16-Dec-1999 filed under Case Detected at Checkpoints
Under the National Registration Regulations, Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) who were born in 1985 are required to register for their NRICs within one year of attaining the age of 15 years in the year 2000. Those who are living outside Singapore are required to register within one year of their return to Singapore.
2. The registration, staggered by birth dates, will involve an estimated 48,000 SCs and PRs born in 1985. Since January 1997, registration for NRIC has been stopped for the twelve-year-olds.
Register After Receiving Notification Letters
3. SIR will be sending notification letters with appointment dates to the registrants through their parents, two weeks before their 15th birthday. All registrants should register within 2 weeks of their 15th birthday. They should go on the appointment dates to avoid crowding on Saturdays and school holidays.
4. The registration will be done at the Citizen Services Centre at SIR Building, 10 Kallang Road, from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays. One recent colour passport-size photograph (35 mm x 45 mm) taken against a white background with a matt or semi-matt finish is required.
5. Registration fees for SCs and PRs will be $10/- and $50/- respectively.
Collection of NRICs
6. Registrants who are in government or government-aided schools will have their NRICs sent to them through their respective schools.
7. Registrants who are not schooling may collect their NRICs from SIR seven working days after registration. Their parents may also collect the NRICs. The parent who is collecting the NRIC should produce his/her NRIC, the child's birth certificate, and the collection slip. Collection hours are from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays.
Penalty & Failure to Register for NRIC
8. Under the National Registration Act (Cap 201), any person who fails to register for NRIC within a year of attaining the age of 15 years shall be guilty of an offence. The penalty is imprisonment up to 5 years, or a fine up to $5,000, or both.
9. Please call the SIR at Tel: 3916100 during office hours for enquiries.
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Singapore Immigration & Registration
16 December 1999