GUIDE ON HOW TO CONVERT BACK/ RETAIN SINGAPORE DRIVING LICENSE TO MALAYSIA DRIVING LICENSE

I shared about the conversion of Malaysia driving license to Singapore driving license experience previously. Many of you asked me if we can still drive Malaysia car after we convert to Singapore driving license. So the answer is YES but only 90 days per year.
Conversion of Driving License Malaysia to Singapore-Hazeldiary
HOW DO THEY TRACE THE NUMBERS OF TIME YOU DRIVE IN MALAYSIA?
Understand from runner’s source of information, it is based on the days you stay in Malaysia. Yup, this is quite unfair to those who went back Malaysia and did not drive. But this is how it works.




WHAT TO I NEED TO DO TO RETAIN BOTH DRIVING LICENSE?
We can only have one(1) valid driving license and once you convert it using BTT, you can only hold on to Singapore driving license. Your Malaysia driving license will be blacklisted(senarai hitam) once your current driving license expired.

You can refer to the form shown on the post for your reference. This is a sample form shared by the runner for your better understanding.
However, if you want to retain your Malaysia driving license, you need to take fresh course ( theory and practical) at Singapore Driving School.

HOW DO I CONVERT BACK TO MALAYSIA DRIVING LICENSE?
You need to lift up the blacklist in JPJ record. In order for you to do so, you need to obtain a letter from Singapore Traffic Police Department to show as proof to JPJ office. Then, you need to surrender your Singapore Driving License to JPJ because Singapore Driving License is a lifetime ( no need renewal). You need to trade it in for your Malaysia Driving license.

You also need to produce a letter to state that you are no longer Singapore Permanent Resident if you are holding the status in Singapore. If you are Work Permit holder, you need to show them the letter that your pass has been cancelled.

Hope this helps to clarify those who are searching for information. If you have further information to update, please share so I can update the space to share with everyone.

For more details on the conversion, read here.

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10 thoughts on “GUIDE ON HOW TO CONVERT BACK/ RETAIN SINGAPORE DRIVING LICENSE TO MALAYSIA DRIVING LICENSE”

  1. Hi
    I did apply convert my malaysian lisense to singapore lisense,so malaysia JPJ will black list my lisense in malaysia. But at the end i fail to attend the exam in singapore, later due to MCO i back to malaysia.
    My problem is now i cant renew my malaysia lisense ,what should i do now? Pls advice tq

    1. Hi Kelvin

      You can lift up the blacklist of your license. You need to get a letter from Singapore Traffic Police to show to JPJ. Maybe you can ask the runner for assistance.

    2. My sg license are expired and need to convert into msian license.can I get letter from tp Singapore without entering sg or is there any runner can solve this problem.pls.tq

  2. hi Hazel,
    I have a singapore driver’s license and i would like to convert to malaysian drivers license.. I understand that i need a letter from traffic police department of singapore.. can i get it online or i have to physically be there in singapore ? thanks in advance

    1. Hi Lim

      Sorry I am not sure about this. I think you call to Traffic Police Department to clarify better… I dont think there is an option online for the letter though.

  3. Hi, i SPR and now i no need to drive in SG, so i went to JPJ ask for convert my SG driving license to MY one, i had provide the letter of the SG traffic police dept, but at the end JPJ officer said i need to surrender my SPR also just can convert back.
    Is it a new JPJ law / rules??

      1. Hi Hazel,
        That means if i still holding the SPR, then that is no way i can get back my Malaysia driving license? ever i surrender my SG driving license?

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