Foreign travellers exiting Singapore will no longer need to have their passports stamped from next Monday (April 22) onwards, part of efforts to make immigration departure processes more efficient.
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said it would “cease the issuance of departure immigration endorsements”, meaning stamps of departure dates on travel documents, from April 22.
Foreign travellers who have their fingerprints enrolled through the BioScreen system upon their arrival to Singapore, have been able to use automated lanes when leaving the country, a service offered since September 2016.
These travellers do not receive stamps on their passports.
Previously, foreign travellers departing Singapore had to get passports stamped with the date of their departure by immigration officers at manned counters.