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Singapore Visa

By Rhea Alex - May 15, 2020
Singapore Visa for Indians

Have you been dreaming of a trip to Singapore? But have concerns with regards to your visa gotten in your way? Not to worry, we’ve got your back. We’ve listed out everything you need to know about your Singapore Visa down below. 

Singapore Visa for Indians

How to get a Singapore tourist visa from India?

The process for getting your Singapore Visa isn’t as complicated and time-consuming as compared to most other countries. Travelers need to keep in mind that the attainment of your e-visa, needs to be done from either a local sponsor or a certified agent. 

What are the documents required for a Singapore tourist visa? 

Documents required for Singapore Visa
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It’s important to make sure that all the documents submitted by you are in English. If they are in your regional language, then make sure you get them translated to English. 

List of Documents

  • Original Current Passport with a minimum of 2 blank pages and 6-month validity at the time of departure.
  • Old passport, if any.
  • Photocopy of passport bio-data page.
  • Duly filled and signed Form 14A
  • Two most recent (taken not more than 3 months before) color photographs with prescribed specifications by ICA. 

Also Read: Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia Visa for Indians: Updated 2020

Additional Documents

Singapore High Commission can request additional documentation on a case-by-case basis.

  • A Cover letter addressing ‘The Embassy of Singapore or The Consulate General of Singapore’  that states the date of travel, number of travelers, the purpose of visit, itinerary details, and duration of stay in the country and duly signed by the applicant. Use plain A4 Paper, if employed and use company letterhead with a stamp, if self-employed.
  • Confirmed return flight tickets
  • Address Proof if the address on the passport is different from the current address.
  • Marriage Certificate, if the name of the spouse isn’t mentioned in the passport.
  • Original Wedding Card is mandatory for the couples going for their honeymoon.
  • Bank Statements for the last 6 months with the bank stamp and signature to show sufficient funds for the entire period of stay in Singapore.
  • Leave Letter (NOC) from the Company, a copy of employee ID, Salary Statements for the last 3 months, ITR last 3 years; if employed.
  • Company Registration Proof or Memorandum of Association (MOA) or Partnership Deed and visiting card; if self-employed.
  • Copy of the student ID card or Bonafide Certificate, Leave Letter from school, or college; if a student.
  • Retirement Proof, if retired.
  • No objection certificate on 100 INR stamp paper and a copy of a passport or any ID proof from the non-accompanying parent, if a minor is traveling alone or is accompanied by one parent.
  • NOC and a copy of passport or any ID proof from the husband, if the wife is traveling alone.
  • Form V39A (Letter of Introduction) and a copy of his or her ID card issued by the Singapore Government, if you are invited or sponsored by the local contact or Hotel Booking Proof if staying in a hotel.

Is there a process to get a Singapore visa, when traveling from India?

Travelers will first have to choose an agent they want to work with, following which an agent will be allocated to them – who will further assist them through the process. 

After the visa, the form has been filled and processing fee paid for, your representative will then ensure your documents are safely submitted to the nearest agency. He/ She will submit all of your documents to the ‘Singapore High Commission.’ Provided all goes well and there aren’t any discrepancies; you should get your visa in hand. 

Singapore Embassy in India

India has the ‘Singapore High Commission,’ which is located in Delhi, whereas the ‘Singapore Consulates,’ are present in Chennai and Mumbai as well. 

When is the right time to apply for a Singapore tourist visa?

Right time to apply for Singapore Visa
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It’s advisable for travelers to apply for your visa at least 30 days prior to your date of travel. The e-visa processing time most often takes about 24 to 72 hours, while in some cases it can take much longer.

Also read: Singapore Tourist Visa – Your Guide On Getting The Visa For The Lion City

Where do I check the status of my Singapore tourist visa application?

Use your visa application reference number and your passport number to check the status of your visa application online. 

Is there a specific number of days to attain your Singapore tourist visa?

On a regular basis, your tourist’s e-visa process would take about 4 to 5 days; leaving aside weekends and public holidays, if any. In some cases though, the process takes a longer duration of time. 

Is there a time limit for an Indian citizen with a visa to stay in Singapore?

Your stay in Singapore can be for a maximum limit of 30 days. Please note that this 30 day period can either be used in one go or can be used over a span of 2 years – from the date of issue of your visa.

Does Singapore visa get rejected? 

Rejection of Singapore Visa
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Most Indians get their Singapore visa without much hassle. Though in exceptional circumstances, some others have had their visa rejected as well. The grounds of rejection are most often not given by the consulate. The probable reasons being – invalid documents, applying for your visa again when the current visa hasn’t even expired. There could be multiple reasons, it’s best to get your documentation right and ensure your agent has rechecked it as well. 

Also Read: Singapore tourist visa for Indians – How to apply, tips, and requirements

Collection of your Documents

Once your visa application has been approved/processed, travelers can collect hard copies of their application; either from their local contact or from an authorized partner who has helped you with your visa process or from a strategic partner – all of whom can avail a hard copy of your visa. Your application can be downloaded and printed from the e-service visa portal. It’s important for travelers to check their visa application once it is in hand. 

We hope this guide has given you a detailed explanation of your Singapore Visa process. We at ‘Pickyourtrail’ would love to craft an amazing Singapore itinerary for you. So check out various Singapore holiday packages and book your Singapore vacation today!

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