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People walking to cross the Woodland Causeway from Malaysia early morning to go to work (Photo by Nashriq Mohd from Shutterstock.com).

SPF: Foreign vehicles with a number of outstanding fines, may be denied entry to Singapore

Starting from 1 April 2019, foreign vehicles with a number of outstanding fines for traffic, parking or vehicular emissions offences may be denied entry into Singapore. This move, according to the Singapore Police Force (SPF), aims to strengthen enforcement of such offences.

About 60,000 foreign vehicles enter Singapore daily. While the majority of foreign motorists are law abiding, SPF noted that there are some who break our rules but do not settle their outstanding fines for offences committed.

The authority stressed that foreign motorists who enter Singapore must abide by Singapore’s laws and settle any outstanding fines for offences.

“We take a serious view of those who do not do so. To remind foreign motorists to settle their outstanding fines, flyers have been distributed, and billboards displayed, at land checkpoints. Traffic Police and other Government agencies have also been conducting operations at the land checkpoints to detect such vehicles, to get them to settle their outstanding fines,” SPF stated.

To avoid being denied entry into Singapore, the police advised foreign motorists to check if they have any outstanding fines for vehicle-related offences, and settle them promptly. They may check this at www.axs.com.sg. Payment for the fines can be made through the following channels:

  • AXS kiosks, AXS website and AXS mobile app
  • Respective agencies & websites
  • Respective agencies & customer service counters
  • SingPost Post Offices