Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that from 16 November this year, the enhanced immigration automated clearance system (eIACS) service will be extended to eligible holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports.
ICA noted that the extension will provide greater travel convenience for PRC visitors and facilitate trade, business and tourism links between Singapore and the PRC.Holders of PRC passports aged six and above who are holding a valid five-year (or longer) Multiple Journey Visa issued by Singapore and have visited Singapore at least three times in the preceding 12 months, are eligible to enrol for the automated service.
Enrolment is on a voluntary basis and is free of charge.
Interested applicants should bring along their PRC passport (with remaining validity of at least six months), one recent colour passport-size photograph and other relevant documents to the enrolment centres located at Changi Airport, Woodlands Checkpoint, Tuas Checkpoint and the ICA Building to apply for this service.
Those aged between six and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and present documentary proof of relationship.
This announcement by ICA coincides with Chinese President, Xi Jinping’s first official visit to Singapore since taking up his presidency in 2013.