A person who had his criminal record spent is deemed to have no such record and may lawfully choose not to disclose the spent record for all purposes, except during:
- An Investigation into an offence by a person authorised under any written law to carry out such investigation.
- Any prosecution against the person for any offence.
- Any proceedings before a court.
- Any application by a person for an appointment to or employment in any office, or for admission to any profession or vocation, from which the person may be disqualified under any written law by reason of his conviction.
How can a person find out if his criminal records are spent?
You can use different ways to find out whether a person’s criminal record has been marked spent.
First, you may make an appointment via the police hotline 6557 5700 during office hours to meet the counter staff of Police Records Office located at the Police Cantonment Complex. Due to the confidentiality of the information, no disclosures will be made on the phone.
Alternatively, the electronic portal allows ex-offenders to check whether their personal criminal records have been marked as spent online, using the NRIC number as the login ID and SingPass as the authentication password