Singapore to stop stamping passports on departure

- A Monitor Desk Report 20 Apr, 2019 | 348 Views|-+
Dhaka: The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore has announced that it will stop stamping the passports of travellers departing the country from April 22 onwards, saving valuable space in their passport.

However, unlike some other countries in the region, travellers will still have their passports stamped when entering Singapore.

Previously, all foreigners departing Singapore would have their passports stamped with the date of departure by an immigration officer at the manned counters.

Since September 2016, travellers whose fingerprints were enrolled via the BioScreen system upon arrival into Singapore have been eligible to use the automated lanes when they leave Singapore. Such travellers do not receive a departure stamp when they use the automated lanes.

From April 22, all foreign travellers departing Singapore through manned counters will no longer have their departures stamped in their passports when they leave Singapore.

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