Please be informed that a citizen of Singapore can only renounce his/her Singapore citizenship if he/she:
The Singapore Government may reject the renunciation of Singapore citizenship by a male citizen if he has enjoyed citizenship privileges, including possession or use of the Singapore passport, and has outstanding National Service (NS) obligations.
Certified True Copies to Upload: You will need to upload certified true copies* of the following Documents:
*Note: Certified true copies must be duly notarized by a Notary Public, Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Oaths (with his/her Official Seal/ Stamp affixed / Appointment letter) or Consular Officer of Singapore from the Singapore High Commission in Canberra. Documents that are not printed in the English language must be officially translated into English. For translations, ICA accepts translations provided by any Notary Public or the Embassy of the document-issuing country or a privately translated copy certified by the Embassy of the document-issuing country or notarized by a local Notary Public.
Forms to Upload: You will also need to submit the following Mandatory Forms:
Documents to Return to ICA: You will also need to return the following documents to ICA:
You are to submit your Singapore Citizenship Renunciation application via the online application portal. It will take you approximately 30 mins to complete. As there is no save function, please ensure you have prepared all the required certified true copy documents and mandatory forms before you begin. You may refer to the step-by-step User Guide – Singapore Citizenship Renunciation.
Mandatory Forms to Uploaded in Online Application Portal:
You will need to complete the following mandatory forms to be uploaded as part of your online application. You are recommended to complete them before you start the online application.
Originals to send to ICA:
The originals of the following documents will need to be received by ICA before your renunciation application can be processed:
You can send them by registered post to:
Note: You may be asked for proof of postage such as tracking number and status of delivery for the required documents that you have sent to ICA.
Risks of postal or courier services
Please be informed that the Singapore High commission is not responsible for any document lost or damaged in the mail or during transit through the postal or courier services. Kindly consider the risks involved in sending valuable items via mail, which may be lost or damaged in transit from time to time.
The processing fee is SGD 35. All processing fees will be collected online when you apply. You can pay via credit/debit card or PayNow.
The general processing time is approximately three months from receipt of all required documents. Some applications may take a longer time to process. If you have selected a cooling off period, the processing time will be longer.