Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Vaccination Requirements for Foreign-Born Children Applying for Long-Term Immigration Passes in Singapore


With effect from 1 February 2019, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore will require documentation of diphtheria and measles vaccination to be submitted by foreign-born children as a prerequisite for the application of long-term immigration passes in Singapore.
Foreign-born children aged 12 years old and below, who are applying for the Dependant's Pass (DP) or Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and the Student's Pass (STP) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), are required to submit documented proof of vaccination or evidence of immunity for diphtheria and measles to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for verification. They will have to do so before they proceed with their applications to MOM or ICA for long-term stay in Singapore. Existing pass holders will not be subject to the requirements when renewing their pass or applying for a new pass.

You can find out more information including a FAQ, directly from the National Immunisation Registry of Singapore. 

Diphtheria and Measles Vaccination Requirements for Foreign-Born Children Applying for Long-Term Immigration Passes in Singapore


Q1. With the new vaccination requirements, how do I apply for a long-term immigration pass for my child?

If your child is 12 years old and below*:
a. You will need to access the Verification of Vaccination Requirements eService website (www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/fcine/), available from 1 Feb 2019 onwards, and register an account for an application and submission of the following documents: 
Immunisation Registration Form certified by medical doctor
Copy of child’s vaccination records
Copy of child’s birth certificate
Copy of child’s travel documents
Copy of parent’s Singapore National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) (if applicable)/passport.

b. These documents should be uploaded and submitted through the Verification of Vaccination Requirements eService to Health Promotion Board (HPB), Singapore. 
c. An application fee will be charged and is non-refundable. 
d. HPB will verify the vaccination records in accordance with the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule in Singapore. You will be notified of the outcome via email. For applicants who meet the vaccination requirements, you will receive a link via email to download the “Verification of Vaccination Requirements (VR) (for entry to Singapore)” document from HPB. 
e. You will need to provide the HPB’s “Verification of Vaccination Requirements (VR) (for entry to Singapore)” document and your child’s travel document number during your long-term immigration pass application with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA). 

If your child is aged above 12 years*:
You do not need to submit vaccination records for HPB& HPB’s verification; please proceed directly to MOM or ICA for application of long HPB’s verification; please proceed directly to MOM or ICA for application of long-term immigration pass. 

For details on the application procedures for a long-term immigration pass with MOM and ICA, please visit the respective agencies’ websites: 
MOM (www.mom.gov.sg)
ICA (www.ica.gov.sg)

If your child has passed his/her 12th birthday (i.e. 12 years 1 day old and onwards), you will not be required to submit documented proof of vaccination to the Verification of Vaccination Requirements eService. The new vaccination requirements will only apply to foreign-born children up to their 12thbirthday (i.e. 12 years 0 day and below). 

Q2. What are the vaccination documents required for application with HPB?

You must submit the Immunisation Registration Form certified by a doctor and your child’s vaccination records or evidence of immunity (i.e. serology tests) for diphtheria and measles to HPB through the Verification of Vaccination Requirements eService: https://www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/fcine/. If your child is medically unfit for vaccination, you will need to submit a document certified by a doctor to HPB through the Verification of Vaccination Requirements eService: https://www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/fcine/




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