A Singapore visa is not an immigration pass. It is a pre-entry permission for the holder of a valid Singapore 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. Possession of a valid visa alone does not guarantee entry into Singapore.
The period of stay granted is shown on the visit pass endorsement given on your passport and it is not tied to the validity of your visa.
Check if you need Entry Visa
If your travel document* is issued by one of the countries or regions below, you will need a visa to enter Singapore. Click on individual countries or regions below to find out about the general requirements.
Afghanistan Algeria Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Democratic People's Republic of Korea Egypt Georgia Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Document of Identity) India Iran Iraq Jordan Kazakhstan Kosovo Kyrgyzstan Lebanon Libya Macao Special Administrative Region (Travel Permit) Mali Moldova Morocco Nigeria Pakistan People’s Republic of China (PRC) Russia Saudi Arabia Somalia Sudan Syria Tajikistan Tunisia Turkmenistan Ukraine Uzbekistan Yemen
NOTE: All non-conventional travel documents, such as Titre de Voyages (TDV), or Certificates of Identities (COI) for stateless persons, will need to seek approval prior to applying for a visa, from the Singapore Overseas Mission in the country you are resident in. If you reside in Australia, please email firstname.lastname@example.org the front cover and biodata page of your travel document as well as evidence of your valid stay in Australia to seek approval from the Singapore High Commission in Canberra.
Countries or regions that do not require an Entry Visa
If your travel document is issued from a country or region that is not listed above (ie Australia), you do not require a visa. However, you must meet the entry requirements below before you can be considered for entry:
If you are eligible for entry, you will receive a Visit Pass which will indicate the period of stay granted. Check your Visit Pass and the number of days you can stay before leaving the checkpoint.
While in Singapore, on a visit pass, you are not permitted to engage in any business, professional or paid employment activities.
Applying for an Entry Visa in Australia
If you require a visa and are applying in Australia, you are advised to apply for an entry visa within 30 days prior to arrival in Singapore. You also must meet the entry requirements as above.
You may apply in three ways:
*NOTE: Any incomplete form or false declaration on your application form will result in the application being delayed or rejected.
Your visa application will be processed between 3 to 5 working days. Some applications may take longer to process. Each visa application will be considered on its own merits.
If approved, you will receive an electronic copy of your visa (e-visa) which will indicate the number of entries allowed and the visa validity period.
The authority for information on visa requirements is the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Information here is extracted from their website www.ica.gov.sg. If you wish to find out more about visa requirements, please refer to this website.