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Vocational licences are generally valid for 3 years, after which they need to be renewed. Learn how to renew different types of vocational licences.

If you submitted a renewal application via GoBusiness Licensing portal, you can login to the portal to check your renewal status. Otherwise, you may also check your vocational licence status here.

At a glance

 

Understanding vocational licence renewal 

You will receive a notice from LTA to renew your vocational licence about a month before it expires. You must meet the requirements stated in the notice in order to renew your licence. If you have misplaced the notice or did not receive it, please contact us.

 

For drivers of Public Service Vehicles, you can only hold a vocational licence up to the statutory age limit of 75 years old.

 

For Omnibus Driver Vocational Licence (ODVL) holders, your ODVL remains valid as long as you continue to be employed with your Public Transport Operator.

Requirements to renew vocational licence 

You may be required to meet the following requirements:

  1. Pass a medical assessment. Vocational licence holders at the age of 50 and above must undergo regular medical check-ups to keep their licence valid, even if their licence does not expire that year.
  2. Complete refresher course. Taxi and private hire car drivers must complete refresher training every 6 years.
  3. Have up to date Medisave contributions. All vocational licence holders must have no outstanding Medisave liabilities.

Your vocational licence cannot be renewed if you are convicted in Court, or if your driving licence has been disqualified or suspended.

Renewing expiring vocational licence

After you meet the requirements stated in your renewal notice, please follow the notice’s instruction on how to renew your licence. You may be asked to renew your licence via one of the following methods:

  1. AXS
  2. GoBusiness Licensing portal
  3. Making an appointment at LTA’s Customer Service Centre
Renewing expired vocational licence

If your vocational licence has been expired for less than 6 months:

  • Make an appointment to visit the LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive S575701.  You should ensure that you have met all outstanding requirements stated in your renewal notice.

If your vocational licence has been expired for over 6 months but less than 3 years:

  • You are required to submit a late renewal application. LTA will assess if your vocational licence can be renewed. Make an appointment to visit the LTA Customer Service Centre at 10 Sin Ming Drive S575701.

If your vocational licence has been expired for over 3 years, you must submit a new application.

Related digital services 

Enquire on your vocational licence status

 

GoBusiness Licensing Portal

 

 

Understanding vocational licence renewal

 

A renewed vocational licence is valid for 3 years. However, if you are 67 years old and above, the validity period of your vocational licence may be shorter. For vocational licences to drive a public service vehicle, you can only hold them up to the statutory age limit of 75 years old.

For Omnibus Driver Vocational Licence (ODVL) holders, your ODVL remains valid as long as you are employed with your Public Transport Operator.

Your vocational licence cannot be renewed if you are convicted in court, or if your driving licence has been disqualified or suspended.

 

Requirements to renew vocational licence

 

Before your vocational licence expires, you will receive a notice on your outstanding requirements for renewal. More details on the requirements you may need to meet are as follows:

Medical Assessment

Refresher Training (for Taxi and Private Hire Car Drivers)

Medisave Contributions

 

Renewing Expiring Vocational Licence

 

You will receive a notice from LTA to renew your vocational licence 1 month before it expires. The notice will inform you of any requirements you need to meet, and how you should renew your notice.

You may be asked to renew your vocational licence via one of the following methods:

GoBusiness Licensing portal

AXS

Make an appointment at LTA Customer Service Centre

 

Renewing expired vocational licence

 

You are reminded to renew your vocational licence before it expires. If your vocational licence has expired, you may still renew your expired vocational licence if it has not been expired for more than 3 years. For expired vocational licences which have been expired for more than 6 months but less than 3 years, a late renewal fee of $25 will apply. If your vocational licence has been expired for over 3 years, you must submit a new application.

Follow the steps below to renew licences that have been expired by not more than 6 months, and licences expired over 6 months but less than 3 years.

Licence expired for less than 6 months

Licence expired for over 6 months but less than 3 years

 

You can check the status and expiry date of your vocational licence using the function below.

Kindly note that due to system maintenance, the vocational licence status will not be updated if:

  1. you have submitted a new vocational licence application from 7 August 2021 to 30 August 2021; or
  2. your vocational licence was newly issued from 7 August 2021 to 30 August 2021.

The status and expiry date for the above mentioned users will be updated from 31 August 2021. Alternatively, you may login to GoBusiness Licensing portal to check your licence application status.  

 

Check the status of your licence