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Instruction - Apply For AI

Instruction - Apply For AI

Approved Institution - Application

1. Brief description of service

(a) Eligible institutions can use this service to apply to be a Baby Bonus Approved Institution (AI). To be an AI, your institution must fall under one of the following categories:

       • Child Care Centres1 licensed by Early Childhood Development Agency (EDCA);
       • Kindergartens registered with ECDA or the Council for Private Education (CPE) and special education schools registered with the Ministry of Education (MOE);
       • Hospitals, clinics and other healthcare institutions licensed by the Ministry of Health (MOH);
       • Pharmacies registered with the Health Sciences Authority (HSA);
       • Early intervention programmes registered with Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF);
       • Optical shops registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA); and
       • Assistive technology device providers registered either with National Council of Social Service (NCSS), MOH or ACRA.  

(b) Please have the following information ready when using this service:

       • Unique Entity Number (UEN) issued by ACRA;
       • Institution Code2;
       • Approved Person (AP) / Authorised Affiliate (AA)’s personal particulars;
       • Company’s Particulars; and
       • Particulars of Institution (e.g. outlet) to be registered as AI.  

2. Estimated time

This service will take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete and will be processed within 3 working days.

3. Maximum file size and acceptable file type

Uploading of document is not required for this service.



1 Newly licensed child care centres will receive an invitation to accept the Approved Institution Status.

2 Please use the following institution codes if you fall under these categories. If you are unsure of your institution code, please check with your Governing body.

       • Childcare Centres – ECDA PT Code;
       • Kindergarten – Kindergarten Code (Eg. KG1234);
       • Healthcare Institution – Ministry of Health HCI Code;
       • Early Intervention Programmes – EI Reg No (Eg. EP2345); or
       • Pharmacy – Certificate Number.  

Institution code is not required for categories under Optical Shop, Special Education and Assistive Technology Devices. The system will generate the institution code for these categories.