Singapore Tourist visa

Singapore Tourist visa


Singapore is an island city-state on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Singapore’s green sanctuaries and vibrant cities bustle with state-of-the-art architecture, luxurious resorts, history-rich neighborhoods, lush parks and gardens, beautiful waterfalls, and exciting world-class sites and events.
For entry into Singapore, some foreign nationals can enter visa-free, while others are required to obtain a visa. You are advised to apply for a Singapore visa within 30 days prior to your trip to Singapore. Please note that a visa does not guarantee entry into Singapore, as the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) makes final entrance determinations.

Required Documents for Singapore Tourist Visa

The following are the required documents for online application through your local contact or authorized visa agent or strategic partner:

For applicant:

  • A completed visa application Form 14A
  • One (1) photocopy of applicant’s biodata passport page, valid for at least 6 months from entry date into Singapore
  • One (1) passport-sized photo:
    • color photo on white background
    • taken within last 3 months
    • on non-reflective, matte or semi-matte finish paper
    • meets ICA requirements

For Singapore local contact or strategic partner (if applicable):

These are the required documents for your application through the Singapore embassy, consulate or VAC:

For applicant:

  • A completed visa application Form 14A
  • One (1) passport-sized photo:
    • color photo on white background
    • taken within last 3 months
    • on non-reflective, matte or semi-matte finish paper
    • meets ICA requirements
  • Proof of payment of visa application fee
  • One (1) photocopy of your passport biodata page and all passport pages bearing prior travel records
  • If available, other supporting documents, such as:
    • Return/onward ticket
    • Hotel reservations

For local sponsor:

  • A completed Form V39A
  • Photocopy of Singapore ID card

Please be aware that additional documents may be required.

Singapore Tourist Visa Application Steps

Once the required documents have been gathered, make a copy for yourself and apply for your Singapore Visa through the following steps:

Application through Singapore embassy, consulate, or VAC abroad

  1. Complete application form

    Complete Singapore Visa application form online, or make a print out of the form and fill it out by hand then sign it. You will have to fill in data regarding your personal information and details about your stay in Singapore.

  2. Submit your visa application

    Submit your Singapore visa application at the nearest Singapore embassy, consulate, or authorized Visa Application Center (VAC).

  3. Pay the visa application fees

    The processing fees will be collected at the time of submission for each application.

  4. Get your Singapore visa

    Receive your approved Singapore visa to your email or third-party service provider.

Online Application

If you have a local contact, who is a Singapore citizen or permanent resident, with a “SingPass” account, your local contact can apply online for a Singapore visa on your behalf, via the SAVE system at the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website. Your local contact can print a copy of your approved e-Visa through the online SAVE system.

Singapore Tourist Visa Fees

The Singapore visa processing fee is $30 and is non-refundable. For e-Service visas, you can make payment online with a major credit/debit card (MasterCard or Visa).

Where to apply for Singapore Visas

Within Singapore: A Singapore national, permanent resident, or authorized strategic partner can apply online on your behalf, via the SAVE system.

Outside Singapore: You can apply for a Singapore entry visa at your nearest Singapore embassy, consulate, or visa authorization center (VAC).

When to apply for Singapore Visas

It is advisable to apply for a Singapore Visa within 30 days of your planned trip to Singapore, as times may vary depending on the individual application. For this reason, we advise you to apply well in advance of your planned trip.

Singapore Tourist Visa Processing Time

Your Singapore visa will be processed within 3 business days, after the day of your application.

For Approved Singapore visa applications

Once the Singapore Visa has been approved, you can legally enter Singapore and stay for the maximum number of days permitted within the visa’s validity period.

For Denied Singapore visa applications

If your Singapore visa application has been rejected, you can appeal within one month of the rejection date to [email protected] .

To process your appeal, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Passport copy
  • In the case of application through a local contact, a signed letter by local contact requesting ICA to reconsider applicant's visa and reason for reconsideration
  • Any supporting documents
  • NRIC (National Registration Identity Card) date of issue of the local contact
  • Note: Appeal processing times are approximately 14 business days. Times may vary, as each appeal is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Local contacts can track the visa appeal status online.

Singapore Entry Requirements

A Singapore Entry Visa is your pre-permission pass to request entry into Singapore. Once you are approved for a Singapore Visa to travel to Singapore, you must then obtain the permission to enter Singapore. Before ICA can consider you for entry into Singapore, you must meet the following basic requirements:

  • A Singapore Entry Visa
  • A submitted SG Arrival Card: All travelers are required to submit their health declaration information to ICA, within three days before their arrival in Singapore. You can apply via the SG Arrival Card e-Service or through a “SG Arrival Card” mobile application. Please note that the SG Arrival Card is not a visa or pass to enter Singapore.
  • Sufficient funds for your stay
  • Confirmed onward airline ticket (if applicable)
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate, if coming from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission (listed here).
  • Proof that you can enter your next destination (visa)

To be permitted entry into Singapore, you must obtain a Singapore Visit Pass. As of 10 October 2021, all foreign nationals arriving to Singapore by air will be emailed a digital Visit Pass (e-Pass), which substitutes a passport entry stamp. Your digital e-Passes will state the maximum duration period you are allowed to stay in Singapore.
Please note that the duration stay period of your entry pass is different than the validity period of your entry visa.
Some countries may be eligible for Visa-Free Transit Facilities (VFTF), a visa-free 96-hour transit in Singapore. Eligible countries include Georgia, India, China, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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