Registration of Singapore Citizenship at ICA

Alright, after renunciation of my previous citizenship, and collecting the renunciation letter from Malaysia High Commission, I headed to Singapore ICA to register for Singapore Citizenship a few days later.

  1. Take new passport size photographs beforehand because they won’t accept the photographs you’ve submitted during application process.
    • Reason being, photos must be taken within the past three months.
    • Best to take it at a shop where they will ensure the photograph will be accepted by ICA.
  2. Scan your IC/Approval Letter at the entrance kiosk for a queue ticket.
  3. Wait for your turn near Room 19-25.
  4. Submit documents and photographs.
    • Renunciation Letter (all A4 papers which you received from Malaysia High Comission with two photocopies of them.)
    • Approval Letter from ICA
  5. Make payment of SGD80 via NETS.
  6. Wait for your queue number to be called again for oath taking.
  7. Once you are done with oath taking, you have basically completed the registration process.
  8. However, you are reminded to scan the Renunciation Approval Letter/Email (Borang K), which will be mailed to you from Malaysia, to ICA email. This step helps Singapore to ensure that your renunciation of previous citizenship is successful.
  9. You will then be permitted to apply for Singaporean passport one day later after oath-taking.
  10. Wait for letter/email to attend Citizenship Ceremony to collect your Singapore NRIC.

Done, you are ready to sing the Singapore national anthem now.
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Related posts:

Guide for “Renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship“:
https://pinkolifant.com/2019/10/10/oct-2019-renunciation-of-malaysian-citizenship/

Guide for “Collection of Singapore NRIC & Certified True Copy of Singapore Citizenship Certificate”:
https://pinkolifant.com/2020/07/10/updates-renunciation-of-malaysian-citizenship/

Guide for “Collection of Form K (final renunciation letter) and Birth Certificate”:
https://pinkolifant.com/2020/09/24/collect-formk-bc/

Stay safe,
PinkOlifant

167 thoughts on “Registration of Singapore Citizenship at ICA

  1. Hey, it’s me again. I hope you’re ok with me asking more questions. 😂😂

    So, I’ve went to High Comm of Malaysia on Tuesday to apply for renunciation, and today I went to collect the acknowledgement slip, there’s a thin pink slip reminding me to bring along the original MY-RN1 form upon collection of the approval form K. There’s also a photocopy of my birth certificate that stamped with “Subject has Applied for Renunciation at the high commission of Malaysia in Singapore and pending approval from Putrajaya”. And there’s also a yellow coloured receipt.

    Are these the required documents from ICA for citizenship registration? Or must I wait for the final approved form K?

    If they require the final approve form K, how long did you have to wait for collection?

    Thanks!

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    1. For the citizenship registration, you just have to bring all the documents you collected today. (Just in case you missed out some, so just bring ALL.)

      You do not have to wait for the final approved form K.

      The final approved form K will be mailed to you few months later (I don’t know exactly when). When you have received this, you’ll have to scan and email to ICA for record purpose.

      You can refer to my second latest post for Registration of Singapore Citizenship @ICA for more details 🙂

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        1. Thanks PinkOlifant 😉

          Maverick, or anyone reading this blog.
          Pls keep us posted here if you get notified to collect the approval borang K and birth cert. I wish to know which email address to lookup else might end up in my junk/spam folder.

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      1. Hi PinkOlifant,

        Regarding the Renunication letter borang K from Malaysia High Comm to be brought to ICA for Singapore citizenship registration, ICA letter stated that any letter not in English have to be translated. Did the borang K have English language or all Malay?

        Thank you.

        Raymond Yong

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        1. Dear Raymond,

          Borang K is in Malay, however, the ICA does not need a translated copy of it, in fact, all 4 documents you receive from MHC to be brought over to ICA do not need be be translated.

          Stay safe,
          PinkOlifant

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        2. The whole Borang K will be in Malay. Refer to Pinkoliphant’s previous post for the translation of Borang K.
          Do note that when in Malaysia High Comm, they will provide you a “dummy” Borang K form in white before they finally give you the one in Yellow to fill.

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        1. hi Yi Sin , may I know when you do your renunciation ? due to I want to do renunciation next month ,but I check from website ,cannot make renunciation from march 2020 till they annoucement …is it true ?

