While it is currently not possible to apply for a Singapore visa online for Chinese citizens, you are able to apply for the Singapore SG Arrival Card, which is an entry document, required for all travelers entering Singapore.
You can apply online with iVisa instead of filling out this form upon arrival, saving you time when you disembark.
We invite you to keep reading this article if you want to know more details about it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I'm from China, do I need a visa to enter Singapore?
Yes, Chinese visitors are required to apply for a Singapore eVisa.
What is a Singapore SG Arrival Card for Chinese citizens?
This is a document that facilitates entry to Singapore and was created to replace the Disembarkation / Embarkation Card (DE Card). Note that this DOES NOT replace a visa. Chinese citizens still must obtain a visa in order to enter Singapore.
How long can Chinese citizens stay in Singapore with the Arrival Card?
If you're from China, you can stay in Singapore for no more than 14 days Per Entry.
What are the requirements for the citizens of China?
There is no point in worrying about the requirements. iVisa asks very little of you so that you can occupy your time with more important things than your Singapore Arrival Card. However, you do have to provide some information and documents to get the process started. Here is a list of what you need:
Passport – all 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, Alipay, or WeChat, iVisa accepts those 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 do not overstay your welcome.
Can I get my Singapore e-Visa with iVisa?
You can't get an e-Visa with iVisa, but you absolutely can receive your Arrival Card. We provide a professional service to offer electronic visas, and we've been doing it for several years and counting.
What are the processing times and costs for the Singapore SG Arrival Card?
When you apply online for a Singapore SG Card, you have to choose a processing time, but remember that this affects the cost of your visa. Your choices are as following:
Standard processing – your application is processed in 24 hours, and you will be charged USD 20.00.
Rush processing – this option is a bit faster. Your Singapore SG Arrival Card arrives in 4 hours, but 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 a fee of USD 60.00.
How can I apply?
Once you put together all of the requirements mentioned, you can proceed to fill in the application form. That should not give you reasons for concern either. You should be done with it in 20 minutes or less. If you require assistance, iVisa puts at your disposal a customer support service that is available 24/7 and entirely free of charge.
The application form consists of three stages.
The first stage asks you to insert your personal information and a few details about your trip. You must select a processing time as well. iVisa gives you three options so that you can choose the one that suit you best.
The second stage covers the payment and the revision. The latter is more essential than you think. You must eliminate any possibility for your visa to be invalidated, and checking for errors is something that can help with that. Double-check your form before you submit it.
The last stage is reserved for documents upload. iVisa will let you know what you need to provide. After all three stages are complete, submit your application and wait for your document to arrive in the timeframe you selected.
What should I do after I complete the application form for my Singapore SG Card?
Once you complete the whole application process, you'll get the card via e-mail according to the processing time you choose. As you can guess, you don't need to deal with any embassy to proceed with this process. We do it for you so you can save a lot of time.
How many entries does the Singapore SG Card allow to Chinese?
If you're a Chinese citizen, you're able to have a Single Entry SG Arrival Card, so you can enter this country for only one time.
How will I realize when my document is ready?
Don't worry about this part! We will let you know about that through an e-mail. So as long as you provide a valid e-mail address, you'll always get informed and updated.
Can I apply for family or friends if they're from China too?
You can easily apply for them, but they must be from China too or at least from a country that has this card available to enter Singapore. But always keep in mind that you must have all their required documents.
In case you're are applying for just one friend or one family member, you can apply here by entering their personal information. If you have to apply for more than one person, then you can also do it by selecting ‘Add new applicant’ in the application form.
I still have more questions, where can I read more information about Singapore visas?
It's completely normal if you still have some questions and certain doubts about Singapore and its visas. In that case, you can contact our customer center here, or just enter the Singapore Arrival Card Page to check other FAQs that could completely work for your travel.
As you can see, getting a Singapore SG Arrival Card for the citizens of China is a piece of cake. iVisa does most of the work by handling the bureaucracy, so take advantage of it and don't worry about papers, start planning only your luggage now!