Alteration of Child's Name on Birth Certificate

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Parents may apply to alter their child’s name before the child turns one year old, provided that the child’s name has not been previously altered. Only the child’s parent or legal guardian may apply to alter the child’s name.

Documents Required and Procedure

You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Your identity document:
    • Physical or digital NRIC (for Singapore citizens/Permanent Residents), or
    • Foreign passport and FIN card (for foreigners)
  • Child’s original birth certificate (if a hardcopy certificate was issued previously)

Please submit the application in person at ICA Building located at:

Registry of Births and Deaths
Citizen Services Centre
ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Level 3
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.

Upon approval, a new digital birth certificate reflecting the new name will be issued. Where the child was previously issued with a hardcopy birth certificate, parents will need to surrender it upon approval. If a digital birth certificate was issued previously, it will be invalidated electronically.


The fee for an application to alter your child’s name is S$33. You will also be required to pay S$18 for the issuance of a new digital birth certificate.

For application made over-the-counter at ICA, you can pay via:

  • Visa or MasterCard (Credit, Debit)
  • NETS (Debit, Flashpay)
  • NETS QR (DBS Paylah, OCBC Pay Anyone, UOB Mighty)
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay

All fees are non-refundable.

Processing Time

The application is processed on the spot.