Certificate of Clearance

     

INTRODUCTION

This section applies to Non Singapore Citizens (Singapore Permanent Residents & Foreign Nationals) only.


The SPF is not obligated to issue a COC but have done so as a form of international cooperation since other countries provide similar documents as well. However, this service does not form part of SPF’s core function. Non-Singapore Citizens who wish to apply for COC are required to appeal, for consideration on a case by case basis. Appellants must have resided in Singapore for a minimum period of 6 months, under a valid pass issued by the Immigrations Checkpoint Authority (ICA) or the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). You must also be above the age of 16 and have documentary proof which states that a COC is required by the foreign government authority or institution for overseas purposes such as migration, adoption, overseas employment or further education.


Appellants may note that there are other alternatives to obtain a declaration of no criminal conviction, such as a Statutory Declaration through a Commissioner of Oaths / Justices of Peace or a qualified legal practitioner.

WHAT YOU NEED

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Scanned documentary proof indicating that a COC is required and for what purpose

Scanned biometric page of applicant’s valid passport

Scanned Identification Document (ID), front and back

Scanned or digital passport-sized photograph

Valid Credit/Debit Card (VISA/MASTERCARD) or i-Banking account for online payment.

Original hardcopy fingerprint impressions (Optional)

CONTACT DETAILS

You may contact Criminal Records Office at:

Tel : +65 6435 8277 (between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Singapore time (GMT+8), from Mondays to Fridays, excluding Public Holidays)

Email : [email protected]

    

Estimated time to complete: 15 - 30 mins

   

   

INTRODUCTION

Applicants who have met the eligibility criteria may apply for COC in the link below. Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email/SMS notification to book an appointment to have your fingerprint impressions taken at Police Cantonment Complex. The COC will be issued to you after verification of your fingerprint impressions.


Applicants residing overseas will be required to mail a hardcopy of your fingerprint impressions taken at an authorised institution in your country of residence (such as police stations or embassies), and enclose it with a copy of the eCOC Acknowledgement Slip, generated at the end of your online application. The COC will be mailed to your posting address indicated in the online application form, once we receive and verify your fingerprint impression and eCOC Acknowledgement Slip.


Non-Singapore Citizens may only apply after submitting an appeal, and if your appeal is successful. You will be notified of the appeal outcome within 5 working days. Generally for Singapore Citizens and successfully appealed cases, it will take 5 working days to process the COC application upon receipt of completed applications with all the necessary documents. Failure to comply with the submission of required documents will result in delays in processing or rejection of application. Processing time excludes the time taken for the mail to be delivered to the forwarding address as indicated in the application forms.

WHAT YOU NEED

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Scanned documentary proof indicating that a COC is required and for what purpose

Scanned biometric page of applicant’s valid passport

Scanned Identification Document (ID), front and back

Scanned or digital passport-sized photograph

Valid Credit/Debit Card (VISA/MASTERCARD) or i-Banking account for online payment.

Original hardcopy fingerprint impressions (Optional)

CONTACT DETAILS

You may contact Criminal Records Office at:

Tel : +65 6435 8277 (between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Singapore time (GMT+8), from Mondays to Fridays, excluding Public Holidays)

Email : [email protected]

    

Estimated time to complete: 15 - 30 mins

   

   

INTRODUCTION

Applicants who have misplaced their COC, or wish to have additional copies of COC, may apply for a duplicate copy if the initial COC application was made within the last six months. If the initial COC application was made more than six months ago, applicants are required to apply for a new COC instead.


A fee of SGD $30 will be chargeable for each duplicate COC issued.


Applicants may collect the duplicate COCs at Police Cantonment Complex or opt to have it mailed to the address provided in the application form. For collection, please bring along a copy of the acknowledgement slip, generated at the end of the application (sample below) and an identity document for verification.

eCOC-duplicate

WHAT YOU NEED

Singpass and/or Foreign Identification Number (FIN)

Reference Number of initial COC Application

Valid Credit/Debit Card (VISA/MASTERCARD) or i-Banking account for online payment.

CONTACT DETAILS

You may contact Criminal Records Office at:

Tel : +65 6435 8277 (between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Singapore time (GMT+8), from Mondays to Fridays, excluding Public Holidays)

Email : [email protected]

    

Estimated time to complete: 15 - 30 mins

   

   

INTRODUCTION

Applicants who had applied for COC and received an email/SMS notification that the COC application has been accepted, can book an appointment to have fingerprint impressions taken at Police Cantonment Complex, within six months from the date of application. The application will be voided if the applicants fail to do so, and need to submit a fresh application. When visiting Police Cantonment Complex on the appointment date, please bring along a copy of the acknowledgement slip, generated at the end of the booking (sample below) and an identity document for verification.

eCOC-book

WHAT YOU NEED

Singpass and/or Foreign Identification Number (FIN)

Reference Number of initial COC Application

CONTACT DETAILS

You may contact Criminal Records Office at:

Tel : +65 6435 8277 (between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Singapore time (GMT+8), from Mondays to Fridays, excluding Public Holidays)

Email : [email protected]

    

Estimated time to complete: 15 - 30 mins