Singapore Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Singapore, a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.
Visas for Singapore are not required by nationals referred to in the table above, if they are visiting for social reasons; instead a visit pass is issued on arrival and is usually valid for up to a month.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Singapore.
If a transit visa is required, it will be issued on arrival and have a validity of 96 hours. This allows passengers to leave the airport; bus tours of the city are available for passengers with sufficient stopover time.
Consulate (or consular section of embassy/high commission). In certain countries applications may be submitted online (www.ica.gov.sg).
A long-term visit pass can be issued for the purpose of visiting family, seeking employment or accompanying a child studying in Singapore. There are long lists of requirements available on the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority website (www.ica.gov.sg).
Visa processing time varies by country, with two tiers: one takes an average of three working days, the other an average of two weeks.
Sufficient funds are required either for a visa or visit pass, although ‘sufficient’ is not explicitly defined.
You can apply online for extensions to the visit pass of up to 90 days (www.ica.gov.sg). Extensions to visas depend on nationality.
The standard 30-day quarantine is not required for pets brought from Australia, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK or the USA (Guam and Hawaii only), but it is still necessary to apply for import licence from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (www.ava.gov.sg) within 30 days of import. A certificate of rabies vaccination is also required for dogs and cats, as well as proof of treatment for parasites (which may also be required for other pets). Pets must have an implanted microchip.