No. S 11
Passports Act
(Chapter 220)
Passports (Authorised Officers) (Amendment) Regulations 1997
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Passports Act, the Minister for Home Affairs hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Passports (Authorised Officers) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 and shall come into operation on 20th January 1997.
Amendment of regulation 4
2.  Regulation 4 of the Passports (Authorised Officers) Regulations (Rg 2) is amended by deleting paragraph (1) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(1)  The officers of the Ministry of Defence set out in paragraph (1A) are empowered —
(a)to renew any Singapore passport that is validly endorsed under regulation 13 of the Passports Regulations (Rg 1) with the name of a male citizen of Singapore who is of or above the age of 11 years but below the age of 15 years;
(b)to renew any Singapore passport that is issued to —
(i)any person who has been registered under section 3 of the Enlistment Act (Cap. 93), or is deemed to be registered or is liable to be registered under that Act; or
(ii)any male citizen of Singapore who is of or above the age of 11 years but below the age of 16 years and 6 months; and
(c)to require such security, whether by cash deposit or otherwise, as the officers think fit, to be furnished by or on behalf of the person applying to renew the passport.
(1A)  The officers referred to in paragraph (1) are —
(a)the proper authority empowered to issue exit permits under section 31 of the Enlistment Act (Cap. 93);
(b)the Commanding Officer of the Registration and Recruitment Centre;
(c)the Officer-in-charge of the Personnel Resources Branch; and
(d)the Exit Permit Officers.”.
Made this 11th day of January 1997.
PETER CHAN JER HING
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
Singapore.
[IMS/00130/70 Vol. 9; AG/LEG/SL/220/96/1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 3(2) of the Passports Act).