Singapore Police Force
The online application will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, if all the required documents have been prepared beforehand. Upon acceptance of your application by COC office, you will receive an email/SMS notification to book for an appointment to have your fingerprint impressions taken at COC office, within six months from the time of notification. The COC will be issued to you after verification of your fingerprint impressions.
For applicants residing overseas, you will be required to mail a hardcopy of your fingerprint impressions taken at an authorised institution in your country of residence (such as police stations, notary public or licensed private fingerprint recorders), and enclose it with a copy of the eCOC Acknowledgement Slip, generated at the end of your online application. The COC will be mailed to your posting address indicated in the online application form, upon our receipt of the fingerprint impression and eCOC Acknowledgement Slip.
Below is a summary of the application process:
For Singapore Citizens
Step 1: Apply for COC at the SPF eServices webpageStep 2: Complete the online forms & make payment via Credit/Debit Card or I-BankingStep 3: Upon notification that the application has been accepted, Book a Fingerprint AppointmentStep 4: Visit COC Office for fingerprint takingStep 5: Collect the Certificate
For Non Singapore Citizens (Singapore Permanent Residents and Foreigners)
Step I: Appeal for eligibility to Apply for COC at the SPF eServices webpageStep II: Upon notification that the appeal has been approved, proceed to Apply for COC similar to steps 1 to 5
A Traffic Accident Report must be lodged if the accident involves the following:
b. Damage to government property;
c. Foreign vehicle;
d. Pedestrian or cyclist;
e. Hit-and-run case; or
f. Injuries where
· at least one person involved in the accident was taken to hospital from the accident scene by an ambulance; or
· the injured party was conveyed to hospital using other means of transport but subsequently hospitalised or given outpatient medical leave for 3 days or more; or
· no party was conveyed from the scene to hospital, but at least one of the party involved subsequently required hospitalisation or obtained outpatient medical leave for 3 days or more.
A Police report is not required if the traffic accident did not involve any of the above criteria, did not result in any injury or where a person who suffered minor injuries as a result of the accident was subsequently treated as an outpatient and given less than 3 days of medical leave. In such instances, the parties involved should exchange particulars and report the matter to their respective insurance company, in accordance with the Motor Claims Framework (MCF). Click here for the full MCF guide.
Applicants residing overseas can apply and pay for COC via the eCOC webpage. Upon successful submission of the application, the Acknowledgment Slip must then be printed out and mailed to COC office, along with the applicant’s hardcopy fingerprint impressions taken by an authorised institution at the country of residence.
Below is a walk-through of the process:
Applicants Residing Overseas
Step 1: Apply for COC at the SPF eServices webpage
Step 2: Complete the online forms & make payment via Credit/Debit Card or I-Banking
Step 3: Print the Acknowledgement Slip
Step 4: Take fingerprint impressions at an authorised institution
Step 5: Mail the Acknowledgement Slip and hardcopy fingerprint impression to COC office
On 1 February 2015, the amendment to Section 65B of the Road Traffic Act (RTA) was implemented.
To ensure that only drivers who blatantly disregard the safety of other road users by using their MCD while driving, 3 clear conditions were stipulated. For the offence of MCD driving to stand, ALL the following 3 conditions must be fulfilled:
(a) the vehicle is in motion; and
(b) the driver is holding on to any MCD with one hand; and
(c) the driver using any function of the MCD
[Para 2(c) includes making phone calls, paging for someone, receiving a call by pressing the keypad, surfing the Internet, playing games, sending of SMS.]
Using a hand-held mobile device while the vehicle is stationery is not an offence. However, it is not advisable to do so as the driver should remain attentive to his/her surroundings at all times.