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      2. Thanks so much for detailing your experiences here! I can’t tell you how much help you’ve been. Seriously took at a lof stress off everytime I find answers to my queries here.

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      3. Hi there I registered for the Singapore citizenship as a minor and now I have 2 passport Malaysia/singapore.
        The last step of my journey is to renounce my Malaysia citizenship and take the oath. Do I need the borang k for the oath taking or the MYRN-1 form sufficient?, as appointment date at the malaysia high comm is at the end of July and I need to take the oath before October and the Borang k will take approximately 8 months as u mention above.

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  2. Hi, how does the ICA Approval Letter look like? I’m turning 21 this week but still haven’t received any letter regarding my Malaysian citizenship renunciation.

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      1. Hi PinkOlifant,
        Is this the approval letter or another letter that states ” You are at the final stage of your Singapore Citizenship application process …”. Kindly confirm, thank you.

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  3. For me I applied my citizenship online, so I can download soft copy of the approval letter through ICA website. I used the printed approval letter for my renunciation at MHC.

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  4. Hi Pink, thank you for the wonderfully detailed posts. Have a few questions:

    i. Will our birth certs be returned together with the final approved borang K (which I understand that it takes months to process)?

    ii. Any impact to SG citizenship application since MHC takes months long to return the final approved borang K?

    iii. At which stage one is considered SG citizen officially? stage 3 upon oath taking?

    iv. Is it advisable to travel with Malaysia passport during stage 2 (sg exp tour, e-journey) as I have pre-scheduled biz trip. Should I postpone it till end of Stage 3?

    Appreciate your advice on the above. Thanks!

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    1. Hi DC, replies as below:

      i. Yes.
      ii. No. MHC will provide another document to prove you have renounced Malaysian citizenship which you have to bring over to ICA.
      iii. Yes, after oath taking. Do note that some departments may not have been notified about the change of your citizenship, e.g. polyclinics, you have to inform them when you visit these places. However, most departments would have their systems being updated.

      iv. Yes. As long as you have not renounced your Malaysian citizenship, you can still travel with your Malaysian passport.

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      1. Hi Pink,

        Thank you very much for your reply. The information you shared on blog posts are succinct and orderly. Great job!
        I have another question, for Malaysia driving license, when do we need to make the conversion?

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        1. Hi DC,

          I found this website pretty clear in its explanation.

          https://www.singaporetranslators.com/blogs/can-i-use-malaysian-driving-licence-for-driving-in-singapore/

          “If you have a Malaysian driving license and you have already settled in Singapore with your new Singapore citizenship, then you must convert your Malaysian driving license within 3 months of citizenship or getting a permanent resident certificate.”

          Summary: either you covert anytime before you obtain Singapore citizenship, or within three months upon obtaining it.

          Seems like you will need this as well: “For Malaysian licence holders, an extract from JPJ Malaysia showing information of your driving record and licence information (obtained not more than 6 months before date of conversion)”

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          1. Hi Pink,

            Thank you so much for your prompt response! I will check with the the driving centers accordingly. Your advice is very helpful. Thank you and take care!

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        2. Hi DC

          Just to check How is your experience of converting driving license?

          I have go to traffic police post to convert the license but rejected as they need to see original Borang K. But my extract of driving license is valid for 6 months only.

          Thank you.

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          1. Do u hv the JPJ letter? I converted my license right after I got my approval letter for citizenship, before I go to high comm to submit documents, when u still hv ur Malaysia IC and passport with u, probably u already handed in ur passport and IC that’s why they ask for ur borang K.. I think thy hv a grace period of 6 months to convert after obtaining ur SG citizenship.. by right the correct procedure should be covert license before the start of ur renouncing

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  5. Hi PinkOlifant,
    Did you get your approval of form ‘K’ yet? I submitted my application on 20 Nov 2019. but so far no news from Malaysia High Commission.
    ICA is asking for it now. But High Comm consular section is temporarily closed from 26 Mar 2020 until further notice leh… Tried to call High Comm, no answer. I just emailed them

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    1. Hi Pinkolifant,
      I just got email reply from High Comm,
      “Renunciation application will take 8-12 months for approval by the Headquarters in Putrajaya. ICA is well notified on this matter.”

