Change in Citizenship

Important!
Any changes in citizenship must be accompanied by documentary proof. We will not be able to update any changes without authentication.

What you need to do:
Please bring the original and one copy of the relevant supporting documents for verification by staff at the Student Service Centre (Level 1, Yusof Ishak House, Kent Ridge Campus) or Bukit Timah Campus Management Office (Block B, Bukit Timah Campus) during office hours. The copy of the supporting documents will then be forwarded to the Registrar's Office for the necessary updates to your official records.

Relevant supporting documents for:

Change in Citizenship

  • Certificate of Citizenship; or
  • Pink Singapore NRIC; or
  • Pink Singapore NRIC Collection Slip

Obtaining Singapore Permanent Residence

  • Blue Singapore NRIC; or
  • Blue Singapore NRIC Collection Slip

What happens then:
Upon the completion of this verification and update, the Office of Financial Services will be notified accordingly so that the necessary actions with financial effect(s) may be taken. Citizenship changes which result in tuition fee rate changes will be effected in the semester only if notification is received no later than the end of the third instructional week, and the supporting document(s) issued no later than the end of the second instructional week. Notification received/issue date beyond that will have the revised tuition fee effected only in the following semester. For those receiving the NUS Research Scholarship, any revised scholarship stipend due to a change in citizenship will be effected the month after the student's notification.

In the event that you are unable to produce your Singapore NRIC or collection slip before the end of the third instructional week, the citizenship change in the current semester will only be effected if you submit the following documents before the end of the semester concerned (i.e. by end of reading week): 
(i) an In-Principle Approval (IPA) Letter from ICA (for citizenship change to Singapore Citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident) which is dated no later than the end of the second instructional week; and 
(ii) original Singapore NRIC or collection slips which is dated before the end of the semester concerned (i.e. by end of reading week).

Do note that prior to your citizenship change, you are liable for fees before adjustment. Following your citizenship change, the Office of Financial Services will re-calculate the affected semester's fees and excess tuition fees (if any) will be credited into your account.