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Singapore - Police Clearance Certificate

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Certificate of Clearance ( COC ) is issued by the Criminal Investigation Department of Singapore Police Force to CITIZENS OF SINGAPORE to certify that a person has no criminal conviction in Singapore.


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Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


In Person
  1. Singapore Citizen residing in Singapore is to appear in person at the COC Office. located at Block D Police Cantonment Complex, #02-07/08, 391 New Bridge Road, Singapore 088762. The office is open from 8.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
  2. Applicants must complete the Certificate of Clearance application form in full and submit it with the necessary supporting documents.
  3. Applicants applying in person will be fingerprinted at COC office at the time of application.
  4. A photocopy of applicant’s valid passport. (Bio page only).
  5. Two recent passport-sized photographs. Instant photo machine is available outside COC Office for your convenience. (S$8.00 for 6 passport size photos)
  6. Photocopy of document from relevant consulate/immigration authority/government bodies to establish that the certificate is required by such authority.
  7. Please translate all the documents to English if written in other languages.
By Mail
  1. Singapore Citizen residing overseas should submit their applications (original) addressed to: Head Criminal Records, CID (COC), Block D Police Cantonment Complex, #02-07/08, 391 New Bridge Road, Singapore 088762.
  2. The applicant must submit a set of his/her fingerprint impressions taken by a qualified Fingerprint Officer at a Police Station or an authorized office of the country he/she is now residing.

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Required Documents

  1. Document which requests the requirement of COC.
  2. A photocopy of applicant’s valid passport.
  3. Two recent passport-sized photographs.
  4. Translated documents to English if written in other languages


Processing fee is S$45.00

Payment can be made by cash, NETS, cash card, or credit cards (VISA/MASTERCARD) for walk-in application. Application sent by post (from overseas) must be accompanied by a bank draft made payable to ‘Head Criminal Records CID’ through a financial institution based in Singapore.


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Processing Time

Processing time for each application is about 10 working days.

Office Locations & Contacts

By Mail

Head Criminal Records,
CID (COC Office)
Blk D Police Cantonment Complex
No 02-07/08
391 New Bridge Road
Singapore 088762

In Person

Block D Police Cantonment Complex,
No 02-07/08,
391 New Bridge Road,
Singapore 088762

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