No. S 744
Passports Act
Passports (Amendment)
Regulations 2017
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 60 of the Passports Act, the Minister for Home Affairs makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations are the Passports (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and come into operation on 1 January 2018.
Amendment of regulation 3
2.  Regulation 3 of the Passports Regulations 2007 (G.N. No. S 651/2007) is amended —
(a)by deleting sub‑paragraph (b) of paragraph (1) and substituting the following sub‑paragraph:
(b)subject to paragraph (2A), one photograph of the applicant;”; and
(b)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (2), the following paragraph:
(2A)  The applicant is not required to submit a photograph under paragraph (1)(b) if the applicant has, within 3 months immediately preceding the date of the application mentioned in paragraph (1), submitted a photograph under regulation 4(1)(a) of the National Registration Regulations (Cap. 201, Rg 2).”.
Amendment of Second Schedule
3.  The Second Schedule to the Passports Regulations 2007 is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after the words “where the applicant’s” in item 1(b), the word “hair,”;
(b)by deleting the words “The photograph” in item 1(d) and substituting the words “If submitted in hard copy, the photograph”;
(c)by deleting the words “obstructed by any hair” in item 3(c) and substituting the word “obscured”;
(d)by deleting paragraphs (f) and (g) of item 3 and substituting the following paragraphs:
(f)If the applicant wears any spectacles, the photograph must show the applicant’s eyes clearly with no reflection off the spectacles.
(g)The photograph must not show the applicant wearing any hat or head covering unless —
(i)it is a hat or head covering that the applicant habitually wears for religious reasons or due to custom; and
(ii)the photograph provides a full frontal view of the applicant’s head and shoulders, showing the applicant’s facial features in their entirety.”; and
(e)by deleting the word “toys” in item 3(h) and substituting the word “objects”.
[G.N. Nos. S 116/2008; S 41/2009; S 646/2009; S 291/2010; S 704/2016]
Made on 15 December 2017.
Second Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
[MHA 112/2/052; AG/LEGIS/SL/220/2015/2 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 60(4) of the Passports Act).