Immigration Act
(CHAPTER 133, Section 55(1))
Immigration Regulations
Rg 1
G.N. No. S 252/1972

REVISED EDITION 1990
(25th March 1992)
[25th August 1972]
Citation
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Immigration Regulations.
Definitions
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“alien” means any person who is not a citizen of Singapore;
“Controller” includes an immigration officer or other person, authorised by the Controller to act generally on his behalf under the provisions of these Regulations and where the Controller authorises an immigration officer or other person to act on his behalf for the purpose of one or more but not all of these Regulations, includes, for the purposes of such regulation or regulations, the immigration officer or other person so authorised;
“Form” means a form set out in the First Schedule, and a form referred to by a number means the form so numbered in that Schedule;
“unberthed passenger” means a ship’s passenger for whom no accommodation in any cabin, stateroom or saloon is reserved.
Application for and issue of a certificate of status
3.—(1)  A citizen of Singapore who is outside Singapore may, in order to facilitate his entry into Singapore, apply to the Controller for the issue to him of a certificate of status and, where applicable, for the inclusion in the certificate of the name of any child accompanying him who is a citizen of Singapore.
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(2)  An application under this regulation may be made on behalf of a citizen of Singapore by a person resident in Singapore.
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(3)  Every application under this regulation shall be in such form as the Controller may require and shall be accompanied by —
(a)two recent photographs of the person to whom the certificate is to be issued; and
(b)where the name of any child accompanying him is to be included in the certificate, two recent photographs of the child.
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(4)  The Controller may, upon being satisfied that the person applying or the person on whose behalf application is made is a citizen of Singapore and upon payment of the prescribed fee, issue a certificate in the Form 2 and, if satisfied that any child accompanying that person and included in the application is a citizen of Singapore, may include the name of the child in the certificate.
(5)  A citizen of Singapore who is resident in Singapore may apply (in such form as the Controller may require) for the issue to him of a certificate, and the Controller may, upon being satisfied that the applicant is a citizen of Singapore, make an endorsement to that effect on the passport or other travel document of the applicant and such endorsement shall be deemed to be a certificate issued under these Regulations.
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(6)  A certificate issued or endorsement made under paragraph (4) or (5) respectively shall have validity only so long as the holder of the certificate or passport or other travel document so endorsed continues to be a citizen of Singapore.
(7)  The burden of proof that any person is a citizen of Singapore shall lie upon that person:
Provided that the Controller may accept the status of a person as stated in his passport or other travel document as prima facie evidence of that person’s status.
(8)  Where the Controller is satisfied that the holder of a passport or other travel document endorsed under paragraph (5) has obtained such endorsement by misrepresentation or fraud or is not a citizen of Singapore he may cancel the endorsement, and the holder shall, on being so required by the Controller, forthwith deliver to him the passport or other travel document for cancellation of that endorsement.
Application for entry permit
4.—(1)  A person who requires an entry permit to enter Singapore may apply to the Controller for the issue to him of an entry permit and, where applicable, for the inclusion in the entry permit of the names of his wife and of any child accompanying him.
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(2)  An application for an entry permit may be made by a husband on behalf of his wife or by a parent on behalf of a child.
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(3)  Every application for an entry permit shall be made in such form as the Controller may require and shall be accompanied by —
(a)two recent photographs of the applicant; and
(b)where the names of his wife and of any child accompanying him are to be included in the entry permit, two recent photographs of his wife and two recent photographs of the child.
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(3A)  Every application for an entry permit shall be supported by a declaration made by the sponsor of the applicant as to —
(a)the truth of the statements contained in the application; and
(b)the good character of the applicant.
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(3B)  No person shall act as a sponsor for an applicant for an entry permit unless the person is resident in Singapore.
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(4)  Notwithstanding paragraphs (1), (2) and (3), any person who at the time of his arrival in Singapore satisfies the Controller that he —
(a)is in possession of a valid passport and, if an alien, of a valid entry visa, when such visa is required;
(b)is within any of the categories of persons set out in the Schedule to the Immigration (Prohibition of Entry) Order [O 2];
(c)is not travelling by sea as an unberthed passenger;
(d)intends to enter Singapore otherwise than for the purpose of remaining temporarily therein; and
(e)is not a prohibited immigrant,
may on his arrival, subject to section 24, 25 or 26 of the Act, apply for the issue to him of an entry permit and for the inclusion in the permit of the names of his wife and of any child accompanying him.
