Report Death that Occurred Overseas

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If a Singapore citizen, Singapore permanent resident (PR) or Long-Term Pass holder* died overseas, the next of kin should register the death and get a death certificate from the foreign authority in the country where the person had died.   


After the death is registered by the foreign authority (with a death certificate issued), the deceased's next of kin may report the death to ICA.   


* Long-Term Pass holders include holders of Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass and Work Pass.

Documents Required
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You will need to have the following documents:

  • Your identification document (NRIC or passport)
  • Death certificate issued by the foreign authority (or certified true copy of the death certificate)
  • Deceased’s Singapore identification documents (NRIC, Singapore passport or Long Term Pass card)
  • Coffin import/export permit (if available)
  • Burial/cremation permit (if available)

Official translation will be required if any document is not in the English language. Please click on the tooltip (exclamation mark "!" above) for more details.


You may report the death of your family member (Singapore resident or Long-Term Pass holder) who died overseas to ICA via FormSG at


There is no fee for reporting a death that occurred overseas.

Processing Time


The general processing time is within three working days upon receipt and verification of all required documents stated above. Some cases may take a longer time to process.


You may be required to submit additional information or supporting documents, where necessary.


You will receive an acknowledgement email once the processing is completed.