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Entry Requirements

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Overview

All travellers are required to go through immigration clearance upon arrival into Singapore.

The granting of visit passes to visitors is determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the point of entry. Visitors must satisfy the following basic entry requirements before they can be considered for entry into Singapore:

The period of stay granted is shown on the visit pass endorsement given on the visitor's passport. Visitors are advised to check their passports for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days stay given before leaving the checkpoint.

All visitors on visit passes are not permitted to engage in any form of business, profession, occupation or paid employment while in Singapore.

Visitors are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Singapore beyond the number of days given. If there is a need to stay beyond the period granted, visitors may apply for an extension of stay online via e-XTEND or at the Visitors Services Centre, 4th storey, ICA Building, before the visit pass expires. Application for extension of stay is subject to approval.


Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

For entry into Singapore, a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers (over one year of age) who, within the preceding six days have been in or have passed through any country endemic for yellow fever.

The International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is considered valid 10 days after vaccination. The certificate is for a period of 10 years.

Countries endemic for yellow fever are as follows:

Angola

Argentina

Benin

Bolivia

Brazil

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Central African Republic

Chad

Colombia

Congo

Cote d'lvoire

Democratic Republic of Congo

Ecuador

Equatorial Guinea

Ethiopia

French Guyana

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Kenya

Liberia

Mali

Mauritania

Niger

Nigeria

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Rwanda

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Sudan

Suriname

Togo

Trinidad & Tobago

Uganda

Venezuela

Baggage Clearance

Visitors are required to present their baggage for checks at the Red and Green Channels operational at all entry checkpoints.

Proceed to the Red Channel if you carry:

  • Prohibited items
  • Controlled or restricted items
  • Taxable or dutiable items exceeding your GST Relief or Duty-Free concession; or
  • Items for which no GST Relief or duty -free concession is granted.
  • Physical currency or bearer negotiable instruments (CBNI) that has a total value exceeding SGD 20,000 (or its equivalent in a foreign currency).

At the Red Channel, declare orally to the ICA officers that you have with you any of the above-stated item(s), show the item(s) to the officer and produce the import permit, if any.

Proceed to the Green Channel if you do not carry any of the above-stated 5 types of items. At the Green Channel, ICA officers may still conduct selective checks on visitors' baggage.

If in doubt, always seek clearance at the Red Channel.

For more information on the Red/Green Channels, controlled and prohibited items, GST Relief, Duty-Free Concessions and CBNI declaration form, please refer to the Dual-Channel System page.

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Last updated on 18 Oct 2012