Singapore Will No Longer Stamp Your Passport When You Leave
Beginning 22 April onwards, foreigners will no longer need to have their passports stamped when leaving Singapore
Previously, foreigners would need to have their passports stamped with the date of departure at immigration counters before leaving Singapore
Since September 2016, travellers' fingerprints would be enrolled via the BioScreen system upon their arrival in Singapore making them eligible to use automated lanes when they leave the country.
However, to facilitate a more efficient departure, the new system will not require departure immigration endorsements, such as stamps on travel documents and passports.
On Monday, 15 April, ICA revealed that a facial recognition system is currently being tested to replace fingerprints and passports for those travelling in and out of Singapore
According to ICA, the new system will capture the facial and iris images of travellers in the automated lane, verify their identity, and confirm that they have a valid passport.
The process will reportedly take less than 60 seconds.
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