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    2. I submitted my application for renunciation in Oct 2019, but ICA hasn’t asked me for the renunciation approval letter 😯

      I think you can reply ICA stating your circumstances?

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      1. Hi there Pink and Stefanie,

        I’m in the same boat with you guys as well. I submitted mine on Nov last year and I can vaguely recall that the deadline set by the ICA lady is August 2020. How about you guys?

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        1. Hi Akira,
          My registration was on 29 Nov 2019, and I got the email 2 days ago, right after 6 months….
          Below extracted from ICA email,
          “You had also declared in writing that you would submit documentary evidence of having completely divested all foreign citizenship within 6 months from your registration date.”
          “your Singapore Citizenship may be affected under Article 134 and 135 of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore if the required document is not received by ICA.”

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                  1. Maybe you want to double check with ICA if the required document is the “final renunciation letter”? And add in the reply from Malaysia’s side.

                    I did not receive such email from ICA before :/

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                    1. Hi Pinkolifant,

                      I called ICA earlier, the lady told me is Borang ‘K’. I explained to her my situation. She told me to reply ICA email for extension, and state reason for extension, now i’m not sure how long extension should i been asking for🤔

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                    2. Hi Stefanie, perhaps just request for an open extension and see what ICA replies, don’t tie yourself to a deadline during a pandemic 😂

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                    3. Hi Pinkolifant,
                      Thanks for your suggestion.
                      Really grateful 🙏 that i found your page, I’m kinda lost & panic over this document issue.
                      Regretted not to get any contact number from the community sharing session that time.

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                    4. 03 Dec. Few days after Stefanie. If everything proceeds accordingly, I will be receiving a reminder from ICA soon.

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          1. Hi Stefanie,

            Thanks for the clarification. I’d be writing to the ICA for an extension of deadline now. Better to be safe than sorry.

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          2. Hi Stefanie. I received the exact same email from ICA and I have not received my final approved Borang K from MHC as well. May I know how did you handle it in the end? Did you finally receive your approved Borang K from Malaysia?

            I just emailed ICA to let them know my circumstance, followed by an email to the consular division of MHC to check on the status of the approved Borang K. My application was made on 13 Jan 2020 and similarly with you, ICA emailed me at the 6 month mark to request that I submit the documents of the renunciation of foreign citizenship.

            Thank you PinkOlifant for your detailed blog. You have equipped me so well every single step to the citizenship application journey. Really appreciate it.

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            1. Hi Yin,

              My Singapore Citizenship registration was 29 Nov 2019. Renunciation date 20 Nov 2019.
              On 30 May, I received reminder email from ICA to submit renunciation document. I wrote to Consular to check the status of renunciation application. Email reply from Consular that Renunciation application will take 8-12 months. So I attached the email from Consular to ICA to ask for extension on 1 Jun. ICA replied that I shall upload the document to MYICA once is available.

              On 20 Jul, I received letter from MHC (dated 17 Jul 2020) that my application of renunciation has been approved. However, I didn’t have pink IC & Singapore Citizenship Certificate at that time, there were a few email exchange after that. And the final email from Consular includes “For those who are still holding temporary Singapore NRIC, please contact ICA Singapore and request for a certified copy of your Singapore NRIC and citizenship certificate”. So I attached the email from Consular to ICA again to ask for certified copy.

              And I finally got my pink IC & Singapore Citizenship Certificated this morning. 🙂

              I should be going to MHC to collect my Form ‘K’ in next few days.

              Hope this helps 😉

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              1. Hi Stefanie,

                Thank you for sharing your experience and it’s really helpful. I’m currently in the same situation as to what you’ve described earlier. I received a letter from MHC(dated 14 August 2020) and I’d just emailed ICA citizenship to ask for a certified copy of Singapore Citizenship Certificate(less IC as I’ve my own 11B). Hope they would be replying soon.

                However, I realise that you’ve collected the original documents as opposed to certified copies. Does it mean that you wouldn’t be attending any citizenship ceremony? The second question is, do they arrange an appointment for you or you did a “walk-in” to collect the above-mentioned documents upon notification? Quite a mouthful of questions but thanks in advance.

