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From 1 January 2018, an optional re-registration of the Identity Card (IC) exercise will be made available to Singapore citizens and permanent residents if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Born before 1 January 1962; and
  • Have not been issued with a replacement IC in the last ten years (i.e. current IC was issued before 1 January 2008).

Apply Online Documents Required
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You will need to provide original documents and official translations (for documents in languages other than English), as well as copies of the documents for ICA to retain.

ICA accepts:

  • Translations provided by the embassy of the country that issued the document
  • Translations produced by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document
  • Privately created translations attested by the embassy of the country that issued the document, or notarised by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document.
  • ICA does not endorse any private translation companies or entities. Insufficient documentation may result in non-acceptance of your application. You may be required to provide additional documents to support your application.


    For Singapore citizens, you will need to provide the following documents in digital images:

    • Baptism or religious certificate to include a religious name
    • Deed poll for a change of name
    • Marriage certificate (if you want to include your married name)
    • Your recent passport-sized, digital, coloured photograph taken within the last three months. (Click here for information on photo requirements)

    For Singapore permanent residents, you will need to provide the following documents in digital images:

    • The page(s) of your current passport which contains your personal particulars (bearing new name if applicable^)
    • Marriage certificate (if you want to include your married name)
    • Your recent passport-sized, digital, colour photograph taken within the last three months (Click here for information on photo requirements)

    ^Singapore permanent residents with a change of name must first update the name on their current passport and provide a copy of the passport bearing their new name as supporting document to change the name on the Singapore IC.


    Procedure

    Eligible Singapore citizens and permanent residents will receive the notification letter from ICA by post. Upon receiving the notification letter, you are required to re-register your IC within one year from the date of the letter at a subsidised fee. 

    Online

    Login to our e-Service using your Singpass 2FA to complete the online application form upon the notification by ICA.


    Fees

    You will need to pay the following fees:

    • S$10 for Singapore citizens
    • S$50 for Singapore permanent residents
    For online applications, payment can be made using:
    • Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card
    • American Express (AMEX) credit card
    • Internet Direct Debit (DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB, Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank Internet Banking accounts in Singapore)
    • PayNow

    Processing Time

    The processing time for an IC is three working days. It may take longer during peak periods. Your application will be delayed if your photograph does not meet the requirements.

    Once your re-registration has been approved, you will be notified via SMS and email. Please make an appointment to collect your IC within three months of your approval.


    Enquire Enquire Application Status

    You can use the e-Service to check on the application status. To access this function, you will need:

    • IC Number
    • Date of Issue
    • Date of Birth