Deed Poll FAQ

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Singapore Deed Poll FAQ

Singapore Deed Poll FAQ

Singapore Deed Poll FAQ on issues relating to Singapore Change of Name in NRIC for Adult and Change of Child’s Name. If a person is under 21 years of age, he is considered a Minor or Child and his parents will have to sign the Deed Poll on his behalf. Deed Poll FAQ for Name Change

Deed Poll Procedures

We do not process Deed Poll application to be signed overseas. We require the applicant to be in Singapore to sign the formal Deed Poll in the presence of one of our lawyers.

However, if you are currently overseas and intend to return to Singapore soon (temporarily or permanently), you may apply for a Deed Poll (online or offline) first, and inform us of your intended date of return.

After application, please send us a cheque for S$50.00 (this is only a deposit or partial payment) issued in favour of Loh Eben Ong & Partners, being the non-refundable deposit, via post to our address.

[Note: on policy issues, please check with the Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA)]

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
Call at Counter 1, IC Section Citizen Services Centre
3rd Floor, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
Singapore 208718
(Next to Lavender MRT station)

Operating Hours: Weekdays – 8 am to 5 pm
Saturdays – 8 am to 1 pm
Tel: (65) 6391 6100
Email: ica_feedback@ica.gov.sg
Website: http://www.ica.gov.sg

You should apply for a replacement identity card within 28 days after you have changed your name by way of a Deed Poll.

The new IC will be produced and issued to you within a day.

[Note: subject to policies of authorities]

Payment of our charges is to be made at our office when you attend to sign the Deed Poll and by Cash only. There is no NETS or Credit Cards payment facilities at our office. There are several ATM machines in the vicinity of our office.

If you are an Adult, please bring along your original Singapore Pink Identity Card (NRIC) / Passport / NS Green IC, or Singapore Blue Identity Card (for Singapore PR).

For Minor (child under 21 years), the Parent who is signing the Deed Poll has to bring his/her IC or Passport, and the Minor’s original Birth Certificate to evidence the relationship. We reserve the right not to process the Deed Poll if  the original Birth Certificate is not produced, or reschedule another appontment.

If the Birth Certificate is not in the English language, the Parent shall bring the original Birth Certificate with the certified English translated version.

Upon receipt of your submission, we usually require about 1 to 3 working days (depending on office workload, etc). Once you have submitted, you may contact (65-6338 1810) our office during our office hours to schedule an appointment. Our staff will also contact you to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are strictly subject to the availability of our lawyers, and we are at liberty to reschedule or cancel an appointment by giving you short notice (2 hours prior to appointment time) in the event of a sudden unavailability of our lawyers. In that event, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

During holiday or festive seasons (such as Christmas, Chinese New Year, school holidays), the time frame may be longer.

If you require a Deed Poll urgently, please do let our staff know, or state it in the “Message” section of our Online Form.

Subject to the number of appointments at the time and availability of lawyers, typically, the whole process usually takes about 15 to 30 mins.

The Singapore Embassy or Consulate Office overseas are unable to assist in these matters. By Singapore law, an IC holder who changes his name should apply for a replacement identity card within 28 days. Registrants can choose to register online via Singapore IC Online.

Alternatively, Applicant can call in person at:

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
Counter 1, IC Section
Citizen Services Centre
3rd Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
(Next to Lavender MRT station)
Singapore 208718

Replacement of IC has to be done in person at ICA. Applicants who are overseas are advised to go to ICA in Singapore to alter the name in their ICs. The Applicant will have to produce the original deed poll, IC, passport ,one IC photo and a replacement fee. The new IC will be produced and issued to the Applicant within a day.

Caution Note: the above may be inaccurate and/or contains errors or may be outdated at the time of your reading, and kindly do not rely on the same without obtaining proper legal advice based on your scenario. Please note that government policies and laws change from time to time. If you chose to rely on the above information, you are doing so at your own risk.

When you sign seal and deliver the Deed Poll in the presence of our lawyer, we will affix a small red circle adhesive paper (or sticker) next to your signature to signify your “seal”. In the past, the seal is required to be in the form of red wax seal, but it is no longer required.

As you are signing a deed, which has no consideration, the seal has special significance, and currently required until and unless this practice is abolished (like in the case of England and Wales, which only requires to state that the deed is “executed as a Deed”.