                Lastly, with regard to the submission of Form “K”, I realise that as of now, ICA website has disabled the uploading button for those of us who registered for the citizenship at a later date. I guess we just have to email ICA our Form “K” upon collection in such case.

                Warm regards,
                Hao

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                1. Hi Hao,

                  Yes, I’ve requested for certified copy from ICA (attached MHC email to support the request), however, ICA gave me permission granted for Over-the-counter Services to collect my IC and Singapore Citizenship Certificate. And I’m not sure if I will be attending any Citizenship Ceremony in the future or not 😀
                  Answer to Q2: ICA gave me a specific timing to enter ICA for collection. But when I tried to scan for Q number at level 6, the system said I did not have any appointment 😀 and I had to choose no appointment services… However, I managed to collect my IC & Citizenship Certificate from enquiry counter.

                  As for Form ‘K’, I managed to upload through MyICA under “Apply/Sponsor for Singapore Citizenship”on 13 Aug. One of the readers (Low) commented on 17 &18 Aug that he emailed to ICA about Form ‘K’ submission, I guessed Low sent via email & ICA officer acknowledged Low’s submission.

                  All the best!

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        2. I don’t recall having a deadline set for the submission of final renunciation letter.

          https://va.ecitizen.gov.sg/cfp/customerpages/ICA/explorefaq.aspx

          Under Citizenship > Citizenship Registration, there’re some FAQs regarding this. However, there was no mention of deadline.

          Question: Am I required to submit the final renunciation letter?

          Answer: After you have acquired the final renunciation letter, you are required to submit a copy of the document to ICA. You may come down to ICA Building, Level and obtain a “Collection of documents” ticket and submit the following document to the officer. Alternatively, you may submit a clear scanned copy of the renunciation letter to our citizenship email address at ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg.

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  6. Hi Pink Olifant,
    Your post is very cleared. Appreciate it.

    I have a doubtful question which not mentioned in your post. May be you know or have other post.

    My question is: how to handle the bank account and property in Malaysia?

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    1. Hi Louise,

      I do not face the issues you mentioned as I do not have a bank account/property in Malaysia.

      Bank account wise, my mother still has her bank account upon becoming a citizen. (really no idea how it works.)

      Property wise, upon approval by ICA, you have to sell your properties in Malaysia or change the owner of the properties to someone you trust, before you can register for citizenship. (This is based on my father’s experience 10 years ago.)

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    2. i hope you have figured this out. i share my findings here: i just found from RHB bank, that i just need to fill a form to update my particulars and they will categorised the account under non-resident. no other impact on savings account & credit card account & usage.

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  7. Hi Pink Olifant,

    Many thanks for sharing your experience, its really helpful. Do you have any experience on EPF withdrawal? Do you know if the final renunciation letter is required for the full withdrawal?

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  8. Hello, I’ve finally made an appointment for my renunciation of Malaysia citizenship. I went to take the passport size photos today and found out that the dimensions for Singapore (35 mm x 45 mm) & Malaysia (35 mm x 50 mm) are different. Does it matter which one I bring for the forms?

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    1. As the photos for Malaysia side is just for submission of renunciation form, I would say the slight difference won’t matter.

      As for Singapore’s side, as the photo is required for national identity card, if it’s me, I’d ensure dimensions for Singapore’s side to be accurate.

      However, that’s just my 20 cents. If you’re afraid Malaysia High Commision won’t accept your photos, you can always take photos at the MHC during the day of renunciation.

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      1. Btw, photo taking service is not available when I was there last month due to COVID-19, not sure if it has resumed. Do prepare in advance to be safe

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  9. Just done with my registration today. I thought they will hand me pink IC straight away to vote tmr but no hahaha. they told me they will contact me via letter in 3-6 months time to attend ceremony. Thanks for the useful guide, both MY & SG side. Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi,
      my registration was done end of Nov 2019, still waiting for my pink IC , ceremony supposed to be in Feb 2020 but cancelled due to Covid-19. I don’t think you can vote tomorrow, you have missed the cut-off date ( think latest Registers of Electors cut-off date is 1 Mar 2020)

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  10. Hi, I have completed my ejourney section and received an email from ICA few days back that I have an appointment to register for Citizenship on 24 Aug 2020 at ICA building. Would like to understand what is the next step I should do ?
    1. Make appointment with Malaysia High Comm to apply for renunciation?
    2. I have property in Malaysia, should it settle it before renounce my citizenship or I can still do it after ? Due to Covid-19, I have difficulty to go back Msia to settle this . Any suggestion or advise ?

