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Guide: Getting a Singapore Police Clearance from the Philippines
4:42 pm today


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Hi guys! I just want to share with you how to get your police clearance from Singapore even if you're in the Philippines.

If you've lived in Singapore for more than six months, then yes you do need to obtain a police clearance, or rather, a COC (Certificate of Clearance)from them.

I'll be editing this as soon as I get an update.

BTW, I applied for this for my K1 (fiancee) visa.

Before proceeding, please also read the FAQs of the Singapore Police Force's website.

Here goes:

1. Apply for an Appeal by Non-Singapore citizens to Apply for Certificate of Clearance. Please click the link and read the requirements needed, and I'll be elaborating the answers to usual questions about it below. BTW, the appeal is different from the actual application for COC. SPF (Singapore Police Force) needs to go through your request / appeal first and they'll approve it. Reason being, SPF doesn't really give out COCs just because.


  • Your FIN (Foreign Identification Number) - Just the number will do. I don't have a copy of my previous S Pass and they won't require it, just make sure that you can still remember your FIN.
  • Scanned documentary proof indicating that a COC is required and for what purpose - I used my NOA2 for this. It's not indicated there that you need the clearance, so what I did was attach the K1 checklist found in US Embassy Manila's website.
  • Scanned biometric page of applicant s valid passport - Very straightforward, just give them a copy of your passport's biometric page (where your photo is)
  • Scanned Identification Document (ID), front and back - I don't have a work permit anymore, I used my SSS card for this. Create one scan for front and another for the back.
  • Scanned or digital passport-sized photograph - 400x514 pixels. Looks like Singapore's passport photo. I used a US passport-sized photo, scanned it, and cropped it to the required size. It's not exact, but it's within the 400x514 range.
  • Valid Credit/Debit Card (VISA/MASTERCARD) or i-Banking account for online payment - I still have my Singapore account and I used I-banking for this. No worries if you use a normal credit card, as long as it's VISA/Mastercard and you can answer your bank's online security check that will prompt. I've read that previously they needed a bank draft, thankfully they now accept these modes of payment.
  • Original hardcopy fingerprint impressions (Optional) - Since we're not in Singapore, then we have to mail it to them. More on this later.

2. After applying for the appeal, wait for a few days for their email. I applied mine on a Friday and got their response on Tuesday that my appeal was approved, and that it was time to Apply for the Certificate of Clearance. You have all the details saved on your profile, so all you need to do is to pay them. Make sure that your browser allows popups.

3. After payment, go back to your Application Portal (the first page). You should now see your your reference number in red. Print the page (The option for printing it is somewhere there).

4. Wait for their confirmation email with the receipt. The email will prompt you : Kindly mail us your hardcopy fingerprints together with a copy of the Acknowledgment Slip printed from the Application Portal

5. Time to get your fingerprints! No need to look for Singapore's fingerprint card, Camp Crame will give you a copy.

This can be obtained in Camp Crame in Quezon City. Now, this was the part where all forums didn't even specify where and how to go or navigate from the gate. Read on!

  • Bring a pen, wet wipes, and passport-sized photos with you. Each application needs 2 photos (1 for their copy and 1 for ours). I used my US visa photo so they just cut it to make it fit.
  • Go to Camp Crame. I took a Grabcar all the way from the South, but if you're commuting, alight at Santolan-Annapolis MRT Station. There are also buses through EDSA, if you prefer to take the bus.
    • Go to Gate 2. This is at the right side of the area. If you're walking, go past the vehicle entrance and you'll see another entrance for walk-ins. If I remember correctly, it's almost in front of an LBC store.
    • Since I took a Grab, once in Gate 2, go straight then turn right. There will be a small intersection and you'll see the Crime Laboratory on the left side.
    • If you're walking: Once inside Camp Crame, follow the vehicles' path from the gate. You'll see Landbank and a coffee shop/restaurants. There's also a clean restroom here. Walk past it until the non-airconditioned eatery. Turn right on the narrow street. At the end, you'll see the PNP Ladies' (I forgot the building name, but it has "Ladies" on it.) Then go to the right. You will see the Firearms building, and then the Crime Lab building.
    • Go inside the building. Leave an ID at the front desk and tell the police your purpose. They'll accompany you to the door going to the back and will lead you to the Fingerprinting Department.
    • Once there, go up then left. Enter the door and the nice old lady will give you a payment slip. Fill it out then go to Landbank. (Directions on how to go by foot: go out of the building, walk to the right, cross the street where there's a grill restaurant, walk through the narrow street, turn left.)
    • Pay the PHP200 fee. If you're obtaining multiple cards for different purposes, the fee would be higher. Note that you need to bring your fan and a small towel with you (maybe some water too!) because the aircon here is totally not working properly especially when there are lots of people. I was there for 2 hours.
    • Go back to the Fingerprinting Department and they'll give you the cards for you to fill out. If there are people queueing for fingerprints, you'll be given a number and you'll be asked to accomplish the cards downstairs. They'll call you once it's your turn. You can wash your hands there after fingerprinting. You can make use of your wet wipes here to wipe off additional ink smudges.
    • Wait for a while and then they'll release the card to you. Go home!

6. Ship the fingerprints to Singapore. (I'll be doing this tomorrow, so I'll update this soon!)

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after AP i recieve notfcation letter that i meed to do an another interview.is ut good or bad?
4:03 pm today

yvonne riofrir

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Sent additional document oct 10 and firat update oct 13,second update still AP october 16.And now oct 18 they update my files and they send me a notification letter saying that i need to make an appointment for another interview and take this documents with me the new NBI clearance,new medical result,ds 260,ds160,affidavit of support form I-864 im confused about this affidavit of support because i have the affidavit of support form 134 is it the same or what?and my passport too i they already have it because i send it already with my police certificate.they asked me alot of document.and they sent me this form also like checking background check.well im not worried about it. Just confused what i need to do the imterview again?help me pls,im stress and frustrated.








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Manila Interview
4:38 am today


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Can anyone who has gone through the Manila interview process give me more insight of what the COs look for on the Petitioners I-134 Affidavit. Is it annual gross or net gross? I am self employed, which is where a majority of my income is from, but I do have another job that I have had for a year but it is p/t bc of my main line of work. If they go by gross income, I exceed the 125% but if they look at net gross I am slightly below due to expense deductions. I would greatly appreciate feedback!:)

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IF NO Noa2
1:07 am today


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If i do not get noa2 by the end of this month i am going to withdraw and just fly to her and marry in the phils then file cr1 probably be faster then this k1 stuff

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I-865 Question
12:32 am today


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Hi everyone! We moved few weeks ago after I received my green card and also changed my address online, I was reading my paperworks and read that you have to file I-865 whenever the sponsor changes his address. Does my husband/sponsor really have to file it even if I got my 2 year green card? And is it okay if we filed a week late?

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