Death Registration

When to Register Death

The law requires all deaths (regardless of citizenship) occurring in Singapore to be registered within 24 hours of occurrence.

Documents Required

  • Certificate of Cause of Death issued by Doctors or Authorised Officers (i.e. Forensic Death Investigators) from the Ministry of Health
  • Deceased’s identification documents (e.g. NRIC or passport) for cancellation
  • Informant’s identification documents (e.g. NRIC or passport)


Free of charge

Estimated Processing Time

  • 45 minutes at Neighbourhood Police Centres/ Posts.
  • 30 minutes at Citizen Services Centre, ICA building.


To register a death:

  • The informant must produce the Certificate of Cause of Death and other supporting documents (e.g. the deceased’s NRIC, passport, or citizenship certificate)
  • After documents produced are verified, the registration officer will print the Death Certificate. 
  • The informant must verify the particulars on the Death Certificate, and sign on it.  
  • The Death Certificate is issued.