Singapore Tourist Visa

Are you a daredevil? Do you like tasting traditional food with a modern twist? Do you look forward to seeing and discovering something new all the time? If your answer to any (or all) of these questions is ‘yes’, then you should consider visiting Singapore. 

The Lion City is well known for its cleanliness and cost of living, but it would be a mistake to think that this is all Singapore has to offer. To truly discover all that Singapore has to offer, it would be a good idea to get your Singaporean visa and get on the next flight to Singapore. 

How to Apply for a Singapore Tourist Visa 

To apply for a tourist visa to Singapore, you will have to complete and submit the visa application form (Form 14 A). There are two ways to access this form: 

  1. Collect the form for free from any Singapore Overseas Mission. The three missions in India are in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. 
  2. Download the form from Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ official website. 

Applying via a Singapore Overseas Mission 

If you plan to submit the form via a Singapore Overseas Mission, you will have to check the website of the mission you are planning to go to. The procedure will be outlined on their website. 

Applying via the e-Service 

You can fill the form on the e-Service portal and request an authorised travel agent to submit the application for you.  

Alternatively, you can request a local contact in Singapore to submit your application using their SingPass account. Your local contact will have to be a Singaporean citizen or Permanent Resident (PR) who is above 21 years of age. They will also have to provide their passport details on the portal. 

When to Apply for a Singapore Visa? 

You need to apply for a Singapore tourist visa at least 30 days prior to the date on which you plan to enter Singapore. 

Singapore Visa Fee

A non-refundable fee of SDG30 needs to be paid for the visa. You can pay this amount online using a Mastercard or Visa credit/debit card. 

Note: This amount may change at the discretion of the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority. 

Processing Time for Your Singapore Visa 

In general, your visa application will be processed within one working day. This does not include the day on which you submit the application. 

However, there may be cases wherein approval of your application may take longer. Keep in mind that applications are considered individually and on their own merit. As such, the processing time could vary. 

Documents Required 

Along with your application form, these are the documents required to process your visa application: 

  • A recent passport-sized photograph (colour) taken in the last three months. Make sure that your photograph follows these requirements: 
    • 35m wide x 45 mm high, with no borders. 
    • Clear and in focus. 
    • The photo should not be taken under direct light and must have even exposure. 
    • Taken against a white background and doesn’t have any shadows. 
    • Avoid wearing plain white clothing or headgear. 
    • You should be facing forward and your eyes should be open. 
    • Your entire face and upper shoulders need to be visible. 
    • Spectacle frames should not cover any part of your eyes. 
    • Your spectacle lenses should not reflect or have a glare to them. 
    • Hair cannot cover your eyes or eyebrows. 
  • A soft copy of the image should have a jpeg file extension and should not be larger than 60KB. 
  • A copy of the biodata page of your passport. Make sure that you have at least 6 months’ validity on your passport. 
  • Completed Form V39A (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application). 
  • Any other document that may be required. 

Note: The Letter of Introduction for Visa Application (LOI), needs to be issued by a local contact in Singapore. This contact needs to be at least 21 years old and have a SingPass account. If you do not have a local contact in Singapore, you can also request your embassy to issue the LOI. 

Other Entry Requirements in Singapore 

Once you arrive in Singapore, you will need to satisfy a few basic requirements before you are allowed entry. These are: 

  • Your passport with 6 months’ validity and your Singapore visa. 
  • Your onward or return tickets as the case may be. 
  • If you are going to another destination (apart from India) from Singapore, you will have to show your visa or any other entry facility that is required for that destination. 
  • Sufficient funds for your stay in Singapore. 
  • A completed disembarkation/embarkation card (D/E Card). 

FAQs 

  1. What do I do if I discover a mistake on my application after it has been submitted or on my visa after it has been issued? 
  2. If there is any mistake with respect to the information on your application or on your visa, you will have to reapply for your visa. You will not be able to make any amendments. 

  3. Can I appeal a rejection of my visa application? 
  4. Yes, you can submit an appeal within one month of your visa being rejected. 

  5. Do I need to take a print out of the approved e-Visa? 
  6. Yes, you should take a print out of the approved e-Visa since immigration authorities are likely to ask you for a copy of the same. 

  7. Is there a number I can call for visa-related issues? 
  8. Ideally, you should consult your strategic partner for all visa-related issues. However, you can call 6391 6408 or 6391 6458 to have your visa-related concerns addressed. 

  9. What if I lose or damage my visa? 
  10. You can always download your visa from the Submission of Application for Visa Electronically (SAVE) webpage. You will need your passport number and your visa application number to do so. 

News About Singapore Tourist Visa

  • Indians can travel to Singapore with Vaccinated Travel Pass

    Fully vaccinated Indians can now travel to Singapore with Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). This decision was taken after both countries resumed daily commercial passenger flights 29 November 2021 onwards from India.

    24 November 2021

  • Yoga followers to get tourist visa

    Government of India is giving e-Visa with 3 sub-groups-e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa, and e-Medical Visa. Under e-Tourist visa, a traveler can indulge in sightseeing, meeting relatives and friends, recreation, and attend a short yoga course. The e-Visa eligibilities have also been simplified and eased out recently. The space for application under e-Visa has been increased from 30 days to 120 days. The duration of stay in India under e-Visa has also been extended from 30 days to 60 days.

    This information was provided by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) in a written reply in Lok Sabha recently. The ministry is hoping that this initiative will help in attracting more and more foreign tourists to India.

    27 July 2017

  • Over 15 Lakh Tourists Availed E-Tourist Visa Till Date

    Figures released by the Indian government have revealed that over 15 lakh tourists to India have availed the e-tourist visa since it was introduced in 2014. The figures were revealed during a Rajya Sabha session, where the Union Home Minister informed the House that nationals from 161 countries can currently avail of this facility. In addition to being used for casual visits, the visa can also be used for short-term yoga programmes and has been very popular among foreign nationals visiting the country.

    22 March, 2017

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