Singapore and New Zealand mutually extend automated immigration clearance facilities from Feb 12

Singapore and New Zealand nationals will be able to utilise automated immigration clearance facilities when travelling to each other's country from Tuesday (Feb 12). PHOTO: ST FILE
Singapore and New Zealand nationals will be able to utilise automated immigration clearance facilities when travelling to each other's country from Tuesday (Feb 12). PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore and New Zealand nationals will be able to utilise automated immigration clearance facilities when travelling to each other's country from Tuesday (Feb 12).

In a statement on Monday, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that New Zealand passport holders aged six and above with a travel document with more than six months' validity and have visited Singapore at least twice in the last two years are eligible to apply for Singapore's Frequent Traveller Programme (FTP).

Eligible Singaporeans will also be able to make use of New Zealand's eGate passport control facilities.

Users of these eGate facilities have to be 12 years old and above and have an ePassport.

Entry to the FTP is voluntary and free for New Zealand nationals.

They can apply for the FTP at the enrolment centres at Changi Airport Terminal 3, the Visitor Services Centre at the ICA Building, as well as at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints.

More information on the FTP is available at www.ica.gov.sg.

The mutual extension of automated immigration clearance facilities is part of the Singapore - New Zealand Enhanced Partnership, ICA said.

The partnership is expected to boost trade, business and tourism links between both countries, the authority added.