(5)  Where in the case of any person applying for an entry permit under paragraph (4), a senior immigration officer is of the opinion that further inquiries are necessary, he may issue to that person a special pass in accordance with regulation 15.
Form of entry permit
(6)  Every entry permit shall be in the Form 5:
Provided that the Controller may in the case of an entry permit granted to a person making application therefor under paragraph (4), make an appropriate endorsement on the passport or other travel document held by the person, and the endorsement shall be deemed to be an entry permit for the purposes of these Regulations.
(7)  Except in the case of a person described in paragraph (4) or of a person seeking to remain in Singapore after the expiry of a pass issued to him, an application for an entry permit shall be made before the arrival in Singapore of the person making such application, and no entry permit shall be issued to any such person except prior to his arrival in Singapore.
(8)  At the time of the issue of an entry permit the Controller may impose any condition not inconsistent with the provisions of the Act.
Security in respect of entry permit
5.—(1)  The Controller may require in respect of the issue of an entry permit such security, whether by deposit or otherwise, as he may think necessary for all costs, charges and expenses which may be incurred in the maintenance and repatriation or removal from Singapore of the applicant in the event of his being required to be repatriated or removed from Singapore at any time within two years from the date of his entry into Singapore.
(2)  Where any person in respect of whom security has been furnished under paragraph (1) is repatriated or removed from Singapore at any time within two years from the date of his entry into Singapore, the total amount of all costs, charges and expenses incurred in the repatriation or removal of that person and his dependants, if any, shall be certified in writing by the Controller, whose certificate shall be conclusive evidence thereof, and such amount, or so much thereof as the security will cover, shall be recovered out of such security.
(3)  Subject to paragraph (2) such security, or the balance thereof, if any, as the case may be, shall be returned to the person who furnished the security at the expiration of the period for which the security was furnished, or of such shorter period as the Controller may think fit.
Application for re-entry permit
6.—(1)  Every application for a re-entry permit shall be made in such form as the Controller may require.
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(2)  An applicant who is resident in Singapore may, in his application, apply for the inclusion in the re-entry permit to be issued to him of the names of his wife and of any child, who are then resident in Singapore and who it is intended shall accompany him on his re-entry into Singapore.
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(3)  The Controller may require the appearance in person before him of any applicant resident in Singapore and of his wife and any child in respect of whom an application is made under paragraph (2).
(4)  Every application for a re-entry permit made under paragraph (1) shall be accompanied by satisfactory evidence that the person making the application is in possession of a valid passport or other travel document.
Form of re-entry permit
(5)  Every re-entry permit shall be in the Form 7:
Provided that the Controller may make an appropriate endorsement on the passport or other travel document held by an applicant for a re-entry permit, and such endorsement shall be deemed to be a re-entry permit for the purposes of these Regulations.
Validity of entry and re-entry permits
7.—(1)  An entry permit shall be valid for a single entry into Singapore and shall cease to be valid if the holder of the permit being out of Singapore on the date of issue thereof has not entered Singapore within 6 months after that date:
Provided that the Controller may extend such period by a further period or periods not exceeding in the aggregate 6 months.
(2)  A re-entry permit shall be valid for such period not exceeding one year from the date of issue thereof as may be specified in the permit and if so endorsed thereon by the Controller, for any number of re-entries during the period of its validity, and, if not so endorsed, for one re-entry only:
Provided that the Controller may issue a re-entry permit for any period exceeding one year or extend the validity of any re-entry permit for such period or periods as he may think fit.
Passes
8.—(1)  The following classes of passes may be issued under these Regulations for the purpose of entitling a person to enter and remain temporarily within Singapore:
(a)an employment pass;
(b)a dependant’s pass;
(c)a visit pass;
(d)a transit pass;
(e)a student’s pass;
(f)a special pass;
(g)a landing pass; and
(h)a work permit pass.
