Singapore announces passport-free biometric clearance

TUESDAY, 16 MAY 2023

Singapore announces passport-free biometric clearance

ICA is the Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority. It has made an important announcement that starting in 2024, Singapore residents and visitors can clear immigration without their passports.

The ICA originally announced its new clearance concept (NCC) in 2019. In place of passports, travelers can use face biometrics checks and QR codes for vehicles or the new, contactless Automated Border Control System (ABCS) for passengers. Approximately 800 automated lanes will replace manual counters at checkpoints in the first quarter of 2024.

The NCC transformation plan aims to provide faster and more secure immigration and Customs clearance.


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