Citizens


Register Death

 

» Overview
» Documents Required
» Procedure
» Fees
» Processing Time
» Peak Periods to Avoid
» Statistics of Deaths in Singapore

Overview
The law requires all deaths occurring in Singapore to be registered within 24 hours of occurrence. A Death Certificate will be issued upon completion of registration.

Documents Required
  • Certificate of Cause of Death issued by doctors or authorised medical practitioners (See Procedure on how to obtain this certificate)
  • Identification documents of the deceased (e.g. IC and Passport) for cancellation 
  • Registrant's identification documents (e.g. IC/Passport)
Procedure

For Deaths Occurring at Government/Government-restructured Hospitals
Where to Register? 
  • Alexandra Hospital 
  • Changi General Hospital 
  • National University Hospital 
  • Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • KK Women's & Children's Hospital 
  • Singapore General Hospital 
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital 
  • Any Neighbourhood Police Centre/Post or Police Divisional Headquarters 
  • Citizen Services Centre, 3rd Storey, ICA Building

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

How to Register?

  • Produce the Certificate of Cause of Death issued by a doctor at the hospital and the necessary supporting documents to the Registration Officer 
  • Verify the particulars in the sample Death Certificate printed by the Registration Officer 
  • Sign the Death Certificate printed by the Registration Officer upon verification
  • Collect the Death Certificate

For Deaths Occurring at Private Hospitals
Where to Register?

  • Any Neighbourhood Police Centre/Post or Police Divisional Headquarters 
  • Citizen Services Centre, 3rd Storey, ICA Building

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 

How to Register?

  • Produce the Certificate of Cause of Death issued by a doctor at the hospital and the necessary supporting documents to the Registration Officer 
  • Verify the particulars in the sample Death Certificate printed by the Registration Officer 
  • Sign the Death Certificate printed by the Registration Officer upon verification
  • Collect the Death Certificate

For Deaths Occurring at Home (Not Attended by Doctor)
Where to Register?

  • Any Neighbourhood Police Centre/Post or Police Divisional Headquarters 
  • Citizen Services Centre, 3rd Storey, ICA Building

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

  • Forensic Medicine Division (only if the body of the deceased is moved there for examination)

How to Register?

  • Report the death to the police. The police will make arrangements for an authorised medical practitioner to examine the body
  • Collect the Certificate of Cause of Death from the authorised medical practitioner 
  • Produce the Certificate of Cause of Death to the Registration Officer at one of the venues listed above 
  • Verify the particulars in the sample Death Certificate printed by the Registration Officer 
  • Sign the Death Certificate printed by the Registration Officer upon verification 
  • Collect the Death Certificate

Fees
Free of charge

Processing Time

  • On the spot at Neighbourhood Police Centres/Posts 
  • On the spot at Citizen Services Centre, ICA Building

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 Deaths 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 32, 3rd Storey of ICA Building.

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Last updated on 31 Jul 2014