(2)  Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the issue of any pass shall be at the discretion of the Controller.
(3)  Any pass may be issued subject to such special conditions, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Act, as the Controller may think fit to impose.
Employment pass
9.—(1)  An employment pass may be issued by the Controller to any person other than a prohibited immigrant who is not a work permit pass holder and who satisfies the Controller that he wishes to enter Singapore (otherwise than as a visitor, tourist, transit passenger or student) in order to engage in any business, profession or occupation that is approved by the Controller, or to take up employment with such company or firm as may be approved for the purpose of this regulation by the Controller.
(2)  Subject to the conditions stated in the pass and to these Regulations, an employment pass shall authorise the holder thereof to enter Singapore on or before the date stated in the pass and to remain therein for such period as may be specified therein but not exceeding 5 years from the date of the entry:
Provided that, subject to these Regulations, the Controller may by endorsement on such pass from time to time make it valid for any number of entries during the period of its validity or extend the period of its validity or alter, add to, or delete any conditions stated therein.
(3)  Every employment pass issued to any person under paragraph (1) shall be subject to the condition that during the validity of the pass the holder shall not, without the consent in writing of the Controller, engage in any form of paid employment, or in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore, other than the particular employment, business, profession or occupation specified in that pass.
(4)  Every application for an employment pass shall be —
(a)made in such form as the Controller may require;
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(b)accompanied by certified or photostat copies —
(i)of certificates of the applicant’s academic or professional qualifications; and
(ii)of testimonials from the applicant’s previous employer relating to his experience;
(c)accompanied by two recent photographs of the applicant;
(d)supported by a declaration made by a sponsor approved by the Controller as to —
(i)the truth of the statements contained in the application; and
(ii)the good character of the applicant;
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(e)supported by an undertaking from the sponsor referred to in sub-paragraph (d) that the sponsor shall —
(i)be responsible for the stay, maintenance and repatriation of the applicant; and
(ii)indemnify the Government for any charges or expenses which may be incurred by the Government in respect of the repatriation of the applicant or any dependant of the applicant; and
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(f)supported by such other documents as the Controller may require.
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(5)  (a)  Upon completion or termination of employment or resignation from employment of any employee, the employer and the employee shall report in writing and in person respectively to the Controller within 7 days of the completion or termination of employment or resignation from employment.

(b)Where an employee is to continue in the employ of the employer upon the expiry of the employee’s employment pass, both the employer and the employee shall, before the expiry of the employment pass, report in writing and in person respectively to the Controller and submit a new application in the prescribed form.

(5A)  Where an employment pass is issued to a person in order that he may take up a particular employment, and the employment in respect of which the employment pass is issued is terminated, whether by the person’s resignation or by any other cause —
(a)the employment pass shall be deemed to be cancelled from the date the employment is terminated; and
(b)the holder of the pass shall not remain in Singapore after the date the employment was terminated unless he is otherwise entitled to remain in Singapore under the provisions of the Act or of these Regulations.
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(6)  An employment pass shall be in the Form 9 or in the form of an endorsement made in the passport or other travel document of the employee as the Controller may determine.
Work permit pass
10.—(1)  A work permit pass may be issued by the Controller to any person other than a prohibited immigrant who has been issued with a work permit under the Employment of Foreign Workers Act.
(2)  Subject to these Regulations and to any conditions stated in the pass, a work permit pass shall authorise the holder thereof to enter Singapore on or before such date and to remain therein for such period as may be specified in the pass:
Provided that the Controller may by endorsement on such pass extend the period of its validity in accordance with the validity of the holder’s work permit, or alter, add to, or delete any conditions stated therein.
(3)  Where a work permit issued to the holder of a work permit pass is cancelled by the Controller of Work Permits under the Employment of Foreign Workers Act, the work permit pass shall be deemed to have been cancelled and the holder of the pass shall not remain in Singapore thereafter unless he is otherwise entitled or authorised to remain in Singapore under the provisions of the Act or of these Regulations.
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(4)  Every work permit pass issued under paragraph (1) shall be subject to the condition that during the validity of the pass the holder shall not, without the consent in writing of the Controller, engage in any form of paid employment, or in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore, other than that specified in the pass.
