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Consular Services for Foreign Visitors and Residents in Singapore
UK, US, EU, Irish, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand embassies and consulates provide services for citizens in need, including replacement of lost or stolen passports and help and advice in difficult situations...
Most countries have an Embassy or Consulate to deal with matters affecting their own nationals living in or visiting the country.
Citizens of the USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand living in Singapore are particularly well catered to by the consular sections of their Embassies and other organisations. Those from one of these countries will find a wealth of up-to-date and officially published information on the links below.
The Embassy of the United States of America has a website with up-to-date information and news for Americans living in Singapore.
The US Citizen Services Office provides help for US citizens living in Singapore, including information on registration, passport details, registration of births, marriages and deaths, employment issues and the voting process when outside the US.
- US Citizen Services
At: 27 Napier Road, Singapore 258508
Tel: 6476 9100
Fax: 6476 9232
Open: 08:30-12:00 Monday to Friday, 13:30-15:00 Monday to Wednesday and Friday
The British High Commission in Singapore has up-to-date news on matters relating to Singapore-British relations, as well as issues of politics, health and safety and immigration. The British High Commission provides services for Britons in Singapore, commercial advice, personal advice and aid.
- British High Commission in Singapore
At: 100 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247919
Tel: 6424 4200
Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00, Wednesday 14:00-15:00
Note: UK embassies, high commissions and consulates no longer issue passports. This is now done centrally by the Identity and Passport Service (IPS), an agency of the UK Home Office. Applications for renewal take at least four weeks from the form's arrival with the IPS by post, but may take longer if further information is necessary. The IPS advises UK nationals not to book travel until they have received their renewed passport.
- To apply for a UK passport while overseas: Click here
Consular help for EU nationals
Under EU law, an EU citizen is entitled to consular help from any EU consular representation abroad if their own country is not represented locally. This applies outside the EU to EU citizens who are either residing or travelling abroad. Any EU Embassy or Consulate must provide help to an EU citizen under the same conditions as they would their nationals.
Information on the type of help available and details to foreign consulates and Embassies can be found on the Consular Protection for EU Citizens page of the European Commission's website.
- For further information from the European Commission: Click here
The Embassy of Ireland in Singapore offers emergency assistance to Irish citizens as well as help with lost or stolen documents, emergency travel certificates, registration, visas, marriage abroad and so on. It also maintains a list of Irish societies in Singapore.
- Embassy of Ireland
At: Ireland House, 541 Orchard Road, #08-00 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
Tel: 6238 7616
Fax: 6238 7615
Open: 09:30-12:00 and 14:30 to 16:30 Monday to Friday
The High Commission of Canada to Singapore website provides information for Canadian citizens living in or travelling to Singapore. It includes information on the consular services available to Canadians, including registration, passports, visas and immigration, education, voting in Canadian elections and more.
- High Commission of Canada to Singapore
At: 1 George Street #11-01, Singapore 049145
Mailing address: PO Box 845, Robinson Road, Singapore 901645
Tel: 6854 5900
Fax: 6854 5930
Open: 08:00-16:30 Monday to Thursday, 08:00-13.30 Friday
The Canadian government also maintains the Service Canada website, which contains information and details of assistance Canada provides for its citizens living and working abroad.
- For information from Service Canada: Click here
The Australian High Commission has a website containing useful information for Australians in Singapore. It provides information about living in Singapore, including taxation issues and registration of deaths and births. It also issues travel information and warnings for the region, and provides emergency assistance.
- Australian High Commission
At: 25 Napier Road, Singapore 258507
Tel: 6836 4100
The Southern Cross Group is an organisation that exists to "Promote mobility in the Global Community", and communicate with expatriated Australians throughout the world. Their work includes lobbying for changes in laws that improve or simplify the life of Australians abroad. The website has detailed information on the legal and practical aspects of citizenship, voting, visas, health insurance, taxation and more.
New Zealand Citizens
The website of the New Zealand High Commission in Singapore has a section that provides essential information for New Zealanders travelling to or living in Singapore. It offers advice on passports, certificates, and working in Singapore and more. It also issues travel advice for the region, and can offer emergency help.
- New Zealand High Commission Singapore
At: 391A Orchard Road, #15-06/10 Tower A, Singapore 238873
Tel: 6235 9966
Fax: 6733 9924
ANZA – The Australia New Zealand Association
ANZA was founded in 1948 and officially established in Singapore in 1961 to provide friendship and support amongst the Australian and New Zealand families based there.
ANZA supports its members by providing information, networking, social, recreational and sporting opportunities.
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