VISA AND CUSTOMS
Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry. For more information on visa requirements and the Visa Free Transit Facility, you can check with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority or the Singapore Overseas Mission closest to you. The period of stay granted will be shown on the visit pass endorsement in your passport.
All travellers are required to go through immigration clearance upon arrival into Singapore. 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 (refer to the Visa Requirements page for more information).
- 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.
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 are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Singapore beyond the number of days given. If there is a need to stay beyond the period granted, visitors may apply for an extension of stay online via e-XTEND or at the Visitors Services Centre, 4th storey, ICA Building, before the visit pass expires. Application for extension of stay is subject to approval.