A Certificate of Clearance (COC) is issued by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to certify that a person has no criminal conviction within a stipulated time period in Singapore. For more information and to apply for the COC, please visit SPF’s website.


For Singapore Citizens


You may apply for the COC through SPF’s e-Service using your Singpass.


For Non-Singapore Citizens (Including Singapore PRs)


Non-Singapore Citizens (including Singapore PRs) who wish to apply for the COC are required to submit an appeal to SPF online. You must have resided in Singapore for a minimum period of 6 months, under a valid pass issued by the ICA or MOM. You must also be above the age of 16 and have documentary proof which states that the COC is required by the foreign government authority or institution.


Once your COC appeal is successful, you are required to record your fingerprint impressions at an authorised institution. If you are residing in China, you may enquire with the local Notaries Public, fingerprinting agencies or the local police stations on the provision of fingerprinting services. You may use the fingerprint forms provided by the institutions or downloaded from SPF’s website.


Thereafter, you should mail your original fingerprint impressions directly to the SPF’s COC Office. The Embassy does not provide fingerprinting services for foreigners applying for the COC or facilitate individuals’ application for the COC.


Legalisation of the COC for Use in China


If the COC is intended to be used in China (e.g., to be submitted to a Chinese authority), you are required to legalise the document at the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the PRC Embassy in Singapore. Please refer to this page for more information on legalisation of document.


Contact Information


For enquiries, please contact:

SPF’s COC Office

Tel: + (65) 6435 8277

Email: SPF_COC_Office@spf.gov.sg

Address: 391, New Bridge Road, Block D, #02-07/08, Police Cantonment Complex,

Singapore 088762



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