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

Individuals who wish to apply for a birth extract, but do not have the required information will need to apply for a search of the birth record. 

ICA Registry of Births and Deaths only maintains records of births that occurred in Singapore, which were registered in Singapore since 1872. Records of birth that occurred overseas will not be available.

Apply Online Information Required

Apply for birth extract

The following information relating to the holder of the birth certificate is required:

  • Full Name (as stated in the birth certificate)
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Singapore Birth Certificate / NRIC number.

If you are unable to provide any of the above information, you will need to apply for a search for the birth record.

Search for birth record

You will need to provide the following information of the birth certificate holder:

  • Date of Birth or an approximate period during which you believe the person was born
  • Full Name
  • Mother’s name
  • Gender
  • Valid email address (for receiving the search result).

The following additional information will facilitate the search

  • Mother's residential address at time of child's birth.

A search will be performed on the birth records that fall within the specified period. You will be informed of the search result via email.

When the search is successful, you will be advised to apply for a copy of the extract.


Birth Extract Application Infographics


You can apply for a birth extract or a search of the birth record online using e-Service.


Payment can be made using either:

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

Birth extract

S$40 is payable for a copy of birth extract. This fee excludes the postage fee. The postage fee will be computed based on the mailing address and number of copies indicated in the online application.

Search of birth record

The following fees are payable for an application for a search of birth record:

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

The search fee is non-refundable.

Processing Time

Birth extract

The general processing time for a birth extract application is six working days.

The application processing time excludes postal delivery time. Local postal delivery time generally takes two to three working days. International postal delivery time is dependent on the foreign postal service.

Search of birth record

The processing time is dependent on the period of search. You will be informed of the search result via email. When the search is successful, you will be advised to apply for a copy of the extract.

Enquire Enquire Application Status

You can use the e-Service to check on the application status for the extract/search. To access this function, you will need your application reference number and e-mail address provided during application.


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

*Applicants who prefer to collect the birth extract at ICA Building can indicate so in the "Other Reasons/Remarks" column during the application.