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Eligibility

If you lose your Identity Card (IC), you need to report the loss to ICA and apply for a replacement in person within 14 days. If you are a victim of crime, e.g. theft, you will need to file a police report. If your IC was lost for any other reason, you can fill out a statutory declaration when you report the loss.

If you subsequently find your lost IC after receiving a replacement, you must return the found IC to ICA.

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.

    To apply, you will need to provide the following documents:

    • Your recent passport-sized colour photograph (hard copy), taken within the last three months. Please click here for photo guidelines.
    • Police Report or Statutory Declaration 
    • Baptism or religious certificate to include a religious name (not applicable to Singapore permanent residents)
    • Deed poll for a change of name (not applicable to Singapore permanent residents)
    • Marriage certificate (if you want to include your married name).

    If you are a Singapore permanent resident, you will also need to provide the following additional documents:

    • Digital image(s) of the page(s) of your current passport which contains your personal particulars (bearing new name if applicable^)

    ^Singapore permanent residents with a change of name must first update the name on their current passport and provide a copy of the passport bearing their new name as a supporting document to change the name on the Singapore IC. 

    Procedure

    Come personally with the required documents at:

    IC Unit
    Citizen Services Centre
    10 Kallang Road 
    ICA Building, Level 3 (next to Lavender MRT station)
    Singapore 208718

    Operating hours are from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays, and from 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
    • School holidays
    • The day before or after a public holiday.
    Fees

    You will need to pay the following fees:

    • S$100 for first loss
    • S$300 for second and subsequent losses.

    Payment can be made using NETS, NETS FlashPay or CashCard.

    Processing Time

    First loss: one month

    Second and subsequent losses: three months

    Collection

    Make an e-Appointment to inform us when you would like to collect your IC.

    You will be issued with a collection slip after making payment at the counter. The collection slip shall provide the date from which the new IC will be ready for collection. Only appointment slots dated after the date indicated on your collection slip will be made available to you for booking.

    Selected Post Offices

    ICA is working with a commercial service provider to provide collection services at alternate sites. There will be a service fee payable to SingPost for the successful collection of each ICA document at designated post offices. A list of participating SingPost offices is available here.

    You are not eligible to use this service if you:

    • Have lost your IC collection slip
    • Have fingerprints that are faint, scarred or excessively dry or wet
    • Do not have two sets of fingerprints enrolled in ICA’s database. 

    Self-Service at iCollect

    iCollect is a self-service machine housed in the eLobby on the ground floor of the ICA Building. Collection has to be done .

    You are not eligible to use this service if you:

    • Have lost your IC collection slip
    • Have fingerprints that are faint, scarred or excessively dry or wet
    • Do not have two sets of fingerprints enrolled in ICA’s database

    ICA Building

    You can also collect your IC personally at:

    IC Unit
    Citizen Services Centre
    10 Kallang Road
    ICA Building, Level 3 (next to Lavender MRT station)
    Singapore 208718

    Operating hours are from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays, and from 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
    • School holidays
    • The day before or after a public holiday.