Faster immigration clearance for Singapore, US citizens


(From left) Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner, US Customs & Border Protection; Kirk Wagar, US ambassador to Singapore; Amrin Amin, parliamentary secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs; and Clarence Yeo, commissioner, Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

TRAVELLERS from Singapore and the US are now eligible for expedited clearance at selected airport immigration checkpoints in both countries.

It is part of the Trusted Traveller Programme (TTP) bilateral initiative which came into effect since June 27. Under the agreement, Singapore passport holders who meet prevailing criteria for the TTP may make an online application via the US’ Global Entry Programme (GEP) website at

After submitting an application, those qualified will receive a notification to schedule an in-person interview at the US Embassy in Singapore.

For eligible US passport holders aged six and above, they can apply for the use of enhanced-Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS) in Singapore by applying online with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at

Approved applicants will receive a notification of their application outcome and they will be advised on the completion of enrolment procedures.

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