After completing the registration of Singapore Citizenship, I am now eligible to apply for a Singapore passport. So, today I will talk about the process of Singapore Passport Online Application. You may check out my previous post on “Singapore Citizenship Registration and take the Oath of Renunciation” if you missed it. However, applying for a passport is not compulsory and you can always do it later when you need to. For me, I always get my passport ready in case of an emergency. It’s a personal choice.
There are two ways to apply for a Singapore passport:
- Online Application
- By post or deposit box
However, I will be focusing on Online Application in today’s post.
The only required document is the passport-sized color photograph and it must be taken within the last three months. Your photograph must adhere to the photo requirements. Taking the photo with a mobile photo by yourself is not advisable.
The fee for online application is S$70. There are various payment options, you can pay using a credit card (Visa/Master/Amex), internet direct debit via interbanking or PayNow.
Login to the MyICA e-Service using your Singpass 2FA to complete the online application form. For the procedure details, you can watch the video guides by ICA. The video guides are very informative and easy to follow. I would suggest you watch the video guide before starting your online application submission.
The processing time for online application is about one week. You will receive an email from ICA when your passport is ready for collection. Alternatively, you may log in to MyICA portal to check your application status.
Passport collection is by appointment only. There will be instruction and link in the email for you to make an e-Appointment to collect your passport. You can choose to collection your passport either from the SingPost or Passport Unit at ICA Building. However, Post Office service fee may applies for collection at SingPost. Please also take note that you must come IN PERSON with your NRIC for the collection.
Although applying for a passport is not compulsory but I would suggest you to get one in case of emergency. What’s more with the Singapore passport online application, you can always do it from the comfort of your home. 🏡 Lastly, thank you for stopping by my website and stay tuned for my next blog post on “Citizenship Ceremony”.
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Seeking advice about children’s passport matter… Do you still renew their Malaysian passport?
No, I didn’t renew their Malaysia passport. I applied Singapore passport for them. I think you need to get ICA’s endorsement if you want to renew your children’s Malaysia passport.
Can we apply for Singapore passport while waiting for the Borong K approval from Malaysia High Comm?
You can apply for Singapore passport after you have done the Singapore Citizenship registration and take the oath of renunciation.
How long does it take for the Singapore passport to be issued after completing the registration process? Thank you !
Hi Jini, you can apply for the Singapore passport one working day after completing your Singapore Citizenship registration. The processing time might change from time to time. According to ICA website (https://www.ica.gov.sg/documents/passport/apply), the processing time from receipt of your application till collection of the passport is at least six weeks.
My kids are still young, less than 18 y.o. In this case, their Malaysian citizenship will be still eligible, am I right?
Do you know in terms of flying, which passport shall I use for them? And also the renewal of Malaysian passport.
Yes, your kids are still holding the Malaysian citizenship. However, they need to renounce their Malaysia citizenship when they turn 21 years old to retain their Singapore citizenship. I am not sure, but I think they can still use their Malaysia passport with endorsement from ICA. You can check with ICA.
Thank you very much, Xiong, For your prompt reply.
You are welcome Jocelyn! 🙂
I just got the in principle approval. So i will need to complete the three activities by 08/01/2023. I’ve already have my trips booked in the end of December and in the end of January. I am clueless about the timeline. Do you think I should complete the three activities by Jan, and do the renunciation after i come back from my trip in the early of Feb? Otherwise I don’t think I have enough time for renunciation+citizenship registration+passport application within 2.5 weeks in January right? Thank you so much for your help!