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New Prefix for long term pass holders

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Jul 2021 1:55 am

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The ICA will introduce a new FIN series with the prefix M from 1 January 2022. Similar to the format of the F and G FIN series, 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 the F and G FIN series will not be affected by the introduction of the M FIN series.
Read on: https://www.ica.gov.sg/news-and-publica ... urYgThiK8k


FINs Cannot Be Recycled-Question came up a week or so ago. This confirms my answer at that time.

Like the identification numbers for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, FINs are unique to each individual and cannot be re-assigned to other foreigners after the pass holders have left Singapore permanently or have passed on. This means that the available FINs in each series will deplete over time.
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Re: New Prefix for long term pass holders

Post by malcontent » Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:37 pm

Thanks SMS… guess I’ll always be an F

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Re: New Prefix for long term pass holders

Post by malcontent » Sat, 17 Jul 2021 12:32 am

We all know what the F stood for… how about the M? And why no H, I, J, K or L?

That also makes me wonder what will be after T on the SC/PR side. Probably not U.

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Re: New Prefix for long term pass holders

Post by MOCHS » Sat, 17 Jul 2021 3:22 pm

https://sg.theasianparent.com/singapore ... -facts/amp

S is the 19th letter of the alphabet for those born in the 1900s. When the new millennium came around, anyone born from 2000 onward had the T prefix.

As for why they chose F, maybe ‘cos FIN stands for Foreign Identification Number? *shrug*

F for those issued before 2000, G for those issued after 2000.

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Re: New Prefix for long term pass holders

Post by malcontent » Sat, 17 Jul 2021 5:45 pm

MOCHS wrote:
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 3:22 pm
S is the 19th letter of the alphabet for those born in the 1900s. When the new millennium came around, anyone born from 2000 onward had the T prefix.
I believe that some clever person came up with that alternate explanation long after they started using S as the first letter. But that is just my take.

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