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Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Singapore

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Singapore

You can realize your planned trip to Singapore by obtaining a Singapore visa. Foreign nationals can apply to Singapore short-term visas (tourist visa, e-visa) for temporary reasons (tourism, business, cultural, and other short-term purposes). If you want to stay in Singapore for a longer period for some reason (such as study, employment, etc.) you can also apply for Singapore long-term visas.

A Singapore visa permits the holder to access a Singaporean entry point, where the officers of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) can check them. The ICA decides if the tourist satisfies the country's entry requirements.

You have to apply for a Singapore visa at least 30 days before you arrive in Singapore.

But be aware that it doesn't mean that you will be permitted to enter Singapore just because you have a Singapore visa. The Singapore visa is only a pre-entry permit.

Countries whose citizens need a visa to Singapore have been divided into two groups. The Assessment Level I Countries and Assessment Level II Countries. The level at which your country is based decides part of the application process as well as the processing period for the visa.

You can not submit a Singapore visa application yourself, even if you fill out your own visa application form and collect your documents. To apply for your Singapore visa application, you need to find an approved visa agent, strategic partner, or local contact in Singapore.

Travel companies that the Singaporean government has approved to submit visa applications are approved, visa agents, and strategic partners. Through SAVE, they will submit a request on your behalf. (Submission of Application for Visa Electronically) that is available on ICA’s (Immigration & Checkpoints Authority) website.

Singapore E-visa

Singapore E-visa

Singapore E-visa is an online way to obtain a visa to realize a trip to Singapore.

After completion of the online application form and payment of the processing fee, you will receive your e-visa by email within 3 working days, depending on the visa processing status you have chosen.

 

Required Documents for Singapore E-visa

 

1. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

2. Photo

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

3. When you arrive in Singapore, you must present also:

  • Printed Singapore e-visa
  • Travel Itinerary including
    • Flight reservations
    • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)
  • Sufficient funds for the length of your intended stay
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination (If applicable)
    • If you have been to the countries mentioned below six days before your trip to Singapore, you will need to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to the ICA officers at the point of entry.

 

List of Countries That Need to Prove Reports of Vaccination For Yellow Fever

Angola

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Bolivia

Ecuador

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Cote d’ivoire

Gabon

Chad

French Guiana

Liberia

Colombia

Gambia

Niger

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Ghana

Nigeria

Togo

Guyana

Mali

Sudan

Kenya

Sierra Leone

Argentina

Mauritania

Suriname

Burundi

Peru

Uganda

Brazil

South Sudan

Benin

Congo

Trinidad and Tobago

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

NOTE: Please be aware that a visa cannot be issued for single/unmarried/divorced/widowed or separated women under 45 years old and those women with the same age bracket married but traveling alone.

If a woman is married, they must be traveling with their husband and present a marriage certificate and husband’s passport copy. If the woman is traveling alone with kids (without her husband), she must present kids' birth certificates and her marriage certificate.

 

Processing Time for Singapore E-visa

The average processing time for Singapore e-visa is 1-3 working days.

 

Singapore E-visa Application Fee

Singapore e-visa fee is 25-100 USD (it can vary depending on your country and nationality) for a single-entry visa and applicants can also pay an additional fee for urgent processing.

 

Where to Apply for Singapore E-visa Application?

You will apply to Singapore e-visa online. You can apply for e-visa through online websites.

Singapore Short-term Visa

If you are not eligible for e-Visa, you can also apply for traditional paper visas for realizing your short-term travel to Singapore. Reasons to apply for this type of visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business trips, short-term education, exchange programs, short-term work, and many other non-permanent nuances. You can check all the required documents for each type of visa application, visa fees, processing time, and where to apply for a visa below.

 


 

Singapore Tourist Visa

Singapore tourist visa is issued for applicants intending to visit Singapore for tourism and sightseeing. You can apply for a Singapore Tourist visa in order to realize your tourist activities.

 

Required Documents for Singapore Tourist Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Yellow Fever Vaccination (If applicable)

  • If you have been to the countries mentioned below six days before your trip to Singapore, you will need to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to the ICA officers at the point of entry.

