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Applying for an Exit Permit


Guidelines

You are required to apply for an Exit Permit if you are travelling and remaining overseas for a duration of 6 months or more.

Once the Exit Permit is approved, you must utilise it within 3 months from its effective date. Otherwise, you are required to cancel the Exit Permit within 7 days of the expiry of said 3 month period.

If an Exit Permit has been granted for a course of study, you shall not change your course or place of study without prior approval.

You are not required to apply for an Exit Permit for your overseas trips once you have been exempted from NS or reached your statutory age – whichever is earlier

 

Failure to comply

Under the Enlistment Act (Chapter 93), any person found guilty of remaining outside Singapore without a valid Exit Permit shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years, or both.

In the provision of Enlistment Regulations, failure to cancel an unused Exit Permit or seek approval for changes in your course or place of study is an offence. You shall be liable upon conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1 year, or both.


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Last update: 10 Nov 2017