A Certificate of Clearance is issued by the Singapore Police Force to Citizens of Singapore to certify that a person has no criminal conviction within a stipulated period of time of residence in Singapore. The Consulate-General is not authorised to issue such certificates. With effect from 18 October 2010, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) will cease to issue Certificate of Clearance (COC) to Non-Singapore Citizens. 


Singapore Citizens may apply for a COC using SingPass at https://eservices.police.gov.sg/content/policehubhome/homepage/certificate-of-clearance-hub.html


Non-Singapore Citizens may also submit an appeal for SPF to issue a COC on the same website above. You must meet the following criteria in order to submit an appeal. 

  • Appellants must have resided in Singapore for a minimum period of 6 months, under a valid pass issued by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) or the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). 
  • Above 16 years old
  • Have documentary proof which states that a COC is required by the foreign government authority or institution for overseas purposes such as migration, adoption, overseas employment or further education. 

Non-Singapore Citizens applying for the COC who require fingerprinting services may enquire with local notaries public for such services. You may contact the local notaries public at (0592) 202 5321 for further details. 

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