Faster immigration clearance for eligible Chinese travellers

Eligible travellers from China will be able to clear immigration faster when entering Singapore from Nov 16, 2015.
Eligible travellers from China will be able to clear immigration faster when entering Singapore from Nov 16, 2015.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - From Nov 16, eligible travellers from the People's Republic of China (PRC) will be able to clear immigration faster when entering Singapore.

Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), said such travellers will be able to enrol for the enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System. This will allow them to clear immigration via automated gates when they arrive in the country.

Those eligible to register for the service are holders of PRC passports aged six and above, who have a valid five-year or longer Multiple Journey Visa issued by Singapore. They must also have visited Singapore at least three times in the preceding 12 months.

Enrolment for the automated service is voluntary and free-of-charge.

Applicants can take their passport, with remaining validity of at least six months, a recent colour passport-sized photograph and other relevant documents to enrolment centres found at Changi Airport, Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints and the ICA Building.

Those aged 17 or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. They must also present documentary proof of their relationship.

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