(5)  Every application for a work permit pass shall be in such form as the Controller may require and shall be accompanied by two recent photographs of the applicant.
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(6)  Upon completion or termination of employment or resignation from employment of any employee, the employer and the employee shall report in writing and in person respectively to the Controller within 7 days of the completion or termination of employment or resignation from employment.
(7)  A work permit pass shall be in the Form 11 or in the form of an endorsement made on the passport or other travel document of the employee as the Controller may determine.
Dependant’s pass
11.—(1)  A dependant’s pass may be issued by the Controller to any person other than a prohibited immigrant being the wife or dependent child of the holder of a valid employment pass or work permit pass to enable the wife or child to accompany or join the holder and to remain with him in Singapore.
(1A)  The Controller may also issue a dependant’s pass to a person under the age of 21 years for the purposes of adoption under the Adoption of Children Act [Cap. 4]. Every application for such a dependant’s pass shall be in such form as the Controller may require.
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(2)  Subject to the conditions stated in the pass and to these Regulations, a dependant’s pass shall authorise the holder thereof to enter Singapore on or before the date stated in the pass and to remain therein for such period as may be so stated provided that the period of a dependant’s pass issued under paragraph (1) shall not exceed the period for which any employment pass or work permit pass had been issued to the husband or father of the holder of the dependant’s pass.
(2A)  Subject to these Regulations, the Controller may by endorsement on the pass from time to time make it valid for any number of entries or extend the period of its validity or alter, add to, or delete any of the conditions stated therein.
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(3)  Every dependant’s pass issued under paragraphs (1) and (1A) shall be subject to the condition that the holder shall not engage in any form of paid employment or in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore without the consent in writing of the Controller.
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(4)  Every application for a dependant’s pass under paragraph (1) shall be —
(a)made in such form as the Controller may require;
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(b)accompanied by two recent photographs of the applicant or applicants; and
(c)supported by a declaration made by the husband or father of the applicant as to the truth of the statements contained in the application.
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(5)  A dependant’s pass shall be in the Form 13:
Provided that the Controller may make an appropriate endorsement on the passport or other travel document held by a person and the endorsement shall be deemed to be a dependant’s pass for the purposes of these Regulations.
Visit pass
12.—(1)  A visit pass may be issued by the Controller to any person other than a prohibited immigrant who satisfies the Controller that he wishes to enter Singapore —
(a)on a social, business or professional visit; or
(b)as a tourist.
Application for visit pass
(2)  The Controller may require any person applying for a visit pass to make application therefor in such form as the Controller may require and to furnish to the Controller two recent photographs of himself.
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(3)  A visit pass shall not be issued otherwise than prior to his embarkation to an unberthed passenger unless he is —
(a)ordinarily resident in the Rhio Archipelago, Sumatra, the States of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak or Brunei Darussalam;
(b)travelling to Singapore on a direct journey from a port or place in any of those territories; and
(c)in possession of a valid passport or other travel document which permits his return to his place of embarkation.
(4)  Where under paragraph (3) a person is required to obtain a visit pass prior to his embarkation, application therefor may be made by that person or by a person in Singapore on his behalf.
(5)  Every application for a visit pass made under paragraph (4) shall be in such form as the Controller may require. Such application shall be accompanied by two recent photographs of the applicant.
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(6)  A visit pass shall authorise the holder thereof to enter Singapore within the period and subject to the conditions stated in the pass and to remain in Singapore for such period, not exceeding 5 years, as may be stated in the pass:
Provided that the Controller may extend the validity of any visit pass for any such further period or periods as he may think fit; and in special circumstances, the period of such extension may exceed one year.
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(7)  Every visit pass issued to any person as a tourist or for the purpose of a social visit shall be subject to the condition that the holder shall not engage in any form of paid employment or in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore during the validity of that pass unless he has the consent in writing of the Controller or is the holder of a valid work permit issued under the Employment of Foreign Workers Act.
Form of visit pass
(8)  A visit pass may be —
(a)in the Form 15;
(b)in the case of a person who is to be issued with a disembarkation and embarkation card under regulation 19 as well, in the Form 15A or 15B; or
(c)in the form of an endorsement made in the passport or other travel document of the visitor,
as the Controller may determine.
