Important note: To ensure greater transparency in the fees charged for Singapore visa applications, a fixed visa fee of RMB 300 is charged with effect from 1 February 2017, by all Authorised Visa Agents in China. The fixed fee is inclusive of the visa processing fee of SGD 30 payable to the Singapore Government and a service charge payable to the Authorised Visa Agents.
Please approach our Authorised Visa Agents for your visa application. The Singapore Embassy in Beijing and our Consulates-General in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen have ceased walk-in visa applications with effect from 8 Dec 2014.
Entry and Visa Requirements for foreigners
Holders of the PRC Ordinary Passport require a valid Singapore visa to travel to, and seek entry into, Singapore. Holders of the PRC diplomatic, public affairs and service passports do not require a visa for entry. If you are holding other passports/ travel documents, you may check if you require a visa at ICA’s website.
PRC Nationals may also be eligible for the 96-hour Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF). You may refer to ICA’s website for more information on the requirements for VFTF.
A Singapore visa is not an immigration pass. It is a pre-entry permission for the holder of a valid visa to travel to, and seek entry into, Singapore. The grant of an immigration pass will be determined by the ICA officers at the point of entry. The period of stay granted is not tied to the validity of your visa.
Travellers are advised to refer to further entry requirements at ICA’s website prior to travelling to Singapore.
Visa Application Fee
With effect from 1 Feb 2017, all Authorised Visa Agents in China charge a fixed visa fee of RMB 300 for a Singapore visa application. The fixed fee is inclusive of the visa processing fee of SGD 30 payable to the Singapore Government and a service charge payable to the Authorised Visa Agent. The visa application fee is non-refundable.
The processing time for a visa application is generally 3 to 5 working days (from submission of all required documents to the Authorised Visa Agent). Some applications may take a longer time to process.
Submission of Visa Applications
With effect from 8 Dec 2014, the Singapore Embassy in Beijing and our Consulates-General in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen have ceased walk-in visa applications. Please submit your visa applications through our Authorised Visa Agents. Visa applications must be personally submitted to the Authorised Visa Agents by the applicant, except for minors under 18 years old and other authorised applicants.
If you have a local contact (a Singapore Citizen/ Permanent Resident), he/she may also submit a visa application for you online at ICA’s e-Service, using his/her Singpass account.
Collection of Visas
You will collect your e-Visa directly from the Authorised Visa Agent.
You may also check on your e-Visa via the “Enquire Application Status” function on ICA’s e-Service, using your visa application reference number and your travel document number.
You are strongly encouraged to print out and bring along your e-Visa when travelling to Singapore, to minimise inconveniences with the airlines and immigration authorities.
For enquiries in relation to application of the Singapore visa, please contact our Authorised Visa Agents.
Frequently Asked Questions
|Q:||Can I apply for a visa upon arrival at Singapore?|
|A:||If you require a visa to enter Singapore, you must apply for the Singapore visa, and obtain an approved visa prior to arrival in Singapore.|
|Q:||What material should be submitted for group household registers?|
|A:||For group household registers, please 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 does not need to be frozen, as long as it is issued within 1 month of the visa application. There is no minimum amount of money required on the certificate of bank deposit, as long as the sum can reflect your actual economic capability.|