Singapore Visa Guide

  • About requirements
    • Visa Requirements: Visa required.

      Visa Issuance:

      1. E-visas can be obtained by authorized visa agents/partners or local contacts before departure at http://www.ica.gov.sg/. Passengers must have a printed e-visa confirmation with barcode.
      2. Expectant mothers visiting Singapore for the purpose of delivering their child in Singapore must apply for a Visit Pass prior to their visit. The Visit Pass can be applied for at ica.gov.sg(Apply for Visit Pass). Applications take 4 to 6 weeks to process. A Visit Pass is not required for nationals of Singapore or residents of Singapore holding a Re-entry Permit issued by Singapore.

      Additional Information:

      1. Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.
      2. TWOV (Transit without VISA)
        1. Holders of onward tickets in transit. For details, click here.
        2. Nationals of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova (Rep.), Russian Fed., Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan holding onward tickets for a max transit time of 96 hours under the Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF). For details ,click here. Leaving the transit area is allowed.
        3. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) and India can also transit, for up to 96 hours without a visa under the Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF) on either the outbound or return leg of the same journey (but not on both). Leaving the transit area is allowed.
        4. Nationals of China (People's Rep.) and India may use the VFTF if holding a Residence Permit (still valid for at least one month) issued by Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, USA and United Kingdom.
        5. Holders of a valid single entry visa (or multiple entry visa valid for at least one month) issued by Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, USA or United Kingdom to nationals of China (People's Rep.) and India may use the VFTF. After using a single entry visa and the VFTF was not used on the outbound leg of the journey, the VFTF can only be used on the return leg with a direct transit through Singapore from the country that issued the visa to the country of residence (e.g., SYD-SIN-PEK).
        6. Hotel accommodation is available within the transit area of Singapore Airport (SIN).
        7. 6E is a low cost carrier which is why we provide only point to point journey and no transfer desk facility is available in SIN transit area.
      3. Military:
        1. Visa not required, if holding Military ID Card with movement order issued to:
        2. members of "Her Majesty's Forces", or
        3. US military personnel (movement order must be authorized by the commander of the unit).
    • Passport Requirement: Passport required

      Document Validity: Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.

      Admission and Transit Restrictions:

      1. Admission refused to holders of passports issued by Kosovo (Rep.).
      2. Admission and transit refused to holders of Iraqi "S" series passports.

      Minors:  Passport not required for children up to/ incl. 15 years of age provided travelling with a parent or legal guardian, and being registered in the passport or passport replacing document of the companion.

  • Everything to know while applying for a Singapore visa

    Despite being a small island nation, Singapore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. There are a multitude of tourist attractions that will make you sigh in wonder. This island country is famous for its stunning Changi Airport and the beautiful Botanic Garden, which is a World Heritage Site.

    If you linger around the Lion City called Singapore, you will find some of the futuristic modern marvels open to the public like Gardens by the Bay, the Singapore Flyer, and the iconic Merlion Park. Singapore is a cultural melting pot, with bustling neighbourhoods and culturally influenced sites.

    It is, after all, the home of Universal Studios as well as Sentosa, a resort island with jaw-dropping sights to see and exciting activities. If you are planning to come to Singapore for leisure or work, their excellent public transportation and English-speaking crowd will make your whole experience a cakewalk.

    But to enter the country, you will need to figure out the Singapore visa process and duration of stay. So, let's scroll through this blog and learn about the types of Singapore visas.

  • How to apply for Singapore visa?

    You can apply for a Singapore visa through any of the authorised agencies approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Your visa applications will be accepted when you have the following documents in order such as the following:

  • How to track visa application?

    To check your application status, you can log in to www.ica.gov.sg. On the website menu, click on ‘Check Status’ and click ‘Entry Visa’. At the bottom of the page, you can click ‘Status Enquiry’. You can fill the details and click proceed to check your application.

  • Type of Singapore visa

    There are two popular Singapore visas: tourist and business. But if you are holding a travel document that has been issued by Singapore, please keep in mind that holders of diplomatic, official, and service passports do not require a visa to enter Singapore.

    1. Tourist visa for Singapore
    2. Business visa for Singapore
    3. Transit visa for Singapore
    • Tourist visa for Singapore

      Singapore welcomes travellers with open arms, and you can plan your trip by applying for a tourist visa. This is the best way to explore a country that allows you to stay for up to 30 days.

      Eligibility for tourist visa

      • You must have Indian passport
      • A return ticket from Singapore
      • Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the day of departure
      • You must have proof of the accommodation
      • Completed payment processes

      Documents for tourist visa

      • Passport valid for at least 6 months from the submission date of the visa
      • Have at least two blank pages in your passport
      • A confirmed return ticket and accommodation proof (hotel with complete address and contact number)
      • Visa application form
      • A recent passport-size photograph against a white background (size 35 mm x 45 mm, at least 2 photos)
      • Bank statement for the last six months, signed by a bank official
      • Travel insurance with a minimum coverage of SGD 30000/-
      • Negative RT-PCR test report (48 hours prior to departure) or, both times vaccination certificate

      Tourist visa validity

      The tourist visa's validity is for 1 to 3 months. It can also be extended up to 2 years (at the discretion of the embassy).

      Stay duration on tourist visa

      The stay period in Singapore is up to 30 days; however, it is determined by immigration.

    • Business visa for Singapore

      Singapore is a financial hub, and annually, several business tycoons come to the island country to conduct business or work. The Singapore visa has the same requirements as the tourist visa, with an additional document to support your stay.