Angola

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Bolivia

Ecuador

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Cote d’ivoire

Gabon

Chad

French Guiana

Liberia

Colombia

Gambia

Niger

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Ghana

Nigeria

Togo

Guyana

Mali

Sudan

Kenya

Sierra Leone

Argentina

Mauritania

Suriname

Burundi

Peru

Uganda

Brazil

South Sudan

Benin

Congo

Trinidad and Tobago

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

NOTE: Please be aware that a visa cannot be issued for single/unmarried/divorced/widowed or separated women under 45 years old and those women with the same age bracket married but traveling alone.

If a woman is married, they must be traveling with their husband and present a marriage certificate and husband’s passport copy. If the woman is traveling alone with kids (without her husband), she must present kids' birth certificates and her marriage certificate.

11. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Singapore Tourist Visa

The average processing time for a Singapore Tourist visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Singapore Tourist Visa Fee

Singapore Tourist visa fee is 25-100 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Singapore Tourist Visa?

You cannot submit a Singapore visa application yourself, even if you fill out your own visa application form and collect your documents. To apply for your Singapore visa application, you need to find an approved visa agent, strategic partner, or local contact in Singapore.

Then you can apply for a Singapore Tourist visa in Singapore visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Singapore Business/Congress/Trade Fair Visit Visa

A Singapore Business visa gives you the authorization to enter Singapore and stay here for a maximum period of your visa validity, as permitted. It permits its holder to engage in business-related activities such as attending meetings or conferences, conducting or attending the training, conducting internal audits, installing equipment, or performing other temporary services for a client, local affiliate, or branch office.

Under the Business visa category, other following cases would be applicable:

  • Business matters/meetings/ negotiation/trainings
  • Conference/Congress/Exhibition
  • Scientific/Research events
  • Journalists
  • Official delegations

 

Required Documents for Singapore Business Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Documents Reflecting the Nature of the Business Trip and the Existence of Business Relations

  • Invitation letter from company/authority in Singapore with full address, stating the purpose and duration of the business trip and/or
  • Information on event/congress/trade fair being visited in Singapore with details of organizer/host, with full address in Singapore, duration of the event, and reason to take part (e.g. visitor ticket for trade fair).
    • If applicable including information about who covers the expenses of the business trip in Singapore
  • Only applicable if fair exhibitor: Information on trade fair by submitting exhibitor ticket/exhibitor invoice/confirmation letter reflecting status as trade fair exhibitor.

11. Yellow Fever Vaccination (If applicable)

  • If you have been to the countries mentioned below six days before your trip to Singapore, you will need to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to the ICA officers at the point of entry.

Angola

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Bolivia

Ecuador

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Cote d'Ivoire

Gabon

Chad

French Guiana

Liberia

Colombia

Gambia

Niger

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Ghana

Nigeria

Togo

Guyana

Mali

Sudan

Kenya

Sierra Leone

Argentina

Mauritania

Suriname

Burundi

Peru

Uganda

Brazil

South Sudan

Benin

Congo

Trinidad and Tobago

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

NOTE: Please be aware that a visa cannot be issued for single/unmarried/divorced/widowed or separated women under 45 years old and those women with the same age bracket married but traveling alone.

If a woman is married, they must be traveling with their husband and present a marriage certificate and husband’s passport copy. If the woman is traveling alone with kids (without her husband), she must present kids' birth certificates and her marriage certificate.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Singapore Business Visa

The average processing time for a Singapore Business visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Singapore Business Visa Fee

Singapore Business visa fee is 25-100 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 

Where to Apply for Singapore Business Visa?

You cannot submit a Singapore visa application yourself, even if you fill out your own visa application form and collect your documents. To apply for your Singapore visa application, you need to find an approved visa agent, strategic partner, or local contact in Singapore.

Then you can apply for a Singapore Tourist visa in Singapore visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Singapore Cultural, Scientific, Sports Events Visa

The Singapore Cultural/Scientific/Sports Visa enables you to enter Singapore for cultural, scientific, or sports purposes, such as attending cultural events.