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    1. Hi PL,

      Yes, make an appointment with MHC to renounce Malaysian citizenship.

      I did not have a property in Malaysia when I renounce, however, I hope the comments made by some property agents on this website shed some light on your query (https://www.propertyguru.com.sg/question/248105/i-am-a-spr-and-plan-to-convert-my-malaysian-citizenship-to-singapore-citizenship-i-have-a-property-in-malaysia-do-i-need-to-sell-it-off-if-i-want-to-buy-a-condominium-in-singapore).

      Better to write to ICA if you’re still unsure. All the best!

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    2. hi PL, i’m on the same stage as you currently, my ICA appointment is on 07/09, can you advise if you managed to make appointment with Malaysia High Comm already? by calling or email them? many complained in their FB page saying no one answer the calls and such…

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      1. Hi Natalie
        I have not make appointment with MHC yet as I need time to settle the property ownership in Malaysia.
        But I have sent an email to ICA
        request to grant me extension to the registration date due to this unprecedented situation. Still waiting for their respond.

        Yes. Calling is not working . Tried to call many times but no one answer.

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        1. Hi PL, I emailed them and they replied within hours surprisingly but cannot tell them which date you want to go down, instead they’ll ask for the final stage letter from ICA and they’ll give you a date…

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        2. Hi PL, Natalie,
          I’m also settling overseas property now before renounce Msia citizenship. May I check with you, are you able report to ICA within 2 months from the ICA approved letter date due to settle overseas property? Is ICA allow us report to ICA oath taking (aka citizenship register) after 2months from the ICA approved letter date? Kindly pls advise.

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  11. Hi PL,
    Do you need to translate your birth cert when apply for citizenship? If so, how to get this done?
    Thanks.

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  12. I’m heading down to ICA tomorrow morning to sumpah, just wanna say thank you for the blog posts! It helped to clarify so many things.

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      1. Thanks! I’ve applied online and it is now ready for collection @ICA. Do you know if there is a deadline for collection? I’m thinking of collecting it when going for citizenship ceremony since I don’t need the passport now

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        1. Hi Zmelf,

          Please check your email on collection of passport details, I collected mine in Dec 2019, below statement was in the email
          “You are strongly encouraged to collect your passport within 1 month. Passport not collected within 3 months of application will be cancelled and no refund of the passport fee will be given.”

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  13. Hi hi,

    Do you know if the consular will allow changes to appt? cos ICA will not allow further changes to appt if already missed twice. Nobody seems to be replying to emails from consular.

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    1. Can I check, I have collected the acknowledgement slip from height commission of Malaysia in Singapore today and the appt for oath taking in ICA is at 13/8.
      So do I just pass this firm to them? Since I haven gotten the approval letter yet?

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  14. Hi Pink,

    Firstly thanks for the great write up! So i received my final approval from ICA today. I logged in to ICA website, step 1 has to upload a photo before I’m able to do step 2 which is download the letter. What’s the upload photo for btw? Then the 3rd step is to upload renunciation letter? So i have to upload the renunciation letter and also bring it to ICA appt in Sep?

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    1. COVID-19 has changed some procedures I guess. I did not have to visit ICA website to do the steps you mentioned.

      The photo could be for either the registration form or making of NRIC, not sure, can email ICA and ask.

      At this point, I think you will only have MYRN-1 instead of the actual renunciation letter if you had renounced at MHC. Did the website mention that it’s a must to upload before the appointment in Sep?

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      1. I see. No mention of when to upload the renunciation letter though. Probably i will do it concurrently if i do receive it after i had renounced at MHC.

        Basically i received an email today to download the outcome letter which is the final stage letter. But before i could download i need to upload a photo.