(9)  Where a work permit issued to the holder of a visit pass is cancelled by the Controller of Work Permits under the Employment of Foreign Workers Act, the visit pass shall be deemed to have been cancelled and the holder of such pass shall not remain in Singapore thereafter unless he is otherwise entitled or authorised to remain in Singapore under the provisions of the Act or of these Regulations.
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(10)  Upon completion or termination of employment or resignation from employment of any employee —
(a)the employer shall give notice in writing; and
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(b)the employee shall report in person,
to the Controller within 7 days of such completion or termination of employment or resignation from employment.
Transit pass
13.—(1)  A transit pass may be issued by the Controller to any person on arrival in Singapore who satisfies him that he desires to enter Singapore for the purpose of passing through Singapore to a destination outside Singapore and that he is in possession of or is in a position to obtain such valid documents as will permit him to enter the country of his destination and is otherwise qualified under the law in force in that country to enter the country.
(2)  A transit pass shall entitle the holder thereof to enter Singapore and remain therein for such period not exceeding one month as may be stated in the pass:
Provided that the Controller may from time to time extend the period of the pass.
(3)  A transit pass shall be in the form of an endorsement on the passport or other travel document held by the person to whom it is issued.
Student’s pass
14.—(1)  A student’s pass may be issued by the Controller to any person other than a prohibited immigrant who satisfies the Controller that he —
(a)has been accepted as a student by a recognised university or by an educational institution approved for the purpose by the Minister; or
(b)is in possession of a certificate issued by the Minister for Education to the effect that it is desirable that he should be accepted as a student at a specified educational institution in Singapore and that he has been so accepted.
(1A)  Every student’s pass issued under paragraph (1) shall be subject to the condition that the holder shall not engage in any form of paid employment or in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore during the validity of that pass unless he has the consent in writing of the Controller.
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Application for student’s pass
(2)  Every application for a student’s pass shall be in such form as the Controller may require.
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Form of Pass
(3)  A student’s pass shall be in the Form 17 or 17A and shall permit the holder thereof to enter Singapore and remain therein for such period and subject to such conditions as may be stated in the pass:
Provided that the Controller may make an appropriate endorsement on the passport or travel document held by the applicant and the endorsement shall be deemed to be a student’s pass for the purposes of these Regulations.
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(4)  The Controller may cancel a student’s pass if the person to whom that pass is issued —
(a)fails within a reasonable time to enter a recognised university or an educational institution approved for the purpose by the Minister or designated in any certificate issued under paragraph (1)(b), as the case may be; or
(b)having entered such university or educational institution fails to remain or ceases to be retained as a student therein.
Special pass
15.—(1)  A special pass may be issued by the Controller to any person if the Controller considers the issue of such a pass desirable —
(a)in order to afford an opportunity of making enquiry for the purpose of determining whether that person is entitled to an entry permit or is otherwise entitled to enter Singapore under the provisions of the Act or of these Regulations or whether that person is a prohibited immigrant;
(b)in order to afford that person a reasonable opportunity of prosecuting an appeal under the provisions of the Act against any decision of the Controller; or
(c)for any other special reason.
(2)  A special pass shall entitle the holder thereof to enter Singapore or remain therein for such period, not exceeding one month, as may be stated in the pass:
Provided that the Controller may from time to time extend the period of the pass; and in special circumstances, the period of such extension may exceed one month.
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Form of special pass
(3)  A special pass may be in the Form 18 or in the form of an endorsement on a passport or other travel document of the applicant as the Controller may determine.
(4)  A special pass may at any time be cancelled by the Controller:
Provided that the Controller shall not cancel a pass issued under paragraph (1)(b) otherwise than for breach of any condition imposed in respect thereof until the appeal, in respect of which the pass has been issued, has been determined.
(5)  Where a special pass is to be issued in Form 18, the applicant shall, if so required, furnish to the Controller two recent photographs of himself.
Landing pass
16.—(1)  A landing pass may be issued by the Controller to any through passenger travelling in, or any member of the crew of, any vessel, aircraft or train on arrival in any port, authorised airport or authorised train checkpoint, as the case may be, in Singapore.
