Eligibility

Singapore citizens and permanent residents must register for their first Identity Card (IC) at the age of 15 (before their 16th birthday).

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.

    Registrants will need to provide the following documents:

    • Birth certificate (Singapore or overseas)
    • Citizenship certificate (if applicable)
    • Student identification card (if applicable)
    • Photocopies of their parents’ ICs
    • A recent passport-sized colour photograph taken within the last three months. Please click here for photo guidelines.
    • Baptism or religious certificate (if the registrant wants to include a religious name)
    • Deed poll for a change of name (if applicable). A parent must execute the deed poll if the registrant is below the age of 21.

    If you are a permanent resident, you will also need to provide the following additional documents:

    • Entry and Re-Entry Permits
    • Current passport
    • Certificate of Identity (if any)
    • Malaysian IC (if applicable).
    Procedure

    We will send a pre-printed application form to the parents of eligible registrants. We typically send the application form two weeks before the registrant’s 15th birthday, along with a notification letter. If the registrant's particulars have changed, parents must update them on the pre-printed form.

    For School Registrations

    Registrants who attend a government school or a government-aided school will be able to register for their IC on a designated registration day held at school.

    For Non-School Registrations

    Registrants who do not attend school, missed their school registration day or are studying at a private educational institute will need to register for their IC in person at the ICA Building.

    The application form – together with a recent passport-sized photograph and the registration fee – should be submitted to:

    IC Unit
    Citizen Services Centre
    ICA Building
    10 Kallang Road, Level 3 (next to Lavender MRT station)
    Singapore 208718

    Operating hours are 8.00 am to 4.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays, and 8.00 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays.

    Longer-than-average waiting times are to be expected on the following peak times:

    • Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays
    • School holidays
    • The day before or after a public holiday.
    Fees

    For School Registrations

    • S$10 for Singapore citizens
    • S$50 for Singapore permanent residents

    The above fees are payable using EZ-Link when you register.

    For Non-School Registrations

    • S$10 for Singapore citizens
    • S$50 for Singapore permanent residents

    The above fees are payable using NETS, NETS FlashPay or CashCard when you register.

    Collection

    For School Registrations

    Registrants can collect their IC at school on the third week of the following month.

    For Non-School Registrations

    The IC will be ready for collection after seven working days. Registrants, or an appointed proxy, can collect the IC at:

    IC Unit
    Citizen Services Centre
    ICA Building
    10 Kallang Road, Level 3 (next to Lavender MRT station)
    Singapore 208718

    Operating hours are 8.00 am to 4.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays, and 8.00 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays.

    Longer-than-average waiting times are to be expected on the following peak times:

    • Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays
    • School holidays
    • The day before or after a public holiday.
    Last Update: 30 May 2019