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Conversion of Foreign License into Class 2

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Hi All,

Hoping someone may be able to help me here as haven't had much success with the Traffic Police. Number is always busy and email has been ignored after one or two replies. Basically I have an unrestricted foreign license and just moved to Singapore in Sep 2021. I've read that to convert directly to a Class 2 license, amongst other things, I will need to have a year's worth of international riding experience on a big bike as well as a year's worth of owning a big bag internationally. I've also seen that I can use my international license for 12 months and must then convert. My question then is, can I use this 12 months to satisfy the international big bike ownership and experience criteria. I haven't been able to get a straight answer from anywhere and seems very grey (basically which agent serves you that day to convert). The second issue is I've been here since Sep 2021 and haven't got a bike yet due to not being able to answer this question. Don't want to spend a fortune on a sweet bike if come Sep 2022 I can only get a 2b license. Now, as the area seems to be very grey, do people think that if i buy a  big bike now in Feb 2022 and owning it until my 12 months international license is up (in Sep 22), will the 7 months of owning it be acceptable to convert? Is it worth taking the risk to buy a big bike now?

Any light anyone can shed on this would be greatly received! banging my head against a brick wall at the moment.



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Hello ben! replying in hopes to bump the topic for other more experienced riders to see. I only have a 2b license, so just take my answer with a pinch of salt. 

Knowing how strict things can be here, i don’t think the 7 months will be acceptable nor is it worth the risk. I am also unsure how you can purchase a bike in this situation.. 

hope other riders can help!

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thanks i appreciate it! yeah its a bit of a dilemma really as i can't see myself going back to a 200cc and then going through the pain of 2A and 2. But also don't want to be stuck with a big bike after 7 months that i can't ride.

I've read a post from about 5 years ago that talks about the TP are mainly interested in seeing that you can prove that you were trained and tested on a big bike (which i have all the docs for!). Was then hoping the 7 months here would just sweeten that. Hopefully others have gone through the process recently!

Are you currently having lessons for 2A or are you stuck in the 1 year wait nether zone?


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Yeah I couldn’t imagine going back to <200cc from a big bike and then having to painstakingly wait to take 2a and 2. Hopefully the TP recognises your documents and everything goes smoothly 🙏🏻

still in the 1 year wait nether zone I’m afraid 😂 the fluorescent triangle stickers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon!

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