As of 1 January 2020, children born in 2019 can get their passports for free.

Singapore’s government announced it will waive the application fee for the first passport of children born on or after 1 January 2020.

In a press release the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that due to appeals, it has revised the eligibility to include those born this year as well.

The waiver will be relevant only for online applications.

From 1 January 2020, parents who have a suitable child will get a notification via the MyICA portal.

Children below the age of 6 will no longer need to be physically present when collecting their passport, ICA announced.

If the children are 6 or older, they need to be present to collect their passport, due to biometric identifiers such as fingerprints.