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Services and information provided to Canadians by the High Commission of Canada in Singapore.

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

If your child is born outside of Canada, you do not need to register the birth in Canada.

Citizenship services

  1. See Apply for a Canadian citizenship certificate and complete form (CIT 0001).
  2. Refer to the instruction guide and document checklist for necessary supporting documents.
  3. Fees can be paid during submission or online. Include the receipt with the application.
  4. Book an appointment online to submit the completed application form and supporting documents at the High Commission of Canada in Singapore.
    • One George Street #11-01, Singapore 049145 (closed on public holidays)

Check (proof of citizenship) processing time

Payment method

Pay your application fees online, or in person by credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

Details Fee (CAD)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00
Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship 100.00
Replacement / Update of proof of Canadian citizenship 75.00

Criminal record checks

Refer to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Criminal record checks.

Singapore Police Force offers fingerprinting services. Individuals may contact the local police (by +65 6435 8277 or SPF_COC_Office@spf.gov.sg) directly for details on fingerprinting.

Death abroad

Refer to Death abroad.

Marriage abroad

Refer to Marriage outside Canada.

The Registry of Marriages (ROM) in Singapore registers and solemnises civil marriages under the Women's Charter.

Notarial services

Canadian consular officials abroad have the legal authority to perform a variety of notarial services. These services are offered, however, only when necessary and no substitute service providers exist locally. Individuals may visit Singapore Law Society's website for law firms, lawyers, Commissioner of Oaths and Notaries Public in Singapore.

Consular officials cannot offer advice on legal issues or represent persons before the courts, nor do they post bail, pay legal fees or pay fines. Consular officials also reserve the right to refuse notarial services.

Service standards and fees are applicable to all notarial services offered.

Authentication

Authentication is a certification of the genuineness of the signature and seal of an official without confirming the underlying data on the document. In other words, authentication does not validate the content of the document, and the disclaimer “Contents not validated by the High Commission of Canada” will be stamped on the document(s) authenticated by the High Commission.

The High Commission may authenticate certain original Canadian documents, or documentations containing the original signature and seal of authorized Singapore Academy of Law officials. To request for authentication service from consular official in Singapore, please provide a copy of your document(s) to the Consular Section of the High Commission of Canada in Singapore via sporeconsular@international.gc.ca or by mail.

Consular officials will assess the document(s) in question and respond accordingly.

Certify true copy of original document – contents not validated

Consular officials can provide certified true copy of original Canadian documents such as passport, citizenship, birth, marriage and death certificates. To request for this service, the document holder needs to make an appointment online (“Notarial Services”) and appear in-person at the High Commission with the original Canadian document(s) and proof of identity during the appointment.

The disclaimer “Contents not validated by the High Commission of Canada” will be stamped on the certified copy of the document, which will also bear the date and signature of a consular official.

Certify true copy of Canadian passport

Consular officials can validate the bio-data page of a Canadian passport against the electronic record and certify a true and authentic copy of the original, dated and sealed. The Canadian passport must not have been damaged or previously reported as lost or stolen.

To request for this service, the passport holder needs to make an appointment online (“Notarial Services”) and appear in-person at the High Commission with the original Canadian passport and a duly completed PPTC516 form during the appointment.

Declaration of common-law relationship

Canadian representative offices abroad are not in a position to confirm the marital status of Canadian citizens as it falls under provincial/territorial jurisdiction in Canada. Furthermore, there is no central registry for marital status in Canada.

Canadian federal legislation recognizes the concept of “common law relationship” and provides federal benefits equivalent to those of a married couple.

Canadian citizens may wish to swear or declare their common-law status by signing an affidavit or a statutory declaration at the High Commission. To request this service, please provide the below-listed documents to the Consular Section of the High Commission of Canada in Singapore via sporeconsular@international.gc.ca or by mail:

  • a valid Canadian passport;
  • a certified true copy of birth certificate (if born in Canada);
  • a certified true copy of Canadian citizenship certificate (if not born in Canada); and
  • a draft affidavit or statutory declaration (pertaining to common-law relationship).

