DBS Cards - Application Checklist

Documents Submission Guideline

Documents Guidelines
  • Name and address/email address on all submitted documents should match that on your application form.
  • Signatures and authority stamps should be captured clearly, if applicable.

Identity Document

  • NRIC (front & back) for Singaporean/Permanent Residents
  • Passport for Foreigner (minimum validity of 6 months at the time of application)

Employment Pass

  • List of eligible work passes: Employment Pass, S Pass, Personalised Employment Pass, Long-Term Visit Pass with LOC, Tech. Pass, International Organisation Pass, Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass
  • Employment Pass must have a minimum validity of 6 months at the time of application

Computerised payslip

  • Document must be dated within 3 months before the date of application

CPF contribution

  • Document must be dated within 3 months before the date of application
  • Follow these steps below to retrieve your CPF Contribution History Statement:
    1. Login to CPF using your Singpass
    2. Under menu, select “my cpf” and choose “My statements” to view “Contribution History”
    3. Select the latest 3 months period and click on the PDF icon to generate your latest statements in PDF

Income Tax Notice of Assessment

  • Please provide the latest 2 years of Income Tax Notice of Assessment
    1. Login to your myTax Portal using your Singpass
    2. Under “Notices/ Letters” section, select “Individual”
    3. Select the latest available “Notice of Assessment (Individual)” to generate your Income Tax Notice of Assessment in PDF

Bank statement

  • Document must be dated within 3 months before the date of application

Proof of Residential Address

  • Document must be dated within 3 months before the date of application
    1. Letter of offer/ employment or
    2. Local utility/ telecommunication bill or
    3. Local bank statement/ credit card statement or
    4. In-Principle Approval (IPA) issued by Ministry of Manpower1 or
    5. In-Principle Approval (IPA) issued from ICA1 or
    6. Work permit of foreign domestic worker issue by Ministry of Manpower.


  • Tenancy agreement is not acceptable proof of residential address
  • Residential address must be valid. (P.O.Box, Care-of, Office and School address are not acceptable)
  • 1 IPA can only be accepted for either Proof of employment/ Study in Singapore/ Dependent or Long Term visit pass or Proof of Residential Address. It cannot be used for both.
Documents Submissions Dos and Don’ts

Document Specifications

Image File Type: jpeg, pdf, or png file extension
Image Size Limit: Up to 5MB per document

1. Submit documents that match your application form

Tip: Ensure that your document is valid. Review details (e.g. expiry dates, visibility of details) before you submit your application.

2. Avoid blurring/blocking document details

Tip: Use natural light (instead of flash mode on your camera) or position your document where reflection does not blur any part of the image.

3. Prevent details of documents from being cropped out

Tip: Frame your image by leaving at least 1 cm gap on each side of the document when you photograph it digitally.

4. Submit complete identity document

Tip: Capture both the profile picture and all printed details. Do not block or crop out any of the details.

5. Submit images that are in focus

Tip: When using mobile phone, tap the screen to correct the camera’s focus before taking the picture.

6. Avoid skewed distortions of your image

Tip: Ensure your phone is parallel to your document when taking the picture. Try placing your document against a white piece of paper and use it as a parallel frame.