Embassy of the Republic of Singapore - Washington D.C.
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Submission of visa application may be done online, in person or by mail. Please submit the visa application within 30 days prior to arrival in Singapore.


All applications submitted in person to the Embassy will only be accepted between 9.00am to 1.00pm on weekdays on an appointment-only basis.  The Embassy will not accept any applications without an appointment.


ONLINE APPLICATION

You may submit your visa application via Submission of Application for Visa Electronically (SAVE) through a local contact with a SingPass account.

APPLYING AT THE SINGAPORE EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON, DC IN PERSON OR BY MAIL

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh*
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan*
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Mali
  • Nigeria*
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia†
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia*
  • Yemen
  • Holders of:
    • Palestinian Authority Passport
    • Temporary Passport issued by the United Arab Emirates
    • Refugee Travel Document issued by Middle-East countries

* Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service passports are exempted from visa requirements.
† Holders of Diplomatic passports are exempted from visa requirements.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • Completed Form 14A

  • One recent passport-sized colour photograph which meets the following requirements:

    • Image must be taken within the last 3 months

    • Photograph should be in colour, must be taken against a white background with a matt or semi-matt finish

    • Image must show the full face and without headgear (headgear worn in accordance with religious or racial customs is acceptable but must not hide the facial features)

  • Please provide a day time contact number, email address and state the type of visa required – single, double or multiple journeys.

  • Original passport and one photocopy of the applicant’s passport bio-data page. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the last day of intended stay in Singapore.

  • Completed Form V39A (Letter of Introduction (LOI) for Visa Application).
    • For visa applicants travelling to Singapore for business purposes, a LOI from a Singapore registered business entity is required. (LOI from US companies are not acceptable.) The person acting on behalf of the business entity must be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is at least 21 years old can. Invitation letters from conference organisors will also be accepted.
    • For visa applicants travelling to Singapore for tourism and social purposes, a LOI may be issued by a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident who is at least 21 years. If you are not able to furnish a LOI from a local contact, you may approach your Embassy to issue a LOI to support your visa application.

  • A copy of air ticket and hotel reservations. Detailed proposed itineraries (flight and hotel) will also be accepted.

  • A valid visa to the next destination should be obtained (if applicable). If you are returning to USA after visiting Singapore, please submit a clear copy of your valid US Resident Alien/PR/Green Card, US visa or relevant documentary proof confirming your returnability, eg. INS Parole Paper, etc.

  • Letter of Employment

  • Any additional documents that may support your visa application.

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PROCESSING FEE:

The processing fee is US$22.00 per visa application. The fee collected is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if you withdraw the application after submission.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

 

(INCOMPLETE FORMS/DOCUMENTS MAY RESULT IN THE APPLICATION BEING REJECTED OR DELAYED)

 

 

NOTES:

  • The processing of visa applications would take approximately 5 to 7 business days from the date of receipt of complete applications though some may take longer. Applicants should therefore give allowance for processing and possible postal delays before their intended departure. The processing time required is independent of the mode of application (i.e. either by post or in person). There is no facility of expediting service. Depending on the documents produced, local sponsors (i.e. Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents) and security bond may be required.

  • The permitted duration of stay is determined at the discretion of the Immigration Officer upon arrival at the Singapore Immigration Checkpoints. Regardless of the length of stay granted, visitors may apply for extensions of stay in person at the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority before the expiration of the entry permit. The address of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority is as follows:-

    10 Kallang Road
    Singapore 208718
    Tel: (65) 6391-6100 Fax: (65) 6298-0837
    http://www.ica.gov.sg

  • Please note that visas issued are for Social / Business Visits only.

ADDITIONAL NOTES IF YOU ARE APPLYING THROUGH:

  1. SINGAPORE EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON DC
    3501 International Place NW, Washington, DC 20008
    All applications submitted in person to the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC will only be accepted between 9.00am to 1.00pm on weekdays on an appointment-only basis.
    1. Please issue a cashier’s cheque or money order in US currency made payable to the "Singapore Embassy". Personal/corporate checks are not accepted.
    2. Payment by exact cash if applying in person. Do not send cash through the mail.
    3. To facilitate the return of your passport by post, please provide a self-addressed and stamped US Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail Flat Rate envelope OR a self-addressed prepaid envelope from a courier service of your choice. For the latter, please make sure that pick-up service from our location is available.

  2. SINGAPORE CONSULATE-GENERAL IN SAN FRANCISCO
    595 Market Street, Suite 2450, San Francisco, CA 94105
    Hours: 9:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Mondays to Fridays
    www.mfa.gov.sg/sanfrancisco

    1. Please issue a cashier’s cheque or money order in US currency made payable to the "Singapore Consulate-General".
    2. To facilitate the return of your documents by post, please provide a self-addressed and stamped US Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail/Priority Mail envelope OR a self-addressed prepaid envelope from a courier service of your choice. For the latter, please make sure that pick-up service from the Consulate is available.

  3. SINGAPORE CONSULATE IN NEW YORK
    318 East 48th Street, New York, NY10017
    Hours: 9.00am - 1.00pm, Mondays to Fridays
    www.mfa.gov.sg/newyork-consul
    1. Please issue a cashier’s cheque or money order in US currency made payable to "The Consulate of Singapore".
    2. To facilitate the return of your documents by post, please provide a self-addressed and stamped US Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail envelope. Federal Express, DHL, UPS, Airborne, Certified mail, etc. are not acceptable.

  4. SINGAPORE CONSULATE-GENERAL IN MIAMI
    2601 South Bayshore Drive, 9th Floor, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
    Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Mondays to Fridays
    1. As approval is processed from Singapore’s end, the processing time may take slightly longer at this Consulate. For very urgent cases, please submit your application to the Singapore Embassy, the Consulate-General in San Francisco or the Consulate in New York.
    2. Please issue a cashier’s cheque or money order in US currency made payable to the "The Consulate of Singapore". Personal/corporate checks are not accepted.
    3. To facilitate the return of your documents by post, please provide a self-addressed and stamped US Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail Flat Rate envelope OR a self-addressed prepaid envelope from a courier service of your choice. For the latter, please make sure that pick-up service from the Consulate is available.

  5. SINGAPORE CONSULATE-GENERAL IN CHICAGO
    Mr Newton N. Minow, c/o Sidley Austin LLP One South Dearborn 24th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603
    Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Mondays to Fridays
    1. As approval is processed from Singapore’s end, the processing time may take slightly longer at this Consulate. For very urgent cases, please submit your application to the Singapore Embassy, the Consulate-General in San Francisco or the Consulate in New York.
    2. Please issue a cashier’s cheque or money order in US currency made payable to the "The Consulate of Singapore". Personal/corporate checks are not accepted.
    3. To facilitate the return of your documents by post, please provide a self-addressed and stamped US Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail Flat Rate envelope OR a self-addressed prepaid envelope from a courier service of your choice. For the latter, please make sure that pick-up service from the Consulate is available.

We are not responsible for any document lost in the mail.

 

 
 
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Address:
3501 International Place, NW
Washington DC 20008

Tel:
+1 (202) 537-3100

Fax:
+1 (202) 537-0876

E-Mail:
singemb_was@mfa.sg


Operational Hours:
Mon-Fri 9.00am-1.00pm; 2.00pm-5.30pm Washington DC time (EST)

Consular Services (By appointment only):
Mon-Fri 9.00am – 1.00pm Washington DC time (EST)

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