Signing Overseas (Own Printing)

If you are signing the Deed Poll overseas and printing out the Deed Poll yourself, you may not have the red seal sticker readily available in the country of your stay.

As you are likely to sign before the Singapore Consulate Officer in the Singapore Embassy (or a Notary Public in the Notary Office), you may enquire with them if they have the red seal sticker available in their office before attendance.

If the small red circle sticker is not available in the aforesaid office, you may purchase from stationary shops red sticker and cut it into small red circle of 1.5 cm (15mm) diameter, and paste it where indicated in our document. A photo of the seal is attached.

SPECIMEN DEED POLL 

Please refer to the attached Specimen Deed Poll on how to sign the Deed Poll overseas before a Singapore Consulate Officer or Notary Public. 

In our Deed Poll Online or Offline form, there is a section on application for certified true copy of your Deed Poll by our lawyer. This is optional, and a matter of preference or choice.

You may wish to request for certified true copy of your Deed Poll for backup purposes in case you lose your original Deed Poll, or if various organisation or authority requested for it. For example, if you have lost your original, you may present a certified true copy of the Deed Poll to the person or entity or organisation asking for it.

Generally, subject to our standard fee, a copy of the Deed Poll is to be certified by our Lawyer if it is for use in Singapore, and certified by our Notary Public if it is to be use overseas (outside Singapore).

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Deed Poll Procedures

We do not process Deed Poll application to be signed overseas. We require the applicant to be in Singapore to sign the formal Deed Poll in the presence of one of our lawyers.

However, if you are currently overseas and intend to return to Singapore soon (temporarily or permanently), you may apply for a Deed Poll (online or offline) first, and inform us of your intended date of return.

After application, please send us a cheque for S$50.00 (this is only a deposit or partial payment) issued in favour of Loh Eben Ong & Partners, being the non-refundable deposit, via post to our address.

[Note: on policy issues, please check with the Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA)]

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
Call at Counter 1, IC Section Citizen Services Centre
3rd Floor, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
Singapore 208718
(Next to Lavender MRT station)

Operating Hours: Weekdays – 8 am to 5 pm
Saturdays – 8 am to 1 pm
Tel: (65) 6391 6100
Email: ica_feedback@ica.gov.sg
Website: http://www.ica.gov.sg

You should apply for a replacement identity card within 28 days after you have changed your name by way of a Deed Poll.

The new IC will be produced and issued to you within a day.

[Note: subject to policies of authorities]

Payment of our charges is to be made at our office when you attend to sign the Deed Poll and by Cash only. There is no NETS or Credit Cards payment facilities at our office. There are several ATM machines in the vicinity of our office.

If you are an Adult, please bring along your original Singapore Pink Identity Card (NRIC) / Passport / NS Green IC, or Singapore Blue Identity Card (for Singapore PR).

For Minor (child under 21 years), the Parent who is signing the Deed Poll has to bring his/her IC or Passport, and the Minor’s original Birth Certificate to evidence the relationship. We reserve the right not to process the Deed Poll if  the original Birth Certificate is not produced, or reschedule another appontment.

If the Birth Certificate is not in the English language, the Parent shall bring the original Birth Certificate with the certified English translated version.

Upon receipt of your submission, we usually require about 1 to 3 working days (depending on office workload, etc). Once you have submitted, you may contact (65-6338 1810) our office during our office hours to schedule an appointment. Our staff will also contact you to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are strictly subject to the availability of our lawyers, and we are at liberty to reschedule or cancel an appointment by giving you short notice (2 hours prior to appointment time) in the event of a sudden unavailability of our lawyers. In that event, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

During holiday or festive seasons (such as Christmas, Chinese New Year, school holidays), the time frame may be longer.

If you require a Deed Poll urgently, please do let our staff know, or state it in the “Message” section of our Online Form.

Subject to the number of appointments at the time and availability of lawyers, typically, the whole process usually takes about 15 to 30 mins.

The Singapore Embassy or Consulate Office overseas are unable to assist in these matters. By Singapore law, an IC holder who changes his name should apply for a replacement identity card within 28 days. Registrants can choose to register online via Singapore IC Online.

