Procedure To Renew Passport In Singapore 1

Passport renewal procedure in Singapore

Singaporeans hold the world’s second-most “powerful” passport, according to a worldwide ranking for passports. Singapore ranked joint-second with Sweden, with a visa-free score of 156, whereas Germany took the top spot with one point ahead in the 2017 Passport Index. A Singaporean passport is valid for 5 years. For the renewal of a passport that has a validity of nine months or less, the new passport will be valid of five years plus the remaining validity in the old passport. However, if a passport is being renewed with a validity of more than nine months, it will be valid for five years and nine months.

Steps for Singaporean Passport Renewal

  1. You may apply for a renewal of passport through APPLES at the ICA website.
  2. Book an appointment before visiting the ICA to avoid long queues
  3. Your SingPass 2FA is required to complete the online application form.
  4. If applying in person, visit any service counter at the Passport Unit, Citizen Services Centre, Level 3, ICA Building. ICA counter staff can guide you through the application, and will print a personalized application for you.
  5. Applicants below 16 years old must apply in person. You must be accompanied by a “consenting” parent or legal guardian who will sign your application
  6. You will get a pink acknowledgement card by mail, 1 week after the ICA receives your application.
  7. You should collect your new passport within 1 month of receiving the acknowledgement card. If passport is not collected within 3 months of applying, then it will be cancelled. Passport fee will not be refunded.

Documents Required to Renew the Passport in Singapore

  • Completed¬†Singapore Biometric Passport Application Form (Form IMM (E) 11(OS))
  • Digital photo if applying online
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph of the applicant meeting the following specifications
  • Photocopy of National Registration Identity Card
  • Existing original Singapore Passport (whether damaged or not)
  • Valid credit card for paying passport fee

 Additional documents for applicants below 16 years old (original copies):

  • Birth certificate;
  • Your citizenship certificate (if you are a Singapore citizen by registration and have not been issued with an NRIC);
  • Your MOE student card (if applicable)
  • The NRIC of the “consenting” parent or legal guardian accompanying you. For legal guardians, a legal document of guardianship must be produced.

Cost for Singaporean Passport Renewal

Online – $70

Credit & debit card (Visa/MasterCard/Amex only)

Internet banking (Citibank, POSB, DBS, UOB only)

Mail – $70

Credit & debit card(Visa/MasterCard/Amex only)

NETS/CashCard using the NETS/CashCard payment station at the ICA Building eLobby on levels 1 and 2

ICA Deposit Box – $70

Credit & debit card (Visa/MasterCard/Amex only)

NETS/CashCard using the NETS/CashCard payment station at the ICA Building eLobby on levels 1 and 2

ICA Service Counter – $80



Singapore overseas mission – $80

Credit & debit card

Local cheque

If your current passport is lost or damaged, you have to pay, in addition to the passport fee, a non-refundable fee:

$50 for the first replacement

$100 for the second and subsequent replacements

Time taken for Passport Renewal in Singapore

For applications done in person, processing time is approximately three to four weeks from the date of receipt of the complete application.

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