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(2)  A landing pass shall authorise the holder thereof to enter Singapore and to remain in Singapore for such period as may be stated in the pass:
Provided that the Controller may extend the validity of any landing pass for any further period or periods as he may think fit.
(3)  A landing pass may be in the Form 19 or in the form of an endorsement on a passport or other travel document of the applicant as the Controller may determine.
Power to cancel pass
17.  If the Controller is satisfied that the holder of a pass issued under regulation 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 16 is a prohibited immigrant, or has failed to comply with the conditions specified in the pass or the purposes for which the pass was issued, or that his presence in Singapore is undesirable or would be prejudicial to public security in Singapore he shall cancel the pass.
Power to cancel pass of family and dependants
18.  If the Controller is satisfied that the holder of a pass issued under regulation 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 16 is a prohibited immigrant whose pass has been cancelled under any of these regulations, all the members of his family and his dependants shall, by virtue of section 8(3)(n) of the Act, be considered to be prohibited immigrants and any passes issued to them under any of those regulations shall be cancelled.
Disembarkation and embarkation card for long term pass holders
19.—(1)  Where the holder of a pass issued under regulation 9, 10, 11, 12 or 14 is permitted to remain in Singapore for any continuous period of 90 days or more, the Controller may issue the holder with a disembarkation and embarkation card in the Form 32 or in the case of a person who is to be issued with a visit pass issued under regulation 12 as well, in the Form 15A or 15B.
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(2)  Any holder of a pass to whom this regulation applies shall if so required by the Controller furnish two recent photographs of himself.
(3)  The holder of a disembarkation and embarkation card shall —
(a)when required to do so by any authorised officer, produce his disembarkation and embarkation card for inspection, or produce it within such time to such person and at such place as the authorised officer may think fit;
(b)report any change in his place of residence in Singapore within 14 days of the change; and
(c)upon cancellation of the pass issued to him under regulation 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 16, forthwith surrender his disembarkation and embarkation card to the Controller for cancellation.
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(4)  A report of change of residence under this regulation shall be in such form as the Controller may require.
(5)  Where a disembarkation and embarkation card issued to any person is lost, destroyed or so defaced that any particulars thereon is no longer legible, the person shall within 14 days report the fact to the Immigration Head Office and apply for a replacement.
(6)  A replacement disembarkation and embarkation card may be issued on such conditions as the Controller may think fit.
(7)  For the purposes of this regulation, “authorised officer” means any immigration officer or police officer and any other officer or class or description of officers authorised in writing in that behalf by the Controller.
Holders of passes to report
20.  Every holder of a pass issued under these Regulations may be required by the Controller as a condition of the issue thereof —
(a)to report to an immigration officer immediately prior to leaving Singapore; or
(b)to comply with any directions endorsed upon the pass by the Controller regarding the making of reports as to himself and his whereabouts during his stay in Singapore.
Taking of security
21.—(1)  The Controller may as a condition of the issue of any pass under these Regulations, require such security as he may think necessary to be furnished by or on behalf of the holder of the pass, for compliance with the Act and any regulations made thereunder and with any condition imposed in respect of or any direction endorsed upon the pass.
(2)  The security shall be given in such manner and form as the Controller may determine and may be by bond, guarantee, cash deposit or any other method, or by two or more different methods.
(3)  Where a security bond is furnished under this regulation, the holder of the pass and his employer, agent, guarantor or sponsor, as the case may be, shall comply with the conditions specified in the security bond.
Cancellation of pass and forfeiture of security
22.—(1)  If the Controller is satisfied that —
(a)the holder of any pass issued under these Regulations has contravened or failed to comply with any provision of the Act or these Regulations or with any condition imposed in respect of or direction endorsed on the pass; or
(b)the holder of any pass or his employer, agent, guarantor or sponsor has contravened or failed to comply with any condition specified in any security bond furnished under regulation 21,
he may —
(i)forthwith cancel the pass; and
(ii)in any case where security has been furnished under regulation 21, and whether or not the pass is cancelled, direct the forfeiture of the security or any part thereof.
