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Reporting Loss of Singapore Passport and Applying for Document of Identity

If your Singapore Passport was lost or stolen while in the United States, you should report it to the local Police Department/Precinct immediately and obtain a police report. Thereafter please contact the Singapore Embassy or the nearest Consulate with the following information:

  1. A copy of the police report. In some cases where this may not be possible, you should request for an acknowledgement slip, e.g. the report record number, or a receipt.
  2. Your name, NRIC No., Date of Birth, local contact number and address.
  3. Your intended departure date from USA and the city which you will be departing from.
  4. Any documents which can prove your identity such as a photocopy of your lost passport, driving license, photo credit card, NRIC etc.

If you need to return to Singapore urgently and are not able to wait for a replacement passport, the Consular officer will be able to issue you a Document of Identity (DOI) once your identity has been verified. The DOI, in lieu of passport, will facilitate your return to Singapore only. To process your DOI, you must provide one passport-sized colour photograph and US$11.00 money order or cashier’s cheque to the Embassy or nearest Consulate (All fees are subject to change without notice). Please see additional notes below.

 

The process would usually take 2 to 3 days, especially during weekends/public holidays or after Singapore office hours, to verify your identity. Hence, you may have to re-schedule your departure date out of USA.

 

Passports reported lost cannot be used even if recovered subsequently. If you recover the lost passport after a new one has been issued to you, you must surrender the recovered passport to ICA, the Singapore Embassy or the nearest Consulate for cancellation within 14 days. Failure to surrender a recovered passport is an offence punishable by a fine not exceeding S$1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES IF YOU ARE APPLYING THROUGH:

  1. SINGAPORE EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON DC
    3501 International Place NW, Washington, DC 20008
    Hours: 9.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Mondays to Fridays
    1. Please issue a cashier’s cheque or money order in US currency made payable to the "Singapore Embassy". Personal/corporate checks are not accepted.
    2. Payment by exact cash if applying in person. Do not send cash through the mail.
    3. To receive your DOI by post, please provide a self-addressed and stamped US Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail Flat Rate envelope OR a self-addressed prepaid envelope from a courier service of your choice. For the latter, please make sure that pick-up service from our location is available.

  2. SINGAPORE CONSULATE-GENERAL IN SAN FRANCISCO
    595 Market Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94105
    Hours: 9:00am to 1:00pm, Mondays to Fridays
    www.mfa.gov.sg/sanfrancisco

    1. Please issue a cashier’s cheque or money order in US currency made payable to the "Singapore Consulate-General".
    2. To receive your DOI by post, please provide a self-addressed and stamped US Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail/Priority Mail envelope OR a self-addressed prepaid envelope from a courier service of your choice. For the latter, please make sure that pick-up service from the Consulate is available.

  3. SINGAPORE CONSULATE IN NEW YORK
    318 East 48th Street, New York, NY10017
    Hours: 9.00am - 1.00pm, Mondays to Fridays
    www.mfa.gov.sg/newyork-consul
    1. Please issue a cashier’s cheque or money order in US currency made payable to "Consulate of Singapore".
    2. To receive your DOI by post, please provide a self-addressed and stamped US Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail envelope. Federal Express, DHL, UPS, Airborne, Certified mail, etc. are not acceptable.

  4. SINGAPORE CONSULATE-GENERAL IN MIAMI
    2601 South Bayshore Drive, 9th Floor, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
    Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Mondays to Fridays
    1. Please issue a cashier’s cheque or money order in US currency made payable to the "The Consulate of Singapore". Personal/corporate checks are not accepted.
    2. To receive your DOI by post, please provide a self-addressed and stamped US Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail Flat Rate envelope OR a self-addressed prepaid envelope from a courier service of your choice. For the latter, please make sure that pick-up service from the Consulate is available.

The Government of the Republic of Singapore is not responsible for any document lost in the mail or transmitted through courier services.

 
 
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Address:
3501 International Place, NW
Washington DC 20008

Tel:
+1 (202) 537-3100

Fax:
+1 (202) 537-0876

E-Mail:
singemb_was@mfa.sg


Operational Hours:
Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm; 2.00pm-5.30pm Washington DC time (EST)

Consular Services (By appointment only):
Mon-Fri 9.00am – 1.00pm Washington DC time (EST)

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