VEP renewal for foreign-registered vehicles to resume from Oct 1

An almost empty Causeway on May 6. All foreign-registered vehicle permits will have to be extended every two weeks, as was the case before the rule was waived in March. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
An almost empty Causeway on May 6. All foreign-registered vehicle permits will have to be extended every two weeks, as was the case before the rule was waived in March. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

All foreign-registered vehicle permits will have to be extended every two weeks from next month.

This comes six months after the Land Transport Authority (LTA) first waived the requirement in March.

LTA said yesterday that from Oct 1, all motorists with foreign-registered cars and motorcycles will have to pay Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fees every 14 days.

Each renewal is valid for two weeks, as was the case before LTA waived it from March 18 to Sept 30.

The move is yet another sign of normality returning to Singapore's roads, after LTA waived the rule following the movement control order imposed by Malaysia across the Causeway.

Before the waiver, motorists had to apply at LTA's Sin Ming office if they wished to extend their stay.

LTA lifted the requirement to help Malaysian workers who had chosen to remain in Singapore and later extended it so that motorists did not have to crowd at its office to apply for renewal.

The reinstatement of the 14-day validity period will now apply to all vehicles, including those who enter Singapore before Oct 1.

Penalties will begin to be imposed on those with expired VEPs from Oct 15, LTA said.

Those making payment can use the LTA's online calculator at www.onemotoring.com.sg to calculate the total amount payable for their vehicles.

They can then make payment at any AXS station or at LTA's 24-hour autopass card top-up booths near Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints, bearing in mind that the booths can only be used for fees less than $500 and for payment by autopass card.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2020, with the headline VEP renewal for foreign-registered vehicles to resume from Oct 1. Subscribe