A short-term visit pass (STVP), generally in the form of an electronic visit pass or e-Pass, is issued at the point of entry to visitors who are eligible for entry and short-term stay in Singapore as a tourist; for social visit, or medical treatment. To check the validity of your STVP, you may use the visit pass validity tool or
the e-Pass enquiry portal.
Visitors issued with a STVP shall not engage in any form of employment (paid or unpaid), business, profession, or occupation in Singapore during the validity of the STVP, unless they hold a valid work pass issued under the Employment of Foreign Manpower
Act 1990 or are engaging in Work Pass Exempt Activities.
Extension of Stay
Visitors who need to extend their STVP may submit an application for extension of stay by using the e-Service, seven days before the
expiry of their STVP. This facility is only applicable to STVPs issued by ICA and can be used to apply for an extension of stay for 30 days or up to 89 days.
An e-notification on the application outcome will be sent to the email provided
in the application. A physical endorsement is not required for approved applications for extension of stay submitted using the e-Service.
For STVPs issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to foreigners (e.g., upon cancellation of MOM-issued passes such as Work Pass/Dependant’s Pass, or extended stay for confinement nannies), please visit MOM’s website or email them for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Sponsor Requirement
You will require a local sponsor to support your application for extension of stay if you are:
- Seeking an extension of 89 days from your date of entry; or
- A national of the countries or holder of the passports listed below.
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- Temporary Passport issued by the United Arab Emirates
- Refugee Travel Document issued by Middle-East countries
The local sponsor must be either a Singapore citizen or a Singapore permanent resident (PR) who is at least 21 years old with a Singpass account. If he/she does not have a Singpass account, please apply for one using www.singpass.gov.sg.