Saturday, March 10, 2018

Making a CPF nomination

I have just made my CPF nomination recently. As it is still fresh in my mind, the following is how the process went for me:

1). Head down to one of their CPF Service Centres (see here for a list of CPF Service Centres). I went with my nominee (The person/s who will be receiving your CPF monies if anything untoward happens to you).

2). Produce your NRIC to the staff, answer some questions related to the nomination (Name, NRIC, Nominee Name/s, Nominee NRIC/s, relationship to Nominee/s, marital status). Staff emphasized that any change in my marital status would require another new nomination to be made.

3). Wait, as the staff fills up the CPF nomination form on your behalf.

4). Verify that the information on the CPF nomination form is correct. Signs it.

5). Staff serving me signs as one of the witnesses. Staff informs me that another colleague would ask me some verification questions (my name, NRIC, nominee/s name, relationship to nominee/s). After the verification is completed, staff's colleague signs as the second witness.

6). Requested for a photocopy of the signed nomination form. Staff informs me that my nomination will be reflected on my CPF account in two weeks' time.

That's all. The entire process took around 10-15 minutes. Hope this is helpful for those who are wondering what the process is like. Cheers!


  1. To add on ...

    Nominees need not to be physically present at the branch. We just need to bring their NRIC for verification.

    1. Hi Uncle CW,

      Thanks for the additional info. Cheers!

    2. There is no need to bring the nominees IC as well, my chidren. They are listed as occupants in my house. So CPF and HDB have all their data. I did it 2 months ago.

    3. Hi Henry,

      Thanks for sharing.


    4. Hi Andrew,

      There's no fees involved.

  2. What if no norminations made ?

    1. Hi,

      The following is from CPF Website:

      "If you do not make a CPF nomination, your CPF savings will be transferred to the Public Trustee’s Office (PTO) for distribution to your family members under the Intestate Succession Act or the Inheritance Certificate (for Muslims). The PTO charges the beneficiaries an administration fee for the distribution of your CPF savings."

  3. What if you are not staying with your family and want your nomination to be kept privately(secretly) for whatever reasons. Must you nominate immediate family or relatives

    1. Hi Lee,

      I am not sure about that. You might want to contact the CPF board directly.