Certificate of Clearance

A Certificate of Clearance (COC) is issued by the Singapore Police Force 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.

Singapore Citizens may apply for a Certificate of Clearance using SingPass at https://eservices.police.gov.sg/content/policehubhome/homepage/certificate-of-clearance-hub.html.

Non-Singapore Citizens may also submit an appeal for SPF to issue a COC on the same website above. You must meet the following criteria in order to submit an appeal:

  • Appellants must have resided in Singapore for a minimum period of 6 months, under a valid pass issued by the Immigrations Checkpoint Authority (ICA) or the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
  • Above 16 years old
  • Have documentary proof which states that a COC is required by the foreign government authority or institution for overseas purposes such as migration, adoption, overseas employment or further education
  Non-Singapore Citizens applying for the COC who require fingerprinting services may enquire with local notaries public or police stations for such services. 

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