If you wish to renounce your Singapore Permanent Residency (PR), please forward the following documents (original copy) to us:-

  1. Singapore Blue NRIC
  2. Old & Current Passport
  3. Entry Permit/Re-Entry Permit
  4. Employment Pass(es)/Work Permit 
  5. Dependent Pass(es)
  6. Certificate of Identity (if applicable)
  7. A letter addressed to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and bearing your signature, indicating your wish to renounce your Permanent Residency status. Please also provide your daytime contact details and address. Details of dependents renouncing their PR should also be included in this letter. 
  8. Any other relevant documents issued to you by the Singapore Government agencies such as ICA, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Manpower, etc.

Please speak to Australian Post or a courier company to arrange safe transport. The Singapore High Commission is not liable or bear any responsibilities for the loss or damage of any travel documents (including passports) and identification papers (including ID, birth certificates, married certificates, contract, etc) sent by mail or courier.  We encourage you to forward the above documents at our office in person. However, if you choose to forward the documents by post, please send by registered mail or reliable courier service. Please also enclose a self-addressed stamped return envelope for us to return your passports by post.

If you have family members who are liable for Singapore National Service, please call the Singapore High Commission to request for the appropriate forms.

You will be informed by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority once your Permanent Residency has been successfully renounced. No fee will be charged for the renunciation of PR.



If you’ve lost your Singapore Permanent Residency status while outside of Singapore (i.e., in Australia) please surrender all Singapore issued documents (Blue NRIC, original Permit/Re-Entry Permit/Employment Pass/Work Permit) via the following methods:

  • In-person submission at the Singapore High Commission in Canberra via online booking appointment form here; or
  • Submission via post or courier services to the following address:



Attn: Consular office (SPR)

Singapore High Commission in Canberra

17 Forster Crescent, Yarralumla ACT 2600

There is no fee charged for the surrender of documents to ICA Singapore. You would receive an acknowledgement letter from ICA that they have received your documents in Singapore.


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