SINGAPORE - Singaporeans heading to Hong Kong and vice versa will be able to enjoy faster clearance at the customs from Sep 22, after a mutual arrangement for automated immigration clearance services takes effect.
Enrolment for this scheme is on a voluntary basis and is free. Singaporeans aged 11 and above who have visited Hong Kong for no less than three times in the past 12 months immediately before enrolment will be eligible.
A similar criterion applies for Hong Kong passport holders who want to apply for Singapore's enhanced-Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS) services.
The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a press release on Wednesday that automated immigration clearance services will enhance trade, business and tourism links between both Singapore and Hong Kong.
Currently, eligible holders of Singapore and Malaysia passport already enjoy similar facilities in Malaysia and Singapore respectively.