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How To Apply Or Renew Your Passport In Singapore (2024)

As more and more countries like Japan and Taiwan are opening up officially for travellers to visit for leisure and business, many of us are embracing the pre-pandemic lifestyle of travelling often again. Before you go booking your flights for your vacation in a haste, don’t get overly excited that you forget certain must-dos in preparation for your trip.

One of the must-dos is to check the validity of your passport before buying your travel insurance, booking for your air tickets, and packing your luggage. The last thing you want is to be turned away at the airport because of a careless oversight. Keep in mind that the general rule of thumb is that your passport should at least have 6-months of validity before departure, and if you do not have that, here are some things to take note of for your passport application or renewal.

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How Do I Renew Or Apply For My Passport?

You’ll usually need to apply or renew your Singapore passport due to several reasons such as your passport being expired (or is expiring in 9 months or less), is running out of pages or the worst case scenario — gets lost or damaged.

Online application/renewal

The online passport application process will take less than 15 minutes. To get started, you’ll need to log into Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Service using your Singpass to complete the online application form and submit it. You’ll be able to track the status of your application in the same e-Service website, so that you’ll know when to collect your passport when it’s ready.

If you happen to run into any problems trying to complete your online application, you can email [email protected] with a screenshot of the error message and the ICA administration team will assist you.

By mail

Alternatively, you can download the Singapore passport application form here and complete it with the required details. Once you’re done with it, post your form over to ICA’s address which is Passport Unit Citizen Services Centre, ICA Building 10 Kallang Road, Level 2 Singapore 208718. As your form is not submitted via the e-Service platform, you will need to login to MyICA to check the status.

How Long Does It Take To Renew A Passport?

It usually takes about 2 weeks for you to receive your new passport if your application is successful.

Passport Validity

As of October 1, 2021, Singaporean citizens aged 16 and above can enjoy a 10-year validity for their passports, while those below 16 have a validity period of 5 years. If you need to extend the expiry date of your passport, please note that renewal fees will apply.

Passport collection

You’ll receive a notification via SMS, email, or post once your passport is ready for collection. Thereafter, you’ll need to make an appointment to either collect it at a post office near you or at the ICA building. Do remember to bring your IC along to verify your identity before you collect your passport.

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What Is The Passport Application Or Renewal Fee?

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Passport renewal & application

Passport renewal & application (in foreign currency)

Lost passport penalty (first time)

Loss passport penalty (subsequent times)

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What Documents Are Required For A Singapore Passport Application And Renewal?

Before you apply for your passport, you’ll need to have some documents and information ready on hand including:

  • Your identity card number/birth certificate number/citizenship certificate number 
  • Your passport’s expiry date 
  • A recent passport-sized colour photograph of yourself (taken within the last three months) – ensure it follows ICA's photo requirements.
  • VISA or Master Credit/Debit Card, American Express card or other internet banking details

When Do I Need To Renew My Passport?

The general guideline is to renew your passport when it has less than six months of validity remaining. This is especially crucial if you plan to travel internationally, as many countries require a passport with at least six months of validity beyond your intended stay.

By renewing your Singapore passport ahead of time, you can avoid potential travel disruptions and ensure a hassle-free journey. It's recommended to check your passport's expiration date periodically and initiate the renewal process in a timely manner to ensure smooth travels.

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