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A birth extract is a certified true copy of the birth certificate. It replaces a lost or damaged birth certificate.

Anyone can apply for a certified birth extract.

Documents Required
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You will need to provide original documents and official translations (for documents in languages other than English), as well as copies of the documents for ICA to retain.

ICA accepts:

  • Translations provided by the embassy of the country that issued the document
  • Translations produced by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document
  • Privately created translations attested by the embassy of the country that issued the document, or notarised by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document.

ICA does not endorse any private translation companies or entities. Insufficient documentation may result in non-acceptance of your application. You may be required to provide additional documents to support your application.

You will need the following information about the birth certificate holder to apply for the birth extract. Please have it ready before you apply:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Singapore birth certificate or Singapore Identity Card (IC) number.

If you cannot provide the birth certificate or IC number, you will need to pay a search fee. You will need to tell us the approximate period during which you believe the child was born. We will only check records that fall within the nominated search period.


You can apply for a birth extract online using e-Service


Upon approval, the following fees are payable:

  • S$40 for an extract
  • S$40 for a one-month search period
  • S$40 for every additional month or part thereof.

The search fee is in addition to the extract fee that needs to be paid after the record is found. It is non-refundable.

Payment can be made using either:

  • Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card,
  • American Express (AMEX) credit card,
  • Internet direct debit (DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB, Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank internet banking accounts in Singapore).
Processing Time

The general processing time for a birth extract application is 6 working days. Birth extract(s) will be dispatched by post to the applicant. The application processing time excludes local delivery time, which generally takes 2-3 days.

For a birth record search, we will contact you once the search results are available.


The birth extract will be sent to you via registered post. Please ensure that someone is at the mailing address to receive it. ICA will not be responsible for any damage caused during the mailing process.

Last Update: 08 Jan 2019