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How to register death in Singapore

When to register

It is required by law for all deaths occurring in Singapore to register the death within 24 hours of occurrence, regardless of citizenship.

Documents required

  • Certificate of Cause of Death issued by doctors or Authorised Officers (i.e. Forensic Death Investigators) from the Ministry of Health
  • Deceased’s identification documents (e.g. IC & Passport) for cancellation
  • Informant’s identification documents (e.g. IC or Passport)

Fees

Free of charge

Location

Place Address & Contact Opening Hours Processing Time
Citizen Services Centre, ICA Building 3rd floor, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road S(208718)
Tel: 6391 6100
8am – 5pm (Mon – Fri) 8am – 1pm (Sat) 30 minutes
Police Divisional Headquarters, Neighbourhood Police Centre, Neighbourhood Police Post List of Neighbourhood Police Centres 24 hours for NPC 45 minutes

Also read: What to do when a death occurs: 4 key steps

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

– J.K. Rowling

Updated on January 22, 2018

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