How to get a Singapore visa for Indian citizens from Malaysia

How to get a Singapore visa for Indian citizens from Malaysia
iVisa | Updated on Nov 18, 2019

According to Singapore’s visa policy, the citizens of 15 countries are eligible for a Singapore eVisa. India is on that list as well, which means that as an Indian citizen, you can travel to Singapore with a print-out visa. However, even if you are an Indian citizen who lives in Malaysia, it does not matter. You are still eligible for the Singapore electronic visa, which means that you can apply online using the services rendered by iVisa.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I am an Indian citizen living in Malaysia, can I apply for a Singapore eVisa?

Yes, as Indian citizen you can apply online for an SG Arrival Card even if you reside in Malaysia. To check requirements click here.

If visa cost is zero, why do I need to pay?

Apply ahead and avoid wasting hours lining in the airport waiting to complete the visa will make things easier for you. To obtain an eVisa with iVisa, you just need a few minutes of your valuable time, then, we do the rest. That is the reason we charge you a small amount, and you will be able to have you eVisa in as little as 30 minutes.

What is the SG Arrival Card?

It is the Singapore Electronic Arrival Card, an electronic admission document that can be used to replace the traditional paper Disembarkation/Embarkation Card (DE Card).

How long can Indian visitors stay in Singapore with an Arrival Card?

Indians carrying an arrival card an enter the country for a maximum of 14 days Per Entry. This visa also grants a Single Entry and expires 14 days after issued or until passport expires.

What are the documents required to apply?

Before you start the application process, what you should do is put together all the documents and information you need to provide. iVisa does not ask very much of you. In fact, you only need the following:

  • Passport – all Indian applicants must hold a valid passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of departure from Singapore

  • Digital photo – the picture must be taken in the last 3 months and meet all the other guidelines for a passport photo.

  • Valid e-mail address – iVisa will send you your visa via e-mail in PDF format. Do not forget to print it out before departure. Preferably in multiple copies.

  • Means of online payment – the payment must be made during the application process, which is why you must have a credit/debit card. However, if you use PayPal, iVisa accepts it as well. Whichever you find more convenient.

  • Return flight ticket – you will be asked to present it when you arrive in Singapore. The immigration officers just want to make sure that you will leave before your visa expires.

What are the processing times and prices?

We propose three options:

  • Standard processing – your application is processed within 24 hours, and you will be charged USD 20.00.

  • Rush processing – this option is a bit faster. Your card arrives in 4 hours, and you need to pay USD 40.00.

  • Super Rush processing – this is the fastest option you have. Your application will be processed within 30 minutes, and you need to pay USD 60.00.

Click here to start your application.

How does the SG Arrival Card work?

In August 2019, the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) introduced the Electronic Arrival Card to replace the traditional paper Disembarkation / Embarkation Card (DE Card).

It is an electronic admission document which travelers can complete up to 14 days after issued or until the passport expires in advance of their intended arrival date, and avoid wasting time and paper at the airport. Applicants will receive their Tourist Card via email after filling our application form.

iVisa offers this service to help travelers save time and avoid long lines at the airport. Also, by getting an Electronic Arrival Card, you do not have to fill out the paperwork handed out on the plane. Please know this service is not a requirement to enter Singapore and it carries a service fee.

How can I apply for an SG Arrival Card?

Once you see that you have all of the above, you can move on to the next step, and that is to fill in the application form. It should not take you more than 10 minutes, and if you have trouble completing it, iVisa has an excellent support service that is available 24/7. The service is free of charge.

The form consists of three simple steps:

  1. The first one asks you to fill in your personal information and some details about your trip. You are also required to choose a processing time and you should know that your choice determines the cost of your SG Arrival Card.

  2. Step number two requires you make the payment and revise step one. The revision is more important than you think. A single typo can invalidate your visa. That is why you should double-check the information you provided so that no error is made.

  3. The last step is about documents upload. You need to upload a passport scan of the information page, as well as the photo mentioned above. iVisa may ask for other documents as well, but it depends on your personal circumstance.

Once you are through, just hit the submit button and iVisa handles the rest.

What do I need to present upon arrival in Singapore?

If you have the SG Arrival Card, all you need to present upon arrival is your passport.

Please note: The SG Arrival Card is not a visa. Travelers of certain nationalities may have to present different documentation upon arrival, such as a visa. Bear in mind that some nationalities must also present a yellow fever vaccination card or other documents used in their visa application.

Is it safe to use iVisa to get my SG Arrival Card?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.

I have more unresolved questions, where can I find more info?

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