Application for Inheritance Certificate

Application for Inheritance Certificate

Information/Documents required

  • Death certificate, extract of death certificate, Order of Court of presumption of death or Certificate of presumption of death, of the Deceased.
  • For applications made using CorpPass and SYCPass, applicant’s Identification Card (IC) or valid passport.
  • For foreign individuals applying using SYCPass, the identification document used in the application for SYC Pass AND the identification document showing relation to the deceased, if different
  • Supporting documents showing relationship of the applicant beneficiary to the deceased.  Where the applicant’s relationship to the deceased is “Legal Personal Representative of Beneficiary”, documents showing the legal personal representative’s lawful appointment by an Order of Court, or under any written law or legal instrument.  A Statutory Declaration from the beneficiary consenting to the applicant making the application on behalf of the beneficiary may also be required.
  • Details of the lawful potential beneficiaries (Full name and NRIC/ID No.)
  • Document explaining any inconsistency in the information or other documents submitted in the application, for example, different spelling of a person’s name in different supporting documents. If you are unable to produce any documentary proof, you must submit an affirmed Statutory Declaration to confirm the information provided in your application.
  • For law firms, a letter of authorisation showing that you are expressly instructed to make the application and the purpose for which the inheritance certificate is applied for.
  • For MUIS, court or authority, a letter of authorisation showing that your officer is authorised to make the application.


You must submit your application online via the SYC Portal using SingPass (for individual applicants) or CorpPass (for law firms, MUIS, court or authority). If you are an individual who is a foreigner and do not have a SingPass, you may apply for SYCPass to make the application.  

You may download the SD template  from the SYC Portal after verification of the supporting documents, complete the required information in the SD, and affirm the SD before a Commissioner for Oaths. Thereafter, you must upload the affirmed SD in the SYC Portal for verification before making payment. You may refer to the sample SD here.

Your application will be processed within 3 working days of submission and is valid for 30 days. All required steps must be completed within 30 days of submitting the application. Payment must be made within 7 calendar days of approval of the application and at least 1 day before expiry of the application, whichever is earlier. If payment is not made at least 1 day before the end of the 30-day validity period of the application, you must submit a new application if you still wish to obtain an Inheritance Certificate.

The Inheritance Certificate will be issued through the SYC Portal in downloadable PDF format. It is available for download within 14 days from the date of successful payment for the Inheritance Certificate. Once the 14 days have lapsed, you are required to make an application to extract the Inheritance Certificate if you failed to download the Inheritance Certificate within the availability period.


SGD $34.00
Payment can be made via PayNow or eNETS/ Credit Card.