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. Italy

25. Japan

26. Laos

27. Latvia

28. Lithuania

29. Luxembourg

30. Macao Special Administrative Region

31. Malaysia

32. Netherlands

33. Malta

34. New Zealand

35. Norway

36. Philippines

37. Poland

38. Portugal

39. Republic of Korea (South Korea)

40. Romania

41. Switzerland

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Spain

45. Sweden

46. Thailand

47. United Kingdom

48. United States

49. Vietnam

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[2]. 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.

[2] This initiative is currently available at all Changi Airport Arrival terminals, Tuas Checkpoint and Woodlands Checkpoint.

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.