Steps to obtaining an ADP

Obtaining an ADP

1. Under the Road Traffic and Protected Areas and Protected Places Act, you have to be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid airport security pass before you can apply for an ADP.

Medical Certificate for visual acquity and colour blindness

2. Under the Road Traffic Protected Areas & Protected Places Act you have to produce or obtain a medical certificate for visual acuity and colour blindness. You have to be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid airport security pass before you can apply for an airfield driving permit.

Singapore State License

3. You would then need to produce or obtain a Singapore State License.

Theory Test on Airfield Rules

4. Pass a theory test on Airfield Rules by understanding the contents of the airside driving theory handbook which you can purchase from the Airside Driving Centre.

Book a test

5. Book for the airfield driving/ safety compliance test. The test will be conducted by a driving examiner and your employer must provide a motor vehicle that is in good mechanical condition and properly insured.

Airside Driving Permit

6. Upon passing the airfield driving test, you will immediately be issued with the ADP. This will be valid for a 1 year or 2 year period.

Renewal of ADP

ADPs can be renewed three months before their expiry. To renew your ADP, you must attend the Airfield Rule and Regulations Refresher Course (ARRRC).

The ARRRC certificate is to be submitted together with the Application for ADP Renewal Form within three months after obtaining the course certificate. ADPs can be renewed for either one or two years.


Procedure to obtain an Airside Vehicle Permit (AVP)

Please write to CAG on your company's letterhead indicating the following.

  • Purpose of request
  • Vehicle registration no.
  • Type of vehicle
  • Engine capacity (cc), as well as combustion type (diesel/petrol)
  • Land Transport Authority (LTA) vehicle log card
  • Coloured photo of the vehicle (4 views: front, sides and back)
  • Designated parking lot (where vehicle will be parked when not in use)

In addition, kindly include the name, contact number and email of the point of contact.

With the above, the Airside Driving Centre will review and process the request accordingly. Once in-principle approval is given for the vehicle’s access, you are to furnish the following documents for processing and issuance of your AVP.

  • Vehicle permit application form
  • Copy of vehicle insurance coverage
  • Copy of airside insurance coverage/road tax
  • LTA Inspection Test Certificate (with Certificate of Compliance endorsed) This is the certificate issued by VICOM when you send in the vehicle for airside inspection.
  • A copy of the First Schedule (found in the Tenancy Agreement) if you are parking in the airside when the vehicle or equipment is not in use

Only upon receipt of the above documents, will the Airside Driving Centre process and issue the AVP. The permit is chargeable at 8 cents per vehicle cc. Accepted payment modes are NETS and CashCard only.

Note: Please ensure the entire body of the vehicle down to its waist and the front portion of the vehicle is painted white. If the vehicle is to move on the runway or taxiway, the entire body of the vehicle down to its waist and the front portion of the vehicle must be painted yellow. The vertical yellow or white surface must bear the owner’s insignia or logo.


Booking of Tests

Booking of Tests

Booking of Tests

Please book the Theory and Practical test dates with the Airside Driving Centre in advance.

Theory tests:

Conducted: Monday to Friday

Languages available: English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil

Practical tests:

Conducted: Monday to Friday

Languages conducted in: English only

Driving Test Fees

Airside Driving Permit Fee (SGD)
1 year validity 10.70
2 years validity 21.40
Airfield Rules Test 5.35
Airfield Driving/ Safety-Compliance Test 12.84


Singapore Airport Terminal Services Limited (SATS)

20 Airport Boulevard Changi Airport

Singapore 819659

Tel : 6548 2011


SATS Maintenance Center

34 Changi North Crescent,

Singapore 499614

Tel : 6548 2011


SATS Airfreight Terminal 5

level 4, HCD "My Space"

Singapore 819830

Tel : 6548 2011


dnata Singapore Pte Ltd(dnata)

50 Airport Boulevard Changi Airport

Singapore 819658

Tel : 6511 0152


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