Alternatively, Applicant can call in person at:

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
Counter 1, IC Section
Citizen Services Centre
3rd Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
(Next to Lavender MRT station)
Singapore 208718

Replacement of IC has to be done in person at ICA. Applicants who are overseas are advised to go to ICA in Singapore to alter the name in their ICs. The Applicant will have to produce the original deed poll, IC, passport ,one IC photo and a replacement fee. The new IC will be produced and issued to the Applicant within a day.

Caution Note: the above may be inaccurate and/or contains errors or may be outdated at the time of your reading, and kindly do not rely on the same without obtaining proper legal advice based on your scenario. Please note that government policies and laws change from time to time. If you chose to rely on the above information, you are doing so at your own risk.

When you sign seal and deliver the Deed Poll in the presence of our lawyer, we will affix a small red circle adhesive paper (or sticker) next to your signature to signify your “seal”. In the past, the seal is required to be in the form of red wax seal, but it is no longer required.

As you are signing a deed, which has no consideration, the seal has special significance, and currently required until and unless this practice is abolished (like in the case of England and Wales, which only requires to state that the deed is “executed as a Deed”.

Signing Overseas (Own Printing)

If you are signing the Deed Poll overseas and printing out the Deed Poll yourself, you may not have the red seal sticker readily available in the country of your stay.

As you are likely to sign before the Singapore Consulate Officer in the Singapore Embassy (or a Notary Public in the Notary Office), you may enquire with them if they have the red seal sticker available in their office before attendance.

If the small red circle sticker is not available in the aforesaid office, you may purchase from stationary shops red sticker and cut it into small red circle of 1.5 cm (15mm) diameter, and paste it where indicated in our document. A photo of the seal is attached.

SPECIMEN DEED POLL 

Please refer to the attached Specimen Deed Poll on how to sign the Deed Poll overseas before a Singapore Consulate Officer or Notary Public. 

In our Deed Poll Online or Offline form, there is a section on application for certified true copy of your Deed Poll by our lawyer. This is optional, and a matter of preference or choice.

You may wish to request for certified true copy of your Deed Poll for backup purposes in case you lose your original Deed Poll, or if various organisation or authority requested for it. For example, if you have lost your original, you may present a certified true copy of the Deed Poll to the person or entity or organisation asking for it.

Generally, subject to our standard fee, a copy of the Deed Poll is to be certified by our Lawyer if it is for use in Singapore, and certified by our Notary Public if it is to be use overseas (outside Singapore).

Load More

Deed Poll Procedures

We do not process Deed Poll application to be signed overseas. We require the applicant to be in Singapore to sign the formal Deed Poll in the presence of one of our lawyers.

However, if you are currently overseas and intend to return to Singapore soon (temporarily or permanently), you may apply for a Deed Poll (online or offline) first, and inform us of your intended date of return.

After application, please send us a cheque for S$50.00 (this is only a deposit or partial payment) issued in favour of Loh Eben Ong & Partners, being the non-refundable deposit, via post to our address.

[Note: on policy issues, please check with the Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA)]

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
Call at Counter 1, IC Section Citizen Services Centre
3rd Floor, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
Singapore 208718
(Next to Lavender MRT station)

Operating Hours: Weekdays – 8 am to 5 pm
Saturdays – 8 am to 1 pm
Tel: (65) 6391 6100
Email: ica_feedback@ica.gov.sg
Website: http://www.ica.gov.sg

You should apply for a replacement identity card within 28 days after you have changed your name by way of a Deed Poll.

The new IC will be produced and issued to you within a day.

[Note: subject to policies of authorities]

Payment of our charges is to be made at our office when you attend to sign the Deed Poll and by Cash only. There is no NETS or Credit Cards payment facilities at our office. There are several ATM machines in the vicinity of our office.

If you are an Adult, please bring along your original Singapore Pink Identity Card (NRIC) / Passport / NS Green IC, or Singapore Blue Identity Card (for Singapore PR).

For Minor (child under 21 years), the Parent who is signing the Deed Poll has to bring his/her IC or Passport, and the Minor’s original Birth Certificate to evidence the relationship. We reserve the right not to process the Deed Poll if  the original Birth Certificate is not produced, or reschedule another appontment.

If the Birth Certificate is not in the English language, the Parent shall bring the original Birth Certificate with the certified English translated version.

