Apply for IR1 - Licence to manufacture, possess for sale or deal in irradiating apparatus or radioactive materials
National Environment Agency (NEA)
For Business Users only
This licence is only for business users with a registered Unique Entity Number (UEN).
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- How do I pay for the licence fees?
Only e-Payment (e.g. VISA, MasterCard and American Express), GIRO payment and Government e-invoicing will be accepted. Fees paid or submitted are non-refundable. For more information regarding payment method, please refer to the NEA webpage on Guidelines for Licence Application.
- How do I change the mailing/billing address or point of contact(s) (e.g. name, contact number and e-mail address) associated with my radiation licences?
Through the "Customer Profile and Worker Management eService" on NEA ePortal, radiation protection licensees, radiation workers and radiation service customers will be able to create, view and update customer profiles (e.g. update contact person details). Organisations or individuals can update the details within their customer profile at any time at no cost. You are strongly encouraged to ensure that customer profile details are kept up-to-date. For more information, please refer to NEA's webpage on FAQs on New eServices.
- I need more details about import and export licence. Where can I find it?
A licence is required for the import or export of a consignment of irradiating apparatus and radioactive materials and the licence should be applied through Singapore Customs' TradeNet system. This is usually done by declaring agents which handle the Customs permit declaration of cargoes moving in and out of Singapore. The importers/exporters should ensure that their IR1 licences are valid and have been updated to include the irradiating apparatus/radioactive materials. For more information, please refer to the NEA webpage on Information on Licence to Import or Export Irradiating Apparatus and Radioactive Materials.
- Do I need a licence to use irradiating apparatus or radioactive materials?
Any individual, who is engaged in or is employed for part or whole of the individual's working time to do radiation work, must have a valid R1 certificate to handle any radioactive materials or operate any irradiating apparatus under this application.
- I need more details about licence application. Where can I find it?
For more information, please prefer to the NEA webpage on Guidelines for Licence Application.
- Who can I contact for further details?
For licensing enquiries, please contact the Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science Group (RPNSG) of the National Environment Agency (NEA) via NEA's Online Feedback Form or myENV app.
$210 per application
Perpetual (with recurring annual payment)
- The company must have a valid UEN.
- The company must comply with the Radiation Protection Act and its subsidiary Regulations.
- [For applications involving medical devices] Medical devices in Singapore are regulated by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) under the Health Products Act (HPA) and its subsidiary Regulations. Applicants intending to import, possess for sale or deal in radiation-emitting medical devices should check with the Medical Devices Branch (MDB) under HSA to ensure that the devices are registered and listed on the Singapore Medical Device Register (SMDR), or authorised by HSA, when submitting an application. For more information, please refer to the MDB/HSA website.
Certain types of radiation emitting equipment may only be possessed by medical and/or healthcare establishments, and may only be used by registered medical and healthcare professionals at places registered with the Ministry of Health.
- [For radioactive materials or irradiating apparatus containing radioactive materials] The company must provide a disposal/waste management plan and must be able to re-export all unsold radioactive materials.
- Any individual, who is engaged in or is employed for part or whole of the individual's working time to do radiation work, must have a valid R1 certificate to handle any radioactive materials or operate any irradiating apparatus under this application.
- NEA will inform the applicant if any additional information or documentation is required to support the application.