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Visitor on Short Visit for Social Purposes

Social visitors who are in Singapore as a tourist or for social purposes, and require a longer period of stay beyond the Visit Pass granted on entry into Singapore may submit an application for extension of stay (not more than 89 days from the date of entry) online via e-XTEND.

Every visit pass issued to any person as a tourist or for the purpose of a social visit shall be subjected to the condition that the holder shall not engage in any form of employment (paid or unpaid) or in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore during the validity of that pass unless he is a holder of a valid work pass issued under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (Cap. 91A).

 Link to Extension of Short Term Visit Pass (e-XTEND) Related eServices: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass (e-XTEND)

» Eligibility for Online Applications
» Documents Required
» Fees
» Security Deposit
» Peak Periods to Avoid

Eligibility for Online Applications

You are required to fulfill all of the following conditions for submission of application online via e-XTEND

  • You have not previously sought/ obtained an extension of stay on this trip 
  • You wish to extend your stay for not more than 89 days from the date of entry into Singapore 
  • Your Visit Pass has a remaining validity of at least 3 working days, excluding weekends and public holiday 
  • You will not return to Singapore within 5 days from the departure date of your current trip
  • You will require a local sponsor* if you are seeking an extension of short term Visit Pass to 89 days from the date of entry or if you are a National of the countries tabled below:-
    • Afghanistan • Iran  • Lebanon  • Nigeria  • Sudan 
    • Algeria • Iraq  • Libya

    • Pakistan

    • Syria  
    • Bangladesh • Jordan • Mali • Saudi Arabia • Tunisia
    • Egypt • Kosovo • Morocco • Somalia • Yemen  
    • Holders of Palestinian Authority Passport, Temporary Passport issued by the United Arab Emirates and Refugee Travel Document issued by Middle-East countries.

    The local sponsor must be either a Singapore Citizen (SC) or a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) who is at least 21 years old with a SingPass account. For those without a SingPass account, please apply for one via

    Note that a physical endorsement is not required for approved application submitted via e-XTEND

    If you are unable to fulfill all the above requirements, you may submit an application for extension of stay for our consideration at the Visitor Services Centre (VSC), 4th Storey, ICA Building.

    Documents Required

    Requirements for Submission of Applications at the VSC Counter

The following documents are required for submission of applications for extension at the Visit Pass Unit: 

  • Duly completed Form 14* signed by the applicant and a local sponsor (the local sponsor must be either a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) above 21 years old) 
  • Duly completed Form V39I* signed by the local sponsor  
  • Applicant's travel document (e.g. passport) with at least 6 months validity 
  • Applicant’s Disembarkation/Embarkation (D/E) card with a valid Visit Pass granted on entry into Singapore 
  • A confirmed onward/ return ticket (for all non-Malaysian applicants) 
  • The local sponsor’s Identity Card or Passport only (a copy of the NRIC or Passport's biodata page must be submitted to ICA)
*You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print the form. These forms are also available at the Visitor Services Centre:  

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

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

Important Information to Note

  • A local sponsor (Singapore Citizen (SC) / Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) / Representative of a Singapore-registered company above 21 years old) is required for all applications for extension of Visit Pass submitted over the counters. The local sponsor must be present with the applicant.
  • All original documents, submitted in support of the applications, must be presented for verification. Official translation of the documents is required if the documents are not in the English language.
  • Applicant and the local sponsor 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 a most efficient and effective way, unless such sharing is prohibited by the legislation.


S$40 Extension Fee An extension fee of S$40 is applicable when the current valid pass is accumulating to a period of 3 months or more from the date of entry/ issuance of pass.
(This fee is chargeable for every subsequent extension of stay accumulating to 3 months or more.)
A visa fee of S$30 is applicable if the applicant has resided in Singapore beyond the visa-free period.

Please make online payment by eNets or VISA or Mastercard Credit/Debit card.

Security Deposit

A security deposit may be required from the local sponsor. If a security deposit is required, the local sponsor will be advised accordingly on the amount required and mode of payment.

Peak Periods to Avoid

  • Saturdays, eve of Public Holidays and the day after Public Holidays
  • Between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm on Mondays and Fridays

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Last updated on 16 Dec 2016