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Visa Requirements

Foreigners holding travel documents issued by the following countries/regions will require a visa to enter Singapore:
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh (Except Diplomatic/Official/Service passport holders)
  • Commonwealth of Independent States (Except Diplomatic/Official/Service passport holders for a stay of up to 30 days )
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Belarus
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Moldova
    • Russia (Except Diplomatic/Service passport holders for a stay of up to 90 days)
    • Tajikistan
    • Uzbekistan
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Egypt
  • Georgia (Except Diplomatic/Official/Service passport holders for a stay of up to 30 days)
  • Ukraine (Except Diplomatic/Official/Service passport holders for a stay of up to 90 days)
  • India (Except Diplomatic/Official/Service passport holders)
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan (Except Diplomatic/Official/Service passport holders)
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Morocco (Except Diplomatic passport holders for a stay of up to 30 days)  
  • Nigeria (Except Diplomatic/Official/Service passport holders)
  • People's Republic of China (Except Diplomatic/Service/Public Affairs passport holders for a stay of up to 30 days)
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia (Except Diplomatic passport holders)
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia (Except Diplomatic/Official/Service passport holders)
  • Turkmenistan (Except Diplomatic/Official/Service passport holders for a stay of up to 30 days)
  • Yemen

 

Visitors holding these travel documents also require a visa to enter Singapore:

  • Hong Kong Document of Identity
  • Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Travel Permit
  • Palestinian Authority Passport
  • Temporary Passport issued by United Arab Emirates
  • ##Refugee Travel Document issued by the Middle-East countries


(##These travel documents are subject to assessment of recognition for entry into Singapore)

For information on obtaining a visa, please go to the Visa Application page.

 

Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF)

General Conditions:

  •  Transit travellers who satisfy the criteria for VFTF will have to meet the prevailing entry requirements before they are allowed entry into Singapore. Assessment for entry is determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the point of entry.
  • Extension of stay for transit travellers under the VFTF is strictly not allowed

    Travellers who are nationals of India

    Indian nationals who are in transit to or from any third country by air, may be eligible for the 96-hour VFTF for one transit in the itinerary (either forward or return leg, but not both) if they:

           i.        have a valid onward air ticket departing within the next 96-hours; and

          ii.        possess a valid visa/long-term pass (with a validity of at least 1 month from the date of entry into Singapore under the VFTF) issued by any of the following countries**:

    a.     Australia

    b.     Canada

    c.     Japan

    d.     New Zealand

    e.     United Kingdom

    f.      United States of America

    g.     Germany

    h.     Switzerland

    ** A visa is considered valid if it is not expired and is good for entry into the third country.

    The VFTF for Indian nationals is for air to air travel only, and is only valid for one transit in the itinerary (either forward or return leg, but not both).

    Single Journey Visas (SJV) issued by the above countries are also acceptable when transiting through Singapore on the onward or return leg of the same journey. For those on the return leg of the journey, i.e. after the SJV has been utilised, the following conditions must be met:

           i.        The traveller travels directly from the country that issued the SJV, on route through Singapore, directly back to the home country; and

          ii.        The traveller has not returned to their home country since the SJV was last utilised.

     

    Travellers who are Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Georgia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine

    Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Georgia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine may be eligible for the 96-hour VFTF, if they are on transit to or from a third country (both forward and return transit applies). However, they are required to fulfill the following conditions:

           They are in transit to or from a third country; and

           They have a valid onward air ticket departing within the next 96-hours.

     Nationals of the CIS, Georgia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine may enter Singapore by any mode of transport, but should depart Singapore by air.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Last updated on 03 Oct 2016