Frequent travellers will be pleased to learn
that Singapore's Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) will
stop stamping the passports of travellers departing the country
from 22 April 2019 onwards, saving valuable space in their
Unfortunately though, and unlike some other
countries in the region, travellers will still have their passports
stamped when entering Singapore.
Previously, all foreigners departing
Singapore would have their passports stamped with the date of
departure by an immigration officer at the manned counters.
Since September 2016, travellers whose fingerprints
were enrolled via
the BioScreen system upon arrival into Singapore have been
eligible to use the automated lanes when they leave Singapore.
Such travellers do
not receive a departure stamp when they use the
From 22 April 2019, all foreign travellers
departing Singapore through manned counters will no longer have
their departures stamped in their passports when they leave