—(1) Any person residing in Singapore who —
is not a citizen of Singapore;
is by reason of destitution, infirmity or mental incapacity, unable to obtain employment or to support himself and his family (if any);
is unable to pay the cost of his passage and of the passages of his family (if any) to the country of his birth or citizenship; and
is or is likely to become a charge upon the public or on a charitable institution,
may apply to the Controller for the repatriation of himself and his family (if any) at the cost of the Government.
(2) Upon an application under subsection (1), if the Controller is satisfied, after such inquiry as he thinks necessary, that the person has or is about to become a charge on the public or on a charitable institution and is unable to pay the cost of the repatriation of himself and his family (if any) and that no government, organisation, company or person is liable or willing to pay the cost of repatriation, the Controller may authorise the payment of the cost subject to the condition specified in subsection (3).
(3) Any person repatriated at the cost of the Government shall enter into an undertaking, in such form as may be prescribed, that he will not return to Singapore without the sanction in writing of the Controller.
(4) Such sanction shall be conditional upon the person refunding to the Controller all costs and charges incurred in the repatriation of the person and his family (if any) and shall be subject to such other conditions as the Controller may consider expedient.
(5) Any person repatriated at the cost of the Government under this section who enters or attempts to enter Singapore without the sanction of the Controller under subsection (3), or who having entered Singapore with such sanction, fails or neglects to comply with any condition upon which the sanction was given, shall be guilty of an offence.