Clearance boon for Thai passport holders

Eligible holders of Thai international passports will be able to opt in to the frequent traveller programme from next Monday, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said yesterday. This means Thai passport holders who are on the programme will be able to use the automated immigration clearance facilities at Singapore's checkpoints.

Currently, eligible holders of Singapore passports enjoy automated immigration clearance facilities at Thailand's checkpoints.

Thai passport holders who are aged six and above, in possession of a passport with more than six months' validity and have visited Singapore at least twice in the past two years are eligible to apply for the programme. They can do so at the enrolment centres at Changi Airport Terminal 3, visitor services centre at the ICA Building and at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints.

Entry to the programme is free. The ICA said: "The mutual extension of such automated immigration clearance facilities will boost trade, business and tourism links between both countries."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 21, 2018, with the headline 'Clearance boon for Thai passport holders'. Print Edition | Subscribe