(2)  The cancellation of a pass or forfeiture of any security under this regulation shall be without prejudice to the taking of proceedings against any person for any offence under the Act or these Regulations.
(3)  Notice of the cancellation of any pass or of the forfeiture of any security or any part thereof shall be given to the holder of the pass and to his employer, agent, guarantor or sponsor.
(4)  It shall be sufficient if the notice under paragraph (3) is sent by registered post to the last known address of the holder of the pass and of his employer, agent, guarantor or sponsor.
Security in respect of crew
23.—(1)  The Controller may, as a condition of the issue of the landing pass to a member of the crew of any vessel, aircraft or train, require the master, owner, agent or charterer of the vessel, aircraft or train to give security, whether by cash deposit or otherwise, that the member of the crew will comply with the provisions of the Act and of any regulations made thereunder and with any conditions imposed in respect of or directions endorsed upon such landing pass.
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Form of bond
(2)  Where the Controller requires security by bond under this regulation, the bond shall be in the Form 20.
Employers’ general security
24.  Where any employer enters into a contract for the employment within Singapore of a person resident outside Singapore, the Controller may require the employer as a condition precedent to the issue to any such person of an entry permit to furnish a general security in respect of all such charges and expenses, which may be incurred by the Government in respect of the maintenance, repatriation or removal from Singapore of that person or his dependants in the event of his repatriation or removal from Singapore at any time within two years of the date of his entry into Singapore.
Controller may retain passport or other travel document under certain circumstances
25.  For the purpose of an examination under section 24, 25 or 26 of the Act, or where a special pass is issued under regulation 15(1), the Controller may, where he considers it necessary to do so, take possession of the passport or other travel document of the person regarding whom the examination is being conducted or to whom the special pass is issued, and shall in every such case forthwith issue a receipt therefor to the holder.
Issue of duplicate of re-entry permit
26.—(1)  Any person whose re-entry permit has been lost, stolen or destroyed may apply to the Controller for the issue of a duplicate of the permit.
(2)  Every application made under paragraph (1) shall be supported by a statutory declaration as to the facts alleged by the applicant and shall be accompanied, unless the Controller otherwise directs, by two recent photographs of the applicant, one of which shall be endorsed with the applicant’s signature, and the Controller may thereupon, if satisfied that the applicant’s re-entry permit has been lost, stolen or destroyed and on payment of the prescribed fee, issue a duplicate thereof.
Liability of master, etc., for payment of expenses in respect of persons detained in an immigration depot
27.—(1)  Where any person is detained in an immigration depot under section 27(1) of the Act, the master, owner, charterer and agent of the vessel, aircraft or train which brought that person to Singapore shall be jointly and severally liable for all expenses incurred in the detention and maintenance of that person:
Provided that no such liability shall be incurred where any person so detained is subsequently permitted to enter Singapore.
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(2)  Any expenses leviable under paragraph (1) shall be recoverable as a debt due to the Government from the master, owner, charterer and agent of such vessel, aircraft or train jointly and severally.
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Recovery of expenses incurred in respect of prohibited immigrants
28.—(1)  A prohibited immigrant shall be liable to pay to the Government a sum sufficient to cover all expenses incurred by the Government in connection with the detention, maintenance, medical treatment and removal from Singapore of himself and his dependants.
(2)  If a Magistrate is satisfied that any expenses have been or are likely to be incurred by the Government in connection with the detention, maintenance, medical treatment or removal of any prohibited immigrant and his dependants, he may issue a warrant for the levy of an amount sufficient to cover such expenses by distress and sale of any movable property belonging to the prohibited immigrant.
(3)  Such a warrant may be executed in the same manner as a warrant for the levy of the amount of a fine under section 224(b)(iii) of the Criminal Procedure Code [Cap. 68].
(4)  Where any sum recovered under any warrant issued under paragraph (2) is in excess of the total amount of the expenses for which the prohibited immigrant is liable under paragraph (1), the balance shall be returned.
(5)  The partial recovery of expenses under this regulation shall not prejudice the liability of any surety or of any other person for the balance, nor shall the issue or execution of a warrant under this regulation be a condition precedent to the liability of a surety or such other person.
