The Singapore Visitor Visa is a new visa facilitative measure introduced by ICA that allows the local contact or authorised visa agent/strategic partner to print the approved visa electronically without making a trip to the ICA building to collect the physical visa sticker.
The cost for the Singapore e-Visa is US$22. Additionally, there is a service fee of US$35 for standard processing. For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is US$60 and US$85.
The Singapore e-Visa is valid for 90 days after issued. Bear in mind that the e-Visa allows you multiple entries, however, you can only stay in Singapore for a maximum of 30 days per entry.
Documents required for online visa application
- A current valid passport
- A digital photo taken in the last 3 months
- A Credit/debit card or a Paypal account.
- Information about your occupation
- Your confirmed travel dates
- Accommodation information
- Information regarding your academic/professional background
Your travel document has to be valid for at least 6 months after your e-visa expires. Also, your passport should have at least one blank page for your e-Visa to be placed in.
A Singapore visa is not an immigration pass. It is a pre-entry permission for the holder of a valid Singapore visa to travel to, and seek entry, into Singapore.
The grant of an immigration pass will be determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the point of entry. Possession of a valid visa alone does not guarantee entry into Singapore.
Every visa application will be considered on its own merits and is subject to approval.
Citizens of almost 80% of the world’s countries may travel to Singapore for a period of 30 days or 90 days without a visa, depending on their nationality. Countries requiring visas are categorised into countries eligible to apply for an electronic visa and countries whose citizens need a visa vignette.
That being said, all visitors to Singapore must
- hold a passport or a travel document valid for more than 6 months at the time of departure,
- hold an onward or return ticket,
- have sufficient funds to stay in Singapore,
- have entry documents (including a visa) to their next destination, if required,
- have a completed Disembarkation/Embarkation Card, and,
- have a visa and/or a yellow fever vaccination certificate for entry into Singapore (if applicable).
Visa application is required for citizens / passport holders of the following countries
Nationals of Assessment Level I Countries
India, People’s Republic of China, Holders of Hong Kong Document of Identity, Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Travel Permit, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Commonwealth of Independent States (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Nationals of Assessment Level II Countries
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, and holders of Palestinian Authority Passport, Temporary Passport issued by the United Arab Emirates and Refugee Travel Document issued by Middle-East countries
For Indian Nationals
Indian nationals are required to apply for visa to enter Singapore. Indian nationals holding official and diplomatic passports are exempted from the entry visa requirement.
Standard processing time
Level I applicants
1 working day after submitting the application to an Authorised Visa Agent. This excludes the day of submission, weekends and public holidays.
Level II applicants
5 to 7 working days after submitting the application to and Authorised Visa Agent. This excludes the day of submission, weekends and public holidays.
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