Consular Appointments

All consular, visa and notarial services are available by appointment only, from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm, except for public holidays listed on this website. For an in-person appointment, please contact us at:

Tel: +1 (212) 223 3331

Fax: +1 (212) 826 5028

Email:  singcon_nyc@mfa.sg

Given global health concerns due to COVID-19, the Singapore Consulate in New York has instituted screening measures in consideration and care of our employees and visitors.  If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms or are under quarantine, please refrain from visiting the Mission.  Please keep to your allotted appointment time.  All visitors will undergo a temperature screening and are required to complete a declaration form before entering the Consulate.

All visitors and their personal belongings will be subject to security screening. The following items are not permitted in the Consulate:

   1. Any luggage or bags larger than the standard cabin size luggage

       (22 in x 18 in x 10 in)

   2. Tools of any size (e.g. Swiss Army knife)

   3. Weapons of any kind

   4.  Food and drinks


Urgent Consular Assistance after Office Hours

Singaporeans who require urgent consular assistance after office hours can contact Tel. No. +1 917 293 4540 (voice only, no text messages). If you need help, you may refer to https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Services/Singapore-Citizens/I-Need-Help-Overseas for more information, including what MFA can or are unable to do for overseas Singaporeans which is compiled under “General Consular Assistance". 

MFA e-Register

All overseas Singaporeans are encouraged to register with the Singapore Consulate via the e-Register system. This is a voluntary and free service provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to all Singapore citizens who travel or reside overseas. Regardless of whether you are travelling abroad for study, work or leisure, the eRegister system allows you to record information about your travel itinerary abroad. The information you provide us will allow us to contact you in order to make sure that you are safe and, if need be, assist you should an emergency (e.g. natural disasters, civil unrest, etc.) occur.

Registration for SingPass

Before you register for a SingPass account, please complete these two steps:

1.      Check that you fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

·        You are at least 15 years old and

·        You are a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident / an Employment Pass holder / an eligible Work Permit holder (click here to check your eligibility)

2.      Ensure that the address stated on your NRIC or FIN card is correct.  Click here if you need to update it.

 

Ready to register for SingPass?
Here is a 
step-by-step guide on how you can register a SingPass account easily online!  If you are currently overseas, you can access Register for SingPass function on the SingPass website. You will receive your pin mailer password via mail (to your registered address). Please note that there will be a longer delivery time to overseas mails.

 

SingPass Mobile

The OneKey token will be discontinued from 1 April 2021 and users are encouraged to download the SingPass Mobile app for their transactions. The app allows users to access services by verifying with their fingerprint, face recognition or an easy-to-remember user-determined passcode.

How to download SingPass Mobile:

  1. Users can download the app from official app stores and complete a one-time setup which requires their SingPass ID, password and One-Time Password generated using the OneKey token.
  2. For users without the OneKey token, a SingPass Face Verification will be introduced in late 2020 to enable users to prove their identities via face verification when activating their SingPass Mobile app.


Contact SingPass Helpdesk

Please refer to www.SingPassMobile.sg for more information on SingPass Mobile, or reach out to the SingPass team SingPass Helpdesk at +65 6643 0555 or support@singpass.gov.sg.

Consular Services

Please scroll below for more information on the following services:

 

Application and Renewal of Singapore Passport

There are two ways to submit a Singapore passport application:

  • Application at the Consulate in person or by post.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  1. Your existing original Singapore Passport; [A police report or a notarised Statutory Declaration Form is required if passport is lost. If the passport is damaged, please send in the damaged passport for cancellation] Note: Your damaged or original existing passport will be cancelled and returned to you for retention upon the issuance of a new passport. 
  2. Two passport-sized colour photograph taken within the last three months.  Please see Photo Guidelines for information on photo requirements 
  3. Completed Singapore passport application form https://www.ica.gov.sg/docs/default-source/ica/forms/forms_form_imme_11_os.pdf 
  4. Photocopy of National Registration Identity Card
  5. If you are requesting for Inclusion of Married Name, please provide a photocopy of your Marriage certificate and attach a letter of request.
  6. Original (valid) Exit Permit (for male citizens who are 16½ years old and above).

PROCESSING FEE:   US$ 57 payable for first-time application/subsequent renewals.

Fees are subject to change without notice.

  1. Please issue a cashier’s cheque or money order in US currency made payable to the "CONSULATE OF SINGAPORE". Personal/corporate cheques are not accepted. Do not send cash through the mail.
  2. Payment by exact cash is accepted if applying in person.

