Immigration Act
(CHAPTER 133, Section 56)
Immigration (Exemption) Order
O 1
G.N. No. S 250/1972

(15th June 1998)
[25th August 1972]
1.  This Order may be cited as the Immigration (Exemption) Order.
Exempted classes of persons
2.—(1)  The classes of persons specified in the Schedule and their spouses and dependent children are hereby exempted from section 6(1) of the Act.
(2)  This paragraph shall not apply to any person who, in the opinion of the Controller, is permanently resident in Singapore.
(3)  For the purposes of this paragraph, a person shall be regarded as permanently resident in Singapore if he is not subject to any restriction as to his period of residence imposed under the Act.
(4)  The exemption conferred by this paragraph shall be subject to regulation 39 of the Immigration Regulations (Rg 1).
Other persons exempted
3.  There shall also be exempt from section 6(1) of the Act —
(a)any person who is a member of the crew of any fishing vessel registered or licensed in Singapore and engaged exclusively in fishing who, having left the territorial waters of Singapore in such vessel, returns to Singapore in the course of the same voyage; and
(b)any person entering Singapore on a direct journey from West Malaysia (other than a person whose presence in West Malaysia in unlawful under the provisions of any written law for the time being in force in West Malaysia relating to passports or immigration, or whose entry into Singapore has been prohibited by order made under the Act) who is —
(i)a member of the Singapore Police Force or of the Royal Malaysia Police in possession of a certificate of appointment or an identifying warrant card, travelling on duty;
(ii)a member of the Singapore Immigration Service or of the West Malaysia Immigration Service in possession of an identifying authority card, travelling on duty; or
(iii)a member of the Singapore Customs Service or of the West Malaysia Royal Customs Service in possession of an identifying authority card, travelling on duty.
Burden of proof
4.  The burden of proof that any person is a person to whom this Order applies shall lie upon that person.
5.  Nothing in this Order shall be deemed to exempt any person from examination under section 24 or 26 of the Act, as the case may be.