So you signed up to be a grab driver, but now you need to get a PDVL before you can start driving.
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Get your PDVL and start driving in just 4-7 weeks!
And with the new streamlined process, you’ll get yours faster, cheaper and more hasslefree than before!
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How do I Apply?
- Driving License
- Medical Report (except for Grab-subsidised cases)
- English Cert, or Latest Education Cert
Option 1: Come down to Grab@Sin Ming and let us help you sign up! Remember to bring your documents.
Option 2: Do so yourself HERE, Get your medical authorisation form via email email@example.com.
Please provide us the following details:
– Full Name
– NRIC number
– Contact Number
– Email address
– Application ID
Why do I need the PDVL?
LTA has announced a new regulation that will require all private hire car drivers to be properly licensed in order to continue driving. As a valued Grab Partner, we want to ensure that you have a quick, easy and smooth application process, so that you can continue driving with Grab without worry.
Who is eligible to apply for the PDVL?
- Singaporeans holding a Class 3/3A driving licence for at least 2 years prior to application are eligible.
- PR and Work Pass holders may also apply for the PDVL if they are employed by a chauffeured services company.
- All applicants must speak and read simple English.
- If you are self-employed, please ensure that you have up-to-date Medisave contributions.
I have a Taxi Driver’s Vocational Licence (TDVL). Do I need a PDVL?
TDVL holders need not apply for the PDVL, so you can continue driving with Grab as long as your TDVL is valid. Please send us a copy of your NRIC so that we can verify the status of your TDVL. You may send it in via firstname.lastname@example.org or upload your document here with subject “Proof to Drive”.
I am currently a GrabCar driver but am interested in applying for a TDVL. Can I do it through Grab?
Yes, you can. Grab is happy to support all our driver partners, whether they are taxi or private hire car drivers. This is why we will also support partners interested in obtaining their TDVL. To do so, simply check the box for TDVL in the application form. Grab will cover all related fees, similar to the PDVL.
What is the difference between the TDVL and PDVL?
The TDVL allows you to drive both taxis and private hire cars. You are also allowed to take street hail jobs when driving a taxi. However, there are different eligibility criteria for TDVL and PDVL (see table below). To obtain your TDVL, you will also have to undergo a more rigorous training course that takes 25 hours. Eligibility criteria for TDVL and PDVL:
Can I apply for the TDVL or PDVL directly at LTA?
Yes, you can certainly do so. Just head into LTA at 10 Sin Ming Drive to submit your application form. However, we recommend that you submit your application through us for a waiver of related fees and a more convenient application process.
If you have applied for your PDVL through LTA and have received your approval letter from LTA, please send us a copy and state your NRIC number. You may send it in via email to email@example.com with subject “Proof to Drive”.
I am a PR and not employed by a chauffeured services company. How can I continue driving with Grab?
You are required to be employed under a chauffeured services company. Alternatively, you can continue offering rides on GrabHitch.
I’ve already submitted an application through another platform provider. Do I need to submit it again through Grab?
No, LTA only allows one application per driver. Multiple applications may result in delays in processing your PDVL. If you have applied for your PDVL through other channels and have received your approval letter from LTA, please send us a copy and state your NRIC number. You may send it in via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Proof to Drive”.
Why do I need to attend a medical examination?
Besides being an LTA requirement, we want to ensure that all partners are healthy while on the road.
Can I do the medical examination with my doctor?
Yes, you may choose to head to your preferred licensed physician and send us a copy of your medical report by contacting email@example.com with the subject “PDVL Medical” so that we can guide you through the next steps. However, why would you want to do so when you can head to Grab’s appointed healthcare providers to enjoy a hassle-free screening sponsored by Grab!
Who are Grab’s appointed healthcare providers? Where are they located?
Grab has appointed SATA CommHealth to provide you with a medical examination, that will be sponsored by Grab.
How will I know about my application status?
Grab will notify you at each step of the process, and guide you through the follow-up actions.
What is SkillsFuture?
SkillsFuture is a national movement to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life. Every Singaporean above 25 has an initial $500 credits. Your PDVL training course fee is claimable from SkillsFuture. Check your credit amount via SkillsFuture Portal here.
When can I register for training and how do I register for training?
Once we receive your Approval to Course (ATC) from LTA, we will inform you to register for training. Simply register at28 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City, #01-143 and bring along the following items
- NRIC (copy)
- Driving Licence (copy)
- Approval Letter from LTA (copy)
- Medical & X-Ray Report (original)
- Documentary Proof of ability to speak and read simple English: GCE ‘O’ or ‘N’ level pass in English (grade D7 and above), or Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme pass in English (level 3 or higher)
You can also register online at grab.taxi.org.sg
How long is the training?
The training will take 8 hours.
What if I fail the PDVL tests?
Don’t panic. If you fail 1 paper $15 + 7% GST applies, if you fail 2 papers $20 + 7% GST applies. You may register to retake it multiple times at an affordable fee of $5/test + $10 admin fee. However, this will be at your own expense.
What if I need to reschedule my PDVL course?
You may reschedule your course by coming down to Grab @28 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City, #01-143 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.orgA rescheduling fee will apply as stated below:
– Request to change course date 2 weeks before course starts, admin fee of $10 + 7% GST applies.
– Request to change course date less than 2 weeks before course starts, admin fee of $25 + 7% GST applies.
– Absent without any valid reason, re-course fee of $100 + 7% GST applies.
(payment must made at our Grab office before booking for a new course date)
You are responsible for ensuring successful rescheduling before the course date via email. Rescheduling of your exam by phone, physical mail, or fax is not available.
How much will I have to pay upfront?
If you have Sufficient Value in your SkillsFuture Credit Balance, you will only have to pay $26.75 upfront for your PDVL course fees. Effective 1st May, we will only be accepting credit card / Nets.
How much do I need in my SkillsFuture Credit Balance?
At least $128.40, which is the amount that will be deducted!
What if I need to cancel my PDVL course?
- No refund for cancellation notice given less than 2 weeks before course starts.
- Request to cancel course 2 weeks before course starts, admin fee of $25 + 7% GST applies.
- If you did not attend or complete the scheduled course, course fee will be forfeited.