It is recommended that Singapore citizens make a photocopy of their passport and Identity Card before they leave home, so that they can be identified by these documents in case they lose their passport. Citizens are also advised to keep their Singapore National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) separately from the passport when travelling.
If your passport is lost, you should report it immediately. You can report the loss of your passport online with ICA here. Do note that passports reported lost cannot be used, even if later recovered. Therefore, you are encouraged to search for your passport thoroughly before reporting it lost.
For urgent travel to Singapore only
If a passport is lost / stolen / misplaced and you need to return to Singapore urgently, the Singapore High Commission can issue you with a Document of Identity (DOI) to facilitate your return to Singapore only. You should take the following steps:
After the identity has been verified by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), the High Commission can issue a DOI to facilitate travel to Singapore only. Upon his/her return to Singapore, he/she must surrender the DOI and apply for a replacement passport with ICA.
To apply for a new passport
If you do not need to travel to Singapore urgently, you can apply for a replacement passport instead. You can click here on how to do so.
If you have any queries, you can contact the Consular Section at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)207 235 8315.