Required Documents for Primary One Registration Exercise

The originals of each required document must be produced at the school of choice at the time of registration. Parents who registered online through the Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) will need to produce the original of each required document to the school that the child is successfully registered into, when requested or upon reporting to the school.

Citizenship Documents Required
Singapore Citizens
  1. The child’s Birth Certificate

  2. The child’s Singapore Citizenship Certificate for those who are not Singapore Citizens at the time of birth

  3. Singapore NRIC of both parents or Entry Permit / Re-entry Permits of parents if they do not possess Singapore NRIC

  4. The child’s Immunisation Records

Singapore Permanent Residents
  1. The child’s Birth Certificate

  2. The child’s Entry / Re-entry Permit

  3. Singapore NRIC of both parents or Entry Permit / Re-entry Permits of parents if they do not possess Singapore NRIC

  4. The child’s Immunisation Records

Non-Singapore Citizens / Non-Singapore Permanent Residents
  1. The child’s Birth Certificate

  2. The child’s Passport

  3. The child’s Immigration Exemption Order / Dependant’s Pass / Student's Pass / Long-Term Visit Pass (if any)

  4. Both parents' Passport / Singapore NRIC / Entry or Re-entry Permit

  5. Both parents' Employment Pass / Work Permit / Long-Term Visit Pass (if any)

  6. The child’s Immunisation Records

  7. Any other documents as required by the school to support the registration

Other Required Documents

Parents are to produce other required documents where applicable.

Letter of Authorisation

Parents may issue a letter of authorisation to their relatives or friends to register their children. You may download the letter of authorisation (93kb .pdf).

Statutory Declaration

Statutory Declaration (SD) is required for parents who wish to register their child using the address of the child’s grandparent or the parent’s sibling in a school within 2 kilometres from that address. For the purpose of registration, the child’s grandparent or the parent’s sibling and one of the child’s parents are required to make a statutory declaration in person at the MOE Customer Service Centre. The SD can be made from Monday, 3 July 2017 to Friday, 28 July 2017 at the following periods (i) 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, Mondays to Fridays and (ii) 9.00 am to 12 noon on Saturdays. Please refer to Statutory Declaration for more information on the eligibility criteria and the documents to produce.

Proof of Overseas Posting

Overseas Singaporeans who wish to register their children for Primary One are to produce written evidence of overseas posting. More information on the registration procedures for Overseas Singaporean can be found on the Overseas Singaporeans page.

Use of a Yet-to-be Completed Property

A certified true copy of the Sales and Purchase document is required if the address of a yet-to-be completed private property is used for registration. The date of commitment by the developer in the Temporary Occupation Permit (T.O.P.) / Vacant Possession Date (VPD) has to be within two years of the child’s entry into Primary One. In the case of a yet-to-be completed HDB flat, the 'New Flat' printout from My HDBPage is required. The Delivery Possession Date of the flat has to be within two years of the child’s entry into Primary One.

Parents must undertake and move into the new property within two years of the child’s entry into Primary One.

How to retrieve the 'New Flat' printout from My HDBPage?

1. Log on to My HDBPage
2. Select 'My Flat', followed by 'Application Status' and 'New Flat'.
3. Print out the 'New Flat' page.

Use of a Resale Property

An exercised Option-To-Purchase (OTP) together with the buyer's stamp duty is required for families who are in the midst of completing their purchase of the resale private property. In the case of a resale HDB property, the 'Resale Flat' printout from My HDBpage indicating the scheduled First Appointment is required. Parents must undertake and move into the new property by 2 January of the admission year.

How to retrieve the 'Resale Flat' printout from My HDBPage?

1. Log on to My HDBPage
2. Select 'My Flat', followed by 'Application Status' and 'Resale Flat'
3. Print out the 'Resale Flat' page. The page should indicate the scheduled First Appointment.  

Divorced or Separated Parents

Parents with Joint Custody of the Child

The Ministry recognises the diverse circumstances and interests of divorced/separated parents in their children’s schooling arrangements. However, parents who have joint custody of their child need to come to a common agreement on the choice of school to enrol their child.

The relevant court order setting out the custody arrangements pertaining to the child will be required for registration. The parent who registers the child will be required to produce a signed Letter of Consent from the other parent.

At the point of registration, the registering parent will also be required to sign a Letter of Undertaking where he or she will undertake to resolve any disputes should the other parent dispute the choice of school. If the other parent subsequently disputes the child’s enrolment and the dispute cannot be resolved, the child may be removed from the existing school and enrolled in another school identified by MOE.

Where parents are unable to reach a common agreement on the choice of school to enrol their child before the registration exercise commences, they should approach the relevant courts (Family Justice Courts or the Syariah Court) to obtain a Court Order to resolve this matter. Where a Court Order has been issued authorising a particular parent to decide on the choice of school for his or her child, MOE will process the child’s registration based on the choices made by that parent.

Parents with Sole Custody of the Child

A parent who is granted sole custody of his or her child will be able to decide on the choice of school. The relevant court order setting out the custody arrangement will be required for registration.

At the point of registration, the registering parent will also be required to sign a Letter of Undertaking where he or she will undertake to resolve any disputes should the other parent dispute the choice of school. If the other parent subsequently disputes the child’s enrolment and the dispute cannot be resolved, the child may be removed from the existing school and enrolled in another school identified by MOE.

Documents to Show Eligibility for Phase 2A(1)

Relevant documents certifying the status (e.g. member of the School Advisory / Management Committee, or former student of the primary school and member of the school’s alumni association) of the parent must be provided. These documents may include the school report book or Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) Certificate, and a letter from the alumni association certifying the status and date that the parent joined as an alumni member.

Documents to Show Eligibility for Phase 2A(2)

Relevant documents certifying the status (e.g. staff or former student of the primary school) of the parent or the sibling and also the birth certificate of the sibling must be provided. These documents may include the school report book or Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) Certificate.

Documents to Show Eligibility for Phase 2B

A letter from the organisation to certify that the parent is a member endorsed by the organisation directly connected to the school must be provided.

Documents for Withdrawal

Both parents’ original NRICs are required at the point of withdrawal at the school.

Immunisation Records

All parents should produce the immunisation records of their children at the time of registration. Documentary evidence of immunisation can be downloaded from the National Immunisation Registry website.

With reference to Singapore’s National Childhood Immunisation Schedule, all children (Singapore Citizens and Non-Singapore Citizens) should have completed the recommended immunisations before entry into Primary One. For enquiries on immunisation requirements, parents can contact the Health Promotion Board at 1800-223-1313 or e-mail to hpb_nir@hpb.gov.sg.