All about the alteration of child’s name on the birth certificate
Most of the parents wish to change their child’s named on the birth certificate. However, it is not a process of a single step to edit the name. Instead, you need to follow some legal formalities, prepare the documents and apply for the alteration of the child’s name on the birth certificate. If you are unaware of how to apply for alteration of a child’s name. Here’s what you must do. Continue reading the guide to know more.
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Alteration of Child’s Name on Birth Certificate
If parents wish to change their child’s name on the birth certificate, they will be required to apply for alteration of their child’s name before their child turns one year old only if the birth extract has not been provided before.
Once the alteration of the child’s names on the birth certificate has been approved, a new birth extract mentioning the child’s new name will be provided. The original birth certificate of the child will be retained.
The child’s surname, which was registered during birth registration (if any), will not be changed.
Only parents of the child, either mother or father, get liable to request to change their child’s named on the birth certificate. No proxy will be granted to request for the alteration of the child’s name on behalf of parents.
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In order to apply for alteration of child name on the birth certificate, you must have the list of the following original documents:
- A valid Singapore identity card
- The birth certificate of the child was issued from the hospital or birth registration center.
In case of foreigners who are willing to alter their child name on a birth certificate, they will require to have the list of the following additional original documents:
- A valid passport of the applicant
- Long-term visit pass of the applicant (if any)
Whenever you are submitting the supporting documents for alteration of child name on the Birth certificate, make sure that the documents are in English. If any of the documents or even a single word is in English then also your application might get rejected. In such a situation, you should better hire a translation agency that offers document translation services.
The process of applying for alteration of child name on the birth certificate is by applying in person by visiting the below-given location:
Registry of Births and Deaths
Citizen Services Centre
10 Kallang Road, Level 3
(Near to the Lavender MRT station)
The above ICA Centre’s visiting hours are 8 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday to Friday and 8 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturdays.
The alteration fee that needs to be paid by the parent is S$73, along with the birth extract fee of S$40. You can pay the fees through the following payment method:
- The first and most used method for paying fees online is Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card
- The second and easiest method of paying the processing fee is mobile Payment (ApplePay, SamsungPay, GooglePay)
- NETS QR (DBS Paylah, OCBC PayAnyOne, UOB Mighty).
Generally, the processing time of alteration process of child name on birth certificate gets processed on the same day. Therefore, the birth extract of the child will get ready for collection on the same day.
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