I hope that this post will smoothen your journey of collecting Form K and your Birth Certificate.
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1. You must either receive a hard copy letter stating that your Form K (final renunciation letter) and Birth Certificate are ready for collection or you need to request an email confirmation that your documents are ready for collection. Usually the documents are ready for collection approximately 8 months after renunciation, but there might be unforeseen circumstances leading to your documents not being ready so you would not want to risk. (If you ask me if a phone call confirmation is sufficient, I would say no. However, that’s just my opinion.)
2. You do not need to book an appointment for the collection. Head down Consular Section of MHC between 2.30pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Would suggest you start queueing at around 1.45pm as there were already ~30 people in front of me when I arrived at 2pm sharp. I queued under the sun for about half an hour. (Photos below may also encourage you to bring along an umbrella and be an early bird.)
3. Bring along the following documents (Original and two photocopies each in A4 size paper):
i) Singapore IC or 11B Card (photocopy front and back of the document)
ii) Singapore Passport (bio-data page only)
iii) Singapore Citizenship Certificate* (photocopy front & back of the document)
iv) Deed poll / Baptism (if name has been changed / if applicable)
Also, you must bring along the letter stating documents are ready for collection. If you do not have the letter, get ready to show your email confirmation to the officer.
*If you have not received the Singapore Citizenship Certificate, please email ICA (ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg) to request for a soft copy of the certified true copy. Two photocopies of this is needed as well.
4. At the guard house, you will have to scan QR codes for SafeEntry and Health Declaration (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_tUssXY3b4EC236Cl4MBtvPd4p0J98Ay-RwVxDZLD4BXoeg/viewform). (Just in case you need help for English, you can read through the questions beforehand.) And as usual, use one of your cards with your NRIC/Name to exchange for a pass to enter.
5. Go to Consular Section. You do not have to take a ticket at the ticketing machine. Just queue at Counter 1 and the officer will collect the necessary documents from you. Next, you just have to sit down and wait.
6. Waited for about 10 minutes for my name to be called. Collected Form K and my Birth Certificate after signing on a document and headed out to get back my card at the guard house.
7. Went home to scan the front and back of Form K and emailed the soft copy to ICA (ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg).
DONE! I do not think I have to return to MHC for the rest of my life!
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This is a follow-up to my previous posts on renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship.
(1) Renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship: https://pinkolifant.com/2019/10/10/oct-2019-renunciation-of-malaysian-citizenship/
(2) Registration of Singapore Citizenship:
(3) Collection of NRIC & Citizenship Certificate (certified true copy):
PinkOlifant (Updated as of 2020)