No. S 31
Immigration (Amendment) Regulations 2005
3. Regulation 22A of the Immigration Regulations is deleted and the following regulation substituted therefor:
—(1) An immigration officer or a police officer may take the personal identifier of —
any person who applies for or has been issued with a pass or permit;
any person suspected or has been convicted of an offence under section 5, 6(1), 15 or 36 of the Act or the regulations; or
any prohibited immigrant,
with the use of any mechanical, electrical or other form of device or system.
(2) The Controller may —
upon the request in writing of —
the Commissioner of Police or a police officer authorised in writing by the Commissioner; or
a head of department of any law enforcement agency or an officer of such agency authorised in writing by the head of department; and
for such purpose, as stated in the request, which the Controller thinks appropriate,
authorise the dissemination of any record of the personal identifiers obtained under paragraph (1) to the person making the request.”.
6. The First Schedule to the Immigration Regulations is amended —
by deleting the words “arrived at” in the 2nd line of the third paragraph of Form 20 and substituting the words “*arrived at/will be arriving at”;
by deleting the words “has issued” in the 2nd line of the fourth paragraph of Form 20 and substituting the words “*has issued/will be issuing”;
by deleting the words “has issued” in the 2nd line of the third paragraph of Form 20A and substituting the words “*has issued/will be issuing”; and
by deleting the fifth paragraph of Form 33 and substituting the following paragraph:
“And whereas the Controller of Immigration *has reasonable grounds to believe that the said persons are about to disembark in or enter Singapore in contravention of the provisions of the Immigration Act/wish to ensure that the said persons do not disembark in or enter Singapore in contravention of the provisions of the Immigration Act:”.
[G.N. Nos. S 433/98; S602/98; S 194/99; S 599/99; S 459/2001; S 184/2002; S 226/2002; S 6/2003; S 201/2003; S 346/2004; S 396/2004]
[ICA/075/70 (1); AG/LEG/SL/133/2002/1 Vol. 2]