Singapore is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is a beautiful, clean and safe city and offers a cosmopolitan culture for everyone to blend in easily. Indian residents who want to visit Singapore for tourism purpose need to have a valid visa. Given below is detailed information about how to apply for the visa and what are the requirements for the same:
Eligibility & Validity
Indian passport holders can apply for a Singapore Tourist visa that allows a stay for a maximum period of 30 days. The passport should be valid for 6 months from the date of entry in Singapore.
To apply for the Singapore Tourist visa, Indian residents need to fill up the free application form 14 A, the Visa will be created taking the information provided in this form. To support the information that you’ve provided in the form, you need to add a recent passport size photograph and a photocopy of your passport biodata page (valid for at least six months from the date of your entry into Singapore). Proof of occupation and income also needs to submitted. Additional supporting documents such as return flight tickets, bank statements etc may be required in certain cases.
Your visa application can be submitted online which is also known as an e-visa service, 30 days prior to the commencement of your journey through a strategic partner, authorized visa agent or a local contact from Singapore.
An INR 2500- 3000 non-refundable processing fee is payable online using a visa/Debit/Credit card.
Your visa application will generally be processed in 3 working days (excluding the day of submission). However, some applications may take longer to process.
If your application is approved, the e-Service can be used to print a copy of your e-visa.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Am I required to provide my passport when I apply for Singapore Tourist visa?
Ans. Yes, you need to provide a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of entry into Singapore.
2. Is bank statement a compulsory document Singapore Tourist visa?
Ans. You may need to show your bank statement for the last three months. You should have more than INR 60,000 balance in your bank account.
3. Who decides if I will get a visa?
Ans. Your visa application will be processed and decided by Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
4. Can I withdraw my visa application if I had already submitted it?
Ans. You may be able to withdraw your application if the Visa process has not begun. To withdraw, you need to provide a letter signed personally by you in the original copy.
5. Will I get a refund if I withdraw my application in time?
Ans. Generally, once applications are submitted, there is no refund.
6. Can I pay my visa fees with a friend’s or a relative’s visa/Credit/Debit Card?
Ans. Yes, you can
7. What is the difference between visa validity and maximum allowed stay in Singapore?
Ans. Issued Singapore Tourist visa allows multiple entries into the country during its period of validity which begins from the date of issue of the visa. However, the duration of each stay in Singapore cannot exceed 30 days, i.e. every time you are entering the country your passport will be accordingly stamped allowing to remain for (usually) 30 days.
8. Is entry to Singapore guaranteed if I have a visa?
Ans. The final decision on granting and the validity of the visa is made by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoint Authority
Applying for Singapore Tourist visa is quite simple and like Canadian Tourist visa and takes less than an hour to apply if you have all your documents ready. Visit Singapore today by booking a trip with us and utilize your tourist visa before it becomes invalid.