Home Affairs Services (ICA) Direct-Entry Inspector

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

Home Affairs Services (ICA) Direct-Entry Inspector

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

Job Nature: Permanent

Position Level: Entry Level

Job Category: Government Sector/Civil Service, Law/Legal, Security

Qualification: Bachelor's / Honours

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A Leader in Border Security


As a HAS (ICA) Direct-Entry Inspector, you are responsible for implementing and enforcing laws, regulations and ICA policies, as well as managing the operations of ICA’s various branches and commands. Leading a team of highly skilled and well-trained ICA officers who are tasked with protecting Singapore’s gateways, you play a critical role in ensuring the nation’s security. You have to display leadership capabilities, decisiveness, mental agility, courage and integrity. You will be trained and developed to become a professional in border security, in-land enforcement and policy implementation.


Entry Requirements

  • A degree in any discipline*
  • Be physically fit
  • Normal colour vision
  • Singapore citizenship


* In general, degrees accredited by the government of the home country where the university is located will be considered for appointment into the Public Service.




Starting Monthly Salary*


Good Honours Degree

$3,920 to $4,556


Other Honours / Pass Degree 

$3,670 to $4,344


* The starting monthly salary will vary according to assessment during the interview, relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.



  • 18 to 21 days of vacation leave
  • Medical and dental subsidies
  • Group insurances
  • Use of government holiday bungalows
  • Sponsorship for postgraduate study
  • Subsidies for sports and recreational activities
  • Performance and annual bonuses
  • Staff welfare benefits



You will undergo a 20-week non-residential ICA Basic Course (Inspector) at the Home Team Academy (HTA), which will equip you with the knowledge and skills to perform your duties.


Training includes:

  • Document examination
  • People, goods and vehicle screening
  • Behavioural Analysis and profiling techniques 
  • Laws and regulations
  • Firearms training
  • Basic Unarmed Combat training
  • Supervisory development including 5-day Leadership Challenge Programme*
  • Up to 10 days (excluding weekends) of Home Team Programme at HTA*


*Residential component: You will need to serve a one-year bond once you complete training.


Job Deployment


Foundational Posting

After graduating from the ICA Basic Course (Inspector), you will be deployed at a checkpoint to work on three shifts in one of the Commands – Woodlands, Tuas or Coastal. You will also be required to wear uniform while on duty.


Development Posting

As part of your career posting, you will gain greater exposure to ICA’s line operations. With suitable aptitude, you may be deployed to perform enforcement-related work, including conducting investigations and operations to detect illegal immigrants, smugglers and contraband. You may also be deployed to Services Centres to assess applications for travel documents, permanent residency, citizenship, National Registration Identity Cards (NRIC) and other passes or permits. The deployment options also enable you to develop skills in the areas of planning and review, operations management and policy administration. There are opportunities to complete posting stints overseas.


Company Overview

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is responsible for securing Singapore’s borders against the entry of undesirable people and cargo through land, air, and sea checkpoints. ICA also administers immigration and registration services, such as issuing passports and identity Cards to Singapore citizens, and immigration passes and permits to foreigners. As a security agency, we enforce laws and regulations relating to immigration and registration. We are a member of the Home Team under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
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