How to apply and obtain Singapore tourist visa? Procedure, Documents required, Cost, Where to apply

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How to apply and obtain Singapore tourist visa?: Procedure, Documents required, Cost, Where to apply?

Who are eligible for a tourist visa?

  • The visa requirements for travel to Singapore depend on nationality.
  • The number of days being spent in the country and the purpose of the visit.
  • A tourist, citizens of 164 different countries can enter Singapore for a period of 30 or 90 days without a visa.

Types of Singapore Visas

  • Singapore Tourist Visa
  • Singapore Business Visa
Procedure to apply for an Singapore tourist visa?
  • For a Singapore e-Visa or Electronic Visa in 2 ways.
  • The first approach is to know someone who already lives in Singapore and has a SingPass account.
  • If an applicant does not know anyone in Singapore, then he/she is just left with only one option, which is none other than the e-Visa.
  • This process has to be carried out through a certified agent.
  • As soon as an applicant is ready with all the necessary documents, he/she can readily apply for an e-Visa.

Document Required

The documents required for the Singapore visa application process:

  • Valid passport ( least 6 months from the date of entry into Singapore).
  • A duly filled and signed Form 14A.
  • The information that you declare in form 14A is crucial for visa application
  • 2 recent colour photographs
  • Copy of the bio-data page of the applicant’s passport

Singapore Visa documents as per your occupation, type of visit:

  • If you are employed – Last 3 months salary slips & Employment ID Card.
  • Self-employed – Business Registration License / MOA / Partnership deed.
  • Retired Person – Proof of retirement like pension book, statement etc.
  • Student – school / College / Institute ID Card.
  • Minor – No Objection Certificate from the parents / non-accompanying parent on a Rs. 100/- stamp paper & ID proof  passport or PAN card.

Visa Types / Visa Cost

Type of Visa Singapore Visa Fee
Singapore Visa S$30
Multiple Journey Visa S$30
Short-Term Visit Pass Extension S$40
Long-Term Visit Pass (Issued by the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA))
Processing Fee S$30
Issuance/Renewal Fee S$60
Long-Term Visit Pass (Issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM))
Processing Fee S$105
Issuance/Renewal Fee S$225
Student Pass
Processing Fee S$30
Issuance Fee S$60
Permanent Residence
Processing fee S$100
Entry Permit for PR application S$20
5-year Re-Entry Permit S$50
Identity Card S$50

Processing Time:

Visa Processing is generally take 3 to 5 working days

How long stay in Singapore on a tourist visa?

Normally between 14 to 30 days

What are the reason for Singapore Visa rejection?

  1. Invalid and Damaged Passport
  2. Incomplete Application Form
  3. Errors in the application form
  4. In possession of a valid Singapore Visa
  5. Documents submitted are incomplete
  6. The intent of returning to the home country is not justified
  7. Insufficient bank balance
  8. Criminal history or pending charges
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