Upon receipt of your submission, we usually require about 1 to 3 working days (depending on office workload, etc). Once you have submitted, you may contact (65-6338 1810) our office during our office hours to schedule an appointment. Our staff will also contact you to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are strictly subject to the availability of our lawyers, and we are at liberty to reschedule or cancel an appointment by giving you short notice (2 hours prior to appointment time) in the event of a sudden unavailability of our lawyers. In that event, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

During holiday or festive seasons (such as Christmas, Chinese New Year, school holidays), the time frame may be longer.

If you require a Deed Poll urgently, please do let our staff know, or state it in the “Message” section of our Online Form.

Subject to the number of appointments at the time and availability of lawyers, typically, the whole process usually takes about 15 to 30 mins.

The Singapore Embassy or Consulate Office overseas are unable to assist in these matters. By Singapore law, an IC holder who changes his name should apply for a replacement identity card within 28 days. Registrants can choose to register online via Singapore IC Online.

Alternatively, Applicant can call in person at:

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
Counter 1, IC Section
Citizen Services Centre
3rd Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
(Next to Lavender MRT station)
Singapore 208718

Replacement of IC has to be done in person at ICA. Applicants who are overseas are advised to go to ICA in Singapore to alter the name in their ICs. The Applicant will have to produce the original deed poll, IC, passport ,one IC photo and a replacement fee. The new IC will be produced and issued to the Applicant within a day.

Caution Note: the above may be inaccurate and/or contains errors or may be outdated at the time of your reading, and kindly do not rely on the same without obtaining proper legal advice based on your scenario. Please note that government policies and laws change from time to time. If you chose to rely on the above information, you are doing so at your own risk.

When you sign seal and deliver the Deed Poll in the presence of our lawyer, we will affix a small red circle adhesive paper (or sticker) next to your signature to signify your “seal”. In the past, the seal is required to be in the form of red wax seal, but it is no longer required.

As you are signing a deed, which has no consideration, the seal has special significance, and currently required until and unless this practice is abolished (like in the case of England and Wales, which only requires to state that the deed is “executed as a Deed”.

Signing Overseas (Own Printing)

If you are signing the Deed Poll overseas and printing out the Deed Poll yourself, you may not have the red seal sticker readily available in the country of your stay.

As you are likely to sign before the Singapore Consulate Officer in the Singapore Embassy (or a Notary Public in the Notary Office), you may enquire with them if they have the red seal sticker available in their office before attendance.

If the small red circle sticker is not available in the aforesaid office, you may purchase from stationary shops red sticker and cut it into small red circle of 1.5 cm (15mm) diameter, and paste it where indicated in our document. A photo of the seal is attached.

SPECIMEN DEED POLL 

Please refer to the attached Specimen Deed Poll on how to sign the Deed Poll overseas before a Singapore Consulate Officer or Notary Public. 

In our Deed Poll Online or Offline form, there is a section on application for certified true copy of your Deed Poll by our lawyer. This is optional, and a matter of preference or choice.

You may wish to request for certified true copy of your Deed Poll for backup purposes in case you lose your original Deed Poll, or if various organisation or authority requested for it. For example, if you have lost your original, you may present a certified true copy of the Deed Poll to the person or entity or organisation asking for it.

Generally, subject to our standard fee, a copy of the Deed Poll is to be certified by our Lawyer if it is for use in Singapore, and certified by our Notary Public if it is to be use overseas (outside Singapore).

Load More

Deed Poll Procedures

We do not process Deed Poll application to be signed overseas. We require the applicant to be in Singapore to sign the formal Deed Poll in the presence of one of our lawyers.

However, if you are currently overseas and intend to return to Singapore soon (temporarily or permanently), you may apply for a Deed Poll (online or offline) first, and inform us of your intended date of return.

After application, please send us a cheque for S$50.00 (this is only a deposit or partial payment) issued in favour of Loh Eben Ong & Partners, being the non-refundable deposit, via post to our address.

[Note: on policy issues, please check with the Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA)]

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
Call at Counter 1, IC Section Citizen Services Centre
3rd Floor, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
Singapore 208718
(Next to Lavender MRT station)

Operating Hours: Weekdays – 8 am to 5 pm
Saturdays – 8 am to 1 pm
Tel: (65) 6391 6100
Email: ica_feedback@ica.gov.sg
Website: http://www.ica.gov.sg

You should apply for a replacement identity card within 28 days after you have changed your name by way of a Deed Poll.

