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If you live in Singapore

The Certificate of Clearance (COC) is issued by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Singapore Police Force (SPF). To obtain one, applicants residing in Singapore need to appear in person at the COC Office. Applicants need to present the COC request letter from the Canadian immigration office (described above), together with a completedCOC application form and all required supporting documents:

  • a full set of fingerprints taken by a qualified fingerprint official; fingerprints can be taken at the COC office at the time of application for the COC,
  • a photocopy of your current passport,
  • two recent passport-size photographs, and
  • a bank draft in Singapore dollars for the applicable fees payable to ‘Head Criminal Records CID.’ [Please refer to Singapore Police Force (SPF) website for the processing fee.]

If you live outside Singapore

Applicants residing overseas should submit their applications, including all of the supporting documents listed above, by mail to:

Head Criminal Records,
CID (COC Office)
Blk D Police Cantonment Complex
391 New Bridge Road
Singapore 088762
E-mail: SPF_CID_COC@spf.gov.sg
Website: www.spf.gov.sg

For Non-Singapore Citizens

COC request letter along with a COC Appeal Application Form will be sent to you by the Immigration Office after reviewing the application. You are required to complete the COC Appeal Application Form, plus a COC Application Form that you may obtain from the SPFwebsite (please see address above). Once you have completed the forms, provide the required supporting documents listed above, and submit in-person or by mail to the COC Office. Please note that the Certificate of Clearance (COC) will be mailed directly to the Canadian immigration office requesting the certificate.

You can read the required information and download the forms directly form the following link: http://www.spf.gov.sg/epc/cert_issued.htm

You would need a set of fingerprints and passport size photos for the application. You can visit as at one of the two locations for the fingerprinting and passport photo needs. The fingerprints taken by us are recognized by the Singapore authorities.

Worldwide Forensic Services Inc.
55 Town Centre Court, Suite 642
Scarborough, ON M1P 4X4
Ph: 416-915-7139

Worldwide Forensic Services Inc.
1090 Dundas Street East, Suite 104
Mississauga, ON L4Y 2B8
Ph: 416-298-7589