20 December 2019
There have been reports of continued protests in various parts of India including New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka (Mangaluru), Kerala, Gujarat (Ahmedabad) and parts of the Northeast, which have resulted in violence and loss of lives in some cases.
These protests are expected to continue in the coming days. Singaporeans intending to travel to India should exercise heightened caution, vigilance and avoid non-essential travel where violence and large-scale destruction of property have been reported. Transport, traffic and communications (mobile services and internet) may be affected. Curfews have been imposed in some areas. The Government has also introduced the law that prevents gatherings of four or more people - known as Section 144 – in some areas. Affected Singaporeans are advised to check with their travel agents on the latest situation and allow more time for travel. Due to the evolving situation, they should keep themselves updated on the latest developments through the local news and take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety, including avoiding areas with protests and large gatherings, and following the instructions of the local authorities.
Do stay in touch with your family and friends in Singapore so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans in India are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg.
Those who require consular assistance can contact the following:
SINGAPORE HIGH COMMISSION IN NEW DELHI, INDIA
E-6 Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: +91 11 4600 0800 / +91 98102 03595
Areas of coverage: Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
SINGAPORE CONSULATE-GENERAL IN CHENNAI, INDIA
17A North Boag Road, T Nagar, Chennai 600017
Tel: +91 44 2815 8207 / +91 98400 33136
Areas of coverage: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
SINGAPORE CONSULATE-GENERAL IN MUMBAI, INDIA
152, 14th Floor, Maker Chambers IV
222, Jamnalal Bajaj Road
Tel: +91 22 2204 3205 / +91 82910 32836
Areas of coverage: Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hour)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855
03 August 2019
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has advised tourists and pilgrims to leave Kashmir immediately because of security threats. Singaporeans currently in Jammu & Kashmir are advised to leave soonest possible. While awaiting departure they are to remain vigilant, and follow the advice of local authorities.
Singaporeans should defer all non-essential travel to Jammu & Kashmir in India, given the uncertain security situation there.
Singaporeans travelling to other parts in India should continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety. They are advised to stay vigilant, monitor developments through the local news, and heed the instructions of the local authorities. Do stay in touch with your family and friends in Singapore so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans in India are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg.
It has come to the High Commission's attention that there is an instance of unauthorised use of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) logo to solicit funds in India. The High Commission would like to alert the public that NCSS does not have any presence in India nor does it solicit funds in India. Anyone who suspects that he/she is involved in a potential fraud should lodge a police report.
The High Commission has received multiple complaints regarding the website www.travelsingapore.com.sg being authorised to issue Singapore Visas. We would like to caution potential applicants that this website is a fake website and is not authorised to issue Singapore Visas. All visa applications must be submitted through the High Commission's Authorised Visa agents. You can also do so directly through ICA at www.ica.gov.sg if you have a local contact (Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents aged 21 years and above) in Singapore to Sponsor your visa.
Applying for a visa to visit Singapore? Make sure you are in the right website 1) If you have a local contact (Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents aged 21 years and above) in Singapore to sponsor you for your visa, visit ICA’s website at www.ica.gov.sg for details on how to apply. 2) If you do not have a local contact in Singapore, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website at www.mfa.gov.sg for more details on how to apply through Singapore’s overseas missions and their authorised visa agents. Reminder: Beware of other websites that claim to process your visa applications. Do not fall prey to these scam websites.
Singapore Citizens working in India were previously required to contribute to India's Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPF). Through negotiations with India's EPF Organisation, Singapore Citizens will now be exempted from this requirement with effect from 1 August 2005.