NOTES:

  1. For new applications, passport issued will be valid for 5 years. For renewal applications, passports issued will be valid for 5 years plus remaining validity. If the remaining validity of your passport exceeds 9 months, the validity upon renewal will be pegged at 5 years 9 months. If your passport has already expired, the new validity will be 5 years upon renewal.
  2. If you are unable to produce the document required, please provide an explanation in your covering letter.
  3. Processing time is approximately 4 weeks from the date of receipt of the complete application. As the issuance of the passport is done in Singapore, please allow enough time for processing.
  4. The Consulate will inform you once the passport is ready for collection. Please include your contact details, including telephone number and email address, when submitting your passport application to the Consulate.
  5. Applicants must present their old passport to the Consulate for cancellation upon receiving the new passport.  The old passport will be returned to you upon cancellation. The Consulate will not cancel any visas or stamps in the passport



Loss of Singapore Passport and Application for Document of Identity

Police Report or Statutory Declaration 

If your passport was lost or stolen while in the USA, you should report it to the local Police Department/Precinct immediately and obtain a police report. In some cases where this may not be possible, you should request for an acknowledgement slip, e.g. the report record number, or a receipt.  If the local police precinct cannot provide a police report, you should instead provide a Statutory Declaration of Loss duly notarised by a Notary Public in your area or at this Consulate.


Application for Replacement Passport

You should then apply for a replacement passport by approaching the Consulate with the following information:-

  1. Your Name, NRIC Number and Date of Birth
  2. A copy of the police report
  3. US Address and Telephone Number
  4. Any documents which can prove your identity such as a photocopy of your lost passport, driving license, NRIC etc.
  5. Two passport size photographs. 
  6. Completed Singapore passport application form https://www.ica.gov.sg/docs/default-source/ica/forms/forms_form_imme_11_os.pdf
  7. Passport and replacement fee of US$93 in cash (if applying at Consulate) or money order made payable to “Consulate of Singapore” (if applying by mail).


Application for Document of Identity (DOI) in lieu of Passport

If you need to return to Singapore urgently and are not able to wait for a replacement passport, a temporary travel document known as the Document of Identity will be issued to facilitate your one-way return to Singapore.  However, you should make necessary adjustments to your travel plans as the Consulate would normally require 2 to 3 working days to establish your identity with the relevant Singapore authorities.  You can apply for a DOI by approaching the Consulate with the following information:-

  1. Your Name, NRIC Number and Date of Birth
  2. A copy of the police report
  3. US Address and Telephone Number
  4. Your intended departure date from USA and the city which you will be departing from
  5. Any documents which can prove your identity such as a photocopy of your lost passport, driving license, NRIC etc.
  6. Two passport size photographs;

7.    A DOI fee of US $11 in cash (if applying at Consulate) or money order made payable to “Consulate of Singapore” (if applying by mail). 

Upon your arrival at Singapore Changi International Airport, you would need to return the DOI to the Duty Immigration Officer.  For procedures on how to obtain a new Singapore International passport, please visit: https://www.ica.gov.sg/singapore-citizen/singapore-passport/apply-for-a-passport

Passports reported lost cannot be used even if recovered subsequently. If you recover the lost passport after a new one has been issued to you, you must surrender the recovered passport to ICA or the nearest Consulate for cancellation within 14 days. Failure to surrender a recovered passport is an offence punishable by a fine not exceeding S$1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.

Application for Singapore Citizenship

All applications for Singapore Citizenship must be submitted online. To apply online, the Singapore Citizen parent may go to: https://www.ica.gov.sg/reside/citizenship/apply. For access, a SingPass account is required.

 

Oath Taking for Minors

Minors who obtained Singapore citizenship by descent or registration must take the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty (ORAL) after turning 21 and before their 22nd birthday to retain their Singapore citizenship.


If you do not take the ORAL within 12 months of turning 21, you will automatically lose your Singapore citizenship on your 22nd birthday. If this happens, there is no guarantee you will be able to continue studying, working or living in Singapore on any form of Student's Pass, Work Pass or Visit Pass, or as a permanent resident.

