Visitors


Nationals of Assessment Level II Countries/Regions



Eligibility
Foreigners holding ordinary passports issued by the following Assessment Level II Countries/Regions will require a visa to enter Singapore:
  • Afghanistan  
  • Algeria 
  • Bangladesh* 
  • Egypt 
  • Iran 
  • Iraq 
  • Jordan* 
  • Lebanon 
  • Libya 
  • Morocco 
  • Pakistan 
  • Saudi Arabia+ 
  • Somalia 
  • Sudan 
  • Syria 
  • Tunisia* 
  • Yemen   and;   
  • Holders of: 
    • Palestinian Authority Passport 
    • Temporary Passport issued by the United Arab Emirates 
    • Refugee Travel Documents issued by Middle-East countries
*Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service passports are exempted from visa requirements.
+Holders of Diplomatic passports are exempted from visa requirements.

Procedure
(a) For Application in Singapore
Submit your visa application online via Submission of Application for Visa Electronically (SAVE)  through a local contact with a SingPass account or a trusted partner in Singapore.

(b) For Application at our Overseas
 Mission
Submit your visa application at the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or through the authorized visa agents of the Overseas Mission. The full list of Overseas Missions can be found here. Please visit the respective Mission's website for the visa application procedure.

Documents Required
(a) For Business Visit (attending business negotiation/discussion) 

1) Completed Form 14A (original)  .

2) One recent passport-sized colour photograph (to be pasted on the top right-hand corner of Form 14A) which meets the following requirements: 

                     Image must be taken within the last 3 months .

                    *   Photograph should be in colour, must be taken against a white  
                        background with a matt or semi-matt finish .

                    *   Image must show the full face and without headgear (headgear worn in 
                        accordance with religious or racial customs is acceptable but must not hide 
                        the facial features) .

3) Photocopy of the applicant's passport biodata page. Please ensure that the passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry .
4) Completed Form V39A (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application)¹ .
5) Computer printout of the Singapore registered business entity’s detailed business profile (showing the names of all the directors / shareholders) from the Instant Information Service, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and printed within the last 3 months .

¹ Letter of Introduction (LOI) may be issued by a local contact in Singapore. For visa applicants attending business negotiation / discussion in Singapore, the local contact must be a Singapore registered business entity. The person acting on behalf of the business entity must be a Singapore Citizen / Singapore Permanent Resident who is at least 21 years old . If you are not able to furnish a LOI from a local contact, you may approach your Embassy to issue a LOI to support your visa application .

(b) For Social Visit (visiting families, friends, relatives and for tourism) 

1) Completed Form 14A (original)  .
2) One recent passport-sized colour photograph (to be pasted on the top right-hand corner of Form 14A) which meets the following requirements: 

                    *   Image must be taken within the last 3 months .

                    *   Photograph should be in colour, must be taken against a white  
                        background with a matt or semi-matt finish .

                    *   Image must show the full face and without headgear (headgear worn in 
                        accordance with religious or racial customs is acceptable but must not hide 
                        the facial features).

3) Photocopy of the applicant's passport biodata page. Please ensure that the passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry .
4) Completed Form V39A (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application)² .
5) Local contact's Singapore Identity Card ( original and photocopy ) .

² Letter of Introduction (LOI) may be issued by a local contact in Singapore. Any Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is at least 21 years old can act as a local contact. If you are not able to furnish a LOI from a local contact, you may approach your Embassy to issue a LOI to support your visa application.

Other Requirements
The applicant and the local contact may be required to furnish additional documents and information whenever necessary. 
Official translations of the documents are required if they are not in the English language.

Processing Fee

S$30 Processing Fee A processing fee of S$30 per Visa application will be collected at the time of submission. The fee collected is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if you withdraw the application after submission.

Security Deposit
Where applicable, a security deposit may be required from the local contact or the visa applicant upon approval of the application. ICA will advise whether the security deposit should be in the form of a Banker’s Guarantee, Cashier’s Order or NETS. Insurance guarantees are not accepted. The amount of security deposit is between S$1,000 and S$3,000.

Refund of Security Deposit
The security deposit will be refunded to the local contact or the visa applicant if the applicant has not breached any of the conditions stated in the security bond executed by the local contact (or the visa applicant) and his/her departure from Singapore is confirmed by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority ( ICA ). A completed Direct Credit Authorisation Form is required for refunding purpose.

The processing time for refund is about 4 weeks. To avoid any delay, visa applicant is advised to surrender the visa card to the Immigration Officer at the checkpoint upon his/her final departure. Any unused visa(s) should also be returned to ICA as soon as possible to facilitate the refund.

Processing Time
The processing time is 3 working days (excluding the date of submission, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays) to process. However, some applications may take a longer time to process.

Collection Of Visa
If the application is approved,
(a) For application submitted through the local contact / trusted partner in Singapore, the physical visa sticker for the visa applicant will have to be collected at ICA Building, with the necessary supporting documents.

(b) For application submitted at the Overseas Missions or through the authorized visa agent, the physical visa sticker for the visa applicant will have to be collected at the designated Overseas Missions / authroised visa agent, with the necessary supporting documents.
 
Important Notes 
Each application for a visa will be considered on its own merits.

Possession of a valid visa alone does not guarantee entry into Singapore. Visitors must also meet entry requirements such as holding a valid passport with at least 6 months validity, sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore and confirmed onward/return air ticket.

ICA may share your personal information with other Government agencies to process any applications you have made or to render you a service, so as to serve you in the most efficient and effective way, unless such sharing is prohibited by legislation.

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Last updated on 18 Aug 2014