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For any enquiries on visa matters please contact the Singapore Consulate-General main line, +91-(22) 2204-3205 or +91-(22) 6150-2900 during office hours.

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS

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.

 

For Indian Nationals

Visa applications are required for Indian citizens / passport holders.

Click here to find out more - >   India

For Other Nationals

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 more.

AfghanistanAlgeriaArmeniaAzerbaijanBangladeshBelarusDemocratic People's Republic of KoreaEgyptGeorgiaHong Kong Special Administrative Region (Document of Identity), Iran,IraqJordanKazakhstanKosovoKyrgyzstanLebanonLibyaMacao Special Administrative Region (Travel Permit)MaliMoldovaMoroccoNigeriaPakistanPeople’s Republic of China (PRC),RussiaSaudi ArabiaSomaliaSudanSyriaTajikistanTunisiaTurkmenistanUkraineUzbekistanYemen

You will also need a visa if you are travelling on:

  • A Palestinian Authority passport
  • A temporary passport issued by the United Arab Emirates
  • Refugee travel documents issued by a Middle East country. These travel documents are subject to assessment of recognition for entry into Singapore.

 

 

VISA APPLICATION

The Singapore Consulate-General in Mumbai processes social/business visa applications for Indian Nationals and Foreigners (with residence proof) from the six states which comes within the Consulate-General's jurisdiction. The six states are Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat and Odisha.

 

Visitors holding ordinary Indian passports are required to apply for a Singapore entry visa prior to their visit to Singapore.  Visitors holding official and diplomatic Indian passports are exempted from this entry requirement.

 

The Singapore Consulate-General no longer accepts walk-in applications and all applications would have to be submitted via a new Electronic Visa (E-Visa) application system. Only our Authorised Visa Agents areallowed to do the online submission on behalf of the applicant.

 

You are advised to apply for an entry visa within 30 days prior to arrival in Singapore.

 

For list of participating authorised visa agents - please click here

 

Required Documents

To apply for an entry visa for business or social visits, please contact any of the participating authorised visa agents listed in the link above, during office hours. Visa applications will be accepted only when all of the following documents are in order:

 

  • Duly completed Form 14A signed by you. Your visa application shall be made based on the information declared in this form. ICA may request for the form to be submitted.
  • Your recent passport-sized colour photograph taken within the last three months. Please see Photo Guidelines for information on photo requirements.
  • A photocopy of your passport biodata page (valid for at least six months from the date of your entry into Singapore) 
  • A completed Form V39A (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application (LOI)), which may be issued by a local contact* in Singapore.

Additional supporting documents may be required on a case-by-case basis. All documents in Hindi, including official notes, should be translated into English.

*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 business entity. LOIs issued by your Embassy can also be accepted, if you are unable to secure an LOI from a local contact to support your visa application for social and business visits.

 

Visa Fees

A processing fee of S$30.00 is levied for each visa application submitted. The fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application and should be made upfront at the time of submission of the application.

 

In addition to the visa fee of S$30.00, a fixed service charge of INR300.00 for each visa application will be imposed by the Authorised Visa Agents. There are no additional charges for urgent visa applications.

 

Applicants are advised to apply for the entry visa through the Singapore Consulate-General’s Authorised Visa Agents. The Singapore Consulate-General will not be liable for additional charges imposed by third party (non-authorised) agents.

 

Processing Time

Your visa application will be processed in 3 to 5 working days (excluding the day of submission, Weekends and Holidays). Some applications may take longer to process.

 

Each visa application will be considered on its own merits.

 

  Checking the Status of your Visa Application

If you have submitted your visa application to an authorised visa agent and obtained your application reference number, you can check the status of your application and print a copy of the e-Visa by following the below steps: 

 

Step 1: Go to the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website at www.ica.gov.sg

Step 2: At the ICA homepage, scroll down to section <e-Services and Forms> and click on <Apply Entry Visa (Time needed: 15-20mins)>

Step 3: Scroll down and click on <Enquiry Application Status>.

