Announcements

  • 06 Sep 2021

    Updates on Border Measures for Travellers to Singapore

    Updated pre-departure test requirement for inbound travelers to Singapore To reduce the risk of importation, all travellers (including Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) from Category III and IV countries/regions are required to produce a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result taken within 72 hours before departure to Singapore to enter or transit through Singapore. From 9 September 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), all inbound travellers entering or transiting through Singapore from Category II, III and IV countries/regions will need to produce a negative pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 48 hours before departure to Singapore. Travellers entering Singapore will still be subjected to the following: a. On-arrival PCR test ; b. Corresponding SHN and testing regime upon arrival in Singapore; and c. Tested at the end of their SHN. Please refer to the ICA Safe Travel website at safetravel.ica.gov.sg for the Category II, III and IV countries/regions.

  • 23 Jun 2021

    Updates on Border Measures for Travellers from Higher Risk Countries and Regions

    The Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) has been closely monitoring the local and global COVID-19 situation, and will be reducing the duration of the Stay-Home Notice (SHN) based on updated evidence gathered over the past month. In summary, the following changes will be implemented to the SHN regime: a) From 23 June 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), all travellers with recent travel history in the past 21 days to higher risk countries/regions (#) immediately prior to arrival in Singapore, will only be required to complete 14 days of their SHN at dedicated SHN facilities. They will undergo COVID-19 PCR tests on arrival and on Day 14 of their arrival. They will be allowed to end their SHN as long as they have a negative result for their PCR test on Day 14 of their arrival. [#] As of 23 June 2021, this refers to all countries/regions except Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, and New Zealand. Please refer to the Safe Travel Office (safetravel.ica.gov.sg) Website for updates to the countries/regions identified. b) Travellers who had stayed in Taiwan and Israel in the 21 days immediately prior to arrival in Singapore were previously subjected to a 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities, and an additional 7-day SHN at their place of residence. From 23 June 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), travellers who had stayed in these countries/regions in the 21 days immediately prior to their arrival in Singapore will be allowed to apply to opt out of dedicated SHN facilities before arrival and serve their 14-day SHN at their place of residence, if they fulfil the following criteria: i) Travelled to no other country/region (^) other than the above-mentioned countries/regions (i.e. Taiwan and Israel), in the last consecutive 21 days immediately prior to entry into Singapore; and ii) Are occupying their place of residence (i.e. residential address) alone, or only with household members who are also persons serving SHN with the same travel history and duration of SHN. (^) Including the following countries/regions: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, and New Zealand. (correct as of 23 June 2021). c) Besides the on-arrival PCR test and PCR test on Day 14 of arrival, all travelers (*) serving the SHN in dedicated SHN facilities will also undergo ART self-administered tests on Days 3, 7 and 11 of their arrival. This new requirement will be implemented for new arrivals from 27 Jun 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time). Travellers serving their SHN in dedicated SHN facilities will collect their ART self-test kits from the facilities after arrival in Singapore. (*) Travellers (aged 3 and above) will be required to present a valid negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure to Singapore, and be subjected to all tests required of travellers under the prevailing border measures. For more information, please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore. Travellers may also wish to refer to the ICA COVID-19 website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub (https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19.html) for updates on the latest border control measures.

  • 27 May 2021

    Updated Pre-Departure Testing Requirements for Entry into Singapore

    The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that with effect from 29 May 2021, 2359 hours (Singapore time), all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) in India who are entering or transiting through Singapore are required to present a valid negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before their departure to Singapore. This is a pre-requisite before passengers will be allowed to board their flights to Singapore. All travellers will also be required to present their valid COVID-19 PCR test result upon arrival in Singapore. Travellers who arrive in Singapore without a valid negative test result may be denied entry into Singapore. PRs who fail to comply with the new requirement may have their re-entry permit cancelled. This measure is meant to mitigate the risk of imported cases and onward transmission within the local community in Singapore in view of the worsening global COVID-19 situation in recent weeks. For more information please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore. Travellers may also wish to refer to the ICA COVID-19 website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub (https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19.html) for updates on the latest border control measures.

  • 22 Apr 2021

    Further Updates to Border Measures for Travellers Entering Singapore from India

    Please note that with effect from 23 April 2021, 2359hrs (Singapore Time), all long-term visit pass holders and short-term visitors from India will not be allowed to enter or transit in Singapore. This will also apply to all those who had obtained prior approval for entry into Singapore. In addition, all travellers from India including SCs and SPRs are required to serve a 21-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities instead of the previously announced 14-day SHN and 7-day self-isolation at their place of residence. For more information, please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore. Travellers may also wish to refer to the ICA COVID-19 website (https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg) and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub (https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19.html) for updates on the latest border control measures.

