Registration of New Vehicles


All motor vehicles must be registered with the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Only vehicles that are less than 3 years of age may be imported and registered. A surcharge of   $10,000 is payable for such vehicles.

How to Import and Register a Vehicle in Singapore
How to Import and Register a Vehicle in Singapore
Step 1

Ensure that you are able to comply with the registration requirements. For detailed information, click here to download a copy of "Procedures on Importation and Registration of a Car in Singapore" (Zipped file; 27k)

Step 2:  

If the car is manufactured in:

  • One of the European Community (EC) countries, obtain the EEC Certificate of Conformity issued by the manufacturer.
  • Japan, obtain the Completion Inspection Certificate (CIC) issued by the manufacturer.
  • Alternatively, the car can be tested overseas at any recognised vehicle testing laboratory for a Certificate of Compliance with Exhaust Emission Standards together with a Test Report and a Safety Glass Certificate.
Step 3:  

Obtain the following from manufacturer or agent:

  •   Proof that the car is new or has never been registered for use (e.g. manufacturer's invoice, V308 Registration Document issued by Dept. of Transportation, London, etc);
  • Technical specifications/catalogue issued by the manufacturer of the car if it is a new   make or model previously not imported in Singapore.
  • Declaration form for Asbestos-free brake and clutch lining.
Step 4:  

Make the necessary arrangement:

  •   Arrange for shipment of the car to Singapore.
  • Arrange with a shipping agent to obtain an Inward Cargo Clearance Permit.
    Your agent will have to submit a joint application to Trade Development Board (TDB) and Customs & Excise Department (CED) using the Tradenet System.
    The CED will assess the Open Market Value (OMV) of your car and customs duty will be levied at 31% of the OMV.
Step 5:  

Submit documents for verification at the New Registration Section, Land Transport Authority, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Singapore 575701. The LTA will notify you to send your car for inspection.

Step 6:  

Secure a Certificate of Entitlement (COE) and obtain insurance coverage for your car. If you wish, you can bid for a car registration number.

Step 7:  

Submit vehicle particulars at any computer service terminal at the Singapore Network Services (SNS) Service Centre, Bugis Junction and collect your Car Registration Application Form. You can click here for a form.

Step 8:  

At the New Registration Section, #01-00, Land Transport Authority, 10 Sin Ming Drive, Singapore 575701,

  •  submit registration documents;
  •  pay the fees and taxes for registration of the car; and
  •  collect the Vehicle Registration Card, Certificate of Entitlement (COE) and road tax disc.

Click here to view the latest news by LTA on the self importation of new vehicles.