8 things you must know about NRIC re-registration in Singapore

By Stephanie Yeo   — November 19, 2016
  • 1. Why have NRIC re-registration in Singapore?
    1 / 8 1. Why have NRIC re-registration in Singapore?

    The national registration identity card (NRIC) re-registration rule will start in 2017.

    This is to update the photographs on the NRIC as cardholders get older, which could cause difficulties in identification. The age was chosen because 55 is roughly the midpoint between the first NRIC re-registration age at 30 years old and Singapore’s current life expectancy of 82.

    Along with the re-registration, iris images will also be collected.

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  • 2. Who will be affected?
    2 / 8 2. Who will be affected?

    Singapore citizens and permanent residents who turn 55 (those born on or after Jan 1, 1962), and who have not replaced their NRIC in the last 10 years.

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  • 3. What is the process like?
    3 / 8 3. What is the process like?

    You will need to update your personal particulars and submit a recent photograph of yourself.

    If you’re turning 55, you will receive a letter from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) a month before your birthday. You will have one year to re-register your NRIC.

    This can be done online via the ICA website, or by using the self-service kiosks at the eLobby of the ICA building at 10, Kallang Road.

    You can also complete the hard copy application form enclosed in the notification letter and mail it to the ICA’s Citizen Services Centre.

     

     

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  • How much will it cost?
    4 / 8 How much will it cost?

    It will cost $10 for Singapore citizens and $50 for PRs. This is to recover part of the costs to produce an NRIC.

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  • What happens if I fail to register?
    5 / 8 What happens if I fail to register?

    Reminder letters will be sent out at both six and nine months after you turn 55.

    For failing to re-register your NRIC, you can be fined up to $5,000, or jailed up to five years, or both.

     

     

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  • What about those who are born before Jan 1, 1962?
    6 / 8 What about those who are born before Jan 1, 1962?

    ICA will introduce an optional re-registration process which will start from 2018. More details will be out in 2017.

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  • What should I do if I'm living overseas during the re-registration period?
    7 / 8 What should I do if I'm living overseas during the re-registration period?

    You should inform ICA in writing by e-mailing ICA_IC_Unit@ica.gov.sg. You are required to register your NRIC within a year of returning to Singapore.

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  • What if my family member, who has to re-register his NRIC, is bedridden?
    8 / 8 What if my family member, who has to re-register his NRIC, is bedridden?

    You can request for the re-registration to be done via a home visit by ICA. A doctor’s memo on the NRIC holder’s medical condition must be submitted with the request.

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    A version of this article first appeared in The New Paper.

    (NRIC photos: Shin Min, Wanbao, The Straits Times, Berita Harian, MyPaper. Other photos: 123RF.com) 

     

     

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