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.
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 The fee collected is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if the application is withdrawn after submission.
- 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.
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: Please approach the Public Security Bureau or local police station to produce a certificate/letter (original and photocopy).
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: 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.
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.