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MHA SAYS TRAVELLERS COMING IN BY YACHT ENJOY FLEXIBILITY IN CLEARING IMMIGRATION?

Crew and passengers are required to notify the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in advance and provide passenger and crew information by facsimile. ICA officers will then facilitate immigration clearance at the anchorages. Alternatively, they may seek immigration clearance at Raffles Marina, which is a gazetted landing and departing point for pleasure craft and yachts, and operates from 9am to 5pm. Crew and passengers on pleasure craft and yachts entering Singapore via Raffles Marina during the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine operating hours are required to inform Raffles Marina of their arrival in advance. Thereafter, Raffles Marina will notify the ICA, for officers to conduct immigration clearance at the vessel's expected arrival time. The same process applies for craft departing Singapore from Raffles Marina. Outside of the operating hours, they have to seek immigration clearance at WQIA or CGPA.

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