Immigration Clearance On Board

Immigration & Custom Clearance for Members:

A. Boats Leaving Singapore waters:

For boats going out of Singapore Waters, please submit the following documents / details at least 5 working days in advance to the Office.  Please note there is an administrative fee of $26.75 chargeable to your account.  To apply, please fill up the Application Form together with the following documents to Ronny - [email protected]:  

  1. Application Form 
  2. Valid Boat Registry Certificate
  3. Copies of the Passports for both skipper and crew
  4. Copies of Employment Pass for both skipper and crew

Before departure, boat owner or designated representative is required to collect the original MPA Port Clearance Certificate and the MPA endorsed Crew and/or Passenger lists from the Club's reception office between 9.00am to 8.00pm daily.

Upon arrival at Gazetted Anchorage for Immigration Clearance

Please proceed to the designated CIQP zone and await clearance onboard:

Changi General Purpose Anchorage - (For arrival & departure) 
VHF Channel 74
Approximate Position: Lat 01° 20.2 ' N. / Long. 104° 03.8 ' E

What to do?

  1. To hoist the numeral pennant 2 over 5 for immigration clearance (if without passenger onboard) or numeral pennant 3 over 4 flag (if with passenger onboard) in the day or turn on the two (2) green lights during night.

  2. To contact ICA via VHF Ch 74 to notify of your arrival at the Changi General Purpose Anchorage.  

What to prepare?

To present the following to the ICA officer:

Leaving Singapore

Arrival into Singapore

    1. Passport
    2. Crew list (4 copies)
    3. Passenger list (if applicable) (4 copies)
  1. Passport
  2. Crew List (4 copies)
  3. Passenger List (if applicable - 4 copies)
  4. Original arrival crew list endorsed by ICA on arrival.

B. Boats returning to Singapore

  1. The boat owner is required to inform the Office on the arrival day at least 5 working days in advance.  Please email to Ronny - [email protected] or Tel: +65 6545 2876.
  2. Boat owner is required to submit the original last port clearance certificate to the Club's reception office upon arrival.
 

Immigration & Custom Clearance for Foreign Visiting Yachts:

Important Notice:

  1. It is mandatory for all yachts coming into Singapore to be fitted with an Automatic Identification System (AIS).
  2. With effect from 1 March 2016, all foreign visiting yachts are required to submit arrival and departure notice online via Immigration and Checkpoints Authority's Computerisation of Records for Crew Clearance System (CREW system) at least 6 hours before the arrival or departure.  Please click to view the requirement for CREW System for Pleasure Craft.  
  3. Alternatively, you may also engage a shipping company to submit the application on your behalf. You may refer to the list of shipping agents below.
  4. For mooring, please write to us at [email protected] at least 5 days before arrival.  We will send you a confirmation via email for availability of the mooring.
As required by Singapore Law, please comply with the following procedures:

A.  Before Arrival into Singapore:

  1. The yacht owner is required to engage a shipping agent to submit advance notification on your behalf to ICA for immigration clearance.  Agent fee applies, please check with the shipping agent before you proceed with the application.
  2. Please submit the following documents / details via email to the shipping agent at least 24 hours in advance prior to your arrival:
    1. Download Crew List Form 22
    2. Download Passenger List Form 25
    3. ETA / ETD details
    4. Last port / Next port
    5. Landing Area – please specify Changi General Purpose Anchorage.
    6. Ship/Vessel Builders Certificate
    7. Ship/Vessel Registration Papers

S/no

Name of Shipping Agent

Tel

Email

1

3J Shipping Agencies Pte Ltd
18 Boon Lay Way
#10-127 Tradehub 21 S609966

+65 6325 5969

[email protected]

 

2

Ben Line Agencies (S) Pte Ltd
200 Cantonment Road
#13-5 Southpoint  S089763
Attn: Ray Chen

+65 6225 3522

[email protected]

 

3

Hans Yacht Services
Attn: Manjit Singh

+65 9247 8847

[email protected]

B. Upon Arrival at Gazetted Anchorages for Immigration Clearance

What to do?

  1. To hoist the numeral pennant 2 over 5 for immigration clearance (if without passenger onboard) or numeral pennant 3 over 4 flag (if with passenger onboard) in the day or turn on the two (2) green lights during night.
  2. To contact ICA via VHF Ch 74 to notify of your arrival at the Changi General Purpose Anchorage (For arrival & departure.  
    Approximate Position: Lat 01° 20.2 ' N. / Long. 104° 03.8 ' E

What to prepare?

To present the following to the ICA officer:

Arrival

Departure

  1. Passport
  2. Crew list (4 copies)
  3. Passenger list (if applicable) (4 copies)
  1. Passport
  2. Crew List (4 copies)
  3. Passenger List (if applicable - 4 copies)
  4. Original arrival crew list endorsed by ICA on arrival.

*All crew and passengers must be present for immigration clearance as face-to-face check will be conducted.

C. After Immigration Clearance

Upon clearance by the ICA officer, you may proceed to the Changi Sailing Club for mooring registration.  Please call us at Channel 77 prior to your arrival and our boatman will direct you to the mooring.

Please bring along the following documents:

  1. Passports
  2. Completed Form A & B (Download Form A & B)

Registration for foreign visiting yachts at the Club's reception:

  1. Operating Hours: 9.00am to 8.00pm
  2. Ferry service: 8.30am to 8.00pm (daily)

D. Port Clearance Upon Arrival

All foreign visiting yachts are required to report to Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore within 24 hours upon arrival after immigration clearance:

Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
One-Stop Document Centre
7-A Keppel Road, #01-26 Tanjong Pagar Complex,
Singapore 089054
Tel: 6325 2373 or 6325 2375                              
Duty Officer: 6325 2493

Opening hours:
Mondays to Fridays - 8.00am to 5.30pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Closed for lunch from 1.00pm to 2.00pm on weekdays.          

When reporting the arrival of your yacht to MPA, you are required to complete the General Declaration (GD) Forms in duplicate and submit them together with your yacht's original port clearance certificate issued to you by the last port.  You can download a copy of the General Declaration form or MPA website: www.mpa.gov.sg

 A copy of the GD will be given to you for your retention.  Please produce a copy of the arrival GD form when you make payment of port dues to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore and also when applying for a port clearance for your yacht to leave Singapore.

 All foreign visiting yachts are required to pay Port Dues to MPA.  Payment shall be made in cash in Singapore Currency at the MPA One-Stop Document Centre.  Please retain the official receipts issued to you by Maritime Port Authority of Singapore.

E. Yacht Departure Procedures - Port Clearance with MPA One-Stop Document

Please apply for port clearance at the MPA One-Stop Document Centre within 48 hours prior to the departure.

When making the application to MPA, you shall complete and submit the following document:

  1. Two (2) copies of the completed General Declaration Form. (Complete all the details including the departure date of the vessel and the GDV number. The GDV number for arrival and departure is the same for each port call.);
  2. Certificate of Registry;
  3. Crew List (in duplicate);
  4. Insurance Certificate
  5. Passenger List, if applicable (in duplicate)