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07/29/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 04:24

Immigration update: Singapore | Introduction of new “M” Foreign Identification Number (FIN)

Who will be affected?
All foreigners with new pass applications with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and other government agencies in Singapore, after 01 January 2022.

The new M FIN series will start with the prefix M, followed by seven digits and a checksum letter (e.g. M1234567B).

Foreigners who are currently assigned with F and G FIN series will not be affected by this new introduction.

Implementation
FINs are unique identification numbers issued by MOM and government agencies to foreigners who are working, studying, or residing in Singapore. Foreigners on long-term immigration or work passes are currently issued FINs with the prefix F or G. The F series was used for FINs issued before year 2000, while the G series was rolled out at the start of year 2000. The G Series will continue to be issued until 31 December 2021.

Additional implementation
Private entities that require FIN from their customers or employees as part of their business processes are advised to make the necessary changes to their systems early, to minimise disruption to their businesses.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Ai Leng Chew
Immigration Manager
Santa Fe Relocation
Singapore
D: +65 6398 3004
E: [email protected]

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations
Santa Fe Relocation
D: +44 7990 021125
Email: [email protected]

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