Crew members who are issued with a Landing Pass will be required to leave Singapore when the vessel departs Singapore Port Waters unless they are granted approval by ICA to sign-off from the vessel.
Shipping agent may apply to sign-off the crew on the following reasons and the applications are subject to approval.
- Repatriation on being discharged from his vessel;
- Seeking medical attention; or
- Pending investigation by Police or other enforcement agencies.
Once the sign-off application is approved, the crew will be required to obtain either a Special Pass physically at an authorised landing place or an electronic Special Pass (eSP) will be issued to the crew as indicated in the sign-off approval letter. The issuance of a Special Pass to sign-off crew is subject to visa requirements, where applicable.
Thereafter, the crew will report to the checkpoint concerned based on the departure arrangement made by the shipping agent for repatriation purposes.