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November 2018: 



Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [8 November 2018]


In view of the upcoming holiday travel season, Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorism.  In 2018, disasters such as earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption and typhoon struck our region and beyond, which affected a number of popular tourist destinations.  In addition, threats of terror attack at tourist destinations cannot be ruled out.  It is important for Singaporeans to be informed and be safe while travelling.    

For those planning to travel, here are some tips:


Before travelling

  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website (https://www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

While travelling


  • Always take care of your personal safety, and remain vigilant and alert to local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.

In the event that you require consular assistance, you may call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at +65 6379 8800/8855 or the Singapore High Commission in New Delhi at +91 (11) 46000915 from 9am to 5pm (IST) and +91 9810203595 after 5pm (IST).



Job Scams



There have been a number of cases of Indian nationals being cheated through fake job offers. Fraudsters typically use the names of legitimate companies or companies that are not even registered in Singapore to scam unsuspecting victims. The Singapore High Commission would like to advise the public to approach such companies in Singapore directly to enquire on the authenticity of such offers.


Latest case is that Indian nationals are receiving job offers from a non-existent hotel called The Palm Bliss (https://thepalmbliss.com) claiming to offer jobs in Singapore. The High Commission would like to enphasize that there is no such hotel in Singapore. 


Also, Indian nationals are receiving job offers from a recruitment company named Global Reach Int (www.globalreachint.com) claiming to offer jobs in Singapore. 


We would like to once again remind would-be applicants to visit the Ministry of Manpower website at www.mom.gov.sg. It contains details of work passes and permits applicable to all foreigners who intend to work in Singapore, which need to be obtained before they start work. In particular, it should be noted that successful work permit applicants will receive an In-Principle Approval (IPA) after the work permit application is approved. To verify whether the IPA is genuine, applicants can visit www.mom.gov.sg. Click on “Work passes and permits”, select “Work Permit for foreign worker” and select “Application Status Check via Work Permit Online (Non-login)” under the eServices and forms portion. This service is open to the general public and is free of charge.



October 2018:


Letter from High Commissioner to The Times of India


Letter from High Commissioner of the Republic of Singapore to India Lim Thuan Kuan to Times of India Group Editorial Director, Mr Jaideep Bose, in response to article “Asean rules out formal meet with India in Nov”, published by The Times of India on 23 September 2018.  


August 2018:


Singapore National Day 


In observance of Singapore's National Day the High Commission will be closed on 9 August 2018. 


July 2018: 


Job Scams



There have been a number of cases of Indian nationals being cheated through fake job offers. Fraudsters typically use the names of legitimate companies or companies that are not even registered in Singapore to scam unsuspecting victims. The Singapore High Commission would like to advise the public to approach such companies in Singapore directly to enquire on the authenticity of such offers.


Latest case is that Indian nationals are receiving job offers from a recruitment company named Global Reach Int (www.globalreachint.com) claiming to offer jobs in Singapore. 


Would-be applicants are also advised to visit the Ministry of Manpower website at www.mom.gov.sg. It contains details of work passes and permits applicable to all foreigners who intend to work in Singapore, which need to be obtained before they start work. In particular, it should be noted that successful work permit applicants will receive an In-Principle Approval (IPA) after the work permit application is approved. To verify whether the IPA is genuine, applicants can visit www.mom.gov.sg. Click on “Work passes and permits”, select “Work Permit for foreign worker” and select “Application Status Check via Work Permit Online (Non-login)” under the eServices and forms portion. This service is open to the general public and is free of charge.



