Oath-taking for Minors

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Minors who obtained Singapore citizenship by descent or registration must take the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty (ORAL) after turning 21 and before their 22nd birthday to retain their Singapore citizenship.

Failure to take the oath

If you do not take the ORAL within 12 months of turning 21, you will automatically lose your Singapore citizenship on your 22nd birthday. If this happens, there is no guarantee you will be able to continue studying, working or living in Singapore on any form of Student's Pass, Work Pass or Visit Pass, or as a permanent resident.

Documents Required
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To take the ORAL, you will need the following documents:

  • Identity Card
  • Original Singapore Citizenship Certificate
  • Foreign Citizenship Renunciation Certificate


If you are taking the ORAL in Singapore, you have to come in person to:

Registry of Citizens
Citizen Services Centre
ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Level 6 (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. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

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

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


If you live overseas, you can take the ORAL at the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission.


There is no fee for taking the ORAL.
Processing Time

The process will be completed on the same day.