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        1. Usually the final renunciation letter (borang K) takes about 8 months to be ready.

          Did they mention it must be passport size photo? (Or you can upload a photo of spongebob? Haha)

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          1. Haha. It must be a passport photo size as per their requirements. Oh well i managed to download the final stage letter though. So next will be appointment with MHC

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  15. Hi,

    Understand that ICA will only issue the pink IC together with the Citizenship Certificate during the official ceremony. Would like to know whether ICA does issue any temporary IC after Oath taking session? Otherwise, from this stage till the official ceremony (which takes months due to Covid situation), what identification documents can we use for other official dealings? Would ICA retract the blue SPR IC?

    Thanks in advance!

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  16. Hi PinkOlifant,
    How you make appointment with Malaysia Embassy? No walk in is allowed as Convid19. i had tried to call them but no ppl answer the phone..

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  17. Yeah, I got my Borang K and birth cert back (Collection no appointment needed), long queue outside (together with passport collection) but clear about 15mins. Go straight to consular, go to the 1st counter from the left and wait for someone to attend to you. Submit all the required docs (Office wont even want to check my certified true copy/original copy) and wait to be called about 5mins, sign and go.

    now wait for the ceremony to get the original copy of my citizenship certificate.

    Thanks @PinkOilfant, at least i get all the guidance from her to comfort my “kenchiong” and worry heart.

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    1. Congrats!
      I also just collected my Borang K & birth cert back.
      Do remember to login your myICA to upload the Borang K.

      I asked for certified true copy from ICA but they gave me my original Singapore Citizenship Certificate. Will I still have any ceremony?

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        1. Hi PinkOlifant,

          Out of my curiosity, do you get the certified true copy or original Singapore Citizenship Certificate?

          As for the ceremony, i need to lose some weight before I can fit into my outfit that i prepared for February Ceremony 😀

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    2. Hi Low,
      Upon collection of Form K, there were only Form K & Birth Certificate, right?
      did you get your Malaysian passport back? I meant if MHC cut the passport & return to us?
      I only got Form K & Birth Certificate back.

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  18. Hi Pinkolifant,
    Do u know if we can go for Singapore citizenship registration before renunciating malaysia citizenship? Have not been getting any replies from MHC for appointments. Am thinking of doing the above to expedite the process.

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  19. Hi pink, I had just received my “temporary IC” form ICA and they mention I need to upload borang K online before they can give me the pink IC. And I have no clue that a borang K is needed because they didn’t say anything when I went to renounce my malaysian citizenship. May I know how do I nudge Malaysian consular to pass me the borang K? Email or turn up at embassy? Or do I just keep waiting them to email me without doing anything? Many thanks

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    1. Hi Christine, may i check what will you be receiving from ICA on the day of oath taking? The certified true copy of temporary IC and Singapore citizenship certificate?

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  20. Hi!

    I am collecting my documents back from MHC tomorrow and would like to know how do I schedule an appointment for oath taking at ICA? Did not manage to find any information on it online..

    Thank you so much for your help!!

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      1. Thank you for the reply.

        However, besides from the letter of approval i did not receive any other letter/email from ICA. May i know did you receive the letter/email before or after you the renunciation at MHC? Also, do you think i can email in to book an appointment through ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg?

        Thank you again!!

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            1. As we become Singapore citizens via different routes, our procedures will differ slightly.

              For your case, you’ll have to book an appointment with ICA for oath-taking. You should only do this after you’ve successfully renounced your Malaysia citizenship at MHC.

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  21. MHC appointment is quite full now and I get scheduled to early next month. Due to this, I need to change my oath taking appointment with ICA. May I know whether I can change the oath taking appointment to the same day or the next day after MHC appointment? Will I have all the required documents immediately after MHC visit?

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      1. Hi, wondering how long required to collect document at MHC?
        (Already did renounce today 11/9 and collection is 17/9)
        Not sure if can set ICA registration date same as document collecting Date.
        Thanks!

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  22. Hi Christine, may i check what will you be receiving from ICA on the day of oath taking? The certified true copy of temporary IC and Singapore citizenship certificate?

