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 ( 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


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