Singapore Visas and Formalities
Foreigners who would like to enter Singapore need a valid passport.
Most foreigners coming into Singapore do not require a visa for entry and may be given social visit passes for up to 30 days upon their arrival in Singapore. However, it is best to consult your local consular office for the latest information with regard to coming into Singapore.
If you would like to stay in Singapore for a longer period, you may apply to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) upon your arrival. You should have a valid passport with at least six months validity, onward or return tickets, onward facilities (such as visas or entry permits) to your next destination, and sufficient funds for your stay in Singapore.
The list of countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Singapore may be found on the ICA’s website here. Should you require a visa, please refer to ICA’s website for application procedures. As with most countries, do note that the possession of a visa does not entitle a foreigner to enter Singapore automatically. Visitors must also meet entry requirements such as holding a valid passport, possession of sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore and confirmed onward or return air tickets. The grant of a visit pass to a foreign visitor is determined by the ICA Officers at the Singapore checkpoints and each case is considered on its own merits.
Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Georgia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine may be granted entry into Singapore without visas# for a stopover stay, for up to 96 hours if they fulfill the following conditions:
• Traveler is in transit to or from a third country by air
• Traveler is in possession of
- A valid passport
- A confirmed onward air-ticket
- Entry facilities (including visa) to the third country
- Sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore
• Traveler continues his journey to the third country within the 96-hour visa-free period granted
• Traveler satisfies Singapore’s entry requirements, as determined by the ICA officers at the Singapore Checkpoints.
#Granting of the visa-free entry will be upon the assessment and at the discretion of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority officer at the Singapore Checkpoint.
Loss of Passports
Should you lose your passport while in Singapore, please make a police report immediately and approach your embassy in Singapore to apply for a replacement travel document. You should also report to the ICA (across from the Lavender MRT Station at 10 Kallang Road) for a visit pass which will regularize your stay in Singapore.
Information for Transit
Travelers Transiting Through Singapore
All visa-requiring travelers must be in possession of a visa in order to be considered for entry into Singapore. This includes visa-requiring travelers who are transiting through Singapore. If your connecting flight requires you to go through immigration and collect your baggage before re-entering again for your next flight, you will need to be in possession of a visa. Please refer to ICA’s site for application procedures.
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