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The Identity Card (IC) is a compulsory document that Singapore citizens and permanent residents must re-register for when they reach the age of 30 (before their 31st birthday), and again when they reach the age of 55 (before their 56th birthday), if they have not been issued with a replacement IC within the last 10 years.


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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. 

    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.