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Visa Requirements for Entry into Singapore

Visa Requirements for Entry into Singapore

Holders of Special Travel Documents

 

All Holders of Special Travel Documents/Certificate of Travel are to contact the Singapore High Commission in London for entry/visa requirements by calling +44 (0)207 235 8315 or by email to singhc_con_lon@sgmfa.gov.sg stating the type of travel document (eg, British Travel Document, UK Certificate of Travel) before making any travel plans to Singapore.

 

VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO SINGAPORE FOR UK AND IRELAND


British and Irish passport holders do not require visas to visit Singapore for a stay of less than one month, if they have a passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry, a confirmed onward return ticket and sufficient funds for their stay in Singapore.

 

ALL OTHER COUNTRIES


Please visit the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website for detailed information on visa requirements to Singapore: http://www.ica.gov.sg/services_centre.aspx?pageid=232&secid=20

 

You can also visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular Services website at: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/consular

 

If you are applying for an entry visa, you can request for an application pack by email to singhc_con_lon@sgmfa.gov.sg stating your nationality and the purpose of your visit to Singapore. 

 

Or collected from the Consular Section, Singapore High Commission, 9 Wilton Crescent, London SW1X 8SP, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Mondays to Fridays, or sent to you by post if you forward a self-addressed, pre-paid envelope to the Singapore High Commission.

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APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR LEVEL I COUNTRIES:

 

Applications may be submitted by post or in person at the Consular Section (basement) of the Singapore High Commission from Mondays to Fridays between the opening hours of 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

 

Form 14A to be completed and signed by the applicant, and submitted together with the following documents:

 

  1. One recent passport-sized colour photograph taken within the last 3 months. Photograph should be in colour, must be taken against a white background with a matt or semi-matt finish. Image must show the full face and without headgear (headgear worn in accordance with religious or racial customs is acceptable but must not hide facial features)

  2. Original passport together with photocopies of the relevant pages (bio-data page, valid UK visa/residence permit in the UK, visa endorsement to your next destination after Singapore)
    Please ensure that, at the time of submission, the passport is valid for at least 6 months upon your arrival date in Singapore

  3. A photocopy of your return/onward ticket/flight*/cruise itinerary (*showing the flight numbers, dates of entry into & out of Singapore)

  4. Fee of £15.00 (exact amount) in cash or British Postal Order made payable to "SINGAPORE HIGH COMMISSION"
    [The High Commission does not accept payment by personal cheque, debit or credit card. The visa processing fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of your application]

Official translations of the documents are required if they are not in the English language.

 

For Social Visit (visiting friends, relatives and for tourism), the following are required:

Either

 

  1. Completed Form V39A (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application)
    The Letter of Introduction must be completed by your local sponsor who must be either Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident residing in Singapore at the time of application. A photocopy of your sponsor's Singapore Identity Card (both sides) is also required. Your sponsor must be at least 21 years of age and above

or

  1. Documentary proof of hotel booking in Singapore

  2. A letter of introduction from your embassy to support your visa application will  also be accepted if you are unable to furnish either (i) or (ii)

 

For Business Travellers (attending business meeting/discussion/negotiation), the following are required:

 

  1. Completed Form V39A (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application)
    The Letter of Introduction must be completed by your local contact. The local contact must be a Singapore registered business entity. The person acting on behalf of the business entity must be either a Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident
    • Computer printout of the Singapore registered entity's detailed business profile (showing the names of all directors/shareholders) from the Instant Information Service, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and printed within the last 3 months

                If you are unable to provide a letter of introduction from a local contact, you
                may approach your Embassy to issue you with a Letter of Introduction to
                support your visa application

 

  1. A letter from your employer to certify your employment status and the purpose of your trip to Singapore

 

For postal application, you are required to enclose a self-addressed, pre-paid [up to 500g] Royal Mail "special delivery" envelope, for the return of your documents.   

