Eligibility

A citizen of Singapore can only renounce his/her Singapore citizenship if he/she:

  • Is aged 21 and above
  • Is of sound mind
  • Has acquired the citizenship of another country.

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 documents to complete your renunciation of Singapore citizenship:


Procedure

You can submit the documents listed above via the following modes:


In Person

Registry of Citizens
Citizen Services Centre
ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Level 6 (next to Lavender MRT station)
Singapore 208718

Operating hours are 8.00 am to 4.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays, and 8.00 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays.

Longer-than-average waiting times are to be expected on the following peak times:

  • Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays
  • The day before or after a public holiday.

By Post

Registry of Citizens
Citizen Services Centre
ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Level 6
Singapore 208718

Fees

A S$35 fee is payable via the following modes:

  • Cheque, money order or bank draft drawn from any local bank in Singapore made payable to ‘Commissioner ICA’
  • NETS or CashCard at ICA Building

Processing Time

The general processing time is approximately three months. Some applications may take a longer time to process.


Last Update: 08 Jan 2019