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How to get a Singapore Tourist Visa

How to get a Singapore Tourist Visa
iVisa | Updated on Jan 15, 2019

Singapore is one of the many countries that have adopted the electronic visa, which means that you may be able to get a Singapore visa online. However, you need to check your eligibility first. You can use the Visa Checker. You should know that 35 nationalities in the world can travel to Singapore visa-free, while only 15 are eligible for a Singapore e-visa. The Visa Checker will let you know in which category you are. Select your nationality on the left drag-down menu and choose Singapore on the right menu. The result will tell you what you need to know.

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What are the requirements?

An online application does not involve as much hassle as when you go to a consulate. In fact, iVisa asks very little of you if you choose to apply online. Below you will find a list of the requirements.

  • Valid passport – all applicants must have a passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Singapore.

  • Photo – you must submit a digital photo of yourself. Make sure that the picture is as recent as possible. Preferably taken in the last three months.

  • Return/onward flight ticket

  • Proof of subsistence – all tourists who arrive in Singapore must hold proof of sufficient funds

  • E-mail address – when you apply online with iVisa, you will be sent the confirmation of your approved visa via e-mail in PDF format. Remember to print it out,

  • Means of payment – an online application process involves an online payment as well. You must have a credit/debit card, but you can also pay using PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat.

The application process

Once you have everything you need for an online application, you must move on to the next step, which is the application form. iVisa has a simple and straightforward form, and you should not spend more than 20 minutes completing it. The form consists of three simple steps.

Step number one requires you to fill in the blanks with your personal information such as name, address, passport info, and so on. You must also select one of the three available processing times. Keep in mind that your choice affects the cost of your Singapore e-visa. Here are your options:

  • Standard processing – your application is processed within 72 hours, and it costs $55.

  • Rush processing – this time, you will get your Singapore e-visa in only 24 hours, but you will be charged $87.

  • Super Rush processing – this is the fastest option you have at hand. Your application is processed within 18 hours, and you must pay $122.

Once you are finished with step one, you can move to step two, which consists of payment and revision. Keep in mind that you should not underestimate the revision. An error can invalidate your visa and make you repeat the process. Double-Check the accuracy of the information you provide, as well as the spelling.

The last step is reserved for document upload. iVisa asks you to provide some necessary documents to get the process started. The list of additional documents can differ from person to person since personal circumstances can vary. After you are done, you can submit your application and wait for the Singapore e-visa to arrive in the timeframe of your choosing.

As you can see, getting a Singapore tourist visa online is easy with iVisa. The document you receive via e-mail is valid for 90 days since issue. You can stay up to 30 days in Singapore, and you are granted 30 days per entry.

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