ICA has launched MyICA



MyICA is a personalised portal recently launched by ICA on 27 June 2018. The portal allows Singaporeans to access ICA’s range of e-Services on a single platform with their SingPass and 2FA. The e-Services currently available on MyICA include :


·         Passport application

·         Identity card application

·         APEC Business Travel Card application

·         Request for birth/death extract

·         Request for change of address

·         Sponsor of Long-term Visit Pass

·         Sponsor as Local Contact for visa application

·         Sponsor as Local Contact for Pre-Marriage Long-Term Visit Pass


You may wish to visit ICA’s website for a list of FAQs regarding MyICA e-services at: http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/ICA/apps/Fcd_faqmain.aspx?TOPIC=210298



February 2018: 


[Update] 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 Organisation (EPF). Through negotiations with India's EPF Organisation, Singapore Citizens will now be exempted from this requirement with effect from 1 August 2005. Please click here for more information.



Notice - Unauthorised Visa Agents



January 2018:



Notice - Updates to AVA List (Annex A)



November 2017:



Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [18 November 2017]


In 2017, there have been various attacks on civilian targets which affected areas popular with tourists and locals. Widely-reported incidents in recent months include the attacks in Lower Manhattan in New York (31 October 2017), at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas (1 October 2017), at Las Ramblas street in Barcelona (17 August 2017), at the London Bridge and Borough Market in London (3 June 2017), and at the Drottninggatan street in Stockholm (7 April 2017).

As a precaution during this holiday travel season, we advise Singaporeans of the following:


  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.


  • Take a few minutes to eRegister with MFA (online or via the MFA@SG mobile app).


  • Always take care of your personal safety, and remain vigilant and alert to local security developments.


  • Obey the laws and respect the local customs of the countries you are visiting.


  • Keep your passport and identity card separate to minimise the risk of you losing both your ID documents.


  • Never carry too much cash and valuables. Never leave your valuables unattended.


  • Make sure you know the local rules of the road. Ensure that you, your passengers and the vehicle are covered by insurance.


  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.


  • Monitor the local news and heed the instructions of the local authorities in an emergency.


  • Stay in touch with your family and friends in Singapore so that they know you are safe.  Inform them of your whereabouts and activities.


In the event that you require consular assistance, please call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours) at +65-6379 8800/8855, or get in touch with the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission.


You may also contact the Singapore High Commission in India at +91 4600 0800 (9am to 5pm) and +91 981020 3595 (after 5pm) in the event that you require consular assistance in India.



October 2017:

Notice - Updates to AVA List (Annex A)


June 2017:

Notice - Updates to AVA List (Annex A)


July 2016:

Notice - Job Scams


23 December 2016:

Travel Advisory for Singaporeans - 'Overseas Travel - Keep Safe and Stay Vigilant'


1 January 2016:

Exemption for Singapore Citizens contributing to India’s EPF - Singapore Citizens working in India are now exempt from the requirement to contribute to India’s Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). If you have previously contributed to the EPF, you will be allowed to withdraw your past contributions. However, this can only be done after your employment contract in India ends. Information on EPF withdrawal procedures can be found at the Ministry of Trade and Industry website.


9 December 2015:

Public Advisory On Fake Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Website Information available on the ICA website.

 

Updates on India-Singapore Relations

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong made a working visit to Delhi from 12 - 14 December 2017 and called on PM Narendra Modi. More information on the visit is available at our media centre.

[Photo credit: Prime Minister's Office, India]

 

Consular Services for Singaporeans

 

Information for Travellers to Singapore

 

*NEW* Stories of Friendship

Beyond trade and diplomacy, it is the bonds formed between people of different cultures that build the close relations between countries. In this section, we present stories of passion, kindness and friendship between Indians and Singaporeans that inspire and remind us of the truth of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - 'the world is one family'. Click here to view.

 

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Address:
E-6 Chandragupta Marg
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021

Tel:
+91 (11) 46000915 (Visa and Consular)
+91 (11) 46000800

Fax:
+91 (11) 4601 6413 (General)
+91 (11) 4601 6412 (Visa)


E-Mail:
singhc_del@mfa.sg

Operational Hours:
Mon-Fri
9.00 am to 1.00 pm
1.30 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - closed

The High Commission will be closed on the following Public Holidays.

Advisory for Singaporeans visiting India:
The import and use of satellite phones in India are illegal.

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