is registered in the Central Driving License Register. This declaration of authenticity is issued in Dutch and English.