Apply Online Visa Requirements

A Singapore visa is not an immigration pass. It is a pre-entry permission for the holder of a valid Singapore visa to travel to, and seek entry, into Singapore. The grant of an immigration pass will be determined by the ICA officers at the point of entry. Possession of a valid visa alone does not guarantee entry into Singapore.

The period of stay granted is shown on the visit pass endorsement given on your passport and it is not tied to the validity of your visa.


Assessment Level I Countries/Regions

Eligibility

If your travel document was issued by one of the Assessment Level I countries or regions listed below, you will need a visa to enter Singapore.

Armenia†
Azerbaijan*
Belarus†
Democratic People’s
Republic of Korea
Georgia#
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Document of Identity)

India*
Kazakhstan*
Kyrgyzstan*
Macao Special Administrative Region (Travel Permit)
Moldova*
People’s Republic of China (PRC)^

Russia*
Tajikistan*
Turkmenistan*
Ukraine*

Uzbekistan~

*Holders of diplomatic, official and service passports do not need a visa for entry.
^Holders of diplomatic, public affairs and service passports do not need a visa for entry.
†Holders of diplomatic and official passports do not need a visa for entry.
#Holders of diplomatic and service passports do not need a visa for entry.
~Holders of diplomatic passports do not need a visa for entry.

Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Georgia, India, The People's Republic of China (PRC), Turkmenistan and Ukraine may be eligible for the Visa-Free Transit Facility (VFTF). For more information on the VFTF, click here.

Documents Required
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You will need to provide original documents and official translations (for documents in languages other than English), as well as copies of the documents for ICA to retain.

ICA accepts:

  • Translations provided by the embassy of the country that issued the document
  • Translations produced by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document
  • Privately created translations attested by the embassy of the country that issued the document, or notarised by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document.

ICA does not endorse any private translation companies or entities. Insufficient documentation may result in non-acceptance of your application. You may be required to provide additional documents to support your application.

To apply for an entry visa for business or social visits, you will need the following documents:

  • Duly completed Form14A (PDF, 52KB) signed by you.Your visa application shall be made based on the information declared in this form. ICA may request for the form to be submitted.
  • Your recent passport-sized colour photograph taken within the last three months. Please see Photo Guidelines for information on photo requirements.
  • A photocopy of your passport biodata page (valid for at least six months from the date of your entry into Singapore) 

Additional supporting documents (e.g., FormV39A (PDF, 387KB) (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application (LOI)) may be required on a case-by-case basis.

 

Procedure
  • Applying in Singapore
    Your visa application can be submitted online using the e-Service through a strategic partner or a local contact in Singapore.
    You are advised to apply for an entry visa within 30 days prior to arrival in Singapore.
  • Applying at a Singapore Overseas Mission
    Your visa application can be submitted at the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or through its authorised visa agent.
    To learn about the specific visa application procedure, you will need to visit the website of the Singapore Overseas Mission you plan to go to.
    You are advised to apply for an entry visa within 30 days prior to arrival in Singapore.
  • User manuals (English) for Authorised Visa Agent/Strategic Partner
    Click here for manual on submission of application for Individual Visa.
    Click here for manual on submission of application for Collective Gratis Visa.
  • User manuals (English) for Local Contact
    Click here for manual on submission of application for Individual Visa.

Fees

A S$30 non-refundable processing fee is payable online using a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card.


Processing time

Your visa application will be processed in one working day (excluding the day of submission). Some applications may take longer to process.

Each visa application will be considered on its own merits.


Collection

If your application is approved, your local contact, strategic partner or authorised visa agent can use the e-Service to print a copy of your e-Visa for you.


Assessment Level II Countries/Regions

Eligibility

If your travel document was issued by one of the Assessment Level II countries or regions listed below, you will need a visa to enter Singapore.

Afghanistan
Algeria
Bangladesh*
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Jordan*
Kosovo
 Lebanon
Libya
Mali
Morocco^
Nigeria*Pakistan
Saudi Arabia^
Somalia
Sudan
 Syria
Tunisia*
Yemen

You will also need a visa if you are travelling on:

  • A Palestinian Authority passport
  • A temporary passport issued by the United Arab Emirates
  • Refugee travel documents** issued by a Middle East country.
*Holders of diplomatic, official and service passports do not need a visa for entry.
^Holders of diplomatic passports do not need a visa for entry.
**These travel documents are subject to assessment of recognition for entry into Singapore.

 

Documents Required
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You will need to provide original documents and official translations (for documents in languages other than English), as well as copies of the documents for ICA to retain.

ICA accepts:

  • Translations provided by the embassy of the country that issued the document
  • Translations produced by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document
  • Privately created translations attested by the embassy of the country that issued the document, or notarised by a notary public in Singapore or the country that issued the document.

ICA does not endorse any private translation companies or entities. Insufficient documentation may result in non-acceptance of your application. You may be required to provide additional documents to support your application.

To apply for an entry visa for business or social visits, you will need the following documents:

  • Duly completed Form14A (PDF, 52KB) signed by you. Your visa application shall be made based on the information declared in this form. ICA may request for the form to be submitted.
  • Your recent passport-sized colour photograph taken within the last three months. Please see Photo Guidelines for information on photo requirements.
  • A photocopy of your passport biodata page (valid for at least six months from the date of your entry into Singapore) 
  •  A completed Form V39A (PDF, 387KB)(Letter of Introduction for Visa Application (LOI)), which may be issued by a local contact* in Singapore.

Additional supporting documents may be required on a case-by-case basis.

*The local contact must be either a Singapore citizen (SC) or a Singapore permanent resident (PR) who is at least 21 years old with a SingPass/CorpPass account. If you are applying for an entry visa for business visit (attending business negotiations or discussions), the local contact must be acting on behalf of the Singapore-registered business entity. LOIs issued by your Embassy can also be accepted, if you are unable to secure an LOI from a local contact to support your visa application for social and business visits.

 

Procedure
  • Applying in Singapore
    Your visa application can be submitted online using the e-Service through a strategic partner or a local contact in Singapore.
    You are advised to apply for an entry visa within 30 days prior to arrival in Singapore.
  • Applying at a Singapore Overseas Mission
    Your visa application can be submitted at the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or through its authorised visa agent.
    To learn about the specific visa application procedure, you will need to visit the website of the Singapore Overseas Mission you plan to go to.
    You are advised to apply for an entry visa within 30 days prior to arrival in Singapore.
  • User manuals (English) for Authorised Visa Agent/Strategic Partner
    Click here for manual on submission of application for Individual Visa.
    Click here for manual on submission of application for Collective Gratis Visa.
  • User manuals (English) for Local Contact
    Click here for manual on submission of application for Individual Visa.
Fees

A S$30 non-refundable processing fee is payable online using a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card.


Processing time

Your visa application will be processed in three working days (excluding the day of submission). Some applications may take longer to process.

Each visa application will be considered on its own merits.


Collection

If your application is approved, your local contact, strategic partner or authorised visa agent can use the e-Service to print a copy of your e-Visa for you.


Last Update: 10 Jan 2019