Who Needs A Singapore Visa?
Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to enter Singapore. If you’re a citizen of a Commonwealth country, the United States, or any European Union member state, you can enter Singapore for up to 90 days without a visa. Citizens of other countries will need to apply for a visa before arrival. The most common type of visa is the tourist visa, which allows visitors to stay in Singapore for up to 30 days.
You can obtain a tourist visa online, which is Singapore eVisa. The eVisa requirements vary depending on the traveler’s nationality, profile, and the visit’s purpose. So, it is always best to check the visa requirements for your nationality before applying for your Singapore eVisa.
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List of Countries Eligible for Singapore eVisa
Singapore eVisa Requirements
- To apply for a Singapore eVisa, you must have a valid passport from an eligible country. You will also need a credit/debit card or PayPal account to pay the visa fee and an email address to receive your visa confirmation.
- Once you have the required documents and information, you can begin the application process by filling out the Singapore eVisa online application form. The form will ask for personal details, as well as your travel plans and contact information.
- You may be asked for additional documents depending on your nationality, profile, and purpose of travel.
- Once you have submitted the form, you will need to pay the visa fee and wait for your confirmation email. Once your application has been approved, you can print out your eVisa and use it to enter Singapore.
- Please note that the eVisa is only valid for tourism purposes and does not allow you to work in Singapore.
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List of Singapore Visa Exempt Countries
Singapore Visa Free Transit Countries
The country nationals that qualify for the visa-free transit facility (VFTF) are the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Georgia, India, China, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. The visa-free transit facility is only for 96 hours starting from arriving in Singapore.
Transit travelers who meet the criteria for VFTF will have to satisfy a series of entry requirements before they are allowed access to Singapore. The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers determine whether you are eligible for assessment at the point of entry. The authorities have strictly banned the extension of stay for transit travelers under VFTF.
- To enter Singapore, you can use any mode of transport but only depart by air or sea. You must also have a valid onward ticket for an upcoming flight/cruise/ferry leaving within 96 hours.
- You must have a Valid visa or Long term pass issued by any of the following countries; Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
- However, if you’re traveling abroad with a Single Journey Visas (SJV) and planning on returning, You may be granted a VFTF status. But only if,
- You are traveling directly from SJV-issued country through Singapore and returning to your home country
- You didn’t return to your home country since the last use of SJV
How do I apply for an eVisa?
To apply for an eVisa, you must complete an online application form and submit supporting documents. Please note that you will also need to have a valid passport along with some other documents.
How long does it take to process an eVisa application?
The processing time for an eVisa application is typically 2 - 15 days. However, please note that this may vary depending on the individual case.