Apply Singapore ID card
Apply Singapore ID card, also known as the NRIC (National Registration Identity Card), is a document issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to all Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents. The NRIC contains personal information such as your name, date of birth, gender, address and identification number. It also has a photograph and your thumbprint. The NRIC is used for identification purposes in Singapore.
You will need to apply for an NRIC if you are a new citizen or permanent resident, or if you need to replace your existing NRIC. You can apply for an NRIC at any SingPost branch or at the ICA Building.
When applying for an NRIC, you will need to submit certain documents such as your birth certificate, passport and proof of address. You will also need to pay the application fee. Once your application has been approved, you will be required to attend an appointment at the ICA Building to have your photograph and thumbprint taken. Your new NRIC will be ready for collection within 2 weeks from the date of your appointment.
How to apply for the Singapore ID Card
1. You must be a Singapore citizen or permanent resident to apply for an ID card. If you are a new citizen, you will need to submit your birth certificate and citizenship certificate when applying.
2. You can apply for your ID card at any SingPost branch or selected neighbourhood police centres. The application process is simple and takes about 15 minutes.
3. When applying, you will need to submit a completed application form, which you can get from any SingPost branch or the website of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). You will also need to bring along supporting documents such as your birth certificate, passport-size photograph and citizenship certificate (if applicable).
4. There is no fee payable for the application. However, if you lose your ID card, you will need to pay a replacement fee of S$30.
5. Once your application is approved, you will receive your ID card within 2 weeks by post.
How to apply for a re-registration of Singapore ID Card
If you have recently lost your Singapore ID card, or it has been stolen, you will need to apply for a re-registration of the card. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do so:
1.Firstly, you will need to head down to any SingPost branch with your supporting documents.
2.Next, fill in the application form and submit it along with the required documents. These documents include your birth certificate, passport-sized photograph and identity declaration form (if applicable).
3.You will then be required to pay the application fee of S$30 via cash or NETS.
4.Once your application has been processed, you will be notified via mail to collect your new Singapore ID card from the nearest community centre/club or appointed Post Office.
Requirements and restrictions for Singapore ID Cards
All Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents are required to have a valid national Identity Card (NRIC). The NRIC is issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and it is compulsory for all Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents to apply for the NRIC upon reaching the age of 15. The NRIC contains personal information such as the holder’s name, photograph, thumbprint, date of birth, gender and nationality.
The NRIC must be produced whenever an individual needs to prove his/her identity, for example, when applying for a job or opening a bank account. It is also used as a travel document when travelling within Malaysia and Brunei.
So there you have it! Applying for your Singapore ID card is a pretty straightforward process, and hopefully this guide has helped to make the process a little bit easier for you. If you have any other questions about applying for your IC, feel free to leave them in the comments below and we’ll do our best to help you out.
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