Singaporeans to enjoy automated immigration clearance in New Zealand

Singapore and New Zealand passports. (PHOTOS: Getty Images)

From Tuesday (12 February), Singapore and New Zealand citizens will be able to use the automated immigration clearance facilities when travelling to each other’s country.

“Holders of New Zealand passports aged six and above who are holding a passport with more than six months’ validity and have visited Singapore at least twice in the past two years are eligible to apply for Singapore’s Frequent Traveller Programme (FTP),” said the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a press release on Monday (11 February).

“Likewise, eligible Singaporeans will also be able to make use of similar automated immigration clearance facilities in New Zealand.”

The move comes as part of the Singapore-New Zealand Enhanced Partnership, which is aimed at boosting trade, business and tourism links between the two countries.

Enrolment in Singapore’s FTP is voluntary and free for New Zealand nationals. Those interested can apply at the enrolment centres at Terminal 3 Changi Airport, the Visitors Service Centre at the ICA Building as well as the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints.

More information on the FTP is also available on the ICA website.

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