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Find out how to apply for a vocational licence. If you want to find out about how to renew your vocational licence, visit here.


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Vocational Licence

A vocational licence allows you to drive a taxi, private hire car or bus, or work as a bus attendant on a school bus in Singapore.


Each vocational licence is valid for 3 years.  For vocational licences that allow you to drive, the statutory age limit is 75 years old.

Applying for a Vocational Licence

Check out the requirements and application process for the following licences:

1.     Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence (TDVL)

2.     Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence (PDVL)

3.     Bus Driver's Vocational Licence (BDVL)

4.     Bus Attendant's Vocational Licence (BAVL)

5.     Omnibus Driver's Vocational Licence (ODVL)


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If you already submitted an application, check the status of your application via GoBusiness Licensing portal > Login with Singpass > My Portfolio > Applications.



Understanding vocational licence


To drive a taxi, private hire car or bus, or to work as a school bus attendant, you must have a vocational licence. Different vocational licences have different requirements.

The application process will take about 15 working days, if all the documents are in order.


Validity period for a vocational licence


Once your vocational licence is issued, it is valid for 3 years. However, if you are 67 years and above, the validity period of your vocational licence may be shorter. The statutory age limit for a vocational licence to drive vehicles is 75 years old.

Your vocational licence will be revoked if you are convicted in court, or if your driving licence has been disqualified or suspended for one year or more. 


Applying for a vocational licence


The requirements and application process for each type of vocational licence are different.


Taxi Driver's Vocational Licence

Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence

Bus Driver's Vocational Licence

Bus Attendant's Vocational Licence

Omnibus Driver’s Vocational Licence