Express One: Get your PDVL in just 4-7 weeks!

So you signed up to be a grab driver, but now you need to get a PDVL before you can start driving.

No worries, ExpressOne is here for you!
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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Why ExpressOne?

Certified trainers!

Our trainers are all STA certified, so you can be sure you’re getting the very best training.
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Free Revision Classes!

To help increase your chances of passing the PDVL, STA provides free revision for you.

Completion bonus!

Take your PDVL with us. After you pass and start driving, complete 100 trips within the first three weeks to receive a $100 Bonus!



How do I Apply?

Before you sign up, do prepare copies of these documents:

  1. NRIC
  2. Driving License
  3. Medical Report (except for Grab-subsidised cases)
  4. 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 ops.sg.pdvl@grabtaxi.com.
Please provide us the following details:
– Full Name
– NRIC number
– DOB
– Contact Number
– Email address
– PDVL/TDVL
– Application ID



For new Driver-Partners: Steps to become PDVL certified

Are you new to Grab? Follow these simple steps to get your PDVL in just 3-5 weeks!

Step1: Sign up for your ATC Via

1.Grab@Sin Ming
2.Sign up online at LicenseOne via https://licence1.business.gov.sg/

Estimated time: 1 day

Step2: Complete Medical Check

1a. Collect the Medical Authorisation Form
1b. If application is done online, you may email in to ops.sg.pdvl@grabtaxi.com
2. Go for your medical check up at any SATA clinic

Estimated time: 14 days

Step3: Course Registration

1. Head down to Grab@Sin Ming to sign up for your course
2. Sign up online via grab.taxi.org.sg
Estimated time: 1 Day

Step4:PDVL Course And optional revision class

1.Course will be held at Midview
2.Optional Revision Class

Estimated time: 1 Day

Step5:PDVL Test

1.Test will be held at Midview

Estimated time: 1 Day

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

  • 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.

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 ops.sg.pdvl@grabtaxi.com or upload your document here with subject “Proof to Drive”.

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.

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:

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 ops.sg.pdvl@grabtaxi.com with subject “Proof to Drive”.

You are required to be employed under a chauffeured services company. Alternatively, you can continue offering rides on GrabHitch.

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 ops.sg.pdvl@grabtaxi.com with subject “Proof to Drive”.

Medical

Besides being an LTA requirement, we want to ensure that all partners are healthy while on the road.

Yes, you may choose to head to your preferred licensed physician and send us a copy of your medical report by contacting enquiries.sg@grabcar.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!

Grab has appointed SATA CommHealth to provide you with a medical examination, that will be sponsored by Grab.

Grab will notify you at each step of the process, and guide you through the follow-up actions.

Training

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.

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

The training will take 8 hours.

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.

You may reschedule your course by coming down to Grab @28 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City, #01-143 or Email to ops.sg.pdvl@grabtaxi.comA 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.

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.

At least $128.40, which is the amount that will be deducted!

  • 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.