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Singapore visa requirements

Singapore visa requirements
iVisa | Updated on Jan 16, 2019

All tourists who wish to travel to Singapore must obtain a visa from one of the diplomatic missions. That is not the case in two situations. One, you are from one of the 34 visa-exempt nationalities, in which case you can enter Singapore without a visa for periods that vary from 30 to 90 days, or you are from one of the 15 countries whose nationals are eligible for a Singapore e-visa, in which case you can apply online. iVisa can help with the online application process.

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To check in which category of travelers you are in, you can use our Visa Checker. It is a feature that spares you from the effort of reading Singapore’s visa policy. All you must do is access the tool which you can find in the top right corner of this page. Select your country of origin from the drag-down menu on the left, and put Singapore as your destination. The result will tell you if you are visa exempt, you qualify for a Singapore e-visa, or you must visit the nearest embassy to apply for a visa.

No matter which is the case for you, before traveling to Singapore, you need to make sure that you meet the requirements. Below you will find a list of everything you must have and what you need to do.

The first thing you need to make sure is that you have a valid passport. According to the visa policy of Singapore, the passport must not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of departure from Singapore.

Secondly, when you arrive in Singapore, you must provide proof of sufficient funds for the entire trip. You must also have a return on onward ticket. The immigration officers just want to make sure that you are not in Singapore for more than you are permitted by the visa or the visa exemption.

iVisa has some requirements of its own when you apply online. Here are some additional requirements:

  • Digital photo of you – the picture must be taken in the past three months, and it must follow the other guidelines for a passport photo (white background, no glasses, etc.)

  • E-mail address – when you apply online with iVisa, the document arrives via e-mail in PDF format, so you must have access to the address you provide. Also, remember to print out the visa. We recommend that you print out more than one copy and put them in different bags.

  • Means of payment – the online application process includes online payment. However, iVisa gives you multiple options as far as that is concerned. You can use a credit or a debit card, but PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat are also accepted.

Once you have everything you need, you must fill in an online application form. Nevertheless, the form created by iVisa is short and straightforward. You should not spend more than 20 minutes on it, and if you need any assistance, iVisa provides customer support 24/7. Tourists who do not qualify for a Singapore e-visa must submit their application at the nearest diplomatic mission of Singapore.

One thing that is worth mentioning is that 42 nationalities must also get a vaccine for Yellow fever before going to Singapore. You can find out which they are in the visa policy of Singapore.

As you can see, the requirements for a Singapore visa are not challenging to meet. With a little bit of attention, you will have your travel document in no time.

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