Consular officials will assess the document(s) and respond accordingly.

Note: Signing an affidavit or a statutory declaration at the High Commission does not validate the content of the document. The disclaimer “Contents not validated by the High Commission of Canada” will be stamped on each page of the affidavit or statutory declaration, whereby the non-validation stamp is not only limited to where official signatures or seals appear.

Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad

Some countries may require foreigners to produce a document that certifies their capacity to marry; this is commonly referred to as a Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage. Canadian law does not require the issuance of any certificate or other document as proof of a Canadian citizen’s eligibility to marry.

That being said, the High Commission can provide a “Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad” to Canadians who are looking to get married in Singapore. To request this statement, please provide the following list of documents to the Consular Section of the High Commission of Canada in Singapore via sporeconsular@international.gc.ca or by mail:

  • a valid Canadian passport;
  • a certified true copy of birth certificate (if born in Canada);
  • a certified true copy of Canadian citizenship certificate (if not born in Canada);
  • a signed / dated statutory declaration on the requester’s current marital status, permanent address, contact information and the name/citizenship of future spouse; and
  • a certified true copy of divorce certificate/final judgment of divorce or of the former spouse’s death certificate, if previously married.

Consular officials will assess the document(s) and respond accordingly.

Translation

The High Commission of Canada does not provide translation or interpretation services. However, a list of translators can be provided upon request for your convenience. To request a list of translators in Singapore, please contact the Consular Section of the High Commission of Canada in Singapore via sporeconsular@international.gc.ca.

Disclaimer: Service providers furnished by the High Commission of Canada are only for the convenience of enquiries. The High Commission does not endorse nor recommend any individuals and/or firms. Neither the High Commission of Canada nor the Government of Canada make any guarantee in relation to the competence or probity of any firm or individual nor can they be held responsible in any way for the service you receive.

Payment method

Details Fee (CAD)
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00
Issuing a Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad. The fee shown is a minimum, per document. 30.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (less than 200 words). The fee shown is per document. 30.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (200-499 words). The fee shown is per document. 60.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (500-999). The fee shown is per document. 80.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (1000 words or more). The fee shown is per word. 0.10
Providing a Passport Canada CTC. The fee shown is per set of three copies. 45.00

Passport services

Adult passports

  1. Find out if you can renew your passport
  2. If not eligible for renewal, follow the steps to apply for a new passport
  3. Fees can be paid during submission or online
  4. Book an appointment online to submit the application and supporting documents at the High Commission of Canada in Singapore
    • One George Street #11-01, Singapore 049145 (closed on public holidays)

Report a lost or stolen passport

Child passports

  1. Follow the steps to apply for a child's passport
  2. If there is no guarantor, complete a Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor form (notarial fee applicable), which will be provided by contacting our office by email at sporeconsular@international.gc.ca
  3. Fees can be paid during submission or online
  4. Book an appointment online to submit the application and supporting documents at the High Commission of Canada in Singapore
    • One George Street #11-01, Singapore 049145 (closed on public holidays)

Report a lost or stolen passport

Processing time

Check passport and travel document service standards

If you need a passport urgently, present your proof of travel or proof of residency requirement during application submission.

Payment method

Payments can be made online, or in person by credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

Details Fee (CAD)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00
Certify true of passport copy (by Passport Canada) 45.00
Consular Fees for passport Services 25.00
Retention of a valid passport 45.00
Temporary passport 110.00
Temporary passport exchange fee in Canada 20.00
Passport - Statutory Declaration in lieu of Guarantor 50.00
Emergency travel document (adult) 75.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad and Retiring abroad.

Same-sex marriage abroad

Singapore does not recognize same-sex marriage.

The laws of Singapore that prohibit sexual acts between individuals of the same sex are being repealed. LGBTQ2 travellers should carefully consider the risks of travelling to Singapore.

General safety information and advice for LGBTQ2 travellers abroad

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Please do not call the High Commission for Visa and immigration inquiries.

For case-specific enquiries or urgent cases, please contact singapore-im-enquiry@international.gc.ca.

Refer to Travel documents – Visas.

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

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