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Immigration, Customs and Port Clearance Back to Top

Standard Operating Procedures For Singapore
Immigration and Customs Clearance For Yacht Arrivals and Departures

From 1 April 2016, all yachts are required to engage a licensed shipping agent to handle the paper work on your arrival and departure. Please view here for the list of recommended agents and the advisory letter issued by Singapore Police Force.

Immigration and custom clearance can only be processed at the following 2 gazetted Immigration Anchorages (24 hours and 7 days a week):

  1. Changi General Purpose Anchorage

Approximate Position (Lat 01o20.2’N Long 104o03.8’E)

  1. Western Quarantine & Immigration Anchorage off Sister Island

Approximate Position (Lat 01o13.0’N Long 103o49.7’E)

The Immigration boat will be stationed at the designated area, and can be reached at:
VHF Channel 74
Tel: +65 6377-5882/ 5992
Fax: +65 6273-5635

All passports and Crew/ Passenger List must be handed to the Immigration Officer at the Anchorage for verification. Please have extra copies of Crew/ Passenger List on board.

If you have not been cleared by the Immigration Officer at the Anchorage, we cannot permit entry into the marina. For more details, please view here for the CIQP Notice & Guide - CREW System for Pleasure Craft.

Singapore Port Regulation

It is mandatory for yachts to be equipped with Automated Identification System (AIS) prior to enter into Singapore waters.

Captain/ Owner must email the vessel information to at least 12 hours before entering Singapore waters – please download the Notice of Arrival (NOA) Form and Circular.

Online Port Clearance and Port Due Payment

For yachts fitted with AIS system and a valid MMSI number, Raffles Marina can process the port clearance and assist with port dues through MPA Marinet. A fee of SGD21.40 per port clearance is applicable, inclusive of Goods & Services Tax (GST).

Please note that inward port clearance must be processed within 48 hours, and outward can be done 48 hours in advance.

Documents required:

  1. Valid boat registration certificate and
  2. Last port clearance

For yachts with AIS, registry or expired registry, Captain/ Owner is required to personally process the port clearance and pay the port dues at:

One Stop Document Centre
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
74 Keppel Road
# 01-26, Tanjong Pagar Complex
Singapore (089054)
Tel: +65 6325 2374

Visiting boats are permitted to stay as long as they wish, however, annual port dues will be imposed by the Authority. Captain/ Crew will be granted 14 days, but can be extended for another 30 days in total of 44 days. Beyond the 44 days, you are required to provide a bank guarantee of SGD1,500 to the Immigration and Custom Office. Once approved, you may be granted a total of 6 months stay in Singapore. This service is managed by the shipping agent.


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Pilotage (Vessels Over 300 GRT) Back to Top

Vessels with a Gross Registered Tonnage of over 300 GRT, are required to take on a Singapore Pilot for entry to Singapore port, and thus also entry to Raffles Marina.

The Dockmaster’s Office can arrange for Pilotage Service. Pls contact the dockmaster’s office at Raffles Marina.

More information can also be found at the Port of Singapore Authority website at

Fire Arms Back to Top

Singapore maintains some of the toughest fire-arms laws in the World. As a result, all vessels carrying fire-arms must do the following:

  • On arrival, declare all fire-arms, and any controlled weapons to the Auxiliary Police CISCO
  • A CISCO officer will escort the fire-arms from your vessel, to a central depository for safe storage
  • On departure, the fire-arms will be escorted back to the vessel. The vessel must then depart Singapore port
  • Escort, Storage, and Permit fees apply (pls note these are not negligible)

The Dockmaster’s office can advise on the above procedures on arrival.

Other Services   Back to Top

Raffles Marina also has the following services for boater’s convenience:

  • On-site laundry, with washer and dryer (operated by token)
  • Buggy service from car to berth – useful for heavy groceries or parts delivery
  • Business Centre
Wireless Internet Back to Top

Raffles Marina is equipped with Wireless Internet, with coverage across the entire marina and clubhouse. Boaters can enjoy wireless aboard their vessel, at their berths, or within the club house area.

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