Register your child’s birth

If you’re eligible, you can also apply for Baby Bonus and sign up for library membership for your child in the same application.

1

Register your child’s birth

You should register the birth within 42 days. This costs $18, and your child will be issued with a digital birth certificate.

2

Apply for Baby Bonus*

Tell us which bank account to credit the cash gift to, and open a Child Development Account (CDA) to receive grants.

3

Sign up for library membership*

Kickstart your child’s reading journey with a library membership. It’s free for Singaporeans.

*Only available if your child is eligible

Eligibility


Every baby born in Singapore must be registered within 42 days from the date of birth. Registration costs S$18 per child, and the child will be issued with a digital birth certificate.

You can register a birth online if:

  • the child is born in Singapore
  • you’re the child’s biological parent
  • you have a credit or debit card

If your child is eligible, you can also apply for Baby Bonus and sign up for library membership at the same time.

If you’re unable to make payment with a credit or debit card, please make an appointment to register your child’s birth at ICA building. Do bring along both parents’ identification documents and marriage certificate (if applicable).

What you’ll need


To complete the registration, you’ll need:

  • name, identification number, occupation, citizenship and marriage details of both parents (where applicable)
  • name and birth information of the newborn child
  • your credit or debit card details

One parent should start the birth registration as the main applicant, and the other parent (where applicable) will be required to confirm the details entered.

For more information about birth registration, visit the ICA website.

If one parent is not a citizen, permanent resident, or FIN holder

The parent who is a Singapore citizen, permanent resident, or FIN holder should log in with Singpass to start the birth registration as the main applicant.

The main applicant may be asked to upload the following supporting documents:

  • passport biodata page of the other parent
  • local or overseas marriage certificate (if applicable)

If these documents are not in the English language, official translations will be required.

If both parents are not citizens, permanent residents, or FIN holders

Either parent can start the birth registration as the main applicant with a valid email address. This can only be done on the website, and not the LifeSG app.

The main applicant may be asked to upload the following supporting documents:

  • passport biodata page of both parents

If these documents are not in the English language, official translations will be required.

Baby Bonus


If your child is eligible for Baby Bonus, you’ll be asked to provide:

  • a parent’s bank account details to receive the one-off cash gift
  • preferred bank for the Child Development Account (CDA)
  • personal details of the trustee who’ll manage the CDA
Baby Bonus FAQs

Library membership


If your child is eligible for a free National Library Board (NLB) membership, you can choose to sign up for it at the same time.

Learn more about NLB membership 

If you need help registering your child’s birth, check our frequently asked questions or call 6589 8707.