 

Required Documents for Singapore Cultural Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Documents Reflecting the Nature /Purpose of the Journey and Stay of Artist/Member of Cultural/Sports Association in Singapore: Artist/Athlete Member of Cultural/Sports Association in your country travels to a Cultural/Sports Event Organized in Cooperation with Singapore Cultural/Sports Association

  • Letter of Local Cultural Association / Sports Association stating timeframe and schedule of cultural event/sports camp with details of organizer/host with full address in Singapore, as well as the purpose of cultural camp/event and information who covers costs (accommodation, travel expenses).
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18, signed “letter of no objection” of school/university confirming participation in cultural / sports event.

11. Yellow Fever Vaccination (If applicable)

  • If you have been to the countries mentioned below six days before your trip to Singapore, you will need to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to the ICA officers at the point of entry.

Angola

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Bolivia

Ecuador

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Cote d'Ivoire

Gabon

Chad

French Guiana

Liberia

Colombia

Gambia

Niger

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Ghana

Nigeria

Togo

Guyana

Mali

Sudan

Kenya

Sierra Leone

Argentina

Mauritania

Suriname

Burundi

Peru

Uganda

Brazil

South Sudan

Benin

Congo

Trinidad and Tobago

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

NOTE: Please be aware that a visa cannot be issued for single/unmarried/divorced/widowed or separated women under 45 years old and those women with the same age bracket married but traveling alone.

If a woman is married, they must be traveling with their husband and present a marriage certificate and husband’s passport copy. If the woman is traveling alone with kids (without her husband), she must present kids' birth certificates and her marriage certificate.

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Singapore Cultural Visa

The average processing time for a Singapore Cultural visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Singapore Cultural Visa Fee

Singapore Cultural visa fee is 25-100 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 

Where to Apply for Singapore Cultural Visa?

You cannot submit a Singapore visa application yourself, even if you fill out your own visa application form and collect your documents. To apply for your Singapore visa application, you need to find an approved visa agent, strategic partner, or local contact in Singapore.

Then you can apply for a Singapore Cultural visa in Singapore visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Singapore Visiting Family and Friends Visa

A short stay family/friend visit visa is a type of Tourist visa and it allows you to travel to Singapore for visiting your family or friends who legally residing in Singapore, up to the expiration date of your visa validity.

 

Required Documents for Singapore Family Visit Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
  • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Proof of Visit / Accommodation:

  • Letter of invitation
    • Must be official. A scanned version is accepted at the time of application, but it is advisable to send the original by mail as the original will be required at the border.
  • Documents proving kinship
  • A document confirming the status of the inviting person in Singapore
  • If the invitee stays at the inviting person’s home, documents about the house (contract, payment for utilities, etc.)

11. Yellow Fever Vaccination (If applicable)

  • If you have been to the countries mentioned below six days before your trip to Singapore, you will need to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to the ICA officers at the point of entry.

Angola

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Bolivia

Ecuador

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Cote d'Ivoire

Gabon

Chad

French Guiana

Liberia

Colombia

Gambia

Niger

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Ghana

Nigeria

Togo

Guyana

Mali

Sudan

Kenya

Sierra Leone

Argentina

Mauritania

Suriname

Burundi

Peru

Uganda

Brazil

South Sudan

Benin

Congo

Trinidad and Tobago

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

NOTE: Please be aware that a visa cannot be issued for single/unmarried/divorced/widowed or separated women under 45 years old and those women with the same age bracket married but traveling alone.

If a woman is married, they must be traveling with their husband and present a marriage certificate and husband’s passport copy. If the woman is traveling alone with kids (without her husband), she must present kids' birth certificates and her marriage certificate.

For Minors

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Singapore Family Visit Visa

The average processing time for a Singapore Family Visit visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Singapore Family Visit Visa Fee

Singapore Tourist visa fee is 25-100 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).   

 

Where to Apply for Singapore Family Visit Visa?

You cannot submit a Singapore visa application yourself, even if you fill out your own visa application form and collect your documents. To apply for your Singapore visa application, you need to find an approved visa agent, strategic partner, or local contact in Singapore.

