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Parents may apply to alter their child's given name before the child turns one year old, provided that a birth extract has not been issued before.

Upon approval, a birth extract reflecting the new name will be issued. The child's original birth certificate will be retained.

A child's surname declared and registered at the time of birth registration, if any, will remain unchanged.

Only the child's parent (mother or father) may apply to alter the child's name.

Documents Required

You will need to provide the following original documents:

  • Your Identity Card
  • Birth Certificate of the child.

Foreigners will need to provide the following additional original documents:

  • Applicant's Passport
  • Applicant's Long-Term Pass card, if any.


You may apply at:

Registry of Births and Deaths
Citizen Services Centre
ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Level 3 
Singapore 208718
(next to Lavender MRT station)

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


A S$73 fee (inclusive of birth extract fee of S$40) is payable using:

  • Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card
  • NETS
  • Mobile Payment (ApplePay, SamsungPay, GooglePay)
  • NETS QR (DBS Paylah, OCBC PayAnyOne, UOB Mighty).

Processing Time

The application processing and collection of the child's birth extract will generally be within the same day.