The eligible citizens from China would now be able to use the improved service of immigration automated clearance system at the checkpoints of Singapore from the 16th November 2016; this was announced by the Authority of Immigration and Checkpoints (ICA) on Friday.
The Chinese passport holders who are over six years of age would now be eligible for enrolling into the automated service. They should also required to hold a five years of valid or long multiple entry visa granted by Singapore, and they should have visited Singapore no less than three times in the previous year.
Enrolment is on the voluntary service, and it is free of charge, the applicants who are interested shall bring their passport with the validity of minimum six months period of time, one latest passport size photo and other documents to enrolment centres which is located at Changi airport, Tuas checkpoint, Woodlands checkpoints and at the building of ICA for applying to this service.
Those individuals with the age between six and 17 should be accompanied by their parent or guardian and should also submit their proof of relationship document.
According to the ICA, this move will be providing greater convenience of travel to the travelers from China, and it will also be facilitating trade, business and the links of tourism between the two countries.
At present, the service is also available to the citizens from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia, who are assessed of being eligible under the program of frequent traveler at the application time.