Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Where can
I obtain the BioPass application form?
The new BioPass application
forms will be made available at ICA's website
Neighbourhood Police Posts and Community Clubs from 9 August 2006.
You can also call 6738 3352 for a form to be mailed to you.
Q2: What would
I need to do to apply for a BioPass? What is the application
Singapore Citizens may choose to
apply for a BioPass via any one of 4 available modes. They are:
Application in person over our Passport application counters (from
15 August 2006 onwards);
Application by post;
Application by deposit box;
Application online via APPLES (from 10 August 2006 onwards).
If you are applying
in person over our application counters, the documents required are:
your original NRIC,
current passport for invalidation (for
existing passport holders) and
passport fee of S$80.
Applicants below the
age of 16 must also come in person and be accompanied by the
consenting parent / legal guardian, and bring along:
the original birth certificate,
parent/guardian's original NRIC,
Citizenship Certificate (if applicant
is a citizen by registration and has not been issued with an NRIC,
MOE Student Card (if applicant is between 7 and 15 years old and is
studying in Singapore).
If you are applying
via the other modes, an acknowledgement card detailing the date of
collection and documents to produce would be mailed to your address
and you would be required to come personally for the collection of
your passport. Documents required are:
the original NRIC and
current passport for invalidation.
Applicants below the age of 16 must be
accompanied by the consenting parent / legal guardian, bringing
along the original birth certificate, parent/guardian's original
NRIC, Citizenship Certificate (if applicant is a citizen by
registration and has not been issued with an NRIC), MOE Student Card
(if applicant is between 7 and 15 years old and is studying in
Q3: How can BioPass holders take care of their passports?
All passports should be accorded proper respect and care. As the
BioPass contains a chip and antenna embedded in the data page,
BioPass holders are advised to treat the BioPass like any portable
electronic device i.e. by ensuring that it does not become
wet, bent or mutilated.
Q4: Will there be any changes
to the policy of transferring the "unused validity" when I renew my
passport for the BioPass?
Passport holders who renew their passports with
more than 9 months validity in their existing passport, will get a
BioPass with a validity period of 5 years and 9 months. For passport
holders who renew their passports with 9 months or less in their
existing passport, the current policy of transferring
the "unused validity" will remain unchanged.