Your Approval To Drive (ATD) expired on 30 June 2018.
Don’t worry, if you are interested to obtain a PDVL, you can apply for a new Approval to Attend Course (ATC) please proceed HERE
Uber FastLane: If you’ve previously signed up to take your PDVL with Uber’s FastLane programme, please scroll down to the FAQs to find out more.
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Express One is the fastest application process to attain your PDVL certification and the easiest way to pass your PDVL test. We have partnered with the Singapore Taxi Academy to provide certified trainers with real world experience to strengthen your competency for your PDVL test!
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Why should I apply for my PDVL through Grab?
At Grab, you can enjoy ExpressOne – the fastest and smoothest application process to attaining your PDVL certification. As an ATD holder, you’ll get:
- Shorter waiting time for training, taking and/or retaking the PDVL test
- Dedicated rooms for your training and your tests within Grab premises
- Official PDVL-trained trainers
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.
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. You may send it in via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “Proof to Drive”.
When do I need to obtain my PDVL to continue driving with Grab?
For Approval to Drive (ATD)-holders, you can currently continue driving with Grab. However, you must complete your medical check-up, training and test by 30 June 2018 to avoid being deactivated.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
I am a PR and/or not eligible for SkillsFuture credits. Will Grab help finance my training costs?
If you are not eligible for SkillsFuture credits, Grab will cover your costs for training.
How do I register for training?
Simply register at 18 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City, #01-11, or Grab@Herencia and bring along the following items:
- English Certificate
- GCE ‘O’ or ‘N’ level pass in English (grade D7 and above)
- Workplace Literacy (WPL) programme pass in English (level 3 or higher)
- $155.15 (cash) for your training materials, course and test fee.
- Training course and test fees of $128.40 is claimable with your SkillsFuture Credits (STA Receipt will be issued to you on the training course date).
- $26.75 for training materials is claimable from Grab.
- Medical Report (if you obtained it)
What expenses are claimable from Grab and how do I submit a claim?
The following are allowed expenses claimable from Grab. Upon approval, the amounts will be added to your credit wallet.
All claims are to be submitted via grb.to/pdvlclaims.
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 email@example.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.
What happened to online sign up?
Online sign up closed on 7th June 2018, if you have yet to sign up for your PDVL, visit Grab@Sin Ming, or Grab@Herencia to do so.
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.
I have previously signed up for PDVL with FastLane. Do I need to sign up again with ExpressOne?
We’re pleased to announce that FastLane and ExpressOne will be combining operations. You will be able to continue your certification process fully supported by Grab. We’re committed to facilitate your PDVL application.
I previously signed up for PDVL with FastLane and have not received my PDVL, how do I go about with continuing my PDVL application (medical check, training and test)?
Drivers with ATD (Approval-to-Drive) who signed up through Uber have the options to :
- Collect their Medical Reports (MR) at Level 4 UBER Herencia Lounge @46 Kim Yan Road once Grab/Uber informed that MR is ready for collection and proceed to book their PDVL course, test and complete necessary application process through Grab (ExpressOne) or independently through STA (if they have not attended the training or test); or
- Continue with the PDVL application through FastLane and the team will reach out to you soon regarding the next PDVL process.
I’d like to sign up for PDVL. What should I do?
Please sign up at http://grb.to/expressone.
I have done my medical check with Raffles Medical Group (RGM) through FastLane and currently awaiting for the medical report before I can continue with my PDVL application. How would I proceed to book the PDVL training or test?
Drivers who have completed their medical check with RGM can retrieve their Medical Reports (MR) from Level 4 UBER Herencia Lounge @46 Kim Yan Road once Grab/Uber informs that MR is ready for collection and proceed to book PDVL course and test through Grab (ExpressOne) or STA if they have not done so.
If they have completed the PDVL training and test, the drivers can retrieve the medical report as per above arrangement and pass it to the training providers (STA or Comfort Training) for them to process the Temp PDVL.
I have done my English WPL Assessment through FastLane and currently awaiting for the result before I can continue with my PDVL application. How would I proceed to book the PDVL training?
While awaiting for the English WPL Assessment results, drivers can proceed to book PDVL course and test through Grab (ExpressOne) or STA if they have not done so. Grab/Uber will inform the driver once the English WPL Assessment is ready or if there is a need to retake the assessment.
I applied my PDVL through FastLane, completed PDVL training and passed the test. What should I do to get my PDVL?
Drivers can collect their Temp PDVL upon passing the test at the respective training providers.
I have passed the PDVL test and the training providers informed me that the Temp PDVL is with UBER. How should I go about with the Temp PDVL collection?
Please proceed to your respective training center (STA or CDG) to make the collection for your Temporary Vocational License (Temp VL). Please note that you must submit all supporting documents before being issued the license (ATC/ATD, Medical Report, English Certificate).