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Last Updated: 15 August 2023

School relocation or expansion

You will need to notify us if your school is relocating, or undergoing an expansion. Learn how to notify us and the documents required.


You will need to notify us of your school's relocation or expansion online via GoBusiness Licensing. Please ensure that all renovation and furnishing works are completed, and you have obtained the relevant authorities' approvals mentioned below before starting your online application on GoBusiness Licensing.

Take note of the following when relocating or renovating your school:

  • Check if you need to submit a Change-of-Use application to the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) or Housing and Development Board (HDB).
  • Your school has to be of an acceptable and reasonable size, and it should include:
    • Classrooms.
    • A space for an office or reception.
  • You need to submit building floor plans for alteration or renovation works to the Fire Safety & Shelter Department (FSSD).

How to notify us

Follow these steps:

  1. Select “amend existing licence” under the “licence application” menu.
  2. Choose “Ministry of Education” as the government agency.
NoteYou do not need to submit any documents through GoBusiness Licensing. Upon completing the online registration, you will receive an acknowledgement email from us containing instructions on how to submit the required documents.

For technical assistance in GoBusiness Licensing, you can contact their helpdesk through:

Email: licences-helpdesk@crimsonlogic.com.sg
Tel: +65 6774 1430
Operation hours:
  • From 8am to 8pm on Mondays to Fridays
  • From 8am to 2pm on Saturdays

Documents required and how to submit

You will need to email the following to us:

1. A1-sized copy of the approved floor plan by SCDF’s Fire Safety and Shelter Department (FSSD)

  • The project description should state that the project is for school, tuition centre or enrichment centre.
File format  PDF
File name format Name of School_Approved floor plan by SCDF.pdf
Example ABC Tuition Centre_Approved floor plan by SCDF.pdf

2. Fire Safety Certificate (FSC) for the specific unit(s)

File format  PDF
File name format Name of School_FSC.pdf
Example ABC Tuition Centre_FSC.pdf

3. Grant of Written Permission from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) or Approval on Use of Premises from the Housing and Development Board (HDB)

File format  PDF
File name format Name of School_URA/HDB approval.pdf
Example ABC Tuition Centre_URA/HDB approval.pdf

4. (For school expansion only) Letter from Supervisor to:

  • Indicate that the school is taking up additional unit(s) in the same building or interest in the expansion campus scheme.
  • Confirm that the new campus is owned by the same legal entity and has an identical school management committee as the school that is already registered with us.
File format  PDF
File name format Name of School_Expansion letter from supervisor.pdf
Example ABC Tuition Centre_Expansion letter from supervisor.pdf

If you are relocating your school, you will need to mail the Original Certificate of Registration of School and Classroom Accommodation Certificates, if available, to:

Private Schools Section
Ministry of Education
1 North Buona Vista Drive, Level 21
Singapore 138675

  • Indicate the name of your school, online application ID, date and specify “School relocation or expansion”.
  • Please ensure that your school management committee registration is still valid (i.e. not expired) before submitting this application.
  • Each file should not be more than 1MB.
  • The documents will be processed within 14 days upon our acceptance of the documents. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will delay the processing time.

After you submit your documents

If your documents and site inspection are satisfactory, you will be notified of the approval through email or SMS. Or, you can check through GoBusiness Licensing.

You should pay the registration fee to GoBusiness Licensing within 60 days upon licence approval. If no payment is received after 60 days, your application will be considered voluntarily withdrawn and you will have to apply again.

You will receive the relevant certificates after all registration and administrative procedures have been successfully completed.