Step 4: Key in your <Visa Reference Number (MUBXXXXXXSAXXXXXXX)> and <Applicant's Travel Document Number (XXXXXXXX)>.

Step 5: If your application has been approved, click on <Print e-visa> to get a copy of your e-Visa.

 

If you have already been issued with a valid visa but have misplaced the copy of your e-Visa, you can also follow the above steps to print a copy of your e-Visa. Alternatively, you can contact the Authorised Visa Agent through whom you had applied your visa with for assistance.

 

*Important Notes

Every visa application including the period of validity is considered on its own merits and is subject to approval.

An entry visa is not an immigration pass. It is a pre-entry permission for the holder to travel to, and seek entry, into Singapore. The grant of an immigration pass will be determined by the Singapore Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority officers at the point of entry. Possession of a valid visa alone does not guarantee entry into Singapore.

A holder of a valid entry visa who is found suitable for entry into Singapore will be issued with an immigration pass to enter and remain in Singapore. You are advised to check your passport for the arrival visit pass endorsement when in Singapore and take note of the period of stay granted. 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.

Apart from the possession of a valid visa, you are required to ensure that you fulfil other prevailing immigration entry requirements. You are reminded to have sufficient funds for their period of stay in Singapore.

If you intend to stay beyond the period of stay granted on the visit pass, you would need to apply for an extension at least 5 working days prior to the expiry of the visit pass. Details on extension of visit passes are available at www.ica.gov.sg.

The Singapore Consulate-General does not issue work visas i.e. employment passes or work permits for purposes of employment in Singapore. Also, the Consulate-General does not accept applications for work visas submitted on behalf of clients by travel agents or employment agencies.

 

 

VISA TRANSFER

Holders with a valid visa of 3 months or more in their old passport may transfer their existing visa to their new passport. Please submit your documents to our Authorised Visa Agents who will charge you a processing fee of Rs.300. Please note that transfer applications are accepted from Mondays to Thursdays ONLY.

 

Your visa application will be processed in two working days (excluding the day of submission). Some applications may take longer to process.

 

Travellers are reminded to transfer their valid visa to their new passport before commencing their journey to Singapore to avoid any delays in their travel.

 

 

VISA FREE TRANSIT FACILITIES (VFTF)

Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Georgia, India, The People’s Republic of China (PRC), Turkmenistan and Ukraine may be eligible for the Visa-Free Transit Facility (VFTF). For more information on the VFTF, click here.

 

For Indian Nationals

India nationals who are in transit to or from any third country by air may be eligible for 96-hours Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF). An Indian traveller who is not in possession of a valid Singapore visa and not eligible for VFTF, will not be allowed to enter Singapore.

 

The following general conditions apply for Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF):

  1. Transit travellers who satisfy the criteria for VFTF will have to meet the prevailing entry requirements before they are allowed entry into Singapore. Assessment for entry is determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the point of entry.

     

  2. Extension of stay for transit travellers under the VFTF is strictly not allowed.

 

Requirements

  • You may enter Singapore by any mode of transport but depart only via air or sea. You must have a valid onward air/ferry/cruise ticket departing Singapore within 96 hours; and
  • You must have a valid visa*/long-term pass (with a validity of at least 1 month from the date of entry into Singapore under the VFTF) issued by any of the following countries:


    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Germany^
    • Japan
    • New Zealand
    • Switzerland^
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America

* A visa is considered valid so long as it is good for entry into one of the eight countries listed above. Travelers with Single Journey Visas (SJV) may still be granted VFTF on the return leg of their journey (i.e. after the SJV is used and no longer valid), but you must:

  • Travel directly from the country that issued the SJV, en route through Singapore, back to your home country
  • Not have returned to your home country since you last used the SJV.

^ Applies to visas issued by Germany or Switzerland, or Schengen visas that are good for entry to Germany or Switzerland.


 

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