Important note: With effect from 8 Dec 2014, the Singapore Embassy in Beijing and our Consulate-General offices in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen will cease to accept walk-in visa applications. Please submit your visa applications through our Authorised Visa Agents.
Visa application is required for citizens or passport holders of the following countries:-
Application for Social/Business Visa
Nationals of Assessment Level 1 Countries
India, Myanmar, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Commonwealth Of Independent States(Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Holder Of Hong Kong Document Of Identity, Holder Of Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Travel Permit,
Nationals of Assessment Level 2 Countries
Level 2 nationals include nationals from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, And Holders Of Palestinian Authority Passport, Temporary Passport Issued By The United Arab Emirates And Refugee Travel Document Issued By Middle-East Countries
Application for Entry Visa
For those who enter Singapore with approval letter from Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) or Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and those who lost their Work Pass or Student Pass while in China.
Visa application fee
The visa processing fee of 30 Singapore dollar is non-refundable. Our Authorised Visa Agents will charge a service fee on top of the visa processing fee. Please refer to our attached list of Authorised Visa Agents for their visa fee pricing. As service fees are subject to change, the information attached is for reference only. Please check with the Authorised Visa Agents to confirm their fees before making the application.
- For PRC and Level 1 passport holders, the processing time is 3 working days (including the day of submission by Authorised Visa Agent).
- For Level 2 passport holders, the processing time is 5 working days (including the day of submission by Authorised Visa Agent).
Submission of Visa Applications
With effect from 8 Dec 2014, the Singapore Embassy in Beijing and our Consulate-General offices in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen will cease to accept walk-in visa applications. Please submit your visa applications through our Authorised Visa Agents.
If you have a Singapore citizen or a Singapore PR who can act as your local contact and who has a SingPass account, the local contact can also submit the application online via Submission of Application for Visa Electronically (SAVE) at http://www.ica.gov.sg/.
Collection of Visas
You will collect your visa directly from the Authorised Visa Agents once it is ready for collection.
Please note that with effect from 1 July 2009, e-Visa will be issued for Level 1 nationals. Upon the receipt of the e-visa, we encourage that you use SAVE system at http://www.ica.gov.sg/ to print out additional copy for safekeeping. The visa application reference number (eg. VSCxxxxxxSAxxxx2009) and your passport number are required to retrieve a valid e-Visa from SAVE -> Status Enquiry.
Please note that the approved e-visa is required to be sighted by the airlines during check-in. Failing to present the e-visa will render individual not able to travel to Singapore.
Visa Enquiry phone line
All applicants and local contacts are encouraged to read the details outlined here. If further clarification is still required, please contact the Visa Enquiry line at Tel: +86-10-6532 9380 or our Authorised Visa Agents.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Can I apply for a visa upon arrival at Singapore?
A: No, application for a Singapore visa must be submitted and be approved prior to arrival in Singapore.
- Q: What material should be submitted for group household register?
A: For group household register, please either provide the original & photocopy or approach the Public Security Bureau or local police station to produce a certificate/letter.
- Q: Must the certificate of bank deposit be a fixed deposit certificate? Are there any specific requirements?
A: The deposit certificate need not necessary be freezed as long as it is issued within 1 month of the visa submission date. There is no minimum requirement on the amount of money needed on the certificate of bank deposit, as long as the sum can reflect your actual economic capability.
- Q: How do I transfer my valid visa from my old passport to the new one?
A: For transfer of visa, please submit your old and new passport (original and copy), the valid visa, and the fulfilled Form 14A and your 2 inches colored photos to our Authorised Visa Agents.