      Eligibility for business visa

      • You must have Indian passport
      • A return ticket from Singapore
      • Your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the day of departure
      • You must have proof of the accommodation
      • Completed payment processes
      • You must have an invitation letter from the company/reason of business visa

      Documents for business visa

      • Original cover letter addressed to "The Visa Officer, Singapore Consulate" from an Indian company
      • Invitation letter from the Singapore company
      • Last 3 months' salary slips
      • Proof of sponsorship (if any)
      • Passport valid for at least 6 months from the submission date of the visa
      • Have at least two blank pages in your passport
      • A confirmed return ticket and accommodation proof (hotel with complete address and contact number)
      • Visa application form
      • Recent passport-size photograph against a white background (size 35 mm x 45 mm, at least 2 photos)
      • Bank statement for the last six months, signed by a bank official
      • Travel insurance with a minimum coverage of SGD 30000/-
      • Negative RT-PCR test report (48 hours prior to departure)
      • Or, both times vaccination certificate

      Business visa validity

      The business visa's validity is for 1 to 3 months. It can also be extended up to 2 years (at the discretion of the embassy).

      Stay duration of business visa

      The stay period in Singapore is up to 30 days; however, it is determined by immigration.

    • Transit visa for Singapore

      A transit visa enables travellers to exit the airport and explore Singapore within a time frame of not more than 96 hours. If you meet the criteria for the VFTF (Visa Free Transit Facility), you can exit the airport without additional cost, provided you meet the entry requirements.

      VFTF is available to nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), India, Georgia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.

      You may be eligible for the 96-hour VFTF only if you are transiting to or from any third country via Singapore. These are the requirements to obtain the VFTF:

      • You may enter the country by any mode of transport but leave by air or sea
      • You must have an onward ticket departing from Singapore within the 96-hour time frame
      • You must have a valid visa for at least one month from the date of entry under VFTF issued by the following countries:
        • Australia
        • Canada
        • Germany
        • Japan
        • New Zealand
        • Switzerland
        • United Kingdom
        • United States of America
  • Additional Singapore Visa Documents
    • Singapore Business Visa - An invitation letter from the host company in Singapore is required. The company must state the purpose of your trip and provide business details supported by a cover letter from an Indian company.
    • Singapore Visit Visa - If you are visiting a relative in Singapore, you will need an invitation letter or a Letter of Introduction (LOI) / V39A form from them.
    • For a minor - Parents / guardians must provide ‘No Objection Certificate’ along with supportive documents like ID proof of the parent (passport or PAN card).
    • For employed individuals - Provide at least 3 months' worth of salary slips along with your Employment ID Card.
    • For self-employed individuals - Provide Business Registration License / MOA / Partnership deed.
    • For retired individuals - Provide proof of retirement such as a pension book, bank statement etc.
    • For students - Provide invitation letter from the university/school, student ID card if provided, funds for proof etc.
  • Procedure to apply Singapore visa

    To apply for a visa, you’ll need to undergo certain procedures. If you are applying in Singapore, you can submit your visa application online through a travel agent partner or a local contact in Singapore. It is advised to apply for a Singapore visa at least 30 days in advance. 

    If you are applying at a Singapore Overseas Mission, then you can submit your application at the Singapore Overseas Mission or with the help of an authorised visa agent. You can visit the website of the Singapore Overseas Mission to learn more.

  • Singapore Public Health Requirements

    No one enjoys tests and quarantine on the first day you arrive in a new country. So, to avoid such a humdrum, you need to fulfil the public health requirements of Singapore.

    Yellow Fever Requirements

    If you have visited countries prone to yellow fever, like Africa or Latin America, you are at risk of contracting fever according to WHO. Travellers entering Singapore need to produce a certificate of vaccination for yellow fever.

    If the aforementioned requirements are not met, you may be subjected to a 6-day quarantine upon arrival. It is also applicable to individuals aged 1 year and below. 

    Covid-19 Requirements

    Travellers entering Singapore need to produce two doses of any of the following vaccinations.

    • Two doses of any of the following, administered 24 days apart.
      • AstraZeneca
      • Covaxin
      • Moderna/Spikevax
      • Covishield
    • Two doses of any of the following, administered 17 days apart.
      • Novavax
      • Covovax
      • Nuvaxovid
      • Pfizer
      • BioNTech
      • COMIRNATY
      • Sinopharm
    • One dose of Janssen/J&J vaccine or CanSinoBIO/Convidecia vaccine.
    • Two doses of Sinovac vaccine administered 13 days apart.

    Note: Travellers under the age group of 12 are exempted from COVID-19 border measures.

  • FAQs

    Do I need a Singapore visa if I have an Indian passport?

    Yes, you will need a visa to enter Singapore if you have an Indian passport. You can receive your visa within 3 to 5 working days (excluding the day of submission).

    Do I need any travel insurance for Singapore?

    It is recommended to have travel insurance to cover health decline / flight delays / sickness / accidents. However, it is not mandatory.

    What is my Singapore visa validity?

    Your Singapore visa is valid for a period of 30 days once you apply. It is illigal to stay in the country once the visa expires.

    What are the documents to support a Singapore visa?

    The documents to support Singapore visa are listed below.

    • Confirmed return flight ticket
    • Valid passport
    • Completely filled visa application form
    • At least 2 passport-size photographs against a white background
    • Cover letter of the traveller/itinerary
    • Bank statement of last 6 months attested by a bank official

    What are the different types of Singapore Visa?

    For Singapore, there are two types of visa: Tourist visa and Business visa. Tourist visa is for leisure trips. This visa does not allow any work or paid activity in the country. Business visa is for work and business purposes issued for a period of time. That is, till the purpose of your business in Singapore is over. The complete processing time for a Singapore visa is between 5 - 6 working days (excluding national holidays).

    How to find the status of my Singapore visa?

    You can check with your travel agent or the website where you applied for a visa.

    When can I apply for a Singapore Visa?

    Ideally, you need to apply for a Singapore visa at least one month before your date of travel.

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