Singapore to stop stamping departure date on foreign passports

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 18 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE: Beginning Monday, all foreign travellers departing the republic will not have their travel documents stamped with the departure date.

Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said it would cease the issuance of departure immigration endorsements (i.e. stamps of departure dates on travel documents) to all foreign travellers departing Singapore from April 22.

ICA said this was part of ongoing efforts to streamline procedures at the checkpoints and facilitate more efficient departure immigration clearance.

ICA said previously all foreigners departing Singapore would have their passports stamped with the date of their departure by the immigration officer at the manned counters.

Since September 2016, ICA said foreign travellers whose fingerprints had been enrolled via the BioScreen system upon their arrival in Singapore were eligible to use the automated lanes when leaving the country.

“They do not receive the departure immigration endorsement when they leave Singapore from April 22,” it said.


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