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Procedure on Signing OnOff of Crew Members for Yachts Pleasure

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Procedure on Signing OnOff of Crew Members for Yachts Pleasure

    Procedure on Signing On/Off of Crew Members for Yachts/ Pleasure Crafts

    Procedures on Sign on of crew

    (a) Yacht is in port for less than one month (Sign On)

    ; Fax Letter of Guarantee (LG) to the Checkpoint prior to the arrival of the crew

    where the crew is coming in.

    ; The crew is required to inform our ICA officer at the Checkpoint that he is

    coming here to join a yacht during the immigration clearance process. ; After verify with the LG, a Special Pass (SP) will be given by ICA officer at the

    checkpoint for eligible crew to join the yacht. If the yacht leaves Singapore

    within the validity of the SP, there is no need to report to Seamen’s Section as

    long as the crew’s name is included onto the departure crew list.

    ; If the yacht is staying in port beyond the expiry of the SP, the Master or Agent

    needs to seek for extension of stay for the crew at Seamen’s Section. An arrival

    crew list, LG and travel documents of the crew are to be submitted. The

    master/agent is to execute a white bond at Seamen’s Section.

    (b) Yacht is in port for more than one month (Sign On)

    ; Before the arrival of the crew who wishes to join yacht in Singapore, the Master

    or Agent has to seek prior approval from Seamen’s Section personally, furnishing

    us with an LG, arrival crew list, and also fill up an application form (In-principle-

    Approval Letter) to Seamen’s Section.

    ; Upon approval, an Approval-In-Principle letter will be endorsed and given to the

    Master/ Agent. The Master/ Agent will execute a white bond.

    ; The Master/ Agent will fax the LG (Sign on) together with In-Principle letter to

    the checkpoint where the crew is coming in.

    ; The crew is required to inform our ICA officer at the Checkpoint that he is

    coming here to join a yacht during the immigration clearance process. ; After verify with the LG, a Special Pass (SP) will be granted by ICA officer at the

    checkpoint for eligible crew to join the yacht.

    Procedure on Sign Off of Crew

    ; After the yacht/ pleasure craft had been cleared by ICA officer on arrival, the

    Master/ Agent can apply for sign-off of crew from the yacht/ pleasure craft for

    repatriation purposes.

    ; The Master/ Agent has to submit to Seamen’s Section, the crew’s travel

    document, the arrival crew list, a Letter of Guarantee (LG), completed a

    Disembarkation/Embarkation Form and the confirmed air/ ferry tickets for

    approval.

    ; Upon approval, a Special Pass (SP) will be granted/issued to the crew. A white

    bond will be executed to the master/agent. The crew’s name will also be deleted

    from the arrival crew list.

    (To use Company’s Letterhead)

Date:

To: Commissioner

     Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

     Seamen’s Section

     ICA Building #01-02

     Singapore (208718)

Fax: 62936753/ 62936758

Dear Sir,

LETTER OF GUARANTEE FOR CREW SIGNING OFF FROM YACHT/PLEASURE

    CRAFT

Vessel’s information

    Yacht’s name: Port of Registry/ Flag: Last port/ Next port: ETA:

    GRT/ NRT: ETD:

Crew’s information

    Name Nationality Passport Number Date of Birth Rank

1.

    2.

    3.

    4.

    5.

Please be informed that the abovementioned crew(s) will be signing off from the

    abovenamed pleasure craft/ yacht. He/ They will be leaving Singapore for

    ___________by flight on _______ at ______ hrs.

We shall be responsible for their maintenance and repatriation from Singapore.

Yours faithfully

(Agent’s name)

    (Company’s stamp)

    (To use Company’s Letterhead)

Date:

To: Duty Officer

     ________________________________ Command

     Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

     Fax: ___________________________

Dear Sir,

    LETTER OF GUARANTEE FOR CREW JOINING YACHT/ PLEASURE CRAFT

Vessel’s information

    Yacht’s name: Port of Registry/ Flag:

    Last port/ Next port: ETA:

    GRT/ NRT: ETD:

Crew’s information

    Name Nationality Passport Number Date of Birth Rank

1.

    2.

    3.

    4.

    5.

Please be informed that the abovementioned crew(s) will be arriving Singapore from

    _________ via flight ______ on ________ at ______ hrs for the purpose of joining the

    above named yacht/ pleasure craft as crew.

We shall be responsible for their maintenance and repatriation from Singapore.

Yours faithfully

(Agent’s name)

    (Company’s stamp)

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