All Singapore passport issued from 15 Aug 2006 will be biometrically-enabled (BioPass).
Singaporeans holding the current non-biometric machine-readable passports may wish to apply for the new BioPass to enjoy visa-free travel to the United States of America (USA) under the US Visa Waiver Programme.
You may wish to apply for a Singapore International Passport (i.e. BioPass) using the applications form (Form IMM E11 (OS) and Form P 28.3, links below) or submit it online at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/esvclandingpage/apples. The completed application forms can then be submitted either in person (adult) or through a proxy at the Consulate-General.
The new BioPass is valid for 5 years. If your existing passport carries a remaining validity of 9 months or less, the remaining validity of your passport will be carried over to your new passport. In such a case, your new passport will have a validity period of 5 years, plus the remaining validity of your old passport. However, if your existing passport has more than 9 months’ validity, your new passport will have a validity period of 5 years and 9 months.
SINGAPORE PASSPORT RENEWAL
THIS SERVICE IS EXTENDED TO SINGAPOREANS WORKING OR RESIDING IN HCMC. TO RENEW SINGAPORE PASSPORT, YOU MAY EITHER DO SO ONLINE (APPLES SYSTEM) VIA HTTP://WWW.ICA.GOV.SG/, (PASSPORT WOULD BE READY IN 2-3 WEEKS, PLEASE INDICATE THAT THE COLLECTION POINT IS IN HCMC) OR APPLY DIRECTLY (IN PERSON) AT OUR OFFICE (PASSPORT WOULD BE READY IN 3-5 WEEKS, AND PAYMENT IS DONE AT POINT OF APPLICATION). FOR BOTH METHODS, YOU MAY RECEIVE THE NEW PASSPORT AT THE CONSULATE-GENERAL.
I FOR ONLINE PASSPORT RENEWAL:
You may wish to go online via https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/esvclandingpage/apples. You will need your SingPass 2FA to complete the online application form. A fee of S$80 should be paid online by Visa/Master Card.
II For Passport Renewal at Singapore Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City:
1. Required documents:
a. Application Form (Form IMME 11)
b. A photograph, passport-sized with white background, taken within the last 3 months, matt or semi-matt finish;
c. A copy and original of applicant’s current passport;
d. A copy and original of applicant’s Vietnam Temporary Residence Card or valid Visa Free Entry Permit;