Then you can apply for a Singapore Tourist visa in Singapore visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Singapore Study (Short-term) Visa

A Singapore Study visa is granted to you to undertake trips to Singapore for study or educational training, which requires staying in Singapore temporarily.

 

Required Documents for a Singapore Study (Short-term) Visa

 

1, Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

8. Proof of Visit

  • Original Letter of Acceptance by the Education Institution including details of the course, duration, and fees with proof of payment.

9. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation), if any

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

10. Proof of Financial Means

      In case of scholarship:

  • Confirmation of receipt of a grant or scholarship from the relevant fund of Singapore

      In case of self-funding:

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

       In case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

11. Yellow Fever Vaccination (If applicable)

  • If you have been to the countries mentioned below six days before your trip to Singapore, you will need to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to the ICA officers at the point of entry.

Angola

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Bolivia

Ecuador

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Cote d'Ivoire

Gabon

Chad

French Guiana

Liberia

Colombia

Gambia

Niger

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Ghana

Nigeria

Togo

Guyana

Mali

Sudan

Kenya

Sierra Leone

Argentina

Mauritania

Suriname

Burundi

Peru

Uganda

Brazil

South Sudan

Benin

Congo

Trinidad and Tobago

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Singapore Study (Short-term) Visa

The average processing time for a Singapore Study (Short-term) visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Singapore Study (Short-term) Visa Fee

Singapore Study (Short-term) visa fee is 25-100 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 

Where to Apply for Singapore Study (Short-term) Visa?

You cannot submit a Singapore visa application yourself, even if you fill out your own visa application form and collect your documents. To apply for your Singapore visa application, you need to find an approved visa agent, strategic partner, or local contact in Singapore.

Then you can apply for a Singapore Tourist visa in Singapore visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Singapore Work (short-term) Visa

A Singapore Work visa is granted to you to undertake trips to Singapore for short-term work activities, which requires staying in Singapore temporarily.

 

Required Documents for a Singapore Work (Short-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

8. Proof of Visit

  • Invitation from your business partner in Singapore

9. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation), if any

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

10. Proof of Financial Means

      In the case of self-funding:

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

      In the case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

11. Yellow Fever Vaccination (If applicable)

  • If you have been to the countries mentioned below six days before your trip to Singapore, you will need to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to the ICA officers at the point of entry.

 

Angola

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Bolivia

Ecuador

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Cote d'Ivoire

Gabon

Chad

French Guiana

Liberia

Colombia

Gambia

Niger

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Ghana

Nigeria

Togo

Guyana

Mali

Sudan

Kenya

Sierra Leone

Argentina

Mauritania

Suriname

Burundi

Peru

Uganda

Brazil

South Sudan

Benin

Congo

Trinidad and Tobago

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Singapore Work (Short-term) Visa

The average processing time for a Singapore Work (Short-term) visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Singapore Work (Short-term) Visa Fee

Singapore Work (Short-term) visa fee is 25-100 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 

Where to Apply for Singapore Work (Short-term) Visa?

You cannot submit a Singapore visa application yourself, even if you fill out your own visa application form and collect your documents. To apply for your Singapore visa application, you need to find an approved visa agent, strategic partner, or local contact in Singapore.

Then you can apply for a Singapore Tourist visa in Singapore visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Singapore Transit Visa

Singapore Transit Visa

Whether or not a foreign citizen needs to meet the transit visa requirements for Singapore depends on a few different factors.

Singapore doesn’t do any transit visas, if you need a visa it has to be a standard visitor visa arranged in advance.

The information on this page is a guide for visitors who may qualify for the 96-hour visa-free transit facility (VFTF). This may be available to nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Georgia, India, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.

Transit travelers who satisfy the criteria for VFTF will have to meet the prevailing entry requirements before they are allowed entry into Singapore. Assessment for entry is determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the point of entry.

Extension of stay for transit travelers under VFTF is strictly not allowed.

