Travellers lining up at the immigration counters at Changi Airport.
SINGAPORE: Foreign visitors to Singapore will soon not have to fill up paper arrival cards, and can instead submit their information online before their trip.
The disembarkation/embarkation cards, which foreigners entering Singapore are required to submit on arrival, contain information such as travellers’ flight numbers and their addresses while in Singapore.
With the electronic arrival card, travellers can submit their personal information and trip details through the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s website or via a mobile application before arriving in Singapore, ICA said in a news release on Wednesday (Oct 3).
Only passports need to be produced for immigration clearance upon arrival. The electronic arrival card which they had filled up in advance will then be called up by ICA’s immigration system.
A trial of the new electronic arrival card will be conducted for three months starting on Thursday, said ICA. The trial will be conducted at the Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints, Changi Airport and Singapore’s four cruise/ferry terminals.
Foreign visitors who arrive at these checkpoints but have not yet completed the paper arrival cards may be approached by ICA officers to participate in the trial, and to provide feedback.
Source: Channel News Asia