People of India love to travel to love Singapore! In fact, close to 1.4 million Indian tourists visit the Lion City each year. Often many people feel bamboozled by the sheer amount of paperwork that is required to travel abroad. Here is a step-by-step guide of all the information you need to get a visa before your unforgettable trip to Singapore.
Singapore Tourist Visa for Indians
As it goes for most foreign travels, you will need a visa to enter Singapore, if you are holding a travel document issued by this country. However, holders of diplomatic, official, and service passports do not need a visa for entry.
To apply for an entry visa for business or social visits, make sure that you have the documents mentioned below:
- Duly completed Form 14A signed by you. This is important as your visa application will be based on the information declared in this form.
- A valid passport with at least six months validity on the date of entry into Singapore.
- A photocopy of your passport bio-data page (valid for at least six months from the date of your entry into Singapore)
- Your recent passport-sized color photograph taken within the last three months.
- Original updated Bank Statement (i.e. it should have been updated in the last 6 months)
- Your confirmed return flight tickets
- Hotel reservation receipts or other relevant documents regarding your stay.
In addition to these, other documents that might need, or the supporting documents (e.g. Form V39A which is the “Letter of Introduction” for Visa Application (LOI)) may be required on a case-to-case basis.
Singapore Tourist Visa
If you are an Indian citizen and you wish to visit Singapore, you will need to apply for a Singapore e-Visa to enter Singapore for a maximum of 30 days. If you are planning to visit Singapore, then you can submit your visa application online using the e-Service through a strategic partner or a local contact in Singapore.
However, only possession of a valid visa does not guarantee entry into Singapore. Please note that:
- SG Arrival Card is not a visa.
- Valid visa holders will still need to present valid proof of entry approval (e.g. SafeTravel Pass under Green/Fast lane arrangements, Air Travel Pass, approval letter of entry, etc.) as part of entry requirements.
Make sure that you apply for a tourist visa within 30 days prior to arrival in Singapore, because it is ideal for all the processes to follow.
Singapore Tourist Visa Online
You can apply for a Singapore visa online through a convenient electronic system of your choice that has already familiarised itself with the process.
You must note that the Singapore High Commission does not accept any walk-in applications. Each and every application requires to be submitted to Authorised Visa Agents and Strategic Partners. On successful submission of your application, the Authorised agents will provide your Singapore visa through email.
Applying at a Singapore Overseas Mission
Your visa application can be submitted at the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or through its authorized visa agent. To learn about the specific visa application procedure, you will need to visit the website of the Singapore Overseas Mission you plan to go to.
For Indian Consuls, these are the following details:
Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore – India (Chennai)
Consul-General: Mr PONG Kok Tian
Consulate-General: 17-A North Boag Road, T.Nagar, Chennai- 600017, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: +91-44-2815-8207, 2815-8208 (Visa)
Mon – Fri: 8.30 am to 1.00 pm
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays – Closed
Emergency Contact: +91-984-003-3136
Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore – India (Mumbai)
Consul-General: Mr Gavin CHAY Choon Kit
Consulate-General: 152, 14th Floor, Maker Chambers IV 222, Jamnalal Bajaj Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400-021, India
Tel: +91-22-2204-3205, 2204-3209
Mon – Fri: 8.30 am to 1.00 pm
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays – Closed
Emergency Contact: +91-82910 32836
High Commission of the Republic of Singapore – India
High Commissioner: Mr Simon WONG Wie Kuen
Chancery: E-6 Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Fax: +91-11-4601-6413 (General)
Operational Hours :
Mon – Fri: 9.00am to 1.00pm
1.30pm to 5.00pm
Sat & Sun – Closed
Emergency Contact: +91-981-020-3595
Tel: +91-11-4600-0915 (Visa)
Fax: +91-11-4601-6412 (Visa)
Singapore Visa Fees and Processing
You have to pay a $30 (INR 1,650) non-refundable processing fee online using a Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card.
Your visa application will be processed in one working day (excluding the day of submission). Some applications might take a bit longer to process.
Each visa application is considered on its own merits.
Singapore: Visa-free Transit Facilities
Indian travelers usually rejoice at this provision. Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Georgia, India, The People’s Republic of China (PRC), Turkmenistan, and Ukraine may be eligible for the Visa-Free Transit Facility (VFTF).