Documents Required:

Identity Card;

Original Singapore Citizenship Certificate;

Original or Certified True Copy of Foreign Citizenship Renunciation Certificate;

Oath Form duly completed/signed/affirmed at the Consulate

Notes: 

1.    There is no processing fee

2. Processing time is approximately 3 to 4 weeks from the date of receipt of the complete application.

3. If your passport has expired, you may apply for a new passport concurrently with your oath.



Renunciation of Singapore citizenship

A citizen of Singapore can only renounce his/her Singapore citizenship if he/she is aged 21 and above, is of sound mind and has acquired citizenship of another country.  

Processing Fee:

US$25.00 (money order or cashier’s check payable to:  CONSULATE OF SINGAPORE)


All fees are subject to change without notice.


Documents Required: 
Completed Renunciation Form together with the required supporting documents


Notes

  1. You can submit your documents in person or by post at this Consulate.
  1. All renunciation applications are processed by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority in Singapore. Processing time is approximately 3 to 4 months from the date of receipt of the complete application package.
  2. Once processed and approved, the ICA will send you a letter (or through the Consulate) stating that you are no longer a citizen of Singapore. 
  3. Please make sure to provide your updated / preferred mailing address. 
  4. For CPF withdrawal procedures, please contact the CPF directly or visit their website at https://www.cpf.gov.sg/Members.



National Registration Identity Card

Reporting Loss and Replacement of Identity Card

Application for a replacement IC can only be made personally at the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority. For full details and procedures on reporting loss of IC, please visit https://www.ica.gov.sg/documents/ic/loss.  


Singaporean citizens who have lost their IC are required to report the loss and apply for a replacement in person within 14 days. A police report is required only if you are a victim of crime. Otherwise, you may execute a Statutory Declaration duly notarised at this Consulate or by a US Notary Public or when you go to ICA to report the loss. Upon returning to Singapore, please visit the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority to report the loss.

Email ICA at: ICA_IC_Unit@ica.gov.sg


Change of Name or Address in Identity Card

You may only change the name or address in your IC directly with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.  For full details and procedures for change of name in your IC,

please visit https://www.ica.gov.sg/documents/ic/update_particulars and for details on change of address,

please visit https://www.ica.gov.sg/documents/ic/update_residential_address.  



Application and Renewal of Exit Permit

Application for or renewal of exit permit can be done through this portal

If you need clarifications, you may contact:

NS Call Centre

·         Hotline (24-hour): 1800-367-6767 (1800-eNSNSNS) or +65 6567-6767 (if you are calling from overseas)

·         Email: contact@ns.sg

·         Fax: 6853-7894

If you are sending attachments, the following file types are preferred: .PDF or .JPG.  The email size should be no larger than 4MB.



Registration of Marriages

For general information, please visit the Registry of Marriages website or the Registry of Muslim Marriages website.


Searching for Marriage Records Online

The laws of some countries require that, before a foreigner may marry within their jurisdiction, he/she must produce a certificate issued by the relevant authority of the country of which he/she is a national, stating that the authority does not know of any impediment to the marriage. Such a certificate is known as a Certificate of No Impediment or Nulla Osta Certificate or Affidavit of Eligibility to Marry.  The Singapore Registry of Marriages (ROM) does not issue a Certificate of No Impediment. However, a Singapore citizen residing or working overseas may search for marriage records online.     



Application for Replacement of Singapore Driving Licence

Overseas Singaporeans may apply for a replacement Singapore driving licence through proxy by giving a written authorisation (by fax or email) for their next of kin in Singapore to submit the application on their behalf at:

Traffic Police Department

No. 10 Ubi Ave 3

Singapore 408865


Documents Required

  1. Photocopy of NRIC (back and front)
  2. Documentary evidence that he/she is not in Singapore (Example, copy of visa or copy of his passport showing the immigration stamp)
  3. Proxy’s NRIC
  4. Written authorisation for application of replacement on behalf of the applicant
  5. One recent passport size photograph, his/her name and NRIC no. to be written behind the photograph. 
  6. The replacement fee is S$25.00.

Proxy has to inform Traffic Police that he/she may want to collect it personally at the Traffic Police Department instead of having the licence being sent by mail to the local address in Singapore. Proxy will then be able to mail it personally to the applicant’s address in overseas.

Email:  spf_tp_feedback@spf.gov.sg

Telephone No:  6547 0000

Withdrawal of Central Provident Fund (CPF)

If you wish to withdraw your CPF contributions, please contact the following authority for the application form:-

Website: https://www.cpf.gov.sg/members

Email: member@cpf.gov.sg

Telephone No: +65 6227 1188

https://www.cpf.gov.sg/members/contact/call-us

If your CPF withdrawal form requires the Consulate’s attestation, please email:  singcon_nyc@mfa.sg to schedule for an appointment.



