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

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

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


Apply Online Information Required

Apply for death extract

The following information relating to the deceased person is required:

  • Full Name (as stated in the death certificate)
  • Gender
  • Date of death
  • Singapore Death Registration number OR if the deceased died within the last five years, Deceased's Singapore NRIC / Birth Certificate number (for child without NRIC).

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

Search for death record

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

  • Date of Death or an approximate period during which you believe the deceased had passed away
  • Full Name
  • Gender
  • Valid e-mail address (for receiving the search result).

The following additional information will facilitate the search

  • Place or address of death
  • Last known address.

A search will be performed on the death 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.

 

Death Extract Application Infographics


Procedure

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


Fees

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).

Death extract

S$40 is payable for a copy of death extract. The 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 death record

The following fees are payable for the search of death 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

Death extract

The general processing time for a death extract application is four working days.

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

Search of death 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.


Collection

The death 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 death extract at ICA Building can indicate so in the "Other Reasons/Remarks" column during the application.