What are the steps for changing your name?

Changing your name in Singapore is relatively straightforward, particularly for Singapore Citizens. This is done via a legal document called a deed poll. The typical steps are listed below for your reference.

Step 1 – Complete an online deed poll application

With I.R.B Law you can simply complete our 5-minute deed poll form online. This form captures all the necessary information required for a lawyer to draft up your deed poll document.

For submissions via our form, where you pay via our secure checkout, we currently charge $78. You may also complete the online form and pay-in-person, but for this we will charge $100.

Step 2 – Visit us to sign your deed poll

After the lawyer has completed your deed poll document, a member of I.R.B Law will contact you to arrange a suitable date/time for you to come to our office.

This part is important because you must sign the document, and have the lawyer-witness your signature.

Step 3 – Submit your deed poll at the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) at Kallang

The final step is to visit the ICA to submit your signed deed poll. Our office is located just 6 minutes walk from the ICA building, enabling you to complete steps 2 & 3 on the same day if you wish.

In cases where you are holding an identity card, you will be required to apply for a replacement within 28 days of changing your name. You may also wish to contact other institutions such as banks, insurers, and education providers to have them reflect your updated name in their records and on certificates.

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