Enlistment Act
(Chapter 93, Section 33(2))
Enlistment (Exit Permit) Regulations
Rg 3
G.N. No. S 137/1975

REVISED EDITION 1990
(25th March 1992)
[1st July 1975]
Citation
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Enlistment (Exit Permit) Regulations.
Definition
2.  In these Regulations, ‚Äúcertificate of registration‚ÄĚ means the certificate of registration issued to a person registered under the Act.
Surrender of certificate of registration
3.  Any person applying for an exit permit shall surrender to the proper authority his certificate of registration, if any.
Surrender of exit permit
4.—(1)  Any person applying for an exit permit for the purpose of extending the period of his stay outside Singapore permitted under an exit permit currently held by him shall surrender the current exit permit within 7 days of the expiry of the period for which the exit permit is in force.
(2)  Any person to whom an exit permit has been issued or who holds an exit permit on behalf of a person to whom it has been issued shall produce it for the inspection of the proper authority if he is required to do so by notice in writing.
Unutilised exit permit
5.—(1)  When an exit permit, which has been issued for a period of more than 3 months, is not utilised within 3 months of the date of the commencement of the period for which it is in force, it shall be surrendered to the proper authority within 7 days of the expiry of the said period of 3 months.
(2)  When an exit permit which has been issued for a period of 3 months or less is not utilised within the time it is in force, it shall be surrendered to the proper authority within the period of its validity.
(3)  Any person who is required to return an exit permit under paragraph (1) or (2) but is unable to do so, shall inform the proper authority of the non-utilisation of the exit permit at the following times:
(a)in the case of an exit permit valid for more than 3 months, within 7 days of the expiry of 3 months of the date the permit is to come into force; and
(b)in the case of an exit permit valid for 3 months or less, within the time when it is in force.
Obligations of exit permit holder
6.—(1)  Subject to this regulation, a person who has been issued an exit permit shall within 7 days of his return to Singapore —
(a)report to the proper authority; and
(b)surrender his exit permit to the proper authority.
(2)  Paragraph (1) shall not apply to —
(a)a person who has returned to Singapore for a visit while he is still pursuing a course of study or training overseas; or
(b)a person whose employment is of such a nature that he needs to travel frequently into and out of Singapore and who has been granted an exemption by the proper authority from the requirements of paragraph (1).
(3)  A person falling within the categories referred to in paragraph (2) shall within 7 days of the date his exit permit ceases to be in force —
(a)report to the proper authority; and
(b)surrender his exit permit to the proper authority.
(4)  A person falling within the categories referred to in paragraph (2) who has obtained an exit permit extending the period of his stay outside Singapore shall surrender the exit permit currently held by him to the proper authority within 7 days of the date the exit permit ceases to be in force.
(5)  The proper authority may exempt any person from the requirements of this regulation.
No alteration in course of study
7.—(1)  Where an exit permit has been issued to a person to pursue a course of study specified in the exit permit and at an institution named in the exit permit, that person shall not, without the prior written approval of the proper authority, change his course of study or attend any other institution.
(2)  The proper authority may exempt any person from this regulation.
Conditions
8.  The proper authority may impose such conditions as he thinks fit in any exit permit.
Production of passport
9.—(1)  The proper authority may require any person to whom section 31 of the Act applies to produce his passport or other travel document for inspection.
(2)  Any person who applies for an exit permit shall produce such evidence as the proper authority may require to support his application.
(3)  Where any requisition is made by the proper authority under paragraph (1), the person concerned shall produce the passport or other travel document within 7 days of the date of the requisition.
(4)  The proper authority may retain any passport or other travel document submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) and any documentary evidence submitted in support of an application for an exit permit.
(5)  A person shall produce his passport or other travel document for inspection by the proper authority when he reports his return to Singapore.
Offences
10.  Any person who fails to comply with regulation 3, 5(3), 6(1)(a), 6(3)(a), 7 or 9 or who contravenes any condition contained in his exit permit shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.
Fee on subsequent application
11.  Any person who fails to surrender his exit permit in accordance with regulation 4, 5 or 6 shall pay a fee of $5 for the next application made by him for the issue of an exit permit.