Travel Guide

Visas & Immigration

Visa Requirements

Whilst most foreigners do not require visas, to ensure if you require a visa, please checking with your local consular office or Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at

The granting of visit passes to visitors is determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the point of entry.

Visitors must satisfy the following basic entry requirements before they can be considered for entry into Singapore:
* A passport with at least 6 months validity
* Valid Singapore visa, if applicable
* Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Singapore
* Confirmed onward/return tickets (where applicable)
* Entry facilities to their onward destinations, e.g. visas.
* Completed Disembarkation/Embarkation Card
* Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable (see below)

The period of stay granted is shown on the visit pass endorsement given on the visitor's passport.

Visitors are advised to check their passports for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days stay given before leaving the checkpoint. All visitors on visit passes are not permitted to engage in any form of business, profession, occupation or paid employment while in Singapore.

Visitors may be given up to 30-day social visit passes upon their arrival in Singapore.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

For entry into Singapore, a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over the age of one year old who, within the preceding six days have been in or have passed through any country endemic for yellow fever.

The International Certificate of Vaccination for yellow fever is considered valid 10 days after vaccination and lasts for a period of 10 years.

Citizens for these respective countries are required to attain a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate: * Angola
* Argentina
* Benin
* Bolivia
* Burkina Fasco
* Burundi
* Cameroon
* Central African Republic
* Chad
* Colombia
* Congo
* Cote d'lvoire
* Democratic Republic of Congo
* Ecuador
* Equatorial Guinea
* Ethopia
* French Guyana
* Gabon
* Gambia
* Ghana
* Guinea
* Guinea-Bissau
* Guyana
* Kenya
* Liberia
* Mali
* Mauritania
* Niger
* Nigeria
* Panama
* Paraguay
* Peru
* Rwanda
* Sao Tome & Principe
* Senegal
* Sierra Leone
* Somalia
* Sudan
* Suriname
* Togo
* Trinidad & Tobago
* Uganda
* United Republic of Tanzania
* Venezuela

Extending Your Stay

Visitors who wish to extend their stay in Singapore beyond the prior dates declared on their Disembarkation/Embarkation Card are required to apply for an extension online via the ICA website ( or at the Visitors Services Centre, 4th storey, ICA Building before the visit pass expires.

This application will be subjected to approval.

Please ensure the validity of your passport, onward or return tickets anf onward facilities (such as visas or entry permits) to your next destination and sufficient funds for your stay in Singapore.

In Transit

If you have at least five hours to spare in transit, Changi Airport provides Free City Shuttle to town which includes a Transit Singapore Passport which entitles you to various free tour guide rides around Singapore.

Check with your nearest visitors' centre upon arrival on the latest deals and organised events.

Reporting Lost Passports

Should you lose your passport while in Singapore, please make a police report immediately before proceeding to the ICA (right across from the Lavender MRT Station at 10 Kallang Road) to get a temporary visa. Finally, inform your respective embassy so that you can get through immigration upon arriving back to your respective home country. Other Special Requirements: Women in an advanced state of pregnancy (six months or more) who intend to visit Singapore should make a prior application with the nearest Singapore overseas mission.


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