Monday, September 27

Higher VEP charges on foreign-registered cars entering Singapore


SINGAPORE: Foreign-registered-cars and goods vehicles entering Singapore will now have to pay more as the new charges on Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) and Goods Vehicle Permit (GVP) fee comes into effect beginning yesterday.

The new rate increase was earlier announced by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) on July 1, 2014.

From Friday, the city state has raised the VEP to S$35 from S$20 per day, while the GVP fee for foreign-registered goods vehicles is raised to $40 from S$10 per calendar month.

The move, however, will not affect buses or taxis.

VEP-chargeable hours will remain unchanged i.e from 2am to 12 noon on weekdays during Singapore’s June and December school holidays, and from 2am to 5pm on weekdays outside these two school holiday periods.

VEP fee for foreign-registered motorcycles will remain the same at S$4 per day. — Bernama