UOB is a participating bank under the Electronic Banker’s Guarantee (eBG) Programme offered by Singapore Customs.
Under this programme, the original hardcopy Banker’s Guarantee (BG) will no longer be required by Singapore Customs and UOB will submit your BG data electronically to Singapore Customs on your behalf. This will save you time and effort from having to physically collect or arrange for the BG to be collected from UOB, before delivering it to Singapore Customs.
Save time with prioritised BG processing from Singapore Customs
Eliminate the hassle of courier arrangements for BG pick up or delivery
Avoid delays in document transit
|Step 1||Complete your BG and EBGP application forms.|
|Step 2||Submit both the completed application forms and the Singapore Customs approved eBG format or eExtension format to UOB, either through our UOB Infinity portal, or over-the-counter.
Security lodgement BG: Please go to Singapore Customs’ website for information on the eBG or eExtension format.
Procurement BG: Please follow Singapore Customs’ instructions accordingly for the eBG format.
If you do not have an existing BG facility with us, you can apply for an Express BG and enjoy a S$100 fee waiver. Terms and conditions apply.
|Step 3||Once the BG has been successfully registered by Singapore Customs, you will receive an email notification.
The eBG Programme is a fully paperless BG issuance process where UOB will send BG digital data on behalf of Customers directly to Singapore Customs. Under this programme, there will be no original BG generated. Customers will also no longer need to collect physical BG from bank counters and drop it off at Singapore Customs.
This programme is developed by Singapore Customs and covers BGs for security lodgement and procurement.
Under this programme, you will no longer need to manually collect the original BG from bank counters and deliver it to Singapore Customs. UOB will send the digital BG data to Singapore Customs on your behalf. BG Claims or BG discharge will be done by Singapore Customs electronically to the Bank, via NTP.
The eBG Programme is applicable for the following:
Under this programme, your security lodgement will be prioritised by Singapore Customs and you will not have to physically collect or deliver the original BG from UOB. Overall this shortens your current lodgement process with Singapore Customs.
No, this is an opt-in programme. You may still choose to continue with the current BG issuance process and continue to submit and collect your original BGs from our trade counters before submitting them to Singapore Customs.
On the EBGP form, indicate the eBG to be issued (security lodgement eBG, security lodgement eExtension or procurement eBG). Please submit the Singapore Customs’ approved eBG or eExtension or procurement eBG formats together with your application.
Yes, you can apply for your BG issuance through UOB Infinity and upload your completed EBGP application form and eBG or eExtension formats as supporting documents.
No, if you join the eBG Programme which is fully paperless, you will not be able to collect your original BG from our Trade counters as there will not be any original BG generated.
All standard BG issuance and processing fees apply.
More information regarding eBG Programme can be found at the Singapore Customs page. Alternatively, you may call our Corporate Transaction Services Hotline at 6878 0707. (Operating hours are 9am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays, excluding Public Holidays.)
You may check with Customs on the status of the BG registration. Enquiries/feedback regarding BG may be submitted via the online feedback form (https://www.customs.gov.sg/feedback).