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Singapore is one of the most visited cities in the world, it is known as one of the most comfortable to work and travel in the region. That is the reason why it attracts million international tourists per year.
Visitors to Singapore can either enter the country without a visa or in some cases they must first obtain a visa. Citizens of almost 80% of the world’s countries may travel to Singapore for a period of 30 days or 90 days without a visa, depending on their nationality.
Singapore groups visa requiring nationals into two groups – Assessment Level I and Assessment Level II countries.
Assessment Level I Countries
Holders of normal passports or travel documents issued by the following countries and territories may obtain a visa online through a local Singaporean contact or a strategic partner in Singapore, or at the nearest Singaporean diplomatic mission or one of its authorized visa agents outside Singapore.
Georgia, India, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Commonwealth of Independent States (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) and Holders of Hong Kong Document of Identity and Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Travel Permit
Assessment Level II Countries
Citizens of the following countries must obtain a visa in advance. They may apply for a visa through a local Singaporean contact or a strategic partner in Singapore, or at the nearest Singaporean diplomatic mission or one of its authorized visa agents outside Singapore.
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, and holders of Palestinian Authority Passport, Temporary Passport issued by the United Arab Emirates and Refugee Travel Document issued by Middle-East countries
Citizens of all countries not included in Assessment Level I and Assessment Level II lists are allowed a maximum stay of 30 days without a visa in Singapore, except the holders of the following passports who are allowed to stay for 90 days:
Additional documents required for Singapore business visa
With effect from 1st April 2009, the Singapore High Commission does not accept individual walk-in applications. Applications must be submitted in person to any of our authorised visa agents at Annex A. Applicants whose application has been approved can have their e-Visa printed by the authorised visa agents.
If you have a local sponsor in Singapore (with a Singpass account), he or she can submit your visa application online on your behalf. The online payment mode accepts Master/ Visa, Debit/ Credit cards only.
The visa processing fee for each application is S$30. Visa processing fees are paid upon application of visas. The processing fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if you withdraw the application after submission.
The visa processing fee of $30 Singapore dollars is non-refundable. Our Authorised Visa Agents are permitted to charge a service fee of Rs.300 on top of the visa processing fee. All fees are paid upon the application of the visa.
Level I applicants – 3 working days after the visa application has been submitted by the Authorised Visa Agent. This excludes weekends and public holidays.
Level II applicants – 5 to 7 working days after the visa application has been submitted by an Authorised Visa Agent. This excludes weekends and public holidays.
All applicants must download the visa application form, fill in the required details and submit it with mandatory documents to start the process for a Singapore visa.
You can download Singapore visa application form from internet or get directly from the embassy or consulate. It is recommended to contact nearest Singapore embassy or consulate before starting prepare all required documents for application process.
You are advised to apply for an entry visa within 30 days prior to arrival in Singapore. It is recommended to submit an application at least one week before a trip during the non-peak season and two to four weeks before a trip during the peak season (i.e. March to May).
There is no need to apply for a new visa as long as your travel date to Singapore is within the visa validity period.
There is strictly no extension of visa validity or change of visa type. You can submit a fresh application upon the expiry or upon utilisation of your current visa. However, please note that each visa application is assessed on its own merits.
Every application for a visa, including the duration of the visa granted, will be considered on its own merits and subject to approval. Applicants who are applying for the visa online are advised to submit the application about 30 days prior to the intended arrival into Singapore so that the visa validity will be sufficient for the visit.
Passengers who have arrived at Singapore Changi Airport and have been issued with their onward boarding passes for connecting flights out of Changi Airport may remain within the Changi Airport transit area until time for flight departure. Passengers who are able to obtain their onward boarding passes from any of the Transfer Lounges within the transit area can also remain in the transit area. All other passengers should exit the transit area as soon as possible.