Overseas Singaporeans

Singaporeans working overseas with children who are due to enter Primary One (i.e. at least 6 years old on 1 January 2019) are encouraged to register their children while abroad during the 2018 Primary One Registration Exercise.

Registration Phases

Parents can refer to the registration phases to find out which phase their children are eligible for and the dates of registration. Parents can refer to Primary Schools Vacancies by Phases for information on vacancies and the number of applicants for each school.

If an elder child is currently on Leave of Absence from a primary school, the younger sibling due to enter Primary One can be registered in that school under Phase 1 of the Primary One Registration Exercise.

If an elder child who is beyond primary school going age was previously on Leave of Absence from a primary school, the younger sibling due to enter Primary One can be registered in that school under Phase 2A(2) of the Primary One Registration Exercise.

Registration Procedures

1. Through Ministry of Education

To register, parents can email (moe_pps@moe.gov.sg) the following documents to Pupil Placement Section (PPS), Ministry of Education (MOE) at least 1 week before the child’s eligible registration phase. Parents should check with PPS to ensure their documents (email) have been received.

Note: An email which exceeds 20MB may not be received by PPS. If the email exceeds the size limit, it should be split up and sent as separate emails.

The address to be used for the Primary One Registration Exercise has to be the parents’ address as shown in the parents’ NRIC.

Upon receipt of the completed application form and required documents, PPS will register the child at the phase that he/she is eligible for. PPS will also inform parents the result of the registration by e-mail at the end of the phase that the child is registered. Parents who have provided a valid Singapore mobile number during registration will also be informed of their registration outcome via Short Messaging System (SMS).

If the child is unsuccessful in gaining admission to the school of choice, the parents can inform PPS by email, of the school of choice for the next phase that the child is eligible for.

2. At the School of Choice

Alternatively, parents can authorise a person to register their child on their behalf. A letter of authorisation (93kb .pdf) is required from the parent. At the time of registration, photocopies* of the supporting documents will be sufficient. The originals of these documents should be presented for verification by the school before the child starts school.

*Photocopies of these documents can be produced for families of Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident children who are currently working overseas at the point of registration, together with written evidence of overseas posting.

3. Online Registration for Phase 2C and Phase 2C Supplementary

The Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) serves as a channel to facilitate the registration of children during Phase 2C and Phase 2C Supplementary. For details on online registration, please refer to the P1-IS Webpage.

The online registration periods are:

  • Phase 2C

    Starting from 30 July 2018, 9.00am to 1 August 2018, 4.30pm.

  • Phase 2C Supplementary

    Starting from 13 August 2018, 9.00am to 14 August 2018, 4.30pm.

Overseas Singaporean parents who register through the P1-IS should check the outcome of their registration with the school they have registered on the date of result announcement for that phase. Parents who have provided a valid Singapore number during online registration will also be informed of their registration outcome via SMS on the date of result announcement.

They have to produce the originals of each required document when requested by the school or upon reporting to the school.

Documents Required

  • The child’s Birth Certificate
  • The child’s Singapore Citizenship Certificate for those who are not Singapore Citizens at the time of birth
  • The child’s valid Entry Permit / Re-entry Permit (for Singapore Permanent Residents)
  • Latest Singapore NRIC of both parents, or Entry Permits / Re-entry Permits of parents who do not possess Singapore NRIC
  • The child’s immunisation records
  • Documents supporting the eligibility [required for Phase 1, 2A(1), 2A(2) or 2B application]
  • Written evidence of overseas posting

Leave of Absence

A child who has been registered and allocated a place in a school during the exercise while overseas is eligible to apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA) from the school.

Application Forms

Parents may download the application form from June onwards.