3351-Customs and Immigration Officers

Job Title: 

Customs and Immigration Officers

Job Description: 

Customs and immigration officers check persons, vehicles and goods crossing national borders to administer and enforce relevant government rules and regulations.


Tasks include:

  • patrolling national borders and coastal waters to stop persons from illegally entering or leaving the country and from illegally importing or exporting currency or goods
  • checking travel documents of persons crossing national borders to ensure that they have the necessary authorisations and certificates
  • inspecting the luggage of persons crossing national borders to ensure that it conforms to government rules and regulations concerning import or export of goods and currencies
  • examining transport documents and freight of vehicles crossing national borders to ensure conformity with government rules and regulations concerning goods in transit and the import and export of goods and to verify that necessary payments have been made
  • detaining persons and seizing prohibited and undeclared goods found to be in violation of immigration and customs laws
  • co-ordinating and co-operating with other agencies involved in law enforcement, deportation and prosecution
  • performing related administrative tasks to record findings, transactions, violations and determinations
  • when necessary, testifying in a court of law about the circumstances and results of investigations carried out
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Customs officer/inspector
Border officer/border
Immigration officer

Specific Occupations: 

Customs/Immigration officer

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore