Graduate from an Institute of Higher Learning Seeking Employment in Singapore

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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.

Please have these documents ready before you apply:

From the Graduate (applicant)
  • Certificate(s) showing your highest level of academic qualification
  • Passport biodata page
  • Disembarkation/ Embarkation (D/E) number (if applicable).
  • The applicant's recent passport-sized, digital, colour photograph taken within the last three months. Please click here for photo guidelines.

For a list of Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) click here.

Please apply for an Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) with at least 10 days remaining on your Visit Pass. A visitor to Singapore must have a valid Visit Pass at all times during their stay. You must also have a passport issued only in your name.


You will need to submit the LTVP application online using the e-Service.


A S$30 non-refundable processing fee for each application. 

Payment can be made using:

  • Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card or,
  • American Express (AMEX) credit card or,
  • Internet Direct Debit (Citibank, DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB and Standard Chartered Bank Internet Banking accounts in Singapore) or,
  • PayNow.

Note: Additional fees will apply upon collection. Please refer to LTVP collection for further details.

Processing Time

The LTVP will be processed within six weeks.

If the application is still within this processing time, please wait to be notified of the application outcome via email or check on the application outcome using the e-Service, rather than contacting ICA to enquire about the status of the application. 

Original documents or photocopies may be required during the processing period. The applicant and/or the sponsor may also be called up for an interview during this time. ICA will contact the applicant and/or the sponsor to request any additional documents or to arrange an interview, if required.