Important note: To ensure greater transparency in the fees for Singapore visa applications, the Singapore Government will implement a fixed visa fee of RMB 300 (all inclusive) for Singapore visa applications with effect from 1 February 2017. The fixed fee is inclusive of the visa processing fee of SGD $30 payable to Singapore Government and a service fee payable to the Authorised Visa Agents.
Please approach our Authorised Visa Agents for your visa application. The Singapore Embassy in Beijing and our Consulates-General in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen have ceased to accept walk-in visa applications with effect from 8 Dec 2014.
Visa application is required for citizens or passport holders of the following countries:-
Application for Social/Business Visa
Nationals of Assessment Level 1 Countries
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Commonwealth Of Independent States(Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan), Holder Of Hong Kong Document Of Identity, Holder Of Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Travel Permit.
Nationals of Assessment Level 2 Countries
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
Application for Entry Visa
For those who enter Singapore with approval letter from Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) or Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and those who lost their Work Pass or Student Pass while in China.
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.
- For PRC and Level 1 passport holders, the processing time is 3 working days (including the day of submission by Authorised Visa Agent).
- For Level 2 passport holders, the processing time is 5 working days (including the day of submission by Authorised Visa Agent).
Submission of Visa Applications
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.
If you have a Singapore citizen or a Singapore PR who can act as your local contact and who has a SingPass account, the local contact can also submit the application online via Submission of Application for Visa Electronically (SAVE) at http://www.ica.gov.sg/.
Collection of Visas
You will collect your visa directly from the Authorised Visa Agents once it is ready for collection.
Please note that with effect from 1 July 2009, e-Visa will be issued for Level 1 nationals. Upon the receipt of the e-visa, we encourage that you use SAVE system at http://www.ica.gov.sg/ to print out additional copy for safekeeping. The visa application reference number (eg. VSCxxxxxxSAxxxx2009) and your passport number are required to retrieve a valid e-Visa from SAVE -> Status Enquiry.
Please note that the approved e-visa is required to be sighted by the airlines during check-in. Failing to present the e-visa will render individual not able to travel to Singapore.
Visa Enquiry phone line
All applicants and local contacts are encouraged to read the details outlined here. If further clarification is still required, please contact the Visa Enquiry line at Tel: +86-10-6532 9380 or our Authorised Visa Agents.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Can I apply for a visa upon arrival at Singapore?
A: No, application for a Singapore visa must be submitted and be approved prior to arrival in Singapore.
- Q: What material should be submitted for group household register?
A: For group household register, please either provide the original & photocopy or approach the Public Security Bureau or local police station to produce a certificate/letter.
- Q: Must the certificate of bank deposit be a fixed deposit certificate? Are there any specific requirements?
A: The deposit certificate need not necessary be freezed as long as it is issued within 1 month of the visa submission date. There is no minimum requirement on the amount of money needed on the certificate of bank deposit, as long as the sum can reflect your actual economic capability.
- Q: How do I transfer my valid visa from my old passport to the new one?
A: For transfer of visa, please submit your old and new passport (original and copy), the valid visa, and the fulfilled Form 14A and your 2 inches colored photos to our Authorised Visa Agents.