 

Nationals of India and the PRC

If you are in transit to or from any third country via Singapore, you may be eligible for the 96-hour VFTF if you meet these requirements:

  • You may enter Singapore by any mode of transport but depart only via air or sea. You must have a valid onward air/ferry/cruise ticket departing Singapore within 96 hours; and
  • You must have a valid visa*/long-term pass (with a validity of at least 1 month from the date of entry into Singapore under the VFTF) issued by any of the following countries:
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Germany^
    • Japan
    • New Zealand
    • Switzerland^
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America

* A visa is considered valid so long as it is good for entry into one of the eight countries listed above. Travelers with Single Journey Visas (SJV) may still be granted VFTF on the return leg of their journey (i.e. after the SJV is used and no longer valid), but you must:

  • Travel directly from the country that issued the SJV, en route through Singapore, back to your home country
  • Not have returned to your home country since you last used the SJV.

^ Applies to visas issued by Germany or Switzerland or Schengen visas that are good for entry to Germany or Switzerland.

 

Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Georgia, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine

If you are in transit to or from any third country, you may be eligible for the 96-hour VFTF if you have a valid onward air ticket departing within 96 hours. You may enter Singapore by any mode of transport but must depart Singapore by air.

Singapore Long-term Visa

Even if your country is exempt from visa requirements, if you intend to stay longer in Singapore, you will need to apply for a long-stay visa from your home country before coming to Singapore.

In some countries, Singapore official embassies and consulates don’t process long-term visas, instead of visa applicants apply for short-term tourist visas for traveling to Singapore and they only apply for residence permit when they have already arrived in Singapore. This procedure can vary depending on your country of residence, nationality, and the policy of the embassy you apply for a visa.

The Singapore Long-term Visa is given to foreigners who wish to live in Singapore for a longer period of time or to have temporary or permanent residence established.

The long-term visa grants entry to Singapore on the basis that you will be applying for a residence permit. It enables you to enter Singapore as a potential resident and stay while you apply for residency.

 


 

Singapore Employment (Long-term) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Singapore for a longer period. This visa applies for those who want to work within the legal frame of employment upon taking an employment permit and the work permit as per appointed procedure from competent regional authorities.

 

Required Documents for a Singapore Employment (Long-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas/ Singapore resident permit

7. Original Employment Letter from the Applicant's Employer in Singapore

  • On the official company paper with stamp and signature, date and clearly mentioning:
  • Full address and contact details of the company
  • The name and position of the countersigning officer
  • Details regarding the employment of the applicant (e.g. position, salary, estimated duration)
  • Details regarding additional conditions of employment (e.g. accommodation, transport, living expenses)

      In case of international transfer of the employee:

  • A letter from the current employer confirming the transfer, and approving the leave/absence of the applicant

8. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Professional Career, Specifying the Certificates, Diplomas, and Qualifications You Have Obtained

9. Proof of Accommodation

  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation or contract) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

10. Yellow Fever Vaccination (If applicable)

  • If you have been to the countries mentioned below six days before your trip to Singapore, you will need to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to the ICA officers at the point of entry.

 

Angola

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Bolivia

Ecuador

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Cote d’ivoire

Gabon

Chad

French Guiana

Liberia

Colombia

Gambia

Niger

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Ghana

Nigeria

Togo

Guyana

Mali

Sudan

Kenya

Sierra Leone

Argentina

Mauritania

Suriname

Burundi

Peru

Uganda

Brazil

South Sudan

Benin

Congo

Trinidad and Tobago

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Singapore Employment (Long-term) Visa

The average processing time for Singapore Employment (Long-term) visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Singapore Employment (Long-term) Visa Fee

Singapore Employment (Long-term) visa fee is 25-100 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 
Where to Apply for Singapore Employment (Long-term) Visa?

You cannot submit a Singapore visa application yourself, even if you fill out your own visa application form and collect your documents. To apply for your Singapore visa application, you need to find an approved visa agent, strategic partner, or local contact in Singapore.

Then you can apply for a Singapore Tourist visa in Singapore visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Singapore Study (Long-term) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Singapore for a longer period. This visa applies to those who are admitted to the state college or state university in Singapore.

