Automated Immigration Clearance Between Singapore And Hong Kong

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Automated Immigration Clearance Between Singapore And Hong Kong

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Mutual Arrangement For Automated Immigration Clearance Between Singapore And Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR)

What is it?

Eligible Singapore passports holders will be able to enrol for the e-Channel services in HKSAR and eligible HKSAR passport holders will be able to enrol for the enhanced-Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS) services in Singapore.

When does it take effect?

From 22 Sep 2014.

How do Singapore passport holders apply?

Singapore passport holders aged 11 and above who have visited HKSAR for no less than 3 times in the past 12 months immediately before enrolment and have no adverse record in Hong Kong are eligible to enrol for the e-Channel services.

They can bring their Singapore passport with validity of at least 6 months to the enrolment offices at Hong Kong International Airport or Macau Ferry Terminal to apply for the service.

How do HKSAR passport holders apply?

HKSAR passport holders aged 11 and above who have made visits to Singapore no less than 3 times in the past 12 months immediately before enrolment and have no adverse record in Singapore are eligible to enrol for eIACS.

They can bring their HKSAR passport with validity of at least 6 months and one recent colour photograph to the enrolment centres at the following locations to apply for the service:

  • Changi Airport;
  • Woodlands Checkpoint;
  • Tuas Checkpoint; and
  • Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Building

 

Important notes:

Enrolment is on a voluntary basis and is free.  Applicants must bring the relevant documents for the enrolment. Those aged 11 to 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and present documentary proof of relationship.

Who are currently eligible?

Currently, eligible Singapore and Malaysia passport holders already enjoy similar facilities in Malaysia and Singapore respectively.

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