As we resume normalcy in our daily activities, the Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) was lifted fully from 10 October 2022. This means that VDS is no longer required for events with more than 500 participants and dining in at F&B establishments at any one time. For solemnisations and wedding receptions, VDS is no longer needed, regardless of the size of the solemnisation or reception.
Mask-wearing is generally optional for both indoor and outdoor settings. Individuals can continue to wear their masks for personal protection and to protect others, especially in crowded areas. However, mask-wearing is required on public transport as well as indoor healthcare and residential care home settings.
We would like to remind everyone to continue to exercise personal and social responsibility through maintaining hygiene, testing and minimizing social interactions when unwell, and keeping up-to-date with vaccinations. Should there be further tightening, couples should be prepared to adjust their plans accordingly.
Please refer to the MTF press release dated 7 October 2022 for further details.
Payment Schedule for children born on or after 1 Jan 2015
Birth Order 1st & 2nd
Birth Order 3rd onwards
Within 10 working days of birth¹
6 months old
12 months old
15 months old
18 Months old
¹ from birth registration or joining Baby Bonus (whichever is later)
To check the scheduled payment date and cash gift payment date, you can log in using your Singpass via “Family View” on Baby Bonus Online, select 'View Statement '. This e-service also applies to children born before 1 January 2015 and have enrolled for the scheme.
Two foreigners can marry in Singapore if they have met the rules and requirements for marriage. Please visit the 'Our Marriage Journey' website for the rules and requirements.
You can view the transactions made in your Child Development Account (CDA) in the monthly statement sent by your CDA bank, or through Internet Banking. You may also log in using Singpass via “Family View” on Baby Bonus Online, select 'View Statement ' to view the CDA payment details and remaining Cap amount.
If you or your spouse-to-be is not a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident and you intend to be married in Singapore, the law requires at least one of you to be present in Singapore for a minimum of 15 continuous days. These 15 days, which do not include the day of arrival in Singapore, can be fulfilled in a single visit made to Singapore at any time before the marriage application is submitted.
Once this requirement is fulfilled, you may proceed to submit your marriage application on the 'Our Marriage Journey' website (Civil Marriage). The marriage application must be submitted at least 21 days before your intended date of marriage.
Once you have submitted the application, a system-generated appointment date and time will be given for you to complete your Verification of Documents and Statutory Declaration (VD/SD) at the Registry of Marriages. This appointment is usually done 1 to 14 days before your solemnisation date, and both parties must be present with the relevant documents as stated in your Summary of Application.
Please note that current or former work permit holder who wishes to marry a Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident, should obtain approval from Ministry of Manpower (MOM) before proceeding to submit a marriage application. This is to ensure that the marriage application does not breach any work permit conditions.
If you have any enquiries regarding this matter, you may enquire directly with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).