Apply Online Eligibility

You will need to apply for a Student’s Pass if you are a foreign child and wish to attend a kindergarten registered with MOE or a childcare centre licensed by MSF, unless you already have a Dependant’s Pass or Immigration Exemption Order.


Documents Required
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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.


You will need the following documents/information to complete your Student's Pass application, please have them ready before you apply:

  • The Registration Acknowledgement Letter from the school you plan to attend
  • Your travel document biodata page
  • Your personal information, including the list of countries you have previously resided in, your educational background, employment history and financial support
  • Your parents’, and/or siblings’ personal information (if applicable)
  • Your residential address and contact details in Singapore
  • Your email address
  • Your recent, passport-sized, digital, colour photograph taken within the last three months. Please click here for photo guidelines
  • Foreign born applicants aged 12 years 0 day or below, are required to submit their vaccination information to HPB w.e.f. 1 Feb 2019. For details, please visit www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/nirp/eservices/foreignchildrenfaq

Procedure

New Application

You will need to apply online using the e-Service at least 2 months and not more than 3 months before your course begins. 

You do not need to be in Singapore while your application is being processed. As such, we recommend you apply for a Student’s Pass before arriving in Singapore as you cannot extend your stay while processing is underway. If your application is approved, you can then enter Singapore to complete the formalities required to issue your Student’s Pass.


Renewal/Transfer

If you want to continue taking the same course at the same kindergarten or childcare centre or attend a different kindergarten or childcare centre, you can apply for a Student’s Pass using the e-Service at least four weeks before your course begins.


Fees

A non-refundable S$30 processing fee is payable.

Payment can be made using:

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

Processing Time

New Application

The general processing time for an application is two weeks. Some applications may take longer to process. You will be notified of the outcome using the e-Service.


Renewal

The general processing time for a renewal application is five working days, excluding the date of submission. Some applications may take longer to process. You will be notified of the outcome using the e-Service.


Last Update: 08 Jan 2019