The Consulate-General can assist you to forward your application for a new Singapore biometric passport to the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), which is the processing authority.
Alternatively, you can apply for a new passport online through an e-application Application for Passport On-line Electronic System (APPLES)and then collect the new passport at the Consulate-General. Please note that if your passport is lost or damaged, you are not allowed to apply for a new passport online.
The following documents (original and photocopy) should be submitted:
The Singapore biometric passport issued will be valid for 5 years. New passports issued will be valid for 5 years plus the remaining validity of the current passport. If the remaining validity of your passport exceeds 9 months, the validity upon renewal will be pegged at 5 years 9 months. Passports issued before 01 April 2005 carry a validity of up to 10 years.
RMB 372 (via the Consulate-General)
S$70 (via APPLES)
4 to 6 weeks (via the Consulate-General)
2 to 3 weeks (via APPLES)
Extension of Passport
Passport holders whose passports has run out of pages or reached its full validity cannot be extended. They must apply for a new passport.
Passport extension is only applicable to National Service (NS) liable male Singapore Passport holders aged between 11 and 17 1/2 years who have passports issued before 15 Aug 2006. NS liable Singapore Biometric Passport (issued after 15 Aug 2006) holders have to apply for a new passport once the current passport expires. Passport extension facility is not available on-line via APPLES.
Collection of Passport
The Consulate-General will inform you of the collection date when we receive the new passport from ICA. You must come to the Consulate-General personally with your current passport to collect the new passport. All new passports that are not collected within 3 months from date of issuance will be returned to ICA.
NS liable male Singaporeans
If you are between 13 and 16 1/2 years old, you need to apply for an exit permit from Ministry of Defence (Mindef) if you intend to travel or remain overseas for 3 months or longer. You can apply for an exit permit through an e-application available at Mindef website (http://www.ns.sg).
For enquires, please contact NS Portal Customer Service Centre:
Tel: + (65) 65676767
Fax: + (65) 68537894
If you need more information, please contact the Consulate-General at:
Tel: + (86) (021) 6278 5566
Please visit the ICA website for more information.
Most countries required passports to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry. Hence, please apply for your passport early.