Citizens


Oath Taking for Minors

» Overview
» Eligibility
» Documents Required
» Procedure
» Fees
» Processing Time

Overview
Minors who are Singapore Citizens by descent/registration must take the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty (ORAL) within 12 months on attaining the age of 21 years to remain as Singapore Citizens.

If the Oath is not taken, he/she will automatically lose his/her citizenship on attaining the age of 22 years.

Failure to take the Oath and the consequences
If one fails to take the ORAL within 12 months on attaining the age of 21 years, he/she will automatically lose his/her citizenship on attaining the age of 22 years and there is no assurance that he/she can continue studying, working or residing in Singapore as a foreigner on any form of student pass, work pass, social visit pass or as a permanent resident.

Eligibility
Minors who are Singapore Citizens by descent or registration must take the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty (ORAL) upon attaining 21 years of age and before attaining 22 years of age. They are required to divest themselves of any foreign citizenship before they can take the ORAL.

The ORAL may be taken in Singapore at ICA Building. For minors residing overseas, they may take the ORAL at the nearest Singapore Missions or, with the permission of the Registrar, take the ORAL in the presence of any authorised notary public or person authorised to administer Oaths.   

Documents Required
  • Identity Card or Singapore Passport
  • Original Singapore Citizenship Certificate
  • Renunciation certificate of the foreign citizenship
Procedure (If taken at ICA Building)

  • Obtain a Q-Number at Counter 7 or 8 from: 

Citizen Services Centre
Citizenship Unit 
6th Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
(Next to Lavender MRT station) 
Singapore 208718

Operating Hours 
Monday to Friday : 8.00am to 4.30pm 
Saturday : 8.00am to 12.30pm

  • Complete the prescribed Oath Form
  • Take the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty before the Commissioner for Oaths

Fees
Free of charge

Processing Time
Within the day

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Last updated on 07 May 2008