—(1) No person, other than a citizen of Singapore, shall enter or attempt to enter Singapore unless —
his name is endorsed upon a valid entry permit or re-entry permit in accordance with section 12, and he is in the company of the holder of that permit;
he is in possession of a valid pass lawfully issued to him to enter Singapore; or
he is exempted from this subsection by an order made under section 56.
[13/77; 34/98; 53/2004]
(2) Every person departing from Singapore, other than a citizen of Singapore or a person exempted from this subsection by an order made under section 56, shall, if so required by an immigration officer, complete an embarkation form and submit it for examination by that officer at the time he leaves Singapore.
(3) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence and —
in the case of an offence under subsection (1), shall on conviction be punished with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months and shall also, subject to sections 325(1) and 330(1) of the Criminal Procedure Code 2010, be punished with caning with not less than 3 strokes, or where by virtue of that section he is not punishable with caning, he shall, in lieu of caning, be punished with a fine not exceeding $6,000;
in the case of an offence under subsection (2), shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
[35/84; 6/89; 41/95; 53/2004]
(4) In any proceedings for an offence under subsection (1), it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that the defendant attempted to enter Singapore in contravention of subsection (1)(c) if the defendant was found within the waters of the port and it is proved to the satisfaction of the court that —
he was unable, or refused, to produce when requested to do so by a police officer or an immigration officer a valid passport or other valid travel document issued by the competent authority of any State or territory;
he has no visible means of subsistence; or
he had taken precautions to conceal his identity or presence from any police officer or immigration officer.
(5) For the purposes of this section, “port” means any place declared to be a port under section 3 of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Act (Cap. 170A).