A Certificate of Clearance (COC) is issued by the Criminal Investigation Department to certify that a person has no criminal conviction within a stipulated period of time of residence in Singapore. The Consulate-General is not authorised to issue such certificates.
With effect from 18 October 2010, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) will cease to issue Certificate of Clearance (COCs) to Non-Singapore Citizens. More information can be obtained from the SPF website at http://www.spf.gov.sg.
CERTIFICATE OF CLEARANCE (SINGAPORE CITIZENS ONLY)
Singapore Citizens who are overseas may apply by post. A set of fingerprint impressions must be submitted together with the application for Certificate of Clearance. In Singapore, applicants can be fingerprinted when the application is submitted in person at the COC Office.
Copies of the COC application form and the fingerprint impressions form may be obtained from the Consulate-General and the fingerprint impressions can also be carried out here.
For more information on the application requirements and to download the application form online, please click here. You can send your application to the COC Office at :
Head Criminal Records, CID (COC)
Police Cantonment Complex
Blk D #02-07/08
391 New Bridge Road
Tel: (65) 6435 8275 or (65) 6435 8277
S$50 (by Bank Draft made payable to "Head Criminal Records CID")
2 weeks (10 working days) upon receipt of application by the COC Office.