  • 16 Dec 2020

    Pre-departure Tests (PDT) Required for Travellers from India

    Travellers who are not Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents and who have recent travel history to India within the last 14 days prior to entry will be required to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours before departure. Travellers will need to present a valid negative COVID-19 test result as part of pre-boarding checks to enter Singapore. Travellers aged 6 and below arriving from India will not be required to present a valid negative Covid-19 test result as a condition of entry into Singapore. The test result memo must state the negative test result in English, the particulars of the traveler/s in accordance with the particulars in the passport (date of birth, nationality & passport number), and indicate the date that the test was taken. If the personal particulars used are not stated in the passport, the traveler should have the relevant identity document on hand for verification. Singapore only accepts test results from recognised labs in India that are internationally accredited or recognised by the Indian Government. Travellers without the necessary PCR test memo will be denied entry into Singapore. If travellers are found to have produced false or forged COVID-19 test certificates, it will affect their ability to obtain or sponsor immigration facilities in the future. This requirement will take effect for those arriving in Singapore from 17 September 2020 at 0000hrs, and will apply on top of the existing requirements of a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities and a negative COVID-19 test before the end of their SHN. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are exempt from the pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test requirement but are still required to serve a 14-day SHN at dedicated SHN facilities and undergo COVID-19 tests (serology test and swab test where necessary) during their SHN. More details can be found on the Singapore Ministry of Health COVID-19 FAQs website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/faqs), specifically Section H for travellers from India. Please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website (https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19) for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore. Travellers may also wish to refer to the ICA COVID-19 website (https://www.ica.gov.sg/covid-19) and the Changi Airport COVID-19 Information Hub (https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19.html) for updates on the latest border control measures.

  • 25 Sep 2020

    Travellers to bear costs of COVID-19 tests and stay at Dedicated SHN Facilities

  • 09 Sep 2020

    Travel Restrictions in India

    In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, international airline operations between India and Singapore remain suspended, except for international repatriation flights under India’s Vande Bharat Mission. From 15 September 2020, international passengers arriving in the state of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal will be required to have a negative RT-PCR test report taken no more than 96 hours prior to arrival. Affected passengers may apply for a RT-PCR test on the SafeTravel website at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/pre-departure-test. Detailed guidelines on activities permitted during India’s phased re-opening can be found on https://www.mha.gov.in. You may also wish to refer to the official website of the Indian Bureau of Immigration at https://boi.gov.in/.

  • 21 Apr 2020

    PM Lee Hsien Loong on the COVID-19 situation in Singapore on 21 April 2020

  • 13 Mar 2020

    Update on COVID-19 in India

  • 15 Sep 2021

    List of Authorised Visa Agents (AVAs) in Chennai and Bengaluru

  • 15 Nov 2019

    Unauthorised use of the National Council of Social Service logo to solicit funds in India

    It has come to our attention that there is an instance of unauthorised use of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) logo to solicit funds in India. We 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 is involved in a potential fraud should lodge a police report.

  • 13 Nov 2019

    Be Informed and Be Safe

    In view of the upcoming school holidays, Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws and customs restrictions, including immigration procedures and entry requirements. Please click above for more information.

  • 17 Sep 2019

    Applying for a visa to visit Singapore? Make sure you are in the right website.

    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. 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. Beware of other websites that claim to process your visa applications. Do not fall prey to these scam websites.

  • 03 Jul 2019

    Consular Services

    Consular services, including notarial (e.g. notarisation of CPF withdrawal forms) and Singapore citizen/permanent resident-related services (e.g. passport application, re-entry permit renewal), are available from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm on Tuesday and Friday (excluding public holidays) strictly on an appointment basis. Please make an appointment at least one working day in advance by sending an email to singcon_maa@mfa.sg For more information, please call us at +91 44 2815 8207.

  • 08 May 2019

    Have Queries on the Singapore Visa?

    Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on Visas by clicking the link above. Should you have any other queries on visas, you can call us at +91 44 2815 8207 or email us at singcon_maa@mfa.sg.

  • 19 Feb 2018

    Exemption for Singapore Citizens Contributing to India's EPF

    Singapore Citizens working in India were previously required to contribute to India’s Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). Through negotiations with India’s Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, all Singapore Citizens are now exempt from this requirement. Please click the header above for more information.

  • 24 Nov 2017

    e-Visa Facility for Entry into India

    The Indian e-Visa is only valid for entry through 28 designated airports (i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi, and Vishakhapatnam) and 5 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, and Chennai). However, the Indian e-Visa holder can exit from any authorised Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India. This Indian e-Visa is an addition to existing Visa services. Information on the Indian e-Visa can be found at the Indian Visa Online website by clicking the header above.

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