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LTA reminds PSV licensees to renew 28 days prior to expiry

The Land Transport Authority is reminding the members of the public service vehicle permit holders to renew their permits at least 28 days prior to its expiry. Chief Executive Officer Mr. Naisa Tuinaceva said that the Land Transport Public Service Vehicle Permits Regulation 2000 clearly stipulates that an  application to re-issue a permit must be made at […]

Land Transport Authority

March 15, 2016 12:50 pm

The Land Transport Authority is reminding the members of the public service vehicle permit holders to renew their permits at least 28 days prior to its expiry.

Chief Executive Officer Mr. Naisa Tuinaceva said that the Land Transport Public Service Vehicle Permits Regulation 2000 clearly stipulates that an  application to re-issue a permit must be made at least 28 days before the permit expires. However, the current law is still applicable therefore, permit holders must comply with the regulation at all times and submit their application at least 28 days before expiry

Many permit holders continue to ignore the advice and they tend to rush to LTA to renew their permit on the day it expires, and they become frustrated when they are reminded about the compulsory renewal process. Prior to the renewal of a PSV permit, a permit holder is required to meet certain requirements like police clearance, and that can take almost three weeks, hence the 28 day time frame.Any delay in the renewal also affects the supply in PSV services as once the permit expires, the PSV vehicle cannot be used on the road. All PSV permits, except for buses, are valid for three years; thereafter the permit holder must renew them. Buses are governed by the Road Route License (RRL) and permits are valid for a minimum of 5 years up to 10 years.

He added that as from as from 1st June 2016, any permit application which does not meet the requirements will be strictly considered under the LTA Act and Regulation. This means that the Authority will refuse all late applications for renewal of public service vehicle permit.

All permit holders are to contact the nearest LTA office if they require further clarification.

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