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Useful information for single unmarried mothers in Singapore

Birth Certificate Registration


What is it?

  • You can only register your child’s birth at the Immigration Checkpoint Authority (ICA), not at any of the 10 authorised hospitals.
  • Please go in person to register because you will have to make and sign a statutory declaration. Do not appoint a proxy to do so on your behalf.
  • You must decide whether to include the father’s name on the child’s birth certificate. If you want to have both parents’ names on the birth certificate, both parents must come in person and make the statutory declaration.
  • If you are registering your child’s birth alone, your child will follow your citizenship status, nationality as well as last name. You will usually also have the custody, care and control of the child.
  • Births must be registered within 14 days from your child’s date of birth, including Sundays and public holidays.
  • If the other biological parent wishes to add their name to the child’s birth certificate later on, they can apply with the ICA. Usually, a DNA test is required to prove the parentage.
  • If a parent wishes to remove their name from the child’s birth certificate later on, they can apply with the ICA. This is processed on a case-by-case basis.


How do I apply?

  • 1


    • ICA Building, Level 3
    • Complete the birth report form
  • 2


    • Write and sign a declaration that you are a single unmarried parent
    • Orally acknowledge to the Registration Officer
  • 3


    • Sign on birth certificate
    • Pay $18 by NETS


What documents do I need?


  • Notification of live birth issued by hospital, midwife, doctors or ambulance staff
  • Your IC, unless the other parent’s name is included in the birth certificate


  • Your passport
  • Your long term pass cards
  • Your disembarkation/embarkation card


Next Steps


6391 6100


ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
Singapore 208718
(next to Lavender MRT)