Singaporeans who wish to find out if they require a visa to visit a particular country should contact the country’s representative closest to you to be apprised of the latest requirements.
All foreign visitors must ensure that they meet or possess entry requirements as stated by the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Please click here for the requirements.
US Passport Holders (regular, official and diplomatic) do not require a visa to enter Singapore for business or for social visit purposes. They must, however, meet the entry requirements as mentioned above.
Countries/Regions which require a visa for entry into Singapore
If your travel document is issued by one of the countries or regions below, you will need a visa to enter Singapore:
|Democratic People's Republic of Korea||Macao Special Administrative Region (Travel Permit)||Tunisia|
|Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Document of Identity)||Morocco||Uzbekistan|
|Iraq||People's Republic of China (PRC)|
You will also need a visa if you are travelling on:
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.
Visa-Free Transit Facility
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).
Submission of visa applications through Singapore Embassy in Washington D.C.
In addition to the entry requirements stipulated by ICA, please note the following:
A) Visa applications may be submitted online, in-person or by mail. You are advised to apply for an entry visa within 30 days prior to arrival in Singapore.
3501 International Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
You may address your package to "Singapore Embassy". Please note that you may use the courier of your choice. We advise using a service that will provide a tracking number.
B) Documents required (please refer to https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-transit-depart/entering-singapore/visa_requirements and ensure the following are included in your application)
C) Processing fee
D) Processing time
Check Status of Visa Application
You can check the status of your visa application and print a copy of the e-Visa by following the below steps:
Step 1: Go to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website at www.ica.gov.sg
Step 2: At ICA homepage, scroll down to section<Frequently Accessed eServices> and click on <Visa(SAVE)>
Step 3: Scroll the page down and click on <Status Enquiry>
Step 4: Key in your <Application Reference Number (WASXXXXXXSAXXXXXXX) >and <Travel Document Number (XXXXXXXX)>
Step 5: If your application is approved, click on <Proceed> to get the copy of the e-Visa
If you had already been issued with a valid visa but misplaced the copy of your e-Visa, you can also follow the above steps to print a copy of your e-Visa.