Visitors who are Students of Institute of Higher Learning Seeking Employment in Singapore

This page serves as a guide to Visitors who are Students of Institute of Higher Learning seeking employment in Singapore on procedures relating to the application of a one-year (non-renewable) Visit Pass.

Link to Application for Long-Term Visit Pass (e-VP) Related eServices: Application for Long-Term Visit Pass (e-VP)

» Eligibility for Online Applications
» Documents Required
» Procedure
» Fees
» Processing Time
» Security Deposit
» Peak Periods to Avoid
» Completion of Formalities (Issuance of Long-Term Visit Pass)

Eligibility for Online Applications

Visitors who are Holders of locally-issued educational certificate issued by the following schools may submit his/her application for a one-year (non-renewable) Visit Pass via our electronic-Service, e-VP.

List of Schools
Local Universities
  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • Singapore Management University
  • SIM University (UniSIM) 
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design(SUTD)
  • Local Polytechnics
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Temasek Polytechnic
  • Offshore Institutes with Local Campuses
  • Ecole Superieure Des Sciences Economiques Et Commerciales (ESSEC)
  • INSEAD (Singapore)
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • S P Jain School of Global Management
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Singapore
  • Digipen Institute of Technology
  • Design Technology Institute (DTI)
  • Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA)
  • The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific
  • Chicago Booth School of Business
  • German Institute of Science and Technology - TUM Asia
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)
  • University of Glasgow (UK)
  • University of Manchester (UK)
  • Culinary Institute of America (USA)
  • Sorbonne Assas International Law School
  •  Others
  • Maritime and Ports Authority of Singapore
  • LASALLE-SIA College of The Arts
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

  • Documents Required

    • Duly completed Form 14* signed by the applicant
    • Applicant's highest educational certificate (original and photocopy)
    • Applicant's travel document (e.g. passport) with at least 6 months validity. A copy of the travel document personal particulars page must be submitted to ICA
    • Applicant’s Disembarkation/Embarkation (D/E) card endorsed with a valid Visit Pass granted on entry into Singapore
    • Applicant's existing Student's Pass (A police report is required if the Student's Pass is missing)
    • One recent passport-sized colour photograph (to be pasted on the top right-hand corner of Form 14) which meets the following requirements:
      • Image must be taken within the last 3 months
      • Photograph should be in colour - and must be taken against a white background with a matt or semi-matt finish
      • Image must show the full face without any headgear (headgear worn in accordance with religious or racial customs is acceptable but it must not hide the facial features)
    *You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print the form. These forms are also available at the Visitors Services Centre:

    Visitor Services Centre
    Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
    4th Storey, ICA Building
    10 Kallang Road
    Singapore 208718
    (Next to Lavender MRT station)

    Operating Hours:
    Monday to Friday : 8.00 am to 4.30 pm
    Saturday : 8.00 am to 12.30 pm


    All applications must be submitted online via our e-Service, e-VP.

    Important Information to Note:

    • Applicant is required to have a valid Visit Pass / Student's Pass during his/her stay in Singapore.
    • The applicant may be required to turn up for an interview.
    • All original documents, submitted in support of the applications, must be presented for verification. Official translation of the documents is required if they are not in English language.
    • Applicant will have to furnish additional documents and information whenever necessary.
    • 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.
    • If the application is subsequently approved, applicant will receive an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter. The approval letter is valid for 2 months - once payment is made.
    • A medical check-up is required by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for all applications for a Visit Pass of 6 months or more. The applicant will only be informed of the need to go for a medical check-up if approval is granted. This requirement is not applicable to an applicant below the age of 15 years old. 

    S$30 Processing Fee For the application of Long-Term Visit Pass, a processing fee of S$30 per 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 choose to withdraw the application after submission.
    S$40 Extension Fee For the application of Long-Term Visit Pass to be successfully submitted, please note that applicant must have a minimum valid stay of 10 days. An extension fee of S$40 is applicable when the valid Visit Pass issued to him has accumulated to a period of 3 months or more since the date of entry/issuance of first pass.
    (This fee is chargeable for every subsequent extension of stay accumulating to 3 months or more.)
    S$60 Issuance 
    For the Long-Term Visit Pass to be issued, an issuance fee of S$60 will be applicable. The payment is to be made within 30 days from the date of In-Principal of Approval. Failure to do so will result in an auto-withdrawal of the application.

    If visa is required, an additional fee of S$30 (Multiple Journey Visa) will be charged.
    The payment can be made by NETS or CashCard.

    Processing Time

    For all new applications submitted online via e-VP, the processing time is up to 6 weeks.
    Applicants may enquire about the outcome of their application via
    e-VP's Status Enquiry.

    Security Deposit

    When applicable, a security deposit may be required. 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.

    Peak Periods to Avoid
    • Saturdays, eve and the day after Public Holidays
    • 11.00 am to 2.00 pm on Mondays and Fridays
    Completion of Formalities (Issuance of Long-Term Visit Pass)

    Applicant is required to be present for the Completion of Formalities.

    With effect from 1 April 2009, all completion of formalities is strictly by appointment only. Please use our e-Appointment facility to select the preferred date and time to complete formalities. On the date of the appointment, please proceed to the Self-Service Ticketing Kiosk 3 located at ICA Building, Visitor Services Centre, 4th Storey, to obtain a queue ticket. The applicant is advised to be punctual for the appointment.

    Prior to collection of Long-Term Visit Pass, applicant has to acknowledge a copy of the Terms & Conditions of Issue for Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) Card. Please click here for the copy of the form.

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    Last updated 02 Jun 2015