With effect from 4 March 2024, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is replacing previous submission for application of the Renunciation of Singapore Permanent Residence via Mission or at ICA Building, with an online application channel. For more details, please visit ICA website at https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-transit-depart/more-information/for-permanent-residents/renunciation-of-permanent-residence for online procedures.  


Please note that only existing Singapore Permanent Residents need to apply for PR renunciation.  You are considered to have lost your PR status if you have remained overseas without a valid Re-Entry Permit (REP).  Instead, please request for a verification letter proving that you are no longer a Singapore PR at https://go.gov.sg/verificationofpr.




Forms to upload:

  1. Letter of Request for Renunciation of Permanent Residence Status (Annex A)
  2. MINDEF Acknowledgement Form (for male PRs) (Annex B)


Documents to upload:

  1. Passport biodata and signature page
  2. Proof of name change (Deed poll, baptism certificate)*
  3. Loss of IC police report/statutory declaration*
  4. Clearance letter from MINDEF/SPF/SCDF*
  5. Divorce papers, order of court, interim/final judgement, and child custody papers*
  6. Death certificate*

*if applicable


Please provide scanned copies in PDF/JPEG/PNG format of the original and notarized translations for documents in any languages other than English.  ICA only accepts notarised translations and statutory declarations that are provided by (1) a Notary Public in Singapore or the issuing country; (2) attested or certified by the Embassy of the issuing country.


Documents to be returned to ICA:

Please return the original Singapore Blue Identity Card separately to ICA at our office or via registered mail to ICA with following address within fourteen (14) days of submitting your renunciation application.


Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

ICA Building

10 Kallang Road #03-00

Singapore 208718

Attention Mr Kel Tan (IC Unit)



The general processing time may take up to four (4) weeks from the receipt of your application. Some applications may take a longer to process. You will be issued with a letter of renunciation via email once your request has been processed.

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