Application for Certificate of Clearance (COC)
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. Applicant must show documentary proof from the relevant consulate/immigration authority/government authority which clearly indicates that the production of the COC is required. All applicants must pay attention to the following application procedure and documentation requirements:
Notice to Certificate of Clearance Applicant(s)
Please be informed that the processing fee for the Certificate of Clearance will be increased from S$45 to S$55 with effect from 1 April 2014. The additional postage fee of S$5.00 shall remain unchanged
- 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 12pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
- 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.
- Processing time for each application is about 10 working days.
- The processing would only commence when we receive the full set of documents. We will reject the application if we do not receive the full set of documents by 10 working days upon receiving the application.
- Processing fee is S$55.00 per application. 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. The bank draft shall have a representative bank in Singapore for clearance.
- In addition to the processing fee, a postage fee of S$5.00 must be included in the payment (total S$60.00) if the COC is to be sent to an overseas address. Payment is non-refundable once the application is accepted.
- Applicant with local address is to collect the certificate in person or via proxy. An authorisation letter is required for collection by proxy.
- All applicants must complete the Certificate of Clearance application form in full and submit it with the necessary supporting documents:
- A set of applicant's fingerprint impressions (ten prints). Applicants applying in person will be fingerprinted at COC office at the time of application. For application by post from overseas, 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.
- A photocopy of applicant's valid passport. (Bio page only)
Two recent passport-sized photographs. An instant photo machine is available outside COC Office for your convenience.
- Photocopy of document from relevant consulate/immigration authority/government bodies to establish that the certificate is required by such authority. All documents are to be translated to English if written in other languages.
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