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  23. Hi,

    Just to double confirm :
    1. Do I get the Renunciation Letter that required by ICA (to be uploaded in the ICA Portal) 3 days after I renounce at MHC? As I need to re-schedule the oath-taking appointment.

    2. Which is the Letter of Approval from ICA that MHC needed during the renunciation appointment day?
    ( Is it the one ask you to complete the Singapore Experiential Tour, CSS and e-Journey or the one that ask you to Renounce your Malaysian Citizenship and report to ICA for oath-taking?

    3. When can I apply for Singapore Passport? After the oath-taking?

    Thanks !

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    1. 1. No. Renunciation letter is known as Form K which will only be ready about eight months after renunciation. You will collect MYRN-1 three days after renunciation and bring it to ICA for citizenship registration.

      2. The letter that states that you’re at the final stage (which also states that you can renounce).

      3. One day after oath taking.

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  24. Thank you so much for your reply !

    Sorry to ask again. In MYICA portal now they require me to upload the Renunciation Letter. So I can just ignored it and just go for the oath-taking appointment accompany with the MYRN-1. Am I right to say so?

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    1. Yes.

      When you say “they require me to upload the Renunciation Letter”, is there a deadline stated?

      Also, do the documents required for registration of SC, include the Renunciation Letter?

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  25. There is no deadline for the upload of Renunciation Letter.

    And yes, the documents required to bring along on the oath-taking appointment day includes “Renunciation Letter of foreign citizenship from the Authorities concerned”

    So that is why I’m kind of confused :/

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  26. Hi all, just a quick question for those done your ORAL (Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty). How fast do you see your updated status as “Citizen” when you login and check on “MyInfo” via SingPass? (My friend told me your IC number won’t change the old SPR NRIC is going to be your new NRIC as well, just color changed and status changed. So SingPass login should be the same as well)

    Thanks!!!

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    1. Oh to give some context, I am asking because I am getting a HDB and I need to register my Intent to buy online, i supposed I am only able to do it after my status get reflected correctly online under “MyInfo” since we won’t be getting our hard copy pink IC anytime soon.

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  27. Hello all, just to check, upon receiving the collection slip from ICA after oath taking, there’s nothing to do except to wait for further instructions from ICA on citizenship ceremony? And we basically have to live with the (flimsy) NRIC collection slip till further notice?

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    1. Yup! Think COVID-19 situation will get better and the citizenship ceremony will resume soon. Don’t worry, many of us have waited for a year (myself included) and have yet to attend the ceremony.

      NRIC wise, it will usually be given during the ceremony which hopefully will happen soon. If you still did not attend the ceremony eight months later, which by the time you will need your Singapore NRIC for collection of Borang K from MHC, you can then write in to ICA.

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      1. Ah ok I see. Thank you! I will probably write in to ask for the certified true copy of the citizenship certificate first, workplace is asking for it.

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      2. Whoah, u’ve waited more than a year! Luckily I encounter this comment. I wanted to get the pink IC to apply for Citizen Top Up grant ($10k) at HDB, previously I have to pay extra $10k as I was only a PR when I purchased a BTO.
        My friend who worked at HDB reminded me that the application must be done within 6mths after u took the oath, a lot of ppl overlooked n forfeited that $10k!
        :/
        Thank u! I think i shall just upload the temp IC slip

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  28. Hi, I have collected MY-RN1 form today and will be going to ICA tomorrow for Registration of SC.
    Should I photocopy the form or I just need to bring the original ?
    Will they return the form after registration ?

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  29. Hi, I have a question.
    After the Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance and Loyalty at ICA, I received [COLLECTION SLIP FOR NEW SINGAPORE CITIZEN].

    At ICA websites,
    Step 3: Upload Renunciation Certificate.
    The step require to upload MY-RN1 and Birth Certificate which I received early right?
    Not after 8 months [Form K]?

    Thanks in advance.

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  30. For photographs, do provide 3 photographs for your NRIC registration.
    There are professional photographers at the flats nearby (beside the TaiHwa Pork noodle area). They charge $6 for 4 photographs.
    20 cents per photocopy piece.

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  31. I just got my renunciation form from MHC today, going to make an appointment with ICA soon. I would like to ask about the attire (guy), is it really jean not allowed? Smart casual with jean will be rejected too?

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