Important note: With effect from 8 Dec 2014, the Singapore Embassy in Beijing and our Consulate-General offices in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen will cease to accept walk-in visa applications. Please submit your visa applications through our Authorised Visa Agents (556.28KB).

Level 2 nationals include nationals from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Mali, 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


Please produce the following documents in support of your application. Additional documents may be required when necessary.

    1.   Passport and a photocopy of the applicant’s passport bio-data page must be furnished. At least 6 months’ validity (calculated from the date of arrival in Singapore) and one blank visa page.


    2.   Form 14A (201.50KB): One set (Original) of duly completed form (in English) and signed by the applicant in person per application.


    3.   Passport-sized coloured photographs: Two sets (one to be affixed onto the Form and the other for scanning purpose). The photograph must meet the following requirements:

Size: 2 inch, coloured, against white background and taken within the last 3 months;

Taken full face without headgear (unless the applicant habitually wears a headgear in accordance with his/her religious or racial custom but the headgear must not hide the applicant’s features).


    4.   Visa application fee: The visa processing fee of $30 Singapore dollar is non-refundable. Our Authorised Visa Agents will charge a service fee on top of the visa processing fee. With effect from 1 Feb 2017, all our agents in China will charge a fixed visa fee of RMB 300, which is inclusive of the visa processing fee and the service fee.   Please refer to our attached list of Authorised Visa Agents (556.28KB).


    5.   In addition, application for social visa should also produce the following documents:

Applicant can approach his/her diplomatic mission to issue a letter of introduction. In addition, if the applicant is employed, an original letter from the employer granting leave of absence and stating the duration of employment, designation and salary, is required. The letter must provide the name, address, telephone number(s) and fax number(s) of the company. The letter must also be stamped with the official stamp of the company.

An applicant who is unemployed must produce documents eg. Certificate of bank deposit (original and photocopy), so as to reflect his/her actual economic capability. There is no minimum requirement on the amount of money needed on the certificate of bank deposit but the certificate issuance date must within 1 month of the visa submission date.


    6.   Original Form V39A (Letter of Introduction) (191.47KB).  A completed Form V39A (191.47KB) which may be issued by a local contact* in Singapore. If you cannot secure an LOI from a local contact, you may ask your Embassy for a LOI to support your visa application.

* The local contact must be either a Singapore citizen (SC) or a Singapore permanent resident (PR) who is at least 21 years old with a SingPass/CorpPass account. If you are applying for an entry visa for business visit (attending business negotiations or discussions), the local contact must be acting on behalf of the Singapore-registered entity.


    7.   In addition, application for business visa should also produce the following documents:

(a) Business profile. One printout of the latest Singapore registered company’s business profile which is obtainable from the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority ( The printout date of the company’s business profile should not be dated more than 6 months from the day of submission. Applicant who is invited by Singapore government agencies, universities or are attending exhibition/conference/convention in Singapore are not required to produce Form V39A (191.47KB) and business profile. The applicant however needs to present the original letter by the inviting organisation or event organiser addressed to the applicant. The invitation letter must be signed by the invitee of the organiser and addressed to the applicant (the full name as in passport).

(b) Original Form V39A (Letter of Introduction) (191.47KB) must also bear the address, telephone number, fax number, official stamp of the Singapore company and the NRIC number of it’s representative.


    8.   Visa Submission/Collection Time:

Please submit your visa applications through our Authorised Visa Agents (556.28KB). You will collect your visa directly from the Authorised Visa Agents once it is ready for collection.


    9.   Processing Time:

Generally 5 working days (including the day of submission by Authorised Visa Agents (556.28KB)).


   10.   Visa Enquiry phone line

All applicants and local contacts are encouraged to read the details outlined here. If further clarification is required, please contact the Visa Enquiry line at Tel: +86-10-6532 9380 or contact our Authorised Visa Agents (556.28KB) directly.


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 the application is submitted by the Authorised Visa Agent and the validity of the visa cannot be changed once issued. If the validity of the visa has lapsed, the applicant will need to submit a fresh application. Applicants are advised to check with our Authorised Visa Agents on the appropriate date to apply for the Singapore visa. Applicants should 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 ICA 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.

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