SINGAPORE ID CARD
In Singapore, each citizen and permanent resident in Singapore above age 15 is generally required to have a Singapore Id Card . Unique NRIC number comprising 9 alphanumeric characters, which acts as an identifier and is permanent. The second and third characters can reveal a person’s birth year.
Reporting Loss and Replacement of Singapore Id Card
Application for a replacement can only be made personally at the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority. For full details and procedures on reporting loss of IC, please click visit https://www.ica.gov.sg/documents/ic/loss.
Singaporean citizens who have lost their IC are required to report the loss and apply for a replacement in person within 14 days. A police report is required only if you are a victim of crime. Otherwise, you may execute a Statutory Declaration duly notarised by a US Notary Public or when you go to ICA to report the loss. Upon returning to Singapore, please visit the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority to report the loss.
Change Name or Address in Singapore Id Card
You may only change of name or address in your Identity Card directly with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority. For full details and procedures for change of name in your IC, please visit https://www.ica.gov.sg/documents/ic/update_particulars and for details on change of address, please visit https://www.ica.gov.sg/documents/ic/update_residential_address.
Holders of a Singapore id card are responsible for the card’s custody but are not required to carry the card on their person. Areas that will require NRICs to be verified include passports (immigration officers), polling stations (police officers) and those who undergo National Service in Singapore’s Armed Forces, police force and civil defence force. Notwithstanding this, if no identification can be produced the police may detain suspicious individuals until such identification can be produced either in person or by proxy. It is also a requirement to re-register NRICs when 30 years old after completing the National Service.