The new IC will be produced and issued to you within a day.

[Note: subject to policies of authorities]

Payment of our charges is to be made at our office when you attend to sign the Deed Poll and by Cash only. There is no NETS or Credit Cards payment facilities at our office. There are several ATM machines in the vicinity of our office.

If you are an Adult, please bring along your original Singapore Pink Identity Card (NRIC) / Passport / NS Green IC, or Singapore Blue Identity Card (for Singapore PR).

For Minor (child under 21 years), the Parent who is signing the Deed Poll has to bring his/her IC or Passport, and the Minor’s original Birth Certificate to evidence the relationship. We reserve the right not to process the Deed Poll if  the original Birth Certificate is not produced, or reschedule another appontment.

If the Birth Certificate is not in the English language, the Parent shall bring the original Birth Certificate with the certified English translated version.

Upon receipt of your submission, we usually require about 1 to 3 working days (depending on office workload, etc). Once you have submitted, you may contact (65-6338 1810) our office during our office hours to schedule an appointment. Our staff will also contact you to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are strictly subject to the availability of our lawyers, and we are at liberty to reschedule or cancel an appointment by giving you short notice (2 hours prior to appointment time) in the event of a sudden unavailability of our lawyers. In that event, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

During holiday or festive seasons (such as Christmas, Chinese New Year, school holidays), the time frame may be longer.

If you require a Deed Poll urgently, please do let our staff know, or state it in the “Message” section of our Online Form.

Subject to the number of appointments at the time and availability of lawyers, typically, the whole process usually takes about 15 to 30 mins.

The Singapore Embassy or Consulate Office overseas are unable to assist in these matters. By Singapore law, an IC holder who changes his name should apply for a replacement identity card within 28 days. Registrants can choose to register online via Singapore IC Online.

Alternatively, Applicant can call in person at:

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
Counter 1, IC Section
Citizen Services Centre
3rd Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
(Next to Lavender MRT station)
Singapore 208718

Replacement of IC has to be done in person at ICA. Applicants who are overseas are advised to go to ICA in Singapore to alter the name in their ICs. The Applicant will have to produce the original deed poll, IC, passport ,one IC photo and a replacement fee. The new IC will be produced and issued to the Applicant within a day.

Caution Note: the above may be inaccurate and/or contains errors or may be outdated at the time of your reading, and kindly do not rely on the same without obtaining proper legal advice based on your scenario. Please note that government policies and laws change from time to time. If you chose to rely on the above information, you are doing so at your own risk.

When you sign seal and deliver the Deed Poll in the presence of our lawyer, we will affix a small red circle adhesive paper (or sticker) next to your signature to signify your “seal”. In the past, the seal is required to be in the form of red wax seal, but it is no longer required.

As you are signing a deed, which has no consideration, the seal has special significance, and currently required until and unless this practice is abolished (like in the case of England and Wales, which only requires to state that the deed is “executed as a Deed”.

Signing Overseas (Own Printing)

If you are signing the Deed Poll overseas and printing out the Deed Poll yourself, you may not have the red seal sticker readily available in the country of your stay.

As you are likely to sign before the Singapore Consulate Officer in the Singapore Embassy (or a Notary Public in the Notary Office), you may enquire with them if they have the red seal sticker available in their office before attendance.

If the small red circle sticker is not available in the aforesaid office, you may purchase from stationary shops red sticker and cut it into small red circle of 1.5 cm (15mm) diameter, and paste it where indicated in our document. A photo of the seal is attached.

SPECIMEN DEED POLL 

Please refer to the attached Specimen Deed Poll on how to sign the Deed Poll overseas before a Singapore Consulate Officer or Notary Public. 

In our Deed Poll Online or Offline form, there is a section on application for certified true copy of your Deed Poll by our lawyer. This is optional, and a matter of preference or choice.

You may wish to request for certified true copy of your Deed Poll for backup purposes in case you lose your original Deed Poll, or if various organisation or authority requested for it. For example, if you have lost your original, you may present a certified true copy of the Deed Poll to the person or entity or organisation asking for it.

Generally, subject to our standard fee, a copy of the Deed Poll is to be certified by our Lawyer if it is for use in Singapore, and certified by our Notary Public if it is to be use overseas (outside Singapore).

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