Statutory Declaration

Statutory declaration is required for parents who wish to register their child using the address of the child’s grandparent or the parent’s sibling and the address is within 2 km from the school of choice.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Both parents are working full-time at the time the statutory declaration is made; and
  • The child is under the full time care of a grandparent or a parent’s sibling; and
  • The child’s grandparent or the parent’s sibling is not employed.

Declaration Details & Required Documents

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 statutory declaration can be made from 2 July 2018 (Monday) to 2 Aug 2018 (Thursday) 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. Parents are to bring along the originals of the following documents:

  • Identity card of both parents
  • Identity card of the child’s grandparent or the parent’s sibling
  • Birth certificate of the child to be registered for admission to school
  • Documents to prove the relationship between the parent and the child’s grandparent or the parent’s sibling:
    • Birth Certificate; and
    • Marriage Certificate (where applicable)
  • Supporting documents to prove full-time employment / self-employment e.g. Business File, latest 3 months of CPF contribution history statements showing employment status etc
  • Photocopies of the passport / NRIC / overseas employment letter for parent/s who are currently overseas


If statutory declaration is used and balloting is required, children who are registered using either the grandparent’s or the parent’s sibling’s address and residing within 1 km or between 1 km and 2 km from the school of choice are placed together with the other children of the same citizenship residing between 1 km and 2 km from the school. MOE HQ will centrally conduct the computerised balloting.

In addition, a child who gains priority admission into a school through distance category (including the eligibility to be balloted within those distance category) based on the child’s grandparent or parent’s sibling’s address is required to continue with the child-care arrangement at the address used for registration for at least 30 months, from the commencement of the Primary One Registration Exercise on 28 June 2018. If this condition is subsequently not met, MOE reserves the right to transfer the child to another school with vacancies, as the basis of the priority admission to the first school is the declared address used for registration.