The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is responsible for securing Singapore’s borders against the entry of undesirable people and cargo through land, air and sea checkpoints.

ICA also administers immigration and registration services, such as issuing passports and Identity Cards to Singapore citizens, and immigration passes and permits to foreigners. As a security agency, we enforce laws and regulations relating to immigration and registration. We are a member of the Home Team under the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Our Mission

We ensure that the movement of people, goods and conveyances through our checkpoints is legitimate and lawful. We administer and uphold our laws on immigration, citizenship and national registration fairly and effectively.

Our Shared Vision

Inspiring Confidence in All

Our Departmental Values

Integrity, Commitment and Accountability


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Last Update: 14 Feb 2019