Citizens


Register Birth

» Overview
» Eligibility
» When to Register Birth
» Documents Required
» Registration Venue
» Procedure
» Fees
» Processing Time
» Peak Periods to Avoid
» Statistics on Births in Singapore

Overview
All births in Singapore have to be registered at one of the Birth Registration Centres. Upon registration, the newborn will be issued a Birth Certificate.

Eligibility
Parents of the newborn may register the birth. A proxy may also register on the behalf of the parents, provided the proxy has a letter of authorisation by the parents.

When to Register Birth
Birth Registration
Births should be registered within 14 days from the date of birth, including Sundays and public holidays.

Delayed Registration
Delayed registration refers to births registered after 14 days and within 42 days. Delayed registration is strongly discouraged.

Late Registration
If registration is done after 42 days, a letter of explanation stating the reason for late registration must be submitted for the Registrar/Registrar General's approval. Late registration cases can only be registered at ICA.

Documents Required
For ALL
  • Notification of Live Birth issued by the hospital*
  • Identity Cards of both parents
  • Original marriage certificate of parents, with English translation (if applicable)
*Parents of children not born in hospitals can obtain the Notification of Live Birth from the doctors/midwife/ ambulance staff who delivered the baby.

Additional Documents Required for Foreigners
Additional Documents Required for Registration by Proxy
  • A letter of authorisation from the parents of the child

Registration Venue
The Birth Registration Centres are:

  • Registry of Births & Deaths

Registry of Births & Deaths
Citizen Services Centre
3rd Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
(Next to Lavender MRT station)
Singapore 208718

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday : 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Saturday : 8.00 a.m. to 12.30 noon

  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • KK Women's & Children's Hospital
  • Mount Alvernia Hospital
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital 
  • National University Hospital
  • Raffles Hospital
  • Parkway East Hospital
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • Thomson Medical Centre

For births in hospitals not listed above, please register at the Registry of Births & Deaths, Citizen Services Centre.

Procedure
The following steps apply for registrations at Citizen Services Centre, ICA and may differ from the hospital registration procedures. Please check with the respective Birth Registration Centre if registering through a hospital.

  • Ensure you have the Child’s name*
  • Proceed to Counter 1 or any of the self-ticketing kiosks at the Registry of Births & Deaths to obtain a Q-number and Birth Report form

Registry of Births & Deaths
Citizen Services Centre
3rd Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
(Next to Lavender MRT station)
Singapore 208718

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday : 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Saturday : 8.00 a.m. to 12.30 noon

  • Complete the Birth Report form at the form filling counter
  • Wait to be called
  • The Registration Officer will verify the documents produced and print out a sample of the birth certificate.
  • Verify the particulars of the child
  • Sign on the Birth Certificate that the Registration Officer will print out
  • Wait for the Birth Certificate to be laminated and issued

*Ethnic characters of the child's name in Chinese/Jawi/Tamil (optional) may be included in the Birth Certificate but the parents/proxy must ensure the accuracy of the characters. For Chinese children who have been given a name in full Hanyu Pinyin version, the Chinese characters of the name must be reflected in the birth certificate.

From 2 January 2010, parents will be required to declare their child's race during birth registration. Please refer to our FAQs for clarifications.

Fees
S$18

Some hospitals may charge an administrative fee on top of the $18.

Please make payment by NETS (for payment at ICA).

Processing Time
On the spot

Peak Periods to Avoid at ICA Building

  • Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, eve and the day after public holidays
  • After 11.00 am on weekdays and Saturdays
Statistics on Births in Singapore
The Registry of Births and Deaths publishes an Annual Report on the Birth and Death Statistics in Singapore.

You may purchase a copy of the report at Counter 33, 3rd Storey of ICA Building.

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Last updated on 28 Feb 2013