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Overview

The Biometric Identification of Motorbikers (BIKES) System uses biometric technology to provide efficient and secure automated immigration clearance for eligible and registered motorcyclists at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints.

The use of BIKES is automatically extended to the following categories of travellers as long as they hold a valid machine-readable passport that is both International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) compliant and has been updated with ICA or the Ministry of Manpower (MOM):

  • Singapore citizens aged six and above who have enrolled their fingerprints with ICA
  • Singapore permanent residents aged six and above who have enrolled their fingerprints with ICA
  • Long-Term Pass card holders aged six and above who have enrolled their fingerprints with ICA
  • Holders of a work pass (that is, a Work Permit, S Pass, Employment Pass or Dependant’s Pass) who have enrolled their fingerprints with MOM.

Eligibility

All travellers are eligible to apply to use BIKES at no cost.


Documents Required

If you are a Singapore citizen, Singapore permanent resident or Long-Term Pass card holder, you must produce:

  • A passport that is valid for at least six months.

If you are a foreigner, you must produce:

  • A passport that is valid for at least six months
  • A completed application form. Please click here to download a copy of the application form.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to download and complete the application form before visiting an enrolment centre.


Procedure

If you have not registered your fingerprints with ICA or the MOM and wish to enrol with BIKES, please approach our counter officer when you are seeking immigration clearance at the motorcycle lane. You can apply through one of the two BIKES enrolment centres at:

  • Woodlands Checkpoint
  • Tuas Checkpoint.

Note:

  • Acceptance of applications for BIKES enrolment is subject to ICA’s discretion
  • Enrolment is free of charge and will be processed on the same day.

Processing Time

Approximately 10 minutes, excluding waiting time.


Using BIKES

  1. BIKES allows motorcyclists and their pillion passenger to conduct self-service immigration clearance.
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    The motorcyclist and pillion passenger will enter the lane with their helmets taken off.
  2. For single rider
    1)  Rider inserts passport into the passport reader (Green meant for rider).
    For rider with pillion
    1) Rider inserts passport into the passport reader (Green meant for rider); follow by
    2) Pillion inserts passport into the passport reader (Yellow meant for pillion rider).
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  3. For both single rider and rider with pillion
    When the barrier opens, the rider enters the clearance bay and slots the AutoPass / Cashcard into the card reader.
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  4. For single rider
    1) Rider places enrolled finger on the fingerprint scanner.
    For rider with pillion
    1) Rider places enrolled finger on the fingerprint scanner (Green meant for rider); and
    2) Pillion places enrolled finger on the fingerprint scanner (Yellow meant for pillion).
  5. After fingerprint verification is successful, the second barrier will be raised for onward journey.
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