Student Visa Process For Singapore

Singapore student visa process: According to the visa policy of Singapore, the citizens of 15 countries qualify for a Singapore eVisa, and India is on that list too. That means that as an Indian citizen, you can travel to Singapore with a print-out visa and stay there for up to 30 days. Below, you will find more information about Singapore eVisa and some tips for your trip.

You Will Also Need A Visa If You Are Travelling On

Singapore student visa process: A Palestinian Authority passport

A temporary passport issued by the United Arab Emirates

Refugee travel documents issued by a Middle East country. These travel documents are subject to assessment of recognition for entry into Singapore.

Submission Of Documents

You can apply for your visa through any of the authorised visa agents at Annex A. Visa applications will be accepted only when all of the following documents are in order:

To apply for an entry visa for business or social visits, you will need the following documents:

Duly completed Form 14A signed by you.

Valid passport with at least six months validity on the date of entry into Singapore

2 passport-sized colour photograph taken within the last three months. Please see Photo Guidelines for information on photo requirements.

Additional supporting documents (e.g., Form V39A* (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application (LOI)) may be required on a case-by-case basis.

*The local contact must be either a Singapore citizen (SC) or a Singapore permanent resident (PR) who is at least 21 years old. If you are applying for an entry visa for business visit (attending business negotiations or discussions), the local contact must be acting on behalf of the Singapore-registered business entity. LOIs issued by your Embassy/High Commission may also be accepted, if you are unable to secure an LOI from a local contact to support your visa application for social and business visits.

All documents in Hindi, including official notes, should be translated into English language

Visa Processing Time

3 to 5 working days after the visa application has been submitted by the Authorised Visa Agent. This excludes weekends and public holidays.

Submission of documents to Authorised Visa Agent ► Agent to submit documents to High Commission online ►Processing time ► Result of Visa

Photo Guidelines
  1. Taken within the last 3 months
  2. Clear and in focus, 35mm wide by 45mm high, without any borders
  3. In colour taken against a plain white background without shadows
  4. Avoid white headgear and plain white clothing (headgear worn in accordance with religious or racial customs is acceptable but must not hide any facial features)
  5. Full face with the upper shoulders visible, facing forward with eyes open
  6. Hair must not cover the eyebrows or the eyes
  7. Even exposure (must not be taken under direct lighting)
  8. Spectacle frames must not cover part of the eyes
  9. Spectacle lenses must not reflect or glare

Please see Photo Guidelines for more information on photo requirements.

Visa Fees

The visa processing fee for each application is S$30. Visa processing fees are paid upon application of visas. The processing fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if you withdraw the application after submission.

The visa processing fee of $30 Singapore dollars is non-refundable. Our Authorised Visa Agents are permitted to charge a service fee of Rs.300 on top of the visa processing fee.All fees are paid upon the application of the visa.

Important Notices
  1. Incomplete forms and/or documents submitted may result in the application being rejected or the processing delayed.
  2. Every application for a visa, including the duration of the visa granted, will be considered on its own merits and subject to approval.
  3. Possession of a visa does not guarantee entry into Singapore. The granting of entry into Singapore is determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the point of entry. Visitors must also meet entry requirements such as holding a valid passport, sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore and confirmed onward/return air ticket (if applicable).
  4. The validity of the visa refers to the period where the holder may seek entry into Singapore. The duration of stay is determined by ICA officers on duty at the respective checkpoints.
  5. A Singapore visa is not an immigration pass. It is a pre-entry permission for the holder of a valid Singapore visa to travel to, and seek entry, into Singapore. The grant of an immigration pass will be determined by the ICA officers at the point of entry. Possession of a valid visa alone does not guarantee entry into Singapore.
  6. The period of stay granted is shown on the visit pass endorsement given on your passport and it is not tied to the validity of your visa.
Visa Transfer

Holders with a valid visa of 3 months or more in their old passport may transfer their existing visa to their new passport. Please submit your documents to our Authorised Visa Agents who will charge you a processing fee of Rs.300. Please note that transfer applications are only accepted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Travellers are reminded to transfer their valid visa to their new passport before commencing their journey to Singapore to avoid any delays in their travel.

Checking Status Of Visa Application

If you have submitted your visa application to the authorised visa agent and obtain your application reference number, you can check the status of your application and print a copy of the e-Visa by following the below steps:

Step 1: Go to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website at
Step 2: At ICA homepage, scroll down to section and click on <Visa(SAVE)>
Step 3: Scroll the page down and click on
Step 4: Key in your and Step 5: If your application is approved, click on to get the copy of the e-Visa

If you had already been issued with a valid visa but misplaced the copy of your e-Visa, you can also follow the above steps to print a copy of your e-Visa. Alternatively, you can also directly contact the authorised visa agent through whom you had applied your visa with for assistance.

Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF)

India nationals who are in transit to or from any third country by air may be eligible for 96-hours Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF). An Indian traveller who is not in possession of a valid Singapore visa and not eligible for VFTF, will not be allowed to enter Singapore.

The following conditions apply for Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF)

General Conditions

Transit travellers who satisfy the criteria for VFTF will have to meet the prevailing entry requirements before they are allowed entry into Singapore. Assessment for entry is determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the point of entry.

Extension of stay for transit travellers under the VFTF is strictly not allowed.

Travellers Who Are Nationals Of India
Indian nationals who are in transit to or from any third country via Singapore, you may be eligible for the 96-hour VFTF if you meet these requirements:

You may enter Singapore by any mode of transport but depart only via air or sea. You must have a valid onward air/ferry/cruise ticket departing Singapore within 96 hours

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