Singapore’s visa policy is concerned with the criteria for entry into the city-state. A foreign individual, depending on their country of origin, must complete specific conditions in order to receive a visa, which is a permission to travel, enter, and stay in the country. A visa is a permit to travel, enter, and remain in the country. A visa may also confer additional rights on the visa holder, such as the ability to work or study in the country where the visa was obtained, and these rights may be subject to restrictions.
When visiting Singapore, citizens of certain countries and territories who qualify for visa waivers can enter for a period of 30 or 90 days without a visa, depending on their nationality; however, some visitors who wish to stay for a longer period of time must first obtain a visa in advance before being allowed to enter.
Entry into Singapore
Fully-vaccinated travellers do not require approval to enter Singapore. Passengers must complete the SG arrival card up to three days prior to their scheduled arrival and download the TraceTogether mobile app. This application should not be activated prior to immigration clearance. Some exemptions may apply to non-immunized travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 between 7 and 90 days prior to travel to Singapore.
You will need the following documents:
A photocopy of the passport's information page.
One or two photographs of a size designated by the visa office are required.
Documentation of financial support for the trip.
Tickets for a flight.
Justification of the reason for travel.
The processing of the visa will begin on the date that ALL required documents are received in order, not on the date that an incomplete application is received. The standard processing time for visa applications is at least five business days, excluding the submission date and weekends.
If you are applying for a work visa, your appointment should take around 2 days to come through. Interviews for waiver visas can take around 1 day, as well as other interviews for the remaining visas also taking around 1 day.
Who Can Visit Singapore Without a Visa?
The Visa-Free Transit Facility enables certain foreign nationals transiting through Singapore to enter the country for up to 96 hours if they meet certain requirements. These non-citizens include:
- Transit Terminal Visa-Free
- New Zealand and Japan.
- Great Britain
- America, United States.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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There are various types of visas available in Singapore. Each visa is for a different purpose of stay. The visas available are as follows:
- Employment Pass Program
- The Entrepreneur Pass or Entrepass Scheme.
- Scheme for Personalised Employment Passes (PEP).
- S-Pass Scheme.
- Singapore Employment Permit.
What To Do If Your Singapore Visa is Refused?
You have one month from the date of the visa rejection to file the appeal. Applicants may submit an appeal through the Authorized Visa Agent to whom they submitted their application. Please note that the standard processing time for appeals is 14 business days, depending on their complexity.
Visits of up to 90 days for tourism or business do not require a visa. Consult the website of the Singapore Embassy for the latest recent visa information.
It must show a balance of INR 30,000 per individual. It must come from your savings account within the last three months. It must be an original with the bank’s signature and stamp on each page.
A Singapore work visa is considerably easier to obtain compared to other Southeast Asian and comparable countries. There are various sorts of work visas in Singapore, which vary according to your salary, talents, and experience.