How to Apply for New or Renew Singapore Passport

Singapore Citizen can apply for new and renew passport by various application method through Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Here is the few simple step by step method explained to apply for passport.

Document Required

  1. Original Passport (for Renewal)
  2. One recent color passport-sized photograph.
  3. Application Form [IMM (E) 11 (OS)] duly completed. Form may be obtained from the Embassy or downloaded online.
  4. Additional Information Form duly completed. Form may be obtained from the Embassy or downloaded online.

Photo Specification

Digital Photo should meet the following specification when applying passport through online (APPLES)

  1. Color photo taken against plain white background without shadows.
  2. A recent passport sized colour photo taken within last 3 months.
  3. Show the full face and without headgear

While attaching, photograph image should contain:

  1. JPEG format ('jpg' extension)
  2. File size should be about 150 Kbytes.
  3. Dimension of the photo image has to be 400 by 514 pixels.
photo specfication

How to apply online

Note: Keep the below data ready as required in the application form.

  • Your NRIC/birth certificate/citizenship certificate number;
  • Date of issue of your NRIC (if applicable);
  • Expiry date of your passport (if applicable);
  • Your contact information; and
  • Visa/MasterCard credit/debit card, American Express card or Internet banking details.

 Step 1 :  Register through the Application for Passport On-line Electronic System (APPLES) Website.

Step 2 :   after Clicking to the APPLES Website. Read the instruction carefully for Digital photo, online payment mode and then Click 'APPLY PASSPORT’ link.

Step 3 : Login in using the registered SingPass Login Id and Password. (to get SingPass click here to register).

Step 4 :   Click "Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport" link.

Step 5 :   Fill in the required details in the e-form and submit.

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How to apply by mail or deposit box

Step 1: Complete the Singapore Biometric Passport Application Form. (Click here to download).

application Form can also be avaliable in:

  • Passports Unit, Citizen Services Centre, Levels 2 and 3, ICA Building
  • Community centres/clubs
  • Neighbourhood police posts/centres
  • Police divisional headquarters
  • Central Manpower Base, MINDEF
  • eLobby, Level 1, ICA Building

Step 2: Send the completed form affixed with the applicant's photograph to below address By mail:

Passports Unit
Citizen Services Centre
Level 2, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
Singapore 208718

By deposit box: Drop the completed form in deposit boxes at the ICA Building at these locations:

  • Level 1 eLobby 
  • Passports Unit, Levels 2 and 3
  • Outside the ICA Building

How to apply in person

Visit the Singapore passport office any service counter at Level 3, ICA Building. The ICA counter staff will guide you through the application, and print a personalised application for you.

Carry your required documents:

  • Your NRIC
  • Your current Singapore passport for renewal (If you misplaced your passport, you need to make a statutory declaration at the service counter and A police report is required if your passport was stolen).
  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph of yourself (Photographs should meet the requirements click here to know).

Applicants below 16 years old must apply in person. You must be accompanied by a "consenting" parent or legal guardian (i.e. the person who will sign your application) with these additional documents (original copies):

  1. Your birth certificate;
  2. Your citizenship certificate (if you are a Singapore citizen by registration and have not been issued with an NRIC)
  3. Your MOE student card (if applicable)
  4. The NRIC of the "consenting" parent or legal guardian accompanying you. For legal guardians, a legal document of guardianship must be produced.
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How to apply from overseas

Citizens who are staying abroad can apply through these methods.

Apply online:

Step1: Apply through ICA Website as mentioned above How to apply online.

Step2: Produce the required documents when collecting the passport.

Apply in person:

Step1: Complete the following forms and submit them at the nearest Singapore overseas mission. Required supporting documents are listed on the application form:

Collecting your passport

Once your complete documents is received by ICA, after one week you will receive a pink acknowledgement card by mail. You should collect your new passport in person within 1 month of receiving the acknowledgement card. Passports not collected within 3 months of application will be cancelled. Your passport fee will not be refunded.

carry these documents along:

  • Pink acknowledgement card;
  • Your NRIC

You can collect your new passport in person at the ICA:

Passports Unit
Citizen Services Centre, 
Level 2, ICA Building, 
10 Kallang Road (beside Lavender MRT),
Singapore 208718.

Collecting from a post office

if you want to collect your Passport from post office, you need to specify this option in the ICA website. This option will be stated in the acknowledgement card also, but an additional fees will be charged for this.

Collecting from an overseas mission

Passport can be collected from an overseas mission with the following documents.

  1. Your NRIC
    Your current Singapore passport for renewal (If you misplaced your passport, you need to make a statutory declaration at the service counter and A police report is required if your passport was stolen).
  2. Applicants below 16 years old must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian with these additional documents (original copies):
    1. Your birth certificate;
    2. Your citizenship certificate (if you are a Singapore citizen by registration and have not been issued with an identity card).
    3. The NRIC of the "consenting" parent or legal guardian accompanying you. For legal guardians, a legal document of guardianship must be produced; or
    4. If the "consenting" parent or legal guardian cannot be present, they may authorise their spouse in writing to do so on their behalf. The spouse must bring their NRIC.)
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Passport Fees

Application method Fees Modes of payment
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 self-service kiosks at the eLobby, located at the ground level of the ICA Building during office hours.
ICA deposit box $70
  • Credit & debit card

    (Visa/MasterCard/Amex only)

  • NETS/CashCard using the self-service kiosks at the eLobby, located at the ground level of the ICA Building during office hours.
ICA service counter $80
  • Cash
  • NETS/CashCard
Singapore overseas mission $80
  • Cash
  • Cheque