 

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APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR LEVEL II COUNTRIES:

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Form 14A to be completed and signed by the applicant, and submitted together with the following documents:

  1. One recent passport-sized colour photograph taken within the last 3 months.
    Photograph should be in colour, must be taken against a white background with a matt or semi-matt finish.  Image must show the full face and without headgear (headgear worn in accordance with religious or racial customs is acceptable but must not hide facial features)

  2. Original passport together with photocopies of the relevant pages (bio-data page, valid UK visa/residence permit in the UK, visa endorsement to your next destination after Singapore)
    Please ensure that, at the time of submission, the passport is valid for at least 6 months upon your arrival date in Singapore
  3. A photocopy of your confirmed return/onward ticket/flight*/cruise itinerary (*showing the flight numbers, dates of entry into and out of Singapore)

  4. Fee of  £15.00 (exact amount) in cash or British Postal Order made payable to "SINGAPORE HIGH COMMISSION" [The High Commission does not accept payment by personal cheque, debit or credit card. The visa processing fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of your application]

Official translations of the documents are required if they are not in the English language.

 

For Social Visit (visiting friends, relatives and for tourism), the following are required:


Either

 

  1. Completed Form V39A (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application)
    The Letter of Introduction must be completed by your local sponsor who must be either Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident residing in Singapore at the time of application. A photocopy of your sponsor's Singapore Identity Card (both sides) is also required. Your sponsor must be at least 21 years of age and above

or

  1. Documentary proof of hotel booking in Singapore

  2. A letter of introduction from your embassy to support your visa application will also be accepted if you are unable to furnish either (i) or (ii)

 

For Business Visit (attending business meeting/discussion/negotiation, the following are required:

 

  1. Completed Form V39A (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application)
    The Letter of Introduction must be completed by your local contact. The local contact must be a Singapore registered business entity. The person acting on behalf of the business entity must be either a Singapore citizen or Singapore permanent resident
    • Computer printout of the Singapore registered entity's detailed business profile (showing the names of all directors/shareholders) from the Instant Information Service, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and printed within the last 3 months

                If you are unable to provide a letter of introduction from a local contact, you
                may approach your Embassy to issue you with a Letter of Introduction to
                support your visa application

 

  1. A letter from your employer to certify your employment status and the purpose of your trip to Singapore

 

For postal application, you are required to enclose a self-addressed, pre-paid [up to 500g] Royal Mail "special delivery" envelope, for the return of your documents.

 

PROCESSING TIMES

 

For Level 1 countries, the average processing time is 3 working days and for Level 2 countries, the average processing time is 2 weeks. The processing time does not include the day of submission and the Royal Mail delivery time. Please note that the processing time quoted is approximate and cannot be guaranteed. Each application for an entry visa is considered on its own merits. The applicant may be required to furnish additional documents and information whenever necessary.

 

Possession of a visa does not guarantee entry into Singapore.  Visitors must also meet entry requirements such as holding a valid passport with minimum validity of at least six months upon entry, sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore and confirmed return/onward air ticket.

 

To avoid delay in the processing of your application, you are advised to read the instructions carefully when completing the form and to submit copies of the documents requested.  Incomplete application will not be accepted and will be returned unprocessed.

 

You are advised to submit your Visa Application together with the required supporting documents no earlier than one (1) month prior to your date of entry into Singapore.

 

 

CONTACT

 

For further information, please email the Consular Section of the High Commission at the following address: singhc_con_lon@sgmfa.gov.sg.

 
 
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Address:
9 Wilton Crescent Belgravia London SW1X 8SP

Tel:
+44 (0)207 235 8315

Fax:
+44 (0)207 245 6583

E-Mail:
singhc_lon@sgmfa.gov.sg

Operational Hours:
General : Mondays - Fridays, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed from 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm

Consular Section : Mondays - Fridays, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

With effect from 1 February 2012, the Consular Service Counter will operate during the following revised hours only: Mondays to Fridays - 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

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