Every vehicle driven on Singapore roads must have motor insurance coverage at all times.
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You need to have sufficient motor insurance coverage for your vehicle.
It is an offence to use a vehicle without valid insurance coverage.
Motor insurance is also a prerequisite for road tax renewal.
||You can get motor insurance coverage from various motor insurance companies.
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Each successful search on an insurance company costs $26.75.
All vehicles must have motor insurance coverage to be used in Singapore. It is a requirement for your vehicle to be insured for the entire road tax renewal period before its road tax can be renewed.
The insurance must at least cover third-party liability for deaths and bodily injury. This is important so that traffic accident victims can be covered by insurance.
Update your insurance company and seek advice on the insurance coverage if you:
- Intend to change the scheme or purpose of your vehicle. For example, if you changed your personal use car to a private hire car.
- Modify your vehicle. For example, if you add a canopy to your lorry.
Motor insurance is a prerequisite before you can renew your road tax. Your insurance must cover the entire road tax renewal period before you can renew.
If you are renewing your vehicle road tax at road tax collection centres, bring along either your original certificate of insurance, electronic certificate of insurance or cover note.
Buying your motor insurance
Insurance fees may differ depending on the vehicle’s condition and the scheme it is in. Update your insurance company if you have changed your vehicle scheme, changed its purpose, or if you modified it.
List of motor insurance companies
In the event of an accident, update your insurance company even if there is no visible damage to your vehicle. Check the Motor Claims Framework on how to make claims, or find out more from the General Insurance Association of Singapore.
You can also check if the other vehicle(s) involved in the accident was covered by insurance at the time of the accident. Each successful search costs $26.75.