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Singapore Tourist Visa: A definitive 2021 Guide for Indian citizens

Your Singapore Tourist Visa in 3 Steps. Read this article carefully and understand all that it takes to obtain a Singapore Tourist Visa.

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The visa policy of Singapore allows citizens of 15 countries to qualify for a Singapore Visa. Among the many visitors from the world, Indians lead at the top in Singapore's visitor arrivals. You can now travel to Singapore with a print-out visa and stay there for up to 30 days.

There are many good records made by the island city. The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report ranked Singapore 13th out of 136 countries in 2017. Singapore also received the 1st position for its outstanding business environment, travel and tourism policy, and international openness.

What is a Singapore Tourist Visa?

The Singapore Visa is issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). This is a pre-entry permission for the visa holder to travel to or seek entry into Singapore. The period of stay granted under a Singapore Visa depends upon the type of visa.

Officials or diplomatic passport holders do not need an entry visa to visit Singapore.

There has been a huge surge in visa requirements as Singapore is one of the most-visited destinations by the Indians. The process is simple and online. The Singapore High Commission does not accept any individual walk-in applications.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a Singapore Tourist Visa?

The Immigration Government of Singapore has grouped visa required nationals into 2 groups.

The people from the respective country list need to obtain a visa online by contacting a local Singaporean or nearest Singapore diplomatic mission or a strategic partner in Singapore or with the one working as authorized immigration agents outside the country.

The passport holders from these countries can receive their visas in a day by taking a printout of the e-Visa. Except for the people of North Korea, non-ordinary passport holders from these countries do not need to apply for a visa.

Countries falling under Assessment Level I:

Armenia

India

Russia

Azerbaijan

Kazakhstan

Tajikistan

Belarus

Kyrgyzstan

Ukraine

China

Moldova

Turkmenistan

Georgia

North Korea

Uzbekistan

The residents or the citizens from the below mentioned Assessment Level II countries should get a visa in advance.

For this, they can approach a strategic partner in Singapore, or contact a local Singaporean or reach to a nearest diplomatic mission or consult an immigration consultant living outside of Singapore.

The visa for the following countries will be issued in a maximum of 3 working days. The countries falling under the criteria of Assessment Level II countries are:

Afghanistan

Algeria

Bangladesh

Egypt

Iran

Iraq

Jordan

Kosovo

Lebanon

Libya

Mali

Morocco

Nigeria

Pakistan

Palestine

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Sudan

Syria

Tunisia

Yemen

Non-Ordinary Passports

For the non-ordinary passport holders of Assessment Level II countries, visa requirements will not be applied to the diplomatic or official service passport holders of Jordan, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Morocco, diplomatic passports of Saudi Arabia.

Visa-Free Visits to Singapore

The citizens who are not included in the Assessment Level I and Assessment Level II list are granted visa-free visits for a maximum of 30 days. However, there is an exception for a few passport holders, and they are eligible for 90 days to stay.

All European Union Citizens

Australia

New Zealand

Norway

South Korea

Switzerland

United States of America

 

What Documents are Required for a Singapore Visa?

The following documents are required along with your Singapore Visa application –

  • Duly filled visa application form.
  • Passport with 6 months validity at least.
  • Clear photocopy of passport’s first, last, and observation pages.
  • 2 recent passport-size colour photographs.
  • Copy of passport of the invitee.
  • 6 months bank statement of the applicant.
  • Confirmed return air ticket.
  • Covering letter stating the purpose of visit, date of travel, number of passengers, details of the land itinerary, place of stay in Singapore, and employment details of the applicant.

Any documents in Hindi or any other language, including official notes are required to be translated into the English language and duly certified by a notary.

The Singapore High Commission does not process or issue work passes. Application work passes have to be submitted by potential employers in Singapore directly to the Singapore Ministry of Manpower.

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How to Apply for the Singapore Visa?

Let us now fill the Singapore Application Form in three steps:

  • Step 1: Fill every blank in the form with your valid information such as name, passport info, address, etc. Then, select one of the processing times based on your requirement. Change in the processing times can affect the cost of the Singapore e-Visa.
  •  Step 2: Now, you need to perform a revision and make the needful payment. While revising, make sure that you have entered every detail, and every entered detail is correct. Any mistake made in the process can make your application invalid for the visa process.
  • Step 3: The last stage is for uploading a document. In this stage, you need to provide the required documents to support your visa process.

If any additional documents are required, you need to submit them and wait to receive the approval of Singapore e-Visa in your scheduled time.

A bar graph showing the statistics of number of indian tourists to singapore from 2011-2018


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RELATED FAQs

What is the Singapore Visa Fee Structure?

Singapore eVisa Fee Structure

Visa Type

Processing Time

Costs

Standard Processing

72 Hours

$55

Rush Processing

24 Hours

$87

Super Rush Processing

18 Hours

$122

What is the processing time for the Singapore Visit Visa?

The processing time differs based on the type of the chosen, and the place from where it is applied. The processing time of Singapore Visa for Indians takes a maximum of 7 to 10 working days.

Though it seems like just a week in getting the application processed, it is suggested to apply for the application at least 30 days before the traveling date. It helps in experiencing tension-free processing.

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