Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is the governing body that issues Singapore Visit visas. This visa is a pre-entry permission that is granted to visa holders who are seeking entry into Singapore. The duration of the visa is depended upon the type of visa.
Diplomatic or official passport holders are not required to have a visa to get entry into Singapore.
As Singapore is one of the most sought destinations for tourism by Indians, therefore a demand for Singapore tourist visas. The process for visa application is rather quite simple and easy if you are aware of the procedures.
There are two groups as per the visa requirements that have been determined by the Immigration Government of Singapore.
The nationals from the given below country list are required to apply for a visa through an online process by contacting the nearest Singapore diplomatic mission or a strategic partner in Singapore, or through a local Singaporean or with an authorized agent outside the country.
The visa copies can be received within the duration of one day only by taking the printout of the e-Visa. Non-ordinary passport holder from these countries does not need to apply for a visa except for North Korea.
Countries falling under Assessment Level I:
Citizens or residents of Assessment Level II countries are required to obtain the visa in advance. Visas for the residents or citizens of these countries are issued for a maximum of three days (working days).
The countries that are in the Assessment Level II countries list are given below:
Countries that are not listed in the Assessment Level I and Assessment Level II list are allowed to visit Singapore for a maximum of 30 days. There is an exception for a few passport holders as well, the maximum duration for a visa-free entry can be extended to 90 days.
|All European Union Citizens||Australia|
|United States of America|
Kindly follow the given below checklist to apply for a Singapore Tourist Visa:
If any of your documents are in any other language rather than English, then they should be translated into English from a certified notary.
|Visa Type||Processing Time||Cost|
|Standard Processing||72 Hours||$55|
|Rush Processing||24 Hours||$87|
|Super Rush Processing||18 Hours||$122|
The processing time for a Singapore tourist visa usually takes 7 to 10 working days. However, the processing timing can differ depending on factors like the type of chosen processing, the place from where the applicant has applied from. It is recommended to apply beforehand for your visa for smooth processing, at least 30 days before the date of travelling.
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