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Apply for Singapore Citizenship by Descent/Registration

For Singaporeans residing in the United States, there are two ways in which one can apply for Singapore Citizenship by descent/registration.


Please read the requirements for Singapore Citizenship application (click here) in its entirety.


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:

  1. Completed Citizenship application form. Please have page 4 notarized before a US Notary Public.
  2. One recent passport-sized colour photograph of child affixed on the completed citizenship application form. The photograph must be:
    • 35 mm wide by 45 mm high without border and taken within the last three months
    • taken full face without headgear, unless the applicant habitually wears a headgear in accordance with religious or racial customs. The headgear must not hide the applicant's facial features
    • the facial image must be between 25 mm and 35 mm from chin to crown; and taken against plain white background with a matt or semi-matt finish
  3. Certified true copy of child’s birth certificate showing names of both parents
  4. Certified true copy of child’s passport (if applicable)
  5. Certified true copies of both parents’ Identity cards and passport bio-data pages
  6. Certified true copy of parents’ marriage certificate. If parents’ marriage was registered outside Singapore, child’s father is required to make a Statutory Declaration stating that (name of wife) is his one and only wife if he is the applicant for child’s citizenship.
  7. Certified true copy of Death Certificate/Divorce Certificate/Separation Deed/Custody document of child/children by previous spouses, if applicable. Letter of consent from ex-spouse if child is under joint-custody.
  8. Additional Documents if application is submitted one year after minor's birth / Singapore citizen(s) by registration
    • Original letter of employment from parents’ current employer, stating the occupation, date of employment and gross salary per month (equivalent to Singapore dolloar), including latest payslip, if employed.
    • Certified true copies of Income Tax Notice of Assessment for last 3 years preceding the date of application.
    • Certified true copy of Business registration certificate from Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), latest balance sheet/profit and loss account if applicant is a sole proprietor/partner/Director of a company.
    • CPF contributions history for last 12 months, if employed.
    • Particulars of child’s other siblings (if any) with a copy of siblings’ Singapore birth certificate/Singapore citizenship certificate, passport, and/or adoption certificate.

PROCESSING FEE

US$13.00 if (i) the sponsor of the application is a biological parent who is a Singapore citizen at the point of the child's birth and at the point of applying for Singapore Citizenship for the child; and (ii) the parents of the child are either legally married prior to the child's birth or, if unmarried, the sponsor must be the mother who is a Singapore citizen.

OR

US$121.00 for all other applications that do not fit the above criteria.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

 

NOTES

  1. The application has to be submitted within one year of the child’s birth. Otherwise, a letter of explanation is required for late submission.
  2. All documents must be duly notarized before a Notary Public.
  3. If you are unable to produce the document required, please provide an explanation in your covering letter.
  4. Processing time is approximately 6 to 8 weeks from the date of receipt of the complete application.
  5. Official translations are required if they are not in English.
  6. Additional documents may be required while processing your application, whenever necessary.

National Service (NS) Liability
Male applicants who are granted Singapore Citizenship status are required to register for NS upon reaching 16½ years old.

 

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 facilitate the delivery of the Citizenship Certificate 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 facilitate the delivery of the Citizenship Certificate 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.

  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 facilitate the delivery of the Citizenship Certificate 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.

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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