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Singapore Car Import Guide

Rules and Regulations for Importing a Car into Singapore

Import Regulations

If you are planning to ship your car from the UK to Singapore, please be aware that there are stringent regulations which must be adhered to before you ship your vehicle. Here are some of the main points to consider before shipping your vehicle.

  • You can only import cars into Singapore which are less than 3 years old.
  • You will need to apply for a Certificate of Entitlement (COE).
  • All imported vehicles will have to undergo fuel and economy tests.
  • Vehicles must comply with Vehicle Safety Standards.
  • The exhaust emissions standards must comply with the European Directive 91/441/EEC.
  • A Certificate of Conformity is required.
  • Cars must run on unleaded petrol.
  • A registration fee of $10,000.00 is payable on all imported cars.
  • Cars must be right hand drive.
  • You will have to pay relevant GST taxes and duties.


The information shown here is a guide only. Destination regulations, duties and taxes can be subject to change without notice. Please make sure that you “know before you go”.

As the importer, you will be responsible for ensuring your vehicle complies with all import requirements. We strongly recommend that you check the most recent regulations.

Here are some important links to help you get prepared:

Documentation We Need

Please ensure you have the following documenation ready to provide to your shipper before shipping:

  • A Copy of the V5 (Licence Document) for your vehicle – we do not need the original.
    • If the V5 is not in your name, please provide a copy of the Bill of sale.
  • A Copy of your Passport Photopage.

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