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A death extract replaces a lost or damaged death certificate.

You may apply for a digital death extract if the deceased had passed on in Singapore.

From 27 March 2023, all death extracts issued will be in digital form. Upon approval, the applicant will receive a digital death extract.

ICA Registry of Births and Deaths only maintains records of deaths that occurred in Singapore, which were registered in Singapore since 1872.

You can refer to the guide on death extract application for more information.

Apply Online Information Required and Procedure

You can apply for a death extract online using the e-Service.

Only the following persons are eligible to apply for a death extract:

  • Parent of the deceased
  • Child of the deceased
  • Grandparent of the deceased
  • Grandchild of the deceased
  • Spouse of the deceased
  • Legal guardian of the deceased
  • Sibling of the deceased
  • Solicitor who is acting on behalf of the above listed eligible person(s)

To apply for a death extract, you will need to provide the following information relating to the deceased person:

  • Name (as stated on the death certificate)
  • Sex
  • Date of death
  • NRIC number or Singapore Death Registration/Certificate number 

If you are unable to provide all required information (listed above), you will need to apply for a search for the death record, with the following information:

  • Deceased’s name
  • Deceased’s sex
  • Date of death or an approximate period during which the death had occurred
  • Place or address of death (if available)
  • Last known address (if available)

A search will be performed on the death records that fall within the period specified in your application.

Records of death which occurred overseas will not be available. For such records, please approach the relevant foreign authorities in the country/place where the death occurred.

Digital Death Extract Infographic


The fee for an application of a death extract is S$40.

The fee for an application of a search of death record will be computed based on the search period:

Period of Search Application Fee
Search of records in a register for any period on or after 1 Jan 1986 $40 for the search period
Search of records in a register for any period before 1 Jan 1986 $50 for every month or part of the month in the search period

All application fees (stated above) are non-refundable.

For the online application, you can pay via:

  • Visa or MasterCard (Credit, Debit)
  • American Express (AMEX)
  • Internet direct debit (DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB and SCB internet banking accounts in Singapore
  • PayNow (for Singpass users)

Processing Time and Download of Death Extract

The general processing time for a death extract application is within one week.

From 27 March 2023, all death extracts issued will be in digital form.

Upon approval, you will receive an email notification to download the digital death extract at within 30 days.

For a search application, the processing time is within three weeks. Depending on the period of search, some applications may take longer to process. 

If the search is successful, you will receive an email notification to make payment for the application of the death extract at the e-Service.

You may contact if you have any query relating to the application and/or download of extract.

Note: ICA no longer issues physical death extracts from 27 March 2023. Successful applicants are advised to save the digital death extract in their personal device for future retrieval.

Enquire Enquire Application Status

You can use the e-Service to check on your application status. To access this function, you will need to provide the application reference number and email address (stated in your application).