Singapore Visa Types, Requirements, and Application

Singapore is one of the smallest countries but one of the most visited destinations in the world. Did you know the requirements of a Singapore visa? How to lodge a Singapore visa application? Letโ€™s find out in this article.

Who needs a visa to enter Singapore?

The nationals from the following countries need a visa to enter Singapore. The list is divided into two main categories which are Assessment Level 1 countries and Assessment Level 2 countries.

Nationals from both the lists do need a visa to enter Singapore. However, nationals of Assessment Level 1 can getย  an electronic visa. In contrast, the ones from Assessment Level 2 can only get a visa if they apply for a Singapore Embassy or Consulate.

  • The list of Assessment Level 1 countries includes:
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟย  Kazakhstan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ Tajikistan
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Kyrgyzstan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Moldova ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ Turkmenistan
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต North Korea ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Uzbekistan
  • The list of Assessment Level 2 countries includes:
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ Afghanistan ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Kosovo ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Algeria ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง Lebanon ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด Somalia
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ Bangladesh ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Sudan
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ Syria
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณย Tunisia
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Iraq ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช Yemen
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด Jordan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Palestine

Visa exemption

Every other country who was not mentioned on the tables above is exempt from holding a Singapore visa. Visa-exempt nationals can stay without a visa for a maximum of 30 days.

Citizens of the following countries are allowed to stay for 90 days:

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
  • European Union citizens:
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑย Poland
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พย Cyprus ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden

Singapore visa types

There are two visa types, which are Single Journey Visa and Multiple Journey Visa.

Single journey visa

This type visa only allows you to visit Singapore only once, even if your visa is still within the validity.ย 

Multiple journey visaย 

This sort visa allows you to visit Singapore many times, as long as your visa is still valid within the granted duration. There are common card types as follows:

Short term visit pass

This type of visa pass is issued for international citizens visiting Singapore when the purpose of the stay fall into the following categories:

  • Tourism purposes.
  • Social visit.
  • Medical treatment in Singapore hospitals.

Nevertheless, if you want to stay longer than 30 days to serve one of the listed above purposes, you can apply to extend the Short-term Visit Singapore Pass.

Work passes and permits

There are four main types of this visa pass. Which are:

  • Singapore work passes for professionals.
  • Singapore work passes for skilled, semi-skilled workers.
  • Singapore work passes for foreign students and trainee.
  • Short-term work passes.

Dependentโ€™s pass

You need to lodge a Singapore visa application on this matter if you are a foreigner wishing to take your family members to reside in Singapore. To apply for this successfully, you need to satisfy the conditions of possessing one of the following documents:

  • Employment pass, personalized employment pass or S pass: You need to show your monthly salary of at least $6,000 and proof of being hired and sponsored by a well-established company based in Singapore.
  • EntrePass: You are required to fulfill the minimum total business spending of $10,000 per year as well as local employment experience.

Moreover, this is the list of eligible family members you can bring to Singapore:

  • Your legal husband or wife.
  • Your children who are under 21 years old and not married. The list is also extended to the legally adopted children.

Long-stay visit pass

You will need to apply for Singapore visa on this matter if you are a foreigner wishing to work in Singapore in more than 30 days. This visa is issued for family member who are not eligible for Dependent Visa Pass

Student pass

This is granted for international students pursuing further education in institutions in Singapore.

Visa-free transit facility

This is granted for international visitors stopping over at Singapore airport to transit to the connecting flight, The maximum granted duration of stay is 96 hours.

Singapore visa requirements

Singapore visa
Singapore visa

General Singapore visa requirements

These are some required general documents to submit when you apply for Singapore visa.:

  • A duly completed application form.
  • One recently-taken colored photos on the white background within three months.
  • Photocopy of biographic documents including birth certificate in the format of A4.
  • A valid passport which does not exceed 10 years.
  • A return ticket or flight booking proof in A4 format
  • Documents showing your sufficient finance such as bank statements, payroll or bank balance.
  • A credit card. The suitable kind of credit card is VISA or Mastercard.
  • A letter of introduction.
  • Confirmed accommodation documents.
  • A declaration letter of your purpose for the stay.
  • Civil status proofs to justify.
  • Visa fee receipt.

If you fail to meet one criteria of Singapore visa requirements, your Singapore visa stands a high chance of being rejected.

Additional documents

Apart from the given indispensable documents, there are some additional factors based on the nationality of the citizens.

It is noteworthy that the nationals from the following African and Latin American countries need to submit a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. The list includes:

  • Africa
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท Mauritania
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ Benin ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Gabon ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช Niger
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Gambia ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burundi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ Senegal
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ Guinea ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra Leone
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Central African Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-Bissau ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ South Sudan
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ Chad ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Ivory Coast ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Sudan
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Congo ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Togo
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Democratic Republic of the Congo ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท Liberia ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Uganda
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ Equatorial Guinea ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali
  • Latin America
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซ French Guiana ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด Bolivia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ Guyana ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท Suriname
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad and Tobago
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Paraguay ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช Venezuela
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador

How to apply for Singapore visa?

Gardens by the Bay - Singapore
Gardens by the Bay – Singapore

You need to follow these following steps one by one for the Singapore visa application.

Step#1. Be prepared

Pick a reasonable time to apply for Singapore visa. You will prepare your visa application, including but not limited to: your duration of visa, your purpose of the stay, your type of visa and choose a Singapore-based agency or a local contact to submit the form.

If you reach out to the local contact, he/ she must be at least 21 years old as well as eligible to register for Singpass.

Step#2. Fill out visa application form

You will complete the application form and gather the necessary documents which are tailored for your type of visa. Then, you will send them to the local contact/ agency to request to submit on behalf of you.

Step#3. Pay visa fee

The visa fee hinges on the type of visa you apply for. Specifically:

  • The fee for a single journey visa is 22.26 dollars.
  • The fee for a multiple journey visa is 22.26 dollars.
  • The fee for single-entry visa extension is 29.68 dollars.

You will need to pay the fee via Mastercard or Visa.

Step#4. Get the visa

Once being approved, your Singapore visa will be sent to your email. The last thing you need to do is print it out.