Singapore

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Singapore is a tiny country in Southeast Asia. It is super modern compared surrounding Malaysia and Indonesia and can thus feel very exhausting for a backpacker traveling in the region, but on the other hand offers good opportunities for making quickly some money.


Transport

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Companies

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Accommodation

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Connectivity

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Busking

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Visa

Visitors from the majority of countries can can enter Singapore without a visa for a period between 2 weeks and 3 months. Currently, over 30 nationalities are required to obtain a visa in advance. Citizens from Assessment Level I countries (mostly Arab countries, plus Iran, Pakistan and Bangladesh) can apply for an electronic visa online. Citizens from assessment Level II countries (Russia, many former Soviet states, China, India and Burma) have to apply for a visa at an embassy. For visa free countries entry permit duration (in most cases either 14 or 30 days) depends on nationality and entry point.

Visa policy of Singapore

Passport

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond date of departure from Singapore is required by all nationalities.

Visa requirements

  • Foreigners holding travel documents issued by the following countries will require a visa to enter Singapore:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh,Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, People's Republic of China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.

  • In addition, visitors holding Documents of Identity from Hong Kong, Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Travel Permits, Palestinian Authority Passports, Refugee Travel Documents issued by the Middle Eastern countries and Temporary Passports issued by the United Arab Emirates will also require a visa to enter Singapore.
  • To apply for visas please contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Singapore. Visa Application Forms can also be found at http://app.ica.gov.sg/

Ghanaian passport holders are not required to obtain a visa to enter Singapore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation, and NEPAD has announced. A statement by the Ministry said Ghanaian travelers must, however, meet basic entry requirements which include a passport with six months validity and have proof of sufficient funds to last the intended period of stay in Singapore. Other requirements are confirmation of on onward/return tickets and yellow fever vaccination certificate, it said. Source: GNA.

  • As of 2015 this information seems a bit outdated, check before you come. As american or european tourist you might be fine. A friend of mine travelled with his GF from thailand (thai citizen), at the airport he needed to sign a invitation letter for her (50K SGD guarantee) and the visa for surrounding countries (might only be for ladies) is max. 30 days, where they also say that you cannot leave Singapore for one day to Malaysia anymore. You only get a visa extension if you use SIN (Changi Airport). Another friend had similar issues with his Philipinne GF, which needed to return to the Philipinnes after trying to enter the country for a third time without a work permit. So better check before you go.

Types of visa and cost

  • Business Visa - persons attending business negotiations, discussions, conferences, seminars, etc.
  • Social Visit Pass/Student Pass (Singapore Travel Visa, Singapore Tourist Visa): Maximum of 3 months. Professional Visit Pass: Up to 6 months. Visitors on a Social Visit Pass are not permitted to work in Singapore.

Useful tips

  • It is possible to extend your visa for up to three months, at the discretion of the Singapore Immigration and Registration Department.

Singapore Embassies and/or Consulates

  • Australia

High Commission of Singapore in Canberra, Australia
17 Forster Crescent
Yarralumla
ACT 2600
Australia
City: Canberra
Phone: +61-2 6273-3944
Fax: +61-2 6273-9823
Web Site: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/canberra
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays 8.30am to 5.00pm

  • China

Embassy of Singapore in Beijing, China
No. 1 Xiu Shui Bei Jie
Jian Guo Men Wai
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100600
China
City: Beijing
Phone: +(86)(10)6532 1115
Fax: +(86)(10)6532 9405
Web Site: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/beijing
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Office Hours: Mondays - Fridays 8.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon 1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

  • United Kingdom

High Commission of Singapore in London, United Kingdom
9 Wilton Crescent
Belgravia
London SW1X 8SP
City: London
Phone: 44-(20) 7235-8315
Fax: 44-(20) 7245-6583
Web Site: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/london
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm.

  • United States

Embassy of Singapore in Washington, United States of America
3501 International Place, NW
Washington DC 20008
United States of America
City: Washington
Phone: 001-1-(202) 537-3100
Fax: 001-1-(202) 537-0876
Web Site: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/washington/
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00 am - 1.00 pm; 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Cities

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