Automated Clearance Initiative

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The Automated Clearance Initiative (ACI) enrols eligible foreign visitors for the use of the automated lanes during arrival immigration clearance at Singapore's checkpoints.


You are eligible to enrol for ACI if the corresponding criteria are met.

  • Fulfil entry requirements
  • Aged six and above
  • Machine-readable biometric passport[1] 
  • Passport holders of eligible countries/places/groups

[1]Applicable only for clearance at the designated automated lanes (refer to Procedure for more information) 

Eligible countries/places/groups

1. Australia

2. Austria

3. Brunei Darussalam

4. Belgium

5. Bulgaria

6. Cambodia

7. Canada

8. China

9. Croatia

10. Cyprus

11. Czech Republic

12. Denmark

13. France

14. Estonia

15. Finland

16. Germany

17. Greece

18. Hungary

19. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

20. Iceland

21. India

22. Indonesia

23. Ireland

24. Israel

25. Italy

26. Japan

27. Laos

28. Latvia

29. Lithuania

30. Luxembourg

31. Macao Special Administrative Region

32. Malaysia

33. Malta

34. Myanmar

35. Netherlands

36. New Zealand

37. Norway

38. Philippines

39. Poland

40. Portugal

41. Republic of Korea (South Korea)

42. Romania

43. Switzerland

44. Slovakia

45. Slovenia

46. Spain

47. Sweden

48. Taiwan

49. Thailand

50. United Kingdom

51. United States

52. Vietnam

APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) HolderApproved ABTC application by members of the ABTC scheme

Additional criteria for the following passport holders:

Countries/places/groupsAdditional Criteria
United KingdomPassport bearing "British Citizen" as the nationality


Enrolment is done automatically when you seek clearance at our manual immigration counters or designated automated lanes available at all Changi Airport Arrival terminals, Woodlands Checkpoint and Tuas Checkpoint. No separate registration is required. Your eligibility for automated clearance will be re-assessed when you change to a new passport. 

Once enrolled, visitors will be notified via an Electronic Visit Pass (e-Pass) sent to their email address provided in their SG Arrival Card submission. The enrolment will enable them to use the automated lanes during departure and on subsequent visits to Singapore.  

Please note that ICA has ceased the inked endorsement stamps on the passport. Foreign visitors may enquire details of their e-Pass via the e-Pass Enquiry Portal.

ACI Advisory Brochure

You may refer to the Advisory Brochure for use of automated lanes if you are notified of your eligibility to use the automated lanes.

Automated Clearance Initiative

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You may refer to the Frequently Asked Questions [Automated Clearance > Automated Clearance Initiative (ACI)] for further information.