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

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. The local contact is required to furnish his/her passport details in SAVE.


For Application at our Overseas
 Mission
Submit your visa application at the nearest Singapore 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

For Business Visit (attending business negotiation/discussion)
 
  • Completed Form 14A (original)  .
  • 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) .

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 .

For Social Visit (visiting friends, relatives and for tourism) 
  • Completed Form 14A (original)  .
  • 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) .

 

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 day of submission) if your application is submitted online via Submission of Application for Visa Electronically (SAVE).

Collection Of Visa
If the application is approved, the local contact can collect the visa from ICA with the approval letter together with the necessary documents. The validity of the visa shall start from the date of approval.

Important Notes
  • Original supporting documents will be returned immediately after verification at the submission counter 
  • Incomplete forms and/or documents submitted may result in the application being rejected or delayed. 
  • Every application for a visa will be considered on its own merits. 
  • Possession of a visa does not guarantee entry into Singapore. Visitors must also meet entry requirements such as holding a valid passport, 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 25 Oct 2013