How to use MyInfo to apply for government services, such as housing or tax benefits

To use MyInfo for applying for government services in Singapore, including housing or tax benefits, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a SingPass Account: Visit the SingPass website ( and create a SingPass account if you don’t have one already. SingPass is a digital identity for accessing various government services online.
  2. Access MyInfo: Once you have a SingPass account, log in to the SingPass website using your credentials. From the SingPass dashboard, find the MyInfo section and click on it to access your personal information.
  3. Verify and Update MyInfo: Verify that your personal details stored in MyInfo are accurate and up to date. You can review and edit information such as your name, NRIC number, address, contact details, and employment information. It’s crucial to ensure that your information is correct as it will be used for government service applications.
  4. Apply for Government Services: Visit the respective government agency’s website or portal where you want to apply for a service, such as the Housing & Development Board (HDB) or the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS). Look for the option to apply online or log in to the relevant portal.
  5. Select MyInfo as Data Source: During the application process, you will usually encounter an option to select a data source for pre-filling your application form. Choose “MyInfo” as the data source to retrieve your verified personal information automatically.
  6. Consent and Authorization: Grant consent to the government agency to retrieve and use your MyInfo data for processing your application. This step ensures that the relevant agency can access your information securely.
  7. Complete the Application: Fill in any remaining details that are not pre-filled using MyInfo. Review your application thoroughly to ensure accuracy and completeness. Submit the application electronically through the online portal.
  8. Track Application Status: After submitting your application, you can usually track its progress through the government agency’s portal or via other communication channels they provide. You may receive notifications or updates regarding your application through email, SMS, or the portal itself.

Remember that the specific steps and processes may vary depending on the government agency and the service you are applying for. Always refer to the respective agency’s instructions and guidelines for the most accurate and up-to-date information on using MyInfo for government service applications.