If you’re travelling to Singapore, you may be eligible to fill up the required arrival card through your smartphone. After initiating trials since October last year, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore is now extending its paperless arrival card application to selected transport operators entering Singapore starting today.
The beta version of “SG Arrival Card” will be available from 14th August 2019 and foreign visitors can submit the electronic arrival card up to 14 days ahead of their arrival in Singapore. This is applicable for the following transport operators:
AirAsia, Jetstar Asia, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines
BatamFast Ferries, Bintan Resort Ferries, Horizon Fast Ferry and Majestic Fast Ferry
Similar to the paper-based form, you will need to submit your valid passport information, contact information, travel information as well as your accommodation details. Once you’ve filled up the form, all you’ll need is to produce your passport for immigration clearance upon arrival. At the moment, the form is only available in English and it isn’t applicable to work pass applicants and cruise passengers.
If you’re travelling in a family, you may submit a Group Submission. According to the FAQ, you may submit up to three trips per individual submission if you’re making multiple trips within the next 14 days. In the event where you have to cancel your trip, you do not need to void the SG Arrival Card submission.
Do note that the paper DE cards are still accepted for immigration clearance for now and they plan to cease distribution of the paper cards in the near future. ICA will progressively open the paperless service to more foreign visitors in the months ahead. By going digital, Singapore could save 48 million paper cards each year.