Application for Singapore Permanent Residence

From 18 December 2017, all Singapore Permanent Residence applications are to be submitted online through the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) e-PR system at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/esvclandingpage/epr. ICA will no longer accept applications over the counter.

Renewal of Re-Entry Permit

A valid Re-Entry Permit (REP) is needed each time a permanent resident (PR) travels abroad. The REP allows you to retain your permanent residence while you are outside Singapore. If you leave Singapore or remain overseas without a valid REP, you will lose your Permanent residence.


To apply for or renew an REP, you must be a PR and hold a valid travel document.


If you have a valid REP, you must renew it online using 
e-Service within three months of its expiry date.


If you are overseas and do not have a SingPass account, you can submit your application at this Consulate by post or in-person. It should be submitted at least two months 
before your current REP expires.

Documents required:

1)      Completed - Document - Application for REP (Form 6)

  2)      Document - Supporting documents on Apply for Re-Entry Permit (as you are submitting overseas, all supporting documents must be notarized)


Note: ICA may require you to return to Singapore to complete your REP formalities in person.



Cancellation/Renunciation of Singapore Permanent Residence

You may send the following documents at this Consulate for our onward transmission to ICA on your behalf:

1.            Photocopy of your passport pages showing:

Name, date of birth, passport number, passport issue date, passport expiry date

All stamps relating to your Singapore PR

All Singapore Re-Entry Permit stamps. Please make sure you provide a copy of your expired Re-Entry Permit stamp.

2.            Original Singapore Blue NRIC

3.            Original Certificate of Identity, if you were issued one

4.            Original REP card, if you were issued one

5.            Malaysian Restricted Passport, if you were issued one

6.            A signed letter addressed to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) stating:

That your SPR / REP had expired; indicate the expiration date;

A signed request letter stating that you are no longer a PR of Singapore;

Include your complete contact details: address, phone and office numbers, and email address, for ease of communication.

7.            Any other relevant documents issued to you by the Singapore Government agencies such as ICA, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Manpower, etc.

NOTES:

NO FEE will be charged for this service.

Processing time: Approximately 3 months.

Once your documents are processed, the ICA in Singapore will mail you a letter confirming that you are no longer a PR of Singapore.

The letter is issued by the ICA, and not the Consulate.



Certificate of Clearance issued by Singapore Police Force

The Certificate of Clearance (COC), formerly known as Certificate of No Criminal Conviction (CNCC), is issued by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Singapore Police Force (SPF). This document certifies that the applicant does not have any record of criminal conviction in Singapore within a stipulated period of time.


With effect from 21 June 2016, SPF introduced a new eService which allows applicants to submit applications for COC online (
https://eservices.police.gov.sg/content/policehubhome/homepage/certificate-of-clearance-hub.html). With the introduction of this eService, SPF will discontinue walk-in applications at the Police Cantonment Complex.


As a pre-requisite, applicants must be above the age of 16 and must be able to produce documentary proof which indicates that a COC or Police Clearance is required and its purpose. Singapore Citizens who fulfil the pre-requisite may apply for COC for purposes such as migration, adoption, overseas employment or further education. Non-Singapore Citizens are required to submit an appeal at the eService webpage for consideration on a case by case basis; such applicants must have resided in Singapore for a minimum period of 6 months under a valid pass issued by the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) or the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).


If you have further enquiries, please contact the SPF COC office at +65 6435 8277 between 9.00am to 5.00pm Singapore time (GMT +8) from Mondays to Fridays excluding Public Holidays, or email 
SPF_CID_COC@spf.gov.sg



Notarial Services

All requests for notarial services are by appointment only. The Consulate will not accept walk-in requests. Please email at: singcon_nyc@mfa.sg


The Consulate only processes requests for notarial services on documents intended for use in Singapore. We do not perform notarial functions in respect of a document which will be used in a country other than Singapore.



Certifying True Copies of Documents

The original documents have to be seen and compared with an exact copy of the document.

Procedure and Payment Details:

Original documents and an exact photocopy of each document to be certified as true

Fee:  US$ 4 per document (Note: $2 certification fee and $2 examining the copy and marking the copy as a true copy)

US$1 photocopying fee per page, if applicable

All fees are subject to change without notice

Please provide a return, self-addressed, stamped USPS Flat-rate mail envelope for the return of your documents.

