Seeking Extension of Visit Pass


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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

All STVP extension applications must be submitted online. Walk-in applications will not be accepted.

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 mom_wpd@mom.gov.sg.

Local Sponsor Requirement

You will require a local sponsor to support your application for extension of stay if you are:

  1. Seeking an extension of 89 days from your date of entry; or
  2. A national of the countries or holder of the passports listed below.
Afghanistan Kosovo Saudi Arabia
Algeria Lebanon Somalia
Bangladesh Libya South Sudan
Egypt Mali Sudan
Iran Morocco Syria
Iraq Nigeria Tunisia
Jordan Pakistan Yemen
- Holders of Palestinian Authority Passport
- 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.


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You will need the following documents to apply for an extension of stay using the e-Service:

  • Travel document (e.g. passport) with at least six months validity. You must submit a scan of the page in your travel document that shows your personal particulars.
  • Disembarkation/Embarkation (D/E) number that can be found in your SG Arrival Card

Additional documents or clarifications may be required on a case-by-case basis, and you and your local sponsor (if applicable) may be requested to upload the scanned copies of the original documents during the online submission, or to bring the original documents for an interview at the Visitor Services Centre, which is located on Level 4 of the ICA Building. Some examples are below-

  • For visitors with immediate family members who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents: original supporting documents may be required to establish the relationship.
  • For visitors seeking extension of stay for medical treatment: a completed FormV75 duly endorsed by a registered doctor in Singapore with details of the illness and the period of stay required.

Procedure

  • All STVP extension applications must be submitted online using the e-Service. Walk-in applications will not be accepted.
  • If you are unable to apply for an extension of STVP online, you may email ICA_Visit_Pass@ica.gov.sg with the screenshot of the error message and the following details for further assistance.
  1. Applicant’s Full Name;
  2. Applicant’s Date of Birth;
  3. Applicant’s Passport Number;
  4. Applicant’s FIN (if any);
  5. Application Reference Number (if any);
  6. Sponsor’s NRIC (if any);
  7. Contact Number.

Fees

Upon approval, you may need to pay the following non-refundable fees:

  • Extension Fee: An extension fee of S$40 is applicable if the extension granted leads to the applicant staying in Singapore for a period of 90 days or more from the date of entry/issuance of pass. This fee is also applicable for every subsequent block of 90 days from the date of entry/issuance of pass (e.g., fee of $40 would be applicable again if the extension granted leads to the applicant staying in Singapore for a period of 180 days or more from the date of entry/issuance of pass.).
  • Visa Fee (where applicable): For visa-required visitors, a fee of S$30 is applicable if you have stayed in Singapore beyond the relevant visa-free period.

The stay extension will only be granted when payment is made. If payment is not made on time, the application will be withdrawn. You are advised to depart on or before the expiry date of your existing STVP.

Payment Options

    For online applications using ICA e-Services, payment can be made via:

    • Visa or MasterCard (Credit, Debit)
    • American Express (AMEX)
    • Internet Direct Debit (DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB and SCB internet banking accounts in Singapore)
    • PayNow

    For applications made over the counter at ICA, we accept payment via:

    • Visa or MasterCard (Credit, Debit)
    • NETS (Debit, Flashpay)
    • NETS QR (DBS Paylah, OCBC Pay Anyone, UOB Mighty)
    • Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay

    Processing Time

    The extension of Visit Pass will be processed within three working days.


    Enquire Application Status

    To check the status of your extension of stay application, please use the Enquire Application Status function of the e-Service by keying in your:

    • Travel document number and Disembarkation/Embarkation number; or
    • Travel document number and travel document expiry date.