Appeal to Minister
29.—(1)  Any person wishing to appeal under —
(a)section 8(6) of the Act against refusal of permission to enter Singapore;
(b)section 14(5) of the Act against cancellation of a permit or certificate or the making of a declaration; or
(c)section 33(2) of the Act against an order of removal made by the Controller,
shall within 7 days of receiving notice of such refusal, cancellation, declaration or order as the case may be, appeal by petition in writing to the Minister.
(2)  An appeal made under this regulation shall be lodged with the Controller who shall thereupon acknowledge in writing the receipt thereof.
Form of undertaking under section 45 of Act
30.  Every undertaking entered into under section 45(3) of the Act shall be in the Form 21.
Particulars of crew
31.—(1)  The list of members of a crew, required to be furnished under section 22(1)(a) or 23A(1)(a) of the Act, shall be in the Form 22 or in such other form as may be prescribed by the Asean Port Authorities Association.
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Form of Seaman’s Identification Card
(2)  The seaman’s identification card required to be furnished under section 22(1)(c) of the Act shall be —
(a)in respect of a seaman employed on a vessel of 76 tonnes or over, in the Form 23; and
(b)in respect of a seaman employed on a vessel of under 76 tonnes, in the Form 24.
Particulars of passengers landing in Singapore
32.—(1)  The list of passengers required to be furnished under section 22(2)(a) or 23A(2)(a) of the Act shall be in the Form 25 or 26 as may be appropriate or in such other form as may be prescribed by the Asean Port Authorities Association.
(2)  The particulars required to be furnished under —
(a)section 6(2);
(b)section 22(2)(b);
(c)section 23(1)(b);
(d)section 23A(2)(b); and
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(e)section 26(1),
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of the Act in respect of a person who seeks to enter and remain in Singapore or who has entered and remained in Singapore in accordance with a pass lawfully issued under the Act shall be in the Form 15A, 15B, 27, 28, 29, 31 or 32A, as the case may be.
Security bond
33.  Where an immigration officer requires under section 43(3) of the Act security by a bond, the bond shall be in the Form 33.
Order of detention
34.  An order of detention made under section 34(1) of the Act shall be in the Form 34.
Summons to a witness
35.  A summons to a witness issued under section 39(1) of the Act shall be in the Form 35.
Fees
36.  There shall be payable to the Controller in respect of every document mentioned in the first column of the Second Schedule the respective fee mentioned in the second column of that Schedule.
Exemption from payment of fees
37.  The Controller may exempt any person from the payment of any of the fees set out in the Second Schedule.
Immigration signals to be hoisted
38.  The immigration signal required under section 16(1) of the Act shall be —
(a)by day, the flags in the International Code of Signals corresponding to —
(i)the numerals 25 in respect of vessels not carrying passengers; and
(ii)the numerals 34 in respect of vessels carrying passengers; and
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(b)by night, in every case, two green lights mounted vertically, two metres apart, visible through 360° for a distance of two nautical miles.
Conditions of exemption
39.—(1)  Any person exempted by virtue of any order made under section 56 of the Act from section 6(1) of the Act who ceases to hold or enjoy the employment, appointment, status or privileges which entitle him to enter Singapore without a permit or pass shall forthwith report in person to the Controller and shall, if he desires to remain in Singapore, forthwith apply for a permit or pass; and if he fails to apply for a permit or pass or if his application for a permit or pass is refused, it shall be unlawful for that person to remain in Singapore, unless he is otherwise entitled or authorised to remain in Singapore under the provisions of the Act or any regulations made thereunder.
(2)  The wife and children of any person, exempted by virtue of any order made under section 56 of the Act from section 6(1) of the Act, shall not without the written consent of the Controller engage in any form of paid employment in Singapore.
Penalty
40.—(1)  Any person who without reasonable cause contravenes or fails to comply with regulation 3(8), 9(5), 10(3), 10(6), 12(9), 12(10), 19(3)(a), (b) or (c), 20 or 39 shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to both.
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(2)  Any person who without reasonable cause contravenes or fails to comply with any condition imposed in respect of or any direction endorsed on any pass or permit shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to both.