Singpass now available in four languages, digital driving licences to be implemented
With these changes, Singpass will become accessible to more members of the public.
Singpass is now available in four languages, and the app will be launching a digital driver’s licence feature on Monday, Mar 7.
On Mar 2, Minister for Communications and Information Mrs Josephine Teo stated the reason for this expansion.
“In 2021, more than 350 million personal and corporate transactions were facilitated via Singpass,” Mrs Teo said.
“Even then, Singpass continues to be improved. As more features are onboarded, this will better support citizens who are more comfortable transacting in vernacular languages.”
Previously Singpass was only available in English, but now can also be viewed in Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Users can switch to their preferred language by visiting Singpass’ settings menu.
As for the digital driver’s licence, it will act as an “alternative official identification document” for drivers in Singapore, as part of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ push to go digital.
Users will be able to view their digital driver’s licence in the same section as their digital identity card.
At the moment, Singpass already offers digital document signing via QR code, the ability to easily check Central Provident Fund (CPF) balance and one-tap access to government portals.