Citizens


Apply for Death Extract

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» Overview
» Eligibility
» Documents Required
» Procedure
» Fees
» Processing Time
» Collection
» Peak Periods to Avoid

Overview
A death extract is a certified true copy of the Death Certificate (DC). Applications for a certified extract from the Registry of Births & Deaths may be made in person or online*.

The Registry of Births & Deaths only maintains the birth and death records which were registered in Singapore since 1872.

*With effect from 18 September 2004, applications for death extracts from law firms can only be submitted online through eXtracts Online.

Eligibility
Any person may apply for a certified death extract under the Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Act.

Documents Required
For Applications Made in Person
  • Applicant's Identity Card OR 
  • Certified copy of applicant’s official identification document (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc) if he/she is not a Singapore Identity Card holder

Procedure
For Online Applications

  • Complete the application at eXtracts Online

For Applications in Person 

  • Come in person to the 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 

  • Proceed to obtain a Q-number and Extract application form 
  • Complete Extract application form and wait to be called
  • You will require the following information of the Deceased to complete the form: 
    • Name 
    • Sex 
    • Date of Death 
    • Singapore Death Registration Number OR if the Deceased died within the last five years, Singapore NRIC/Birth Certificate number

If you do not furnish the Death Registration/NRIC/Birth Certificate number, a search fee is applicable. 

  • Obtain receipt for collection after the application is processed

Fees
S$33 per death extract

Search Fees
If the Death Registration Number is not furnished, applicants are required to indicate the period of search with the applicable search fee:

  • S$38 for a 1-month search period 
  • S$38 for every additional 1 month search period or part thereof

This is in addition to the extract fee that needs to be paid after the record is found.

Please note that search fees paid are not refundable.

For Online Applications
Please make payment by VISA/Mastercard Credit Card or Mastercard Debit Card

For Applications in Person
Please make payment by NETS or CashCard.

Processing Time
4 working days if search is not required.

Some cases may take a longer time and you will be contacted when the extract is ready for collection.

For a search of death record, we will inform you of the search result once it is known.

Collection
You may choose to:

  • Receive by post (ICA will not be liable for damage caused during the mailing process)
  • Collect at our service counters in person or by proxy.

For Overseas Applicants

You will receive the certified Death Extract by post.

For Applicants Collecting by Proxy

If a proxy is collecting a Death Extract on the applicant’s behalf, the proxy has to produce: 

  • Letter of authorisation stating the proxy's name and identification number 
  • Proxy’s identification document (IC/passport) 
  • Official payment receipt OR the application reference number

Peak Periods to Avoid

  • Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, eve and the day after public holidays
  • After 11.00 am on weekdays and Saturday

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Last updated on 04 Aug 2014