What IC fee covers

What IC fee covers

SINGAPORE - The National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) is made of a highly durable polycarbonate material that has been subjected to stringent tests to ensure its durability, and is not easily damaged during normal handling ("Costly to replace damaged IC" by Mr Ivan Goh; Aug 5).

A fee of $60 is charged for replacing an NRIC to recover the production cost, which includes manpower, material and other costs incurred in producing a new card.

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority will consider waiving the replacement fee for cases that warrant special consideration. This may include situations where the card was damaged due to circumstances beyond the cardholder's control, such as accidents or fire.

Vincent Ng
Head, Public & Internal Communications Corporate Communications Division Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

This article was first published on Aug 15, 2014.
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