• How to Renew NRIC

    NRIC holders are required to re-register their NRIC or renew their NRIC when they become 30 years old and once again when they become 55 years old. In both instances of renewal, the NRIC holder must re-register the NRIC after they attain 30th birthday or 55th birthday but before they complete their 31st or 56th birthday respectively.

    For NRIC holders who wish to renew their card but are currently residing overseas, the re-registration process can be completed within 12 months from the date of returning to Singapore.

    The re-registration process can be done online through the ICA portal or registrants can visit the ICA building and use the kiosks for self-service found on the eLobby on Level 1.

    Registrants can also fill in the application form that is sent to them along with their notification letter. The completed application form needs to be sent to the ICA Citizen Services Centre.

    Documents Required for Re-Registration

    For Online Registration:

    • SingPass ID of the registrant.
    • 1 colour photo, in passport size, and JPEG format which cannot be taken more than 3 months ago. It should have a white background with a semi-matte or matte finish is required. The photo must be free of any headwear unless dictated by a racial or religious customs of the registrant. The photo must show the facial characteristics of the NRC holder clearly. The registrant must not be in any uniform.
    • A JPEG copy of both sides of the registrant’s current NRIC.
    • SAF personnel are required to provide a JPEG copy of both sides of the SAF 11B.
    • MasterCard or Visa Credit/Debit Card for payment of fees online.
    • If the registrant wishes to change any particulars such as their ethnic name, then a JPEG image of the registrant’s name in characters such as Tamil, Chinese or Jawi characters is required.
    • Change of registrant’s particulars such as religious name, change of name, or updating marriage particulars will require additional documents such as a Religious or Baptism certificate, a deed poll, and a marriage certificate.
    • Registrants will have to carry the originals during collection for verification.

    For Postal Registration:

    • 1 passport-sized colour photo which cannot be taken more than 3 months ago and has a white background. The photo should be semi-matte or matte finish. The photo must be free of any headwear unless dictated by a racial or religious customs of the registrant. The photo must show the facial characteristics of the NRC holder clearly. The registrant must not be in any uniform.
    • A copy of both sides of the registrant’s current NRIC.
    • A copy (front and back) of the SAF 11B for SAF personnel.
    • Additional documents such as Religious or Baptism certificate for change in religious name, for change of name, a deed poll, and for updating marital status, a marriage certificate are required if the registrant wishes to change any of their particulars.
    • Registrants will have to carry the originals during collection for verification.

    If the Applicant is a Permanent Resident, the Following Additional Documents are Required:

    • A copy of the valid passport and any expired passport as well.

    Fees for Re-Registration

    • Singaporean citizens have to pay a fee of S$10 and Permanent Residents are subjected to a fee of S$50.
    • Re-registration fees for IC Online applications must be paid online by valid MasterCard or Visa Credit/Debit Card and for applications sent in through post; fee must be paid using NETS Flashpay, NETS or CashCard at the time of collecting the new identity card.

    Processing Time

    For re-registrations done through IC Online, the processing time is roughly 3 days from receipt of the application, provided all documents are in order and the photo meets the requirements set forth by ICA. The processing time for applications sent through post is roughly 2 weeks from receipt of application, provided all documents are in order and the photo meets the requirements set forth by ICA.

    When to Collect the NRIC for Re-Registration

    • NRIC holders will receive from the ICA an acknowledgement notifying them of when to collect the card. The NRIC holders should make an appointment through the e-Appointment system between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday and between 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on a Saturday.
    • NRIC holders who are eligible to collect it from a post office can see the list of post offices offering the collection service when they log into the ICA e-Appointment system. Registrants must select a post office of their choice at least 3 days in advance to collection date. Collections made at a post office can be subject to an additional fee.
    • NRIC holders can also choose to collect their NRIC at the self-service iCollect machine found on the e-Lobby at level 1 of the ICA building. There is no additional fee for collection through iCollect.

    What If You Do Not Re-Register

    NRIC re-registration, both when the individual attains 30 years of age and 55 years of age, are compulsory according to the National Registration Act. Failure to do so is considered as an offence. To ensure an individual refrains from forgetting to re-register, ICA will send the individual letters on a periodic basis. Two letters, one in 6 months and one in 9 months after the individual attains 30 or 55 years of age will be sent to remind them of the registration process.

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