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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ENTRY INTO AND DEPARTURE FROM SINGAPORE

Part IIA SINGAPORE VISAS FOR NON-CITIZENS

Part III ENTRY AND RE-ENTRY PERMITS

Part IV PROCEDURE ON ARRIVAL IN AND DEPARTURE FROM SINGAPORE

Part V REMOVAL FROM SINGAPORE

Part VA OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Part VI MISCELLANEOUS

THE SCHEDULE Personal Identifiers

Legislative History

 
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Examination of persons arriving at authorised airport
25.
—(1)  Every person arriving by air at any authorised airport in Singapore shall appear before an immigration officer at such time and place as that officer may direct.
[38/93]
(2)  The immigration officer, after such examination as he may consider necessary, shall inform any person whom he considers to be prohibited from entering Singapore under the provisions of this Act or any regulations or orders made thereunder of his finding, and the person shall not leave the precincts of the airport except for a place approved by that officer, and shall leave and depart from Singapore by the first available means in accordance with the instructions of that officer.
[38/93]
(3)  The captain, owner, agent or charterer of the aircraft in which the person arrived shall, if so required by the immigration officer, remove the person from Singapore by the same aircraft.
[38/93]
(4)  Any person who —
(a)
refuses or neglects to appear before an immigration officer as required by subsection (1) or who leaves the place of examination without or otherwise than in accordance with the authorisation of that officer;
(b)
after being informed by an immigration officer that he is prohibited from entering Singapore, leaves the precincts of an airport without the permission of that officer, or refuses or neglects to proceed to or remain at a place approved by that officer;
(c)
refuses or fails to leave Singapore in accordance with the instructions of an immigration officer given under subsection (2); or
(d)
being the captain, owner, agent or charterer of the aircraft in which any person arrived in Singapore, refuses or neglects to remove the person from Singapore after being informed by an immigration officer that the person is prohibited from entering Singapore or that the person has refused or neglected to appear before an immigration officer as required by subsection (1) or that he has left the place of examination without, or otherwise than in accordance with, the authorisation of that officer,
shall each be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $4,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
[38/93; 53/2004]
(5)  Where any person leaves the precincts of an airport in contravention of this section or refuses to leave and depart from Singapore in accordance with the instructions of an immigration officer given under subsection (2), the immigration officer may take such steps, including the use of force, as may be reasonably necessary to compel that person to return to the precincts of the airport or to comply with those instructions, as the case may be.
History for Provision '25 Examination of persons arriving at authorised airport'.
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15/03/1995
Formal Consolidation
15 March 1995
1995 RevEd
 

20/12/1997
Formal Consolidation
20 December 1997
1997 RevEd
 
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15/01/2005
Informal Consolidation
10 December 2004
Amended
Act 53 of 2004

01/01/2006
Informal Consolidation
12 December 2005
Amended
Act 42 of 2005

01/01/2008
Formal Consolidation
01 January 2008
2008 RevEd
 
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19/12/2012
Informal Consolidation
05 January 2013
Amended
Act 18 of 2012