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Oath Taking for Minors

Minors who are Singapore Citizens by descent/registration must take the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty (ORAL) within 12 months on attaining the age of 21 years to remain as Singapore Citizens.


If one fails to take the Oath within 12 months on attaining the age of 21 years, he/she will automatically lose his/her citizenship on attaining the age of 22 years and there is no assurance that he/she can continue studying, working or residing in Singapore as a foreigner on any form of student pass, work pass, social visit pass or as a permanent resident.


APPLYING IN PERSON OR BY MAIL


All applications submitted in person to the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC will only be accepted between 9.00am to 1.00pm on weekdays on an appointment-only basis.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • A copy of Minor's Identity Card
  • Minor's Original Singapore Citizenship Certificate
  • Certified True Copy of the Renunciation Certificate of the other country
  • The prescribed Oath Form duly completed/signed/affirmed. Minors residing overseas may take the ORAL at the nearest Singapore Missions or with the permission of the Registrar, take the ORAL in the presence of any authorised notary public or person authorised to administer Oaths.


PROCESSING FEE:

No charge.


NOTES:

  1. Processing time is approximately 2 to 4 weeks from the date of receipt of the complete application.

  2. If your passport has expired, you may apply for a new passport concurrently with your oath. For information on passport application, please click here.

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. To facilitate the return of your documents 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. To facilitate the return of your documents 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. To facilitate the return of your passport 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. Oath-taking can only be done by the Honorary Consul-General in person. Please call ahead to make an appointment.
    2. To facilitate the return of your documents 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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