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 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. Bangladesh

4. Brunei Darussalam

5. Belgium

6. Bulgaria

7. Cambodia

8. Canada

9. China

10. Croatia

11. Cyprus

12. Czech Republic

13. Denmark

14. France

15. Estonia

16. Finland

17. Germany

18. Greece

19. Hungary

20. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

21. Iceland

22. India

23. Indonesia

24. Ireland

25. Israel

26. Italy

27. Japan

28. Jordan

29. Kuwait

30. Laos

31. Latvia

32. Lithuania

33. Luxembourg

34. Macao Special Administrative Region

35. Malaysia

36. Malta

37. Myanmar

38. Netherlands

39. New Zealand

40. Norway

41. Philippines

42. Poland

43. Portugal

44. Qatar

45. Republic of Korea (South Korea)

46. Romania

47. Saudi Arabia

48. Slovakia

49. Slovenia

50. South Africa

51. Spain

52. Sri Lanka

53. Sweden

54. Switzerland

55. Taiwan

56. Thailand

57. United Arab Emirates

58. United Kingdom

59. United States

60. 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 Woodlands Checkpoint, Tuas Checkpoint and Marina Bay Cruise Centre. No separate registration is required. Your eligibility for automated clearance will be re-assessed when you change to a new passport.

Travellers of all nationalities, entering via Changi Airport Arrival Terminals are eligible to seek clearance at the automated lanes.

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 for further information.