 

Required Documents for Singapore Study (Long-term) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos        

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas/ Singapore resident permit

7. Details from your University in Singapore:

    a) Confirmed University Admission

  • Admission letter issued by an educational institution (school/college/university) accredited in Singapore
  • Must state language of instruction
  • Must contain the start and end dates of the course
  • Those in full-time education should submit a letter from their education establishment clearly indicating the course of studies being followed.
  • Letter from the Institute undertaking the return of the student to the country of residence upon completion of the study.

    b) Confirmed Language Course with Conditional University Admission

  • Receipt/confirmation of language course payment in advance
  • Proof of conditional university admission or confirmation of admission as an applicant or detailed communication with the University for a concrete subject of study

8. Documents Attesting Previous Education:

  • Higher secondary certificate - if the applicant applies for a visa on the basis of a university certificate on admission to the first year of studies
  • Preparatory course, one must submit the higher secondary certificate legalized/attested/apostilled by the MEA/MFA.

      In case of student exchange:

  • The original certificate from the university confirming that the applicant is a student.
  • Copy of the agreement/official information from the universities regarding the student exchange.
  • Invitation from the Singapore university.

9. Knowledge of Language, for Cases of Confirmed University Admission and Confirmed Admission to a Preparation Course for University (if any)

  • Proof of language proficiency in English (TOEFL/IELTS), if the course is taught in English

10. Proof of Accommodation in Singapore

  • Document confirming the availability in Singapore of appropriate accommodation for the intended period of stay (documents shall contain information about the cost of living; the costs for a full period or monthly payment must be indicated)

11. Documents Confirming the Sufficient Financial Resources (of Applicant Or Sponsor)

  • Traveler’s cheque
  • Original bank statement for the past 3 months
  • Certificate of the amount of the credit card limit issued by the bank (any bank located in Singapore or another country is allowed)
  • A certificate of availability of money in a bank or a cooperative savings and loan association located on the territory of the Republic of Singapore (it cannot be a bank located in your country)
  • A document confirming granting of a national or foreign scholarship
  • A certificate of employment with a monthly salary statement

12. Yellow Fever Vaccination (If applicable)

  • If you have been to the countries mentioned below six days before your trip to Singapore, you will need to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to the ICA officers at the point of entry.

Angola

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Bolivia

Ecuador

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Cote d’Ivoire

Gabon

Chad

French Guiana

Liberia

Colombia

Gambia

Niger

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Ghana

Nigeria

Togo

Guyana

Mali

Sudan

Kenya

Sierra Leone

Argentina

Mauritania

Suriname

Burundi

Peru

Uganda

Brazil

South Sudan

Benin

Congo

Trinidad and Tobago

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Singapore Study (Long-term) Visa

The average processing time for a Singapore Study (Long-term) visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Singapore Study (Long-term) Visa Fee

Singapore Study (Long-term) visa fee is 25-100 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 

Where to Apply for Singapore Study (Long-term) Visa?

You cannot submit a Singapore visa application yourself, even if you fill out your own visa application form and collect your documents. To apply for your Singapore visa application, you need to find an approved visa agent, strategic partner, or local contact in Singapore.

Then you can apply for a Singapore Tourist visa in Singapore visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Singapore Family Reunion Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Singapore for a longer period. This visa applies to family members of Singapore nationals and wishing to obtain a permit for long-term residence in Singapore.

 

Required Documents for Singapore Family Reunion Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of two months beyond the date of your transiting through Singapore.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas/ Singapore resident permit

7. Details of Spouse

  • Passport copy
  • For spouses of foreign nationals have to submit a copy of their partner's residence permit for Singapore.
  • Certificate of residence of the spouse living in Singapore

8. Marriage Certificate

    a) Singapore Marriage Certificate:

  • Singapore certificate of marriage along with certified copies.

    b) Foreign Marriage Certificate:

  • Foreign documents or certificates are often only recognized by the authorities of a state if their authenticity and evidentiary value has been determined by a special procedure.

9. Proof of Accommodation in Singapore

  • Copy of lease certificate of the apartment in Singapore or title deed of owned property, if the partner is already residing in Singapore.
  • If the host provides accommodation – document indicating the right of ownership/right to use (e.g. rental agreement) clearly allowing to lodge guests at this location.

