Completion of Formalities and Issuance of Student's Pass

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If your application is successful, ICA will issue you an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter. Your Student’s Pass will only be issued if you meet all the requirements stipulated in the letter.

You must be in Singapore on a valid immigration pass for the completion of formalities for the Student’s Pass to be issued. If you require a visa to enter Singapore, the visa will be automatically included in your In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter. You may enter Singapore by producing the IPA letter at the immigration checkpoint, where you will be granted a Visit Pass.

Before your Student’s Pass can be issued, you will need to download and acknowledge a copy of the Student’s Pass Terms and Conditions form.

Guide on what to do after receiving the IPA letter

ICA Building

The completion of formalities for the Student’s Pass is strictly by appointment. Visit e-Appointment to select an appropriate date and time. 

Bring all the documents listed in your IPA letter to ICA Building at:

Visitor Services Centre
ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Level 4  
Singapore 208718
(next to Lavender MRT station)

When you arrive for your appointment, proceed to the Self-Service Ticketing Kiosk to collect a queue ticket.


Offsite Enrolment

Your school may arrange a time for you to complete formalities and enroll biometrics at an offsite location. In this case, the school will advise you of the date, time and venue for this offsite enrolment. Once you arrive in Singapore, you must report to this location as scheduled to have your biometrics enrolled.

If you have not been scheduled for any offsite enrolment, you must make an e-Appointment to complete formalities at ICA Building.


A S$60 issuance fee for Student’s Pass and a S$30 for Multiple Journey Visa (if applicable) are payable via Internet Banking, AMEX, a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card online. 

Issuance of Digital Student's Pass

From 27 February 2023, ICA will issue the Student's Pass in digital form only. A digital Student's Pass will be issued in place of a physical Student's Pass card.

Student's Pass holders will receive an email (from at the email address provided in the Student's Pass application after the completion of formalities at the ICA Building or enrolment at school. The email will provide information on the retrieval of the digital Student's Pass on the FileSG website.

The digital Student's Pass can be viewed directly on the Singpass app after three working days, or downloaded from MyICA or FileSG website in PDF or OA format upon completion of formalities.

Any person who is unsure of the validity of a digital Student's Pass can verify it at the FileSG website.  Refer to FAQ for more information on how to verify a digital Student's Pass.


Retrieval of Digital Student's Pass on FileSG Website

You may refer to the following step-by-step guides on the retrieval of digital Student's Pass on FileSG website:

Work Pass Exemption for Foreign Students

Foreign students holding a Student’s Pass in Singapore may work provided specific requirements under the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) are met. Please refer to MOM website for more information.