A 43-year-old Vietnamese woman, Nguyen Thi Bich Lieu was convicted in Court on 5 October 2016 for violating Sec 57(1)(k), Sec 6(1)(c) and Sec 28(4)(d) of the Immigration Act.
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced in a press release that Nguyen was sentenced to 10 weeks’ imprisonment and fined $1,500, in default two weeks’ imprisonment.
ICA wrote that Nguyen had previously entered Singapore on several occasions using a Vietnam passport bearing her real identity.
Earlier on 19 February 2014, Nguyen was assessed to be ineligible for entry to Singapore and was subsequently sent back to Vietnam. However, that did not stop Ngyuen from coming back to Singapore.
She arrived again at the Changi Airport On 18 March 2016, and submitted a Vietnam passport under the name “Do Thi Duc” and date of birth as “1969” for her arrival immigration clearance. Nguyen had also declared on the Disembarkation Form that her name was “Do Thi Duc” and that she had never used a passport under a different name to enter Singapore.
On 16 April she was finally arrested by the ICA officers at the Changi Airport Terminal 2 when she was going to depart for Ho Chi Minh City.
The reasons for her disallowance to enter Singapore and her reasons to re-enter Singapore were not disclosed.