In August 2019, the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) introduced the Electronic Arrival Card, available for citizens of qualifying countries. The Arrival Card will replace the Disembarkation/Embarkation card previously required for entry into Singapore. Citizens of qualifying countries can now apply for the Electronic Arrival Card online here. The iVisa application is fast, easy, and can be completed from anywhere.
Applying for the Singapore Electronic Arrival Card online takes only a short time to complete. Once the application is approved, iVisa will send the Arrival Card in PDF format to the applicant’s email.
The document emailed by iVisa is valid for 14 days after issued or until passport expires after arrival. This is a Single Entry visa, and the maximum stay is 14 days Per Entry.
What do I need to have to obtain the Singapore visa on arrival?
The documents you will need to apply for the Singapore Electronic Arrival Card are:
- Valid Passport: Applicants from all eligible countries must hold a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from your date of arrival in Singapore.
- Recent photo: Applicant must have a recent photo taken against a white background.
- A valid email address: Successful applicants will receive their Singapore Electronic Arrival Card via email in PDF format, which must be printed out before entering Singapore.
- Online payment method: iVisa accepts payment in the form of credit/debit card and PayPal.
Three simple steps to complete a Singapore Arrival Card
Apply for the Arrival Card through iVisa’s website. Here are the 3 steps to follow when applying for the Electronic Arrival Card:
Go to iVisa’s website at and fill out the application form for your country of citizenship. Applicants must enter their personal info such as name, location, date of birth, passport information, and other required information.
Payment and order confirmation. On the next page, you will pay the application fee and confirm the order. Remember, iVisa only supports credit/debit card or PayPal payments.
Receive your Singapore Electronic Arrival Card. Once approved, you will receive your Arrival Card via email in PDF format. Now just print it out and remember to bring it with you!
The whole process takes only a few minutes to complete.
Here's what to expect from the different iVisa processing times:
- Standard: 24 hours
- Rush: 4 hours
- Super Rush: 30 minutes
The Electronic Arrival Card application fee
The cost of the Electronic Arrival Card application varies based on country and processing time. Here are some example application fees:
- Standard: USD 20.00
- Rush: USD 40.00
- Super Rush: USD 60.00
Obtaining the Electronic Arrival Card from the iVisa website is the easiest way for qualified applicants to avoid the hassle of registering at the airport. iVisa provides 24/7 support service to assist with the online form if you have any questions.