Can I update the passport photo in the current passport if my/my child's facial appearance has changed?
The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) does not require the holder's passport picture to be updated within the validity period of the passport.
However, Singaporeans, regardless of age, are advised to apply for a new passport with their updated photo if their facial appearances have changed significantly. This will help to facilitate a smoother immigration clearance and avoid any misunderstandings over the identity of the passport holder at the foreign or local immigration counters.
The alteration of personal data (including the photograph) in the Singapore passport is not permitted based on requirements by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). You are required to apply for a new passport if you wish to update any of your personal particulars (including photo) in the passport.
The prevailing application fee for a new passport will apply.
Please refer to ICA Photo Guidelines for more information on photo requirements.