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There are some procedures which need to be handled after the passing of your loved one. This article serves as a resource for caregivers
There are some procedures which need to be handled after the passing of your loved one. You may have to inform some organisations of the passing, and handle the financial and legal matters of the deceased.
If the deceased was a CPF member, the nominated beneficiary will receive the deceased person’s CPF savings and any monies or assets owned by the deceased. However, if no nomination is made, the Public Trustee will handle CPF savings, other monies, or assets and distribute them to the deceased person’s family in accordance with Intestacy Laws.The Public Trustee’s office can be contacted at
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call them at 6224 2858.The CPF Board will be able to provide you with detailed information about your loved one’s CPF account.
For many legal and official post-death matters, you will need the Death Certificate of the deceased as well as other important documents such as:
Birth Certificate of deceased’s children
NRIC and other identification documents of all parties involved
Bank account information
It is a good idea to compile all these documents in a folder so that you have easy access to them, and to make sure they stay safe.
If necessary, you may need to obtain a
Death Extract issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
A Death Extract is a certified true copy of the Death Certificate and can be applied for online or in person at:
Citizen Services Centre
Registry of Births & Deaths3rd floor, ICA Building10 Kallang RoadSingapore 208718Tel: 63916100Opening Hours: 8am to 4.30pm (Monday to Friday); 8am to 12.30pm (Saturday)
To do so, you will need:
Your NRIC (Singaporeans and PRs) or other official identification (non-NRIC holders).
Information about the deceased:
Date of Death
Singapore Death Registration Number or Singapore NRIC / Birth Certificate number for persons who died within the last five years
The Death Extract normally takes at least 4 working days to process, and you can receive it by post or collect it from the service counters.
To read more about applying for a Death Extract, visit ICA’s
ICA Death Extract.
Sometimes, you may need special help in dealing with post-death matters. The Community Development Councils (CDCs) can help you with certain matters, especially if you can’t afford certain things. Visit the
website for contact information for your closest CDC.
This article was last reviewed on
Monday, February 8, 2021
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