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With the number of Indian business travellers and tourists, travelling to Singapore, increasing over the last few years, now getting a visa is easy and fast. Before applying for a Singapore visa, please keep these points in mind:

What are the different types of visa?

While there are several categories of visa, there are two main categories: Non-immigrant Visa – for temporary visit such as for tourism, business, work or studying, and Immigrant Visa – to immigrate to the destination country.

How to get a tourist visa to Singapore?

The process to apply for Singapore tourist visa is very simple – you just need a visa form and two recent coloured passport size photographs (35mm X 45mm, 80% face close up, matte finish, white background only). Ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months from the date of entry in Singapore. Also, download the checklist for the required documents and carry photocopies of all documents.

What are the documents required for tourist Visa?

Apart from the filled form with the signature and photographs, you need to attach income tax papers of last 3 years along with bank statements of last 3 months. Applicants should also have sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore along with confirmed return tickets. Moreover, the consulate has the right to ask for additional documents as deemed necessary.

What are the additional documents required for Singapore Business Visa?

Apart from the documents mentioned above, you would need to submit the IMM FORM 14A, FORM V39A (Letter of Introduction) – that needs to be filled by a Singapore registered company’s representative, who can provide a Singapore NRIC/FIN number. The letter must also mention the address, telephone number and fax number of the company you work for. Also, you need to submit an original ACRA printout of the Singapore registered company’s business profile, issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority. Ensure that it’s dated not more than 6 months from the date of application.

What is the valid time period of Singapore tourist visa?

Indian passport holders can apply for Singapore tourist visa that allows stay for a maximum period of 30 days, with a validity of 2 years. If you get a multiple entry visa, you can travel multiple times in the valid time period, without having to re-apply for the visa.

What is the cost to apply for Singapore Visa?

The cost of applying for Singapore Visa is about Rs. 2,000.

What is the process to apply for Singapore Visa?

Indians can apply for a Singapore visa online using the e-Visa application system. The High Commission of Singapore in India does not accept any walk-in applications. All the visa applications have to be submitted online. The applicants can submit their applications through any authorized agent as well. Apart from this, a local contact of yours in Singapore can apply for a visa online on behalf of you via SAVE (Submission of Application for Visa Electronically).

How to check the status of your Singapore Visa?

You can check the status of the Visa on the official Singapore Visa website.

The process and approval of Singapore Visa depends on the sole discretion of the High Commission of Singapore. For more information, please go through the official Singapore Visa website.

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