10. Proof of Sufficient Means of Substance

  • Copy of employment certificate of the foreign spouse who intends to live in Singapore
  • Salary slips from the past two months if is living in Singapore.

      In case of self-funding:

  • Personal bank statements of the last 3 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
  • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 3 last months)
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Traveler’s cheques
  • Payslips
  • Proof of employment
  • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
  • Proof of prepaid accommodation
  • Document about accommodation in private
  • Proof of prepaid transport
  • Other

      In case of sponsorship:

  • Latest 3 months current account bank statement of a sponsor (showing sponsor’s name, an end balance, and date of issue).
  • Sponsorship letter, copy of the first page of the sponsor’s passport with the data.

11. Yellow Fever Vaccination (If applicable)

  • If you have been to the countries mentioned below six days before your trip to Singapore, you will need to show an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever to the ICA officers at the point of entry.

Angola

Central African Republic

Ethiopia

Bolivia

Ecuador

Guinea

Burkina Faso

Cote d’Ivoire

Gabon

Chad

French Guiana

Liberia

Colombia

Gambia

Niger

Equatorial Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Senegal

Ghana

Nigeria

Togo

Guyana

Mali

Sudan

Kenya

Sierra Leone

Argentina

Mauritania

Suriname

Burundi

Peru

Uganda

Brazil

South Sudan

Benin

Congo

Trinidad and Tobago

Cameroon

Democratic Republic of the Congo

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Singapore Family Reunion Visa

The average processing time for a Singapore Family Reunion visa is 3-20 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Singapore Family Reunion Visa Fee

Singapore Family Reunion visa fee is 25-100 USD for foreign nationals (it can vary depending on your country and nationality).

 

Where to Apply for a Singapore Family Reunion Visa?

You cannot submit a Singapore visa application yourself, even if you fill out your own visa application form and collect your documents. To apply for your Singapore visa application, you need to find an approved visa agent, strategic partner, or local contact in Singapore.

Then you can apply for a Singapore Tourist visa in Singapore visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Singapore. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Singapore?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Singapore, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Singapore must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay in Singapore.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight, to prove that you are prepared to leave Singapore before the visa expires.
  • You must have travel health insurance for the whole duration of your stay in Singapore.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.
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What is the local currency in Singapore?

The Singapore Dollar is the official currency of Singapore. 100 USD equals to approximately 135 SGD.

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Can I get a residence permit for Singapore at the Consulate General?

No, you cannot get a residence permit for Singapore at the Embassy or Consulate of Singapore. You should get a long-term visa, then apply for a residence permit after your arrival in Singapore.

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What happens if my Singapore visa application is rejected?

If your Singapore visa application is rejected, you will be notified by your mission that your application has been unsuccessful. You will be informed of the grounds on which it was rejected and have one month to appeal the decision by writing to the Singapore mission. Then, your application will be reconsidered. You can also apply for a visa again if your circumstances have changed.

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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Can I extend the validity of my Singapore visa?

The validity of a visa can be extended in some exceptional and force-major cases. You can get information about that directly at the Migration Department of Singapore.

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Do I have to participate in the Embassy or Visa Administrative Center in person, if I am not applying to e-visa?

It depends on your country of residence or the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations. In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Administrative Center.

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Can I apply for a residence permit with my short-term Singapore visa or E-visa?

In most cases, the embassy will issue a short-term visa for you in order to make possible your entrance to Singapore then you will apply for a residence permit at Migration Department in Singapore, but your visa purpose must be the same as your reason to travel. It means your short-term visa’s purpose also must be study (for example) if you travel for study purposes. You cannot apply for a residence permit for study with a short-term tourist visa in Singapore.

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Can I get a refusal for my E-visa application?

Despite it rarely happens, it is possible to get a refusal from the Singapore e-visa application.

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I am a single/unmarried/divorced/widowed or separated women under 45 years old, and I want to travel to Singapore alone. How can I apply for a visa?

In this case, you should contact the nearest Singapore Embassy/Consulate, they can issue you a visa, if they evaluate your case as an exceptional one.

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