How to use MyInfo to apply for citizenship or permanent residency

To apply for citizenship or permanent residency in Singapore using MyInfo, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Register for a SingPass account: SingPass is a mandatory login account required for accessing various government e-services in Singapore. You can register for a SingPass account online through the SingPass website.
  2. Complete the MyInfo setup: Once you have a SingPass account, log in to the MyInfo website using your SingPass credentials. Follow the instructions to complete the setup process, which involves providing your consent to allow government agencies to retrieve your personal information from trusted sources.
  3. Gather required documents: Prepare all the necessary documents required for your citizenship or permanent residency application. The specific documents needed may vary depending on your circumstances, so it’s advisable to check the official website of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) or the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for a comprehensive list of requirements.
  4. Access the relevant application portal: Visit the official website of the ICA or MOM, depending on whether you are applying for citizenship or permanent residency, respectively. Look for the application portal for the specific type of application you wish to make.
  5. Log in using MyInfo: On the application portal, you will typically find an option to log in using your SingPass account. Choose this option and enter your SingPass credentials to access the portal.
  6. Complete the application form: Fill out the application form with accurate and up-to-date information. The form may require details about your personal information, employment history, education, family members, and other relevant details. If the application form is integrated with MyInfo, some fields may already be pre-filled with your information.
  7. Upload supporting documents: Attach the required supporting documents to your application. These may include identification documents, proof of employment, educational certificates, marriage certificates, and other documents specified by the respective authority.
  8. Review and submit: Review all the information you have provided and ensure that the attached documents are correct and complete. Make any necessary corrections or additions before submitting the application.
  9. Pay the application fee: Depending on the type of application, you may need to pay a processing fee. Follow the instructions on the application portal to make the payment.
  10. Track your application: After submitting your application, you can typically track its progress online through the application portal. Be sure to regularly check for updates or requests for additional information.

It’s important to note that the process and requirements for citizenship and permanent residency applications in Singapore can change over time. Therefore, it’s always recommended to refer to the official websites of the ICA and MOM for the most up-to-date information and guidelines.