Follow the step by step guide below and you’ll be on your way to getting your PDVL!
How do I Apply?
- DRIVING LICENSE
- ENGLISH PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATE
- PASSPORT SIZE PHOTO (click here to resize your passport size photo)
- CREDIT CARD
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”.
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:
I am a PR and not employed by a chauffeured services company. How can I continue driving with Grab?
You will need to be employed by a chauffeured services company before you can apply for PDVL. Alternatively, you may continue to drive on our GrabHitch platform.
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. Download Medical Examination Report (Vocational Licence Application / Renewal). Bring this form with you during the checkup.
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.
What medical attention is needed if I am above 70 years?
If you are 70 years and above, you will need to go for additional test – Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT) and Off-Road Occupational Therapist Assessment. Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT) can be done at SATA CommHealth clinic while Off-Road Occupational Therapist Assessment can only be done at TTSH. Download Assessment on Fitness to Drive for Vocational Licence Holders Aged 70 Years and Above
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 you receive your Approval to Course (ATC) from LTA and collected your Medical Report, you can proceed with course registration. Simply register at 28 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City, #01-143 or online at grab.taxi.org.sg
How long is the training?
PDVL training – 1 full day, 9AM-6PM (8 hours)
What if I fail the PDVL tests?
Don’t panic. If you fail 1 paper $16.05 (incl. GST) applies, if you fail 2 papers $21.40 (incl. GST) applies. You may register to retake it multiple times with your training provider. However, this will be at your own expense.
What if I need to reschedule my PDVL course?
If you request to change your course date 2 weeks before the course starts, you may reschedule your course online at grab.taxi.org.sg by managing your booking. Simply key in your NRIC no. and Booking reference no. (found in your e-receipt). Admin fee of $10.70 (incl. GST) applies.
If you request to change course date less than 2 weeks but more than 3 days before the course starts, please head down to 28 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City, #01-143 to do so. Admin fee of $26.75 (incl. GST) applies.
If you request to change course date 3 days before the course starts or already passed course date, please head down to your training provider to do so. Re-course fee of $128.40 (incl. GST) applies.
How much will I have to pay upfront?
PDVL course – $155.15 (up to $128.40 claimable from SkillsFuture)
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 2019, 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 the course starts.
Request to cancel course 2 weeks before course starts, please head down to your training provider to do so. Admin fee of $26.75 (incl. GST) applies.
If you did not attend or complete the scheduled course, course fee will be forfeited.