Indicate old passport number when new one is issued

As frequent travellers, Singaporeans face problems when a new passport is issued to them, as it would have a different passport number.

This passport number change is especially problematic for those who travel frequently and whose pages on the passport quickly fill up.

Every time there is a change to the passport number, many applications and forms have to be made and submitted to the various overseas regulatory bodies. Failure to do so incurs heavy penalties.

I hope the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority can consider retaining our old passport number when the passports are replaced or, at least, indicating the old number on the new passport.

Victor Lim