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The Visa Section of a Singapore diplomatic mission in China will process applications for PRC nationals and other foreigners who require a visa to enter Singapore.


Application for:


Level 1 nationals include nationals from India, Myanmar, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Commonwealth Of Independent States(Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Holder Of Hong Kong Document Of Identity, Holder Of Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Travel Permit,


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


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 Processing Fee


The Visa Processing Fee is RMB 153 per application. The fee collected is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if the application is withdrawn after submission.


Processing Time


  • For PRC and Level 1 passport holders, the processing time is 3 working days (including the day of submission).

  • For Level 2 passport holders, the processing time is 5 working days (including the day of submission).

Submission of Visa Applications


Visa applications are to be submitted to the Embassy from Mondays to Fridays, from 9.00 am to 11.00 am. Alternatively, visa applications can be submitted through 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 submit the application online via Submission of Application for Visa Electronically (SAVE) at http://www.ica.gov.sg.


Collection of Visas


Visa are to be collected from the Embassy from 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm


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.


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.


Important Notices


  1. Incomplete forms and/or documents submitted may result in the application being rejected or the processing delayed.

  2. Every application for a visa, including the duration of the visa granted, will be considered on its own merits and subject to approval.

  3. Applicants should ensure that the visa applications are approved before they obtain their air ticket. We are not responsible for any financial loss in the event that the application is not successful.

  4. The visa issued is normally dated on the day when you submit the application and the validity of the visa cannot be changed once issued. Please do not submit the application too early before your planned trip to Singapore. If the validity of the visa has lapsed, the applicant will need to submit a fresh application. Applicants are advised to submit the applications 1 to 2 weeks prior to the departure and to check the visa date of issue and the validity period carefully upon receiving the visa.

  5. Possession of a visa does not guarantee entry into Singapore. The granting of entry into Singapore is determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the point of entry. Visitors must also meet entry requirements such as holding a valid passport, sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore and confirmed onward/return air ticket (if applicable).

  6. The period of stay in Singapore will be decided by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Officer at the point of entry in Singapore. Applicants are advised to check their passports for the arrival endorsement and take note of the duration of stay given.


Frequently Asked Questions


  1. 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.


  2. Q: What material should be submitted for group household register?
    A: Please approach the Public Security Bureau or local police station to produce a certificate/letter (original and photocopy).


  3. 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.

  4. Q: Can the visa be collected on behalf? What documents are required beside the collection slip?
    A: Besides the collection slip, a letter of authorisation and the authorised person’s original and photocopy of the Identity Card are needed if the applicant cannot collect in person.


  5. 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 14 and your 2 inches colored photos to the Embassy between Monday to Friday 9:00am – 11:00am.



No. 1 Xiu Shui Bei Jie,
Jian Guo Men Wai, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600

+86-10-6532 1115

+86-10-6532 9405



Operational Hours:
Mon - Fri
0830 - 1200 hrs;
1300 - 1700 hrs

For Visa Application
To submit application:
Mon - Fri, 0900 - 1100 hrs
To collect visa:
Mon - Fri 1600 - 1630 hrs

Note: Closed on Sat, Sun, Public Holidays in China and Singapore National Day on 9 August

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