PROCEDURE

 

1. Application & additional forms

  These forms are to be completed for an application made at Singapore High Commission in Wellington only. Please submit your application to:

Singapore High Commission

17 Kabul St, Khandallah

Wellington 6035

PO BOX 13140, Johnsonville

Wellington 6440

Click here to download the Singapore passport application forms.

2. Eligibility

Only a Singapore citizen may apply for a Singapore Passport.

3. Lost passport

If you have lost your passport, you must report the loss immediately to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority with a police report or statutory declaration. The passport reported lost will be invalidated with immediate effect and can no longer be used for travelling even if recovered subsequently. If you recover your lost passport, you must surrender the said passport to ICA for cancellation in person within 14 days. Failure to surrender such a recovered passport is an offence punishable by fine or imprisonment or both.

4. Replacement fee

If your current passport is lost or damaged, an additional non-refundable fee of NZ$57.00 is payable for the first replacement and NZ$114.00 for each subsequent replacement. This is in addition to the passport fee.

 

5. Documents Required

a. Two passport-size photographs. Paste one passport-sized photograph in the space provided on the top right hand corner of the form. The photograph must be in colour and shall be:

  • Sharp and clear, 35mm wide by 45mm high without border and taken within the last 3 months;
  • Taken full face with you looking directly at the camera with head straight and eyes open with no hair across and/or covering your eyes; Both edges of your face and the top of your shoulder must be clearly shown. You must not look over any shoulder and your head must not be tilted;
  • Taken with the image of your face measuring between 25 mm and 35 mm from chin to crown of head;
  • Taken without wearing any hat or other head covering, unless you habitually wear a hat or head covering in accordance with your religious or racial custom. If any such hat or head covering is worn, the photograph must still be a full frontal view of your head and shoulders, showing your facial features in entirety with eyes open and clearly visible;
  • If you wear glasses, the photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the lasses. The frames shall not cover any part of your eyes . Tinted glasses and sunglasses are not allowed;
  • Taken with uniform lighting with no flash reflections, no shadows, no uneven bright spots on the face and no red eyes;
  • Of white background, except that where if your hair, hat or head covering is white, the background must be light grey;
  • The photograph must show you alone with no chair back, toys or other persons visible;
  • The photograph must be printed on high quality paper at high resolution with a matte or semi-matte finish with no ink marks or creases.

b. A copy of one or more of the following:

    1. Identity Card
    2. Birth Certificate
    3. Citizenship Certificate

c. Current passport for cancellation, if any. (Please take note that the new & cancelled passport will be returned to the applicant).

d. A photocopy of the police report, if the current passport is lost.

e. The following photocopied documents are required for applicants who are below 15 years old and had changed name:

  • Baptism or Religious certificate for insertion of religious name; if any
  • Deed poll for change of name, including ethnic name, if any

f. For married female applicants, please be informed that ICA will use the name as entered in the National Registration Department in your new passport.  If you would like your married name to be included in your new passport, you will need to (i) enclose a letter to advise how you would like your married name to appear in your new passport and (ii) provide a certified copy of your marriage certificate to support the name change.

 

6. Payment

The passport fee is NZ$92.00. Please take note that we only accept either in cash or bank cheque made payable to Singapore High Commission. No personal or company cheques are accepted.

 

7. Processing Time

All passport applications submitted overseas are processed in Singapore. The expected turnaround time is about 4 to 6 weeks, if all relevant documents are duly submitted.

 

8. Fingerprint Image Capturing

Passport applicants who have been issued with a credit-card sized Identity Card (issued from 3 June 1991) and have not provided their fingerprint data at the point of application but are collecting their passports overseas will have their biometric passports encoded with the fingerprint data taken from their IC records.

 

9. Collection of Passport

  You will need to collect the new passport in person with one or more of the following original documents:

  1. Identity card;
  2. Current passport for cancellation, if any; and
  3. Police report, if the current passport is lost.

  You must also provide us with your current current valid NZ visa. 

  Applicants under 16 years old must also collect their passports with the consenting parent/legal guardian with the following original documents:

  • .Birth Certificate;
    1. Identity Card of consenting parent or legal guardian. If consenting parent is unable to come, he/she may authorize his/her spouse in writing to collect on his/her behalf. The spouse NRIC must be produced if consent is given by the legal guardian;
    2. Citizenship Certificate if applicant is a Singapore citizen by registration/descent and is not issued with an Identity Card.

Passports not collected within 3 months of application may be cancelled and no refund of the passport fee will be given.

 

10. Change of Personal Data

In compliance with the International requirements for biometric passports used for international travel, requests to change your personal data, for example: photograph update, name change, etc reflected on your biometric passport will not be allowed. You will be required to apply for a new passport, subjected to the usual passport fee, if you wish to have your new personal data reflected in your passport.

 

11. Passport Validity

The Singapore Passport is valid for 5 years for first time applicants. If you are renewing your passport which carries a remaining validity of 9 months or less, the remaining validity of your passport will be carried over to your new passport. In such a case, your new passport will have a validity period of 5 years, plus the remaining validity of your old passport up to a maximum of 9 months. However, if you are renewing a passport with more than 9 months validity, your new passport will carry a validity of 5 years and 9 months.

 

12. Application via the Internet (APPLES)

You may also apply for a passport via internet if you have a photograph image file in JPEG format ('jpeg' extension) and a credit/debit card for online payment. The fee is SGD$70.00 and payment must be made by VISA or MASTERCARD Credit/Debit Card. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ica.gov.sg

 

 

     

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