Applicants may apply for the removal of DNA information and identifying information like fingerprints and photographs, from the database of the Registrar of Criminals if they meet the eligibility criteria.
REMOVAL OF INFORMATION COLLECTED AS ACCUSED PERSON
Applicants who had their information collected while under arrest, while on bail, upon conviction, or during imprisonment can make the application only when their criminal case concluded with one of the following case outcomes:
Applicants must make the application no later than 15 days after the date of the case outcome. For reference, the dates of case outcome refer to the date of acquittal by the court, the date of discharge by the court, and the date of payment of composition.
Police will notify applicants of the outcome of the application within 30 days of the date of application.
REMOVAL OF INFORMATION COLLECTED AS A VOLUNTEER
Applicants who had their information collected as a volunteer can make the application at any time.
Police will notify applicants when the information has been removed.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for removal of information, applicants should fill in the FormSG below. Applicants should indicate if they are applying as an accused person or a volunteer, and complete the form accurately and to the best of their knowledge.
For further enquiries, the Criminal Records Office may be contacted at:
Email : SPF_CRO_Registrar@spf.gov.sg
Applicants must file the appeal to the Reviewing Tribunal no later than 30 days after the notice of the Registrar’s decision was given.
Applicants must pay a non-refundable fee of $20 for each appeal to the Reviewing Tribunal.
How to File
Please email Secretary@rcatribunal.gov.sg for the payment instructions. This is mandatory. Only completed appeal forms with verified proof of payment will be processed.
Click here to download the form for appeal.
The appeal form must be filled in full and submitted via e-mail to Secretary@rcatribunal.gov.sg.