Payable to: CONSULATE OF SINGAPORE

Mode of Payment:

Money Order or Cashier’s Cheque only

If in person and paying in cash, exact amount only

No personal/corporate cheques

No debit/credit cards



Authentication / Notarisation of Documents

Procedure and Payment Details:

1. Have the document(s) notarised by a US Notary Public.

2. Have the Notary Public’s signature certified by the County Clerk in the state where the document(s) originates.

3. Have the County Clerk’s signature certified by the Secretary of State of the United States in Washington, DC. Please contact the Department of State – Authentication Services for details/procedures: Requesting Authentication Services

4. After obtaining the signature of the Secretary of State of the United States in Washington DC, you may now forward the document(s) to the Consulate for our certification. Please provide original set of documents and one copy of the complete set for our retention and file.

5. Thereafter, you may transmit the document(s) directly to Singapore for use.

Fee:  US$ 8 per document

All fees are subject to change without notice

Payable to: CONSULATE OF SINGAPORE

Mode of Payment:

Money Order or Cashier’s Cheque only

If in person and paying in cash, exact amount only

No personal/corporate cheques

No debit/credit cards

Please do not send cash in the mail.

Please provide a return, self-addressed, stamped USPS Flat-rate mail envelope for the return of your documents.

Please note that we do not assume any responsibility for any document(s) lost in the post.

Attestation of Signature on Documents

If you require your signature to be attested or witnessed by a Consular Officer, you can make an in-person appointment for documents such as (but not limited to) the following:

Attestation of Signature on Powers of Attorney

Attestation of Signature on HDB Documents

Attestation of Signature on Bank Mortgage


Attestation must be done in person. If you are unable to appear in person at the Consulate, you may wish to check with your legal counsel if you can approach your local Notary Public for assistance.


Procedure and Payment Details:


On the day of your appointment, please bring the following:

-Original passport and a photocopy of the bio-data page (the photocopy is for our retention;

-Original NRIC card (if applicable) and a photocopy (the photocopy is for our retention; signature verification

Fee:  US$ 13 per document

All fees are subject to change without notice

Payable to: CONSULATE OF SINGAPORE

Mode of Payment:

Money Order or Cashier’s Cheque only

If paying in cash, exact amount only

No personal/corporate cheques

No debit/credit cards



Witnessing of Signature on Statutory Declarations for use in Singapore

If you require a Consular officer to witness your signature affixed to a Statutory Declaration for use in Singapore, please make an in-person appointment.


Statutory Declaration must be executed in person. If you are unable to appear in person at the Consulate, you may wish to check with your legal counsel if you can approach your local Notary Public for assistance.

  
Procedure and Payment Details:


On the day of your appointment, please bring the following:

-Original passport and a photocopy of the bio-data page (the photocopy is for our retention;

-Original NRIC card (if applicable) and a photocopy (the photocopy is for our retention; signature verification

Fee:  US$ 4 Statutory Declaration for one party (Note: $1 for marking exhibit and $2 for each additional party)

All fees are subject to change without notice

Payable to: CONSULATE OF SINGAPORE

Mode of Payment:

Money Order or Cashier’s Cheque only

If paying in cash, exact amount only

No personal/corporate cheques

No debit/credit cards



Witnessing of Signature on Affidavit for use in Singapore

If you require a Consular officer to witness your signature being affixed to an Affidavit for use in Singapore, please make an in-person appointment.


Affidavit must be executed in person. If you are unable to appear in person at the Consulate, you may wish to check with your legal counsel if you can approach your local Notary Public for assistance.


Procedure and Payment Details:


On the day of your appointment, please bring the following:

- Original passport and a photocopy of the bio-data page (the photocopy is for our retention;

- Original NRIC card (if applicable) and a photocopy (the photocopy is for our retention; signature verification

- Fee:  US$ 4 Affidavit (Note: $3 on taking or re-taking an affidavit or a declaration for each person making the affidavit or declaration and $1 for each exhibit referred to in an affidavit and required to be marked)

All fees are subject to change without notice

Payable to: CONSULATE OF SINGAPORE

Mode of Payment:

Money Order or Cashier’s Cheque only

If paying in cash, exact amount only

No personal/corporate cheques

No debit/credit cards 

 

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