According to wikipedia Singapore is a sovereign island city-state in Southeast Asia’s maritime region. It is located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, about one degree north of the equator (137 kilometers or 85 miles), bordering the Straits of Malacca to the west, the Riau Islands (Indonesia) to the south, and the South China Sea to the east.
The visa requirements for visiting Singapore are determined by the nationality of the traveler, the number of days spent in the country, and the purpose of the trip. Citizens of 164 countries are granted visa-free entry to Singapore for a duration of 30 or 90 days as tourists. Meanwhile Citizens of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, and the United States can remain for 90 days without a visa in singapore, but citizens of all other qualifying countries can only stay for a total of 30 days.
Depending on their nationality, travelers from countries not on the visa waiver list must apply for either an e-visa or a conventional tourist visa. Regular visas are a bit more involved, requiring travelers to contact the nearest Singaporean diplomatic mission or apply for a visa through an agent. While e-visa applications can be easily completed at any online e-visa provider with a one-day processing time, regular visas are a bit more involved, requiring travelers to contact the nearest Singaporean diplomatic mission or apply for a visa through a certified agent.
Visa And Entry Requirements For Foreigners Traveling To Singapore
The following requirements must be met by all visitors to who wants to visit Singapore:
- Valid travel documents are required (minimum validity of 6 months at the time of departure)
- Return or onward tickets that have been confirmed (if applicable)
- The next destination’s entry requirements, including visas;
- enough money to support themselves throughout their stay in Singapore
- Singapore requires a visa for admission (if applicable)
- Vaccination for Yellow Fever (if applicable)
- Booking confirmation with departure and arrival dates
- Proof of a baseline travel allowance sufficient to cover your entire stay in Singapore.
- Your employer’s letter of introduction (stating your position and your leave dates)
- Identity cards for your firm
- a V39A form that has been completed (this is a letter of introduction for the visa application)
- a copy of the biodata page of your passport
- Certificate of clearance from the police
- Certificate of exemption from taxation
- Statement of your bank account for the previous six months, signed by your bank
- Evidence of lodging or a reservation, including the location and arrival date
An entry visa to Singapore is not the same as an immigration permit. It is a pre-entry permit that allows a valid visa holder to come to Singapore and seek entry.
The ICA officers at the point of entry will decide whether or not to award an immigration pass. The length of time you are allowed to stay is shown on the visit pass endorsement on your passport, and it is unrelated to the validity of your visa.
From October 10, 2021, all foreign tourists arriving in Singapore by air will receive an email notification of their Visit Pass (e-Pass). Your passport will not be endorsed in any way. The length of stay authorized and the last day of stay allowed will be indicated on the e-Pass notification.
Singapore Visa Processing Time
After the Authorised Visa Agent has submitted the visa application, it will take 3 to 5 working days. Weekends and public holidays are not included.
Paperwork to be submitted to an Authorised Visa Agent; Agent to submit documents to the High Commission online; Processing time; Visa Result
Singapore Visa Fee
Each visa application is subject to a S$30 processing fee. Visa processing costs are paid when visas are applied for. The processing cost is non-refundable regardless of the application’s outcome or if you withdraw your application after it has been submitted.
The $30 Singapore dollar visa processing charge is non-refundable. On top of the visa processing price, our Authorised Visa Agents are allowed to impose a service fee of Rs.300. All payments must be paid at the time of visa application.
Types Of Singapore Visa
- Miscellaneous Work Pass Scheme
- Other Immigration Visa Schemes
- Employment Pass Scheme
- Entrepreneur Pass (EntrePass) Scheme
- Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) Scheme
- S Pass Scheme
How To Apply For Singapore Visa
- Print your paperwork and have your photographs taken.
- Fill out the two forms.
- Send your documents to the Republic of Singapore’s Honorary Consulate-General.
- The application cost must be paid.
- Make sure you have your receipt and any other documentation provided to you when you submitted your application when picking up your visa at the consulate-general.