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Visa Information: Everything You Need to Know

Are you an Indian national planning to travel to Singapore? Or perhaps you’re a citizen of another country seeking visa requirements for entering Singapore? Look no further – we have all the information you need right here! iBlog is your go-to source for comprehensive and up-to-date visa information.

Visa Requirements for Indian Nationals

If you’re an Indian resident or passport holder, visa functions are required for your visit to Singapore. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Simply click here to find out more about the visa requirements specifically for Indian nationals.

Visa Requirements for Other Nationals

If your travel document is issued by a country or region other than India, you may also need a visa to enter Singapore. To find out the specific visa requirements for your country, click on the respective country or region below:

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Please note that additional documentation may be required on a case-by-case basis. If you’re unsure, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.

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Submission of Documents

To apply for a visa, you must submit your application through an authorized visa agent. Visa applications will only be accepted if all the required documents are in order. Some of the essential documents you will need for your visa application include:

  • Duly completed Form 14A signed by you
  • Valid passport with a minimum of six months validity on the date of entry into Singapore
  • Two passport-sized color photographs taken within the last three months

For more specific requirements and supporting documents, please refer to the guidelines provided by our authorized visa agents.

Visa Processing Time

We understand that time is of the essence. That’s why we strive to process your visa application as quickly as possible. Once your application has been submitted by the authorized visa agent, you can expect the processing time to be 3 to 5 working days (excluding weekends and public holidays).

Photo Guidelines

When submitting your visa application, it’s important to pay attention to the photo requirements. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind:

  • The photo should be taken within the last three months
  • It should be clear and in focus, with a size of 35mm by 45mm and without any borders
  • The background should be plain white without shadows
  • Avoid wearing white headgear or plain white clothing (except if it’s worn for religious or racial customs)
  • Your full face and upper shoulders should be visible, with eyes open, and facing forward
  • Your hair should not cover your eyebrows or eyes
  • The photo should have even exposure, without direct lighting
  • Spectacle frames should not cover any part of your eyes, and the lenses should not reflect or glare
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For more detailed information on photo requirements, please refer to our photo guidelines.

Visa Fees

Every visa application requires a processing fee of S$30. This fee is non-refundable, regardless of the outcome of your application. Please note that our authorized visa agents may charge an additional Rs.500 service fee on top of the visa processing fee.

Important Notices

  • Incomplete forms or documents may result in the rejection or delay of your application.
  • The granting of a visa does not guarantee entry into Singapore. Entry into Singapore is determined by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the point of entry. Visitors must also meet entry requirements such as holding a valid passport, having sufficient funds for the duration of their stay, and possessing a confirmed onward/return air ticket (if applicable).
  • The validity of your visa refers to the period during which you can seek entry into Singapore. The duration of your stay will be determined by ICA officers at the respective checkpoints.
  • It’s important to note that a Singapore visa is not an immigration pass. It is a pre-entry permission for the holder to travel to and seek entry into Singapore. The grant of an immigration pass will be determined by ICA officers at the point of entry. Simply possessing a valid visa does not guarantee entry into Singapore. The period of stay granted will be indicated on the visit pass endorsement in your passport and is not tied to the validity of your visa.

Visa Transfer

If you have a valid visa of three months or more in your previous passport, you can transfer your current visa to your new passport. Our authorized visa agents can assist you with this process for a processing fee of Rs.500. Please note that visa transfer applications are only accepted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We highly recommend transferring your visa to your new passport before your trip to Singapore to avoid any travel delays.

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Checking Status of Visa Application

To check the status of your visa application or to obtain a copy of your e-Visa, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website at www.ica.gov.sg
  2. Scroll down to the section labeled “e-Services and Forms” and click on “Apply entry visa”
  3. Scroll down the page and click on either “Enquire Application Status” or “Enquire Family Application Status” depending on the type of application
  4. Enter your Visa Reference Number (e.g., DELXXXXXXSAXXXXXXXX) and Applicant’s Travel Document Number (e.g., XXXXXXXX), then click “Next”
  5. If your application is approved, click on “Print e-Visa” to obtain a copy of your e-Visa

Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF)

Are you an Indian national transiting to or from any third country by air? You may be eligible for the 96-hour Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF). However, it’s important to meet the following conditions:

  • You must enter Singapore by any mode of transport but depart only by air or sea.
  • You must have a valid onward air/ferry/cruise ticket departing Singapore within 96 hours.
  • You must have a valid visa/long-term pass issued by any of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or the United States of America.

Please note that there are additional requirements for travelers with Single Journey Visas (SJV). For more information, refer to the specific guidelines.

FAQs

Q: I’m an Indian citizen traveling to Singapore for the first time. Do I need a visa?

A: Yes, as an Indian citizen, you will need a visa to enter Singapore. Please refer to the visa requirements for Indian nationals mentioned earlier in this article.

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Q: How long does it take to process a Singapore visa?

A: The processing time for a Singapore visa is typically 3 to 5 working days. However, please keep in mind that this excludes weekends and public holidays.

Q: Can I transfer my existing Singapore visa to a new passport?

A: Yes, if you have a valid Singapore visa of three months or more in your previous passport, you can transfer it to your new passport. Please contact our authorized visa agents for assistance with the transfer process.

For more frequently asked questions, please visit our website.

Conclusion

Planning your trip to Singapore should be exciting and hassle-free. With iBlog as your trusted source for visa information, you can now focus on exploring the vibrant sights and rich culture of Singapore. Remember to check the specific visa requirements for your country and the photo guidelines before submitting your application. Safe travels!

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