A Certificate of Identity (COI) is a travel document issued to Singapore permanent residents (PRs) who are stateless to facilitate their travels abroad.

Eligibility

Stateless Singapore permanent residents (PRs) may apply for a Certificate of Identity (COI).

Documents Required
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You will need the following documents:

  • Completed application forms (Form 6E and Form 6)
  • Two recent passport-sized colour photographs. Please see Photo Guidelines for information on photo requirements.
  • Your blue Identity Card or SAF 11B/Home Team National Service Identity Card (full-time personnel)
  • Your most recent COI (if any).

You may be asked to provide additional documents or information to support your application.

Procedure

To apply for a COI, you must book an appointment using e-Appointment  and submit in person at:

 

Permanent Resident Services Centre
ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Level 5 (next to Lavender MRT station)
Singapore 208718

Fees

A S$125 fee for a five-year COI is payable via NETS or CashCard.

If you lose your COI or it is damaged, in addition to the COI fee, you must pay the following non-refundable fee:

  • S$50 for the first replacement
  • S$100 for second and subsequent replacements.
Processing Time

The general processing time is within one working day (excluding the day of submission). Some applications may take longer to process.

You will be informed of the outcome during your application submission.

Last Update: 30 May 2019