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Singapore Tourist Visa: Fees & Application Guide 2024

Last Update: 28-02-2024

⚡Quick Summary

Do Indians need a visa to visit Singapore?

Yes, all Indian passport holders require a visa to visit Singapore.

Singapore Tourist Visa Processing time

3 to 5 Working Days post document submission

Singapore Visa Validity

90 Days

Singapore Visa Stay Duration

30 Days

How to apply for a Singapore visa

  1. Apply through Teleport in under 2 minutes
  2. Apply through Authorised Visa Agents. 
  3. Apply through your Local Contact in Singapore using e-service.

Documents required for Singapore visa

  1. Valid Passport (6 Months Validity)
  2. Visa Application Form 14A
  3. 3 Passport-sized Photographs
  4. Cover Letter 
  5. Flight tickets and Hotel Bookings
  6. Bank Statement 
  7. Authorisation letter
  8. Residence proof
  9. Check  supporting documents.

Does Singapore offer visas on arrival?

Singapore does not offer visas on arrival to Indians. You need to have an approved visa prior to your departure.

Is a Singapore Tourist Visa for Indians Required?

Individuals with regular Indian passports must obtain a Singapore entry visa before travelling to Singapore. However, those holding official or diplomatic Indian passports are exempt from this requirement.  Indians passing through Singapore to or from another country, could qualify for the 96-hour Visa-Free Transit Facility (VFTF) if they: -Enter via any mode but depart by air or sea. -Hold a valid onward ticket within 96 hours. -Hold a valid visa or long-term pass from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK, or USA.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. Requirements for a Singapore Tourist Visa for Indians
  3. What are the Singapore Visa Photo Requirements for Indians?
  4. How Can I Apply for a Singapore Tourist Visa?
  5. Can I Get a Singapore Visa through a Singapore Resident or Local Contact?
  6. Singapore Tourist Visa Fees for Indians
  7. What is the Processing Time for a Tourist Visa to Singapore?
  8. Conclusion
  9. FAQs

Introduction

Planning a trip to Singapore? Wondering about the visa process for Indian citizens? Look no further! Our comprehensive guide provides you with everything you need to know about applying for a tourist visa for Singapore from India.

From the necessary documents to step-by-step application instructions, and frequently asked questions, we've got you covered. Discover how to navigate the visa application process smoothly and ensure a hassle-free journey to the vibrant city-state of Singapore.

If you require further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to our Teleport visa specialists at +91 73148 52914 or connect with us via WhatsApp.

Mandatory Documents

Requirements for a Singapore Tourist Visa for Indians

Passport

Original passport with at least 6 months validity from travel date. Old passport, if any (applicable for Chennai and Bangalore locations).

3 Photographs

  • Dimensions: 35mm x 45mm, matt finish
  • 80% face coverage
  • White background with visible ears.

Application form 14A

  • Sign on the last page.
  • Cross signature on the form across photograph (applicable only for Chennai and Bangalore locations).

Bank statement

  • Latest bank statement (e-copy accepted)
  • Not older than 3 days from the day of application.

Cover letter

  • Details of the trip, signed at the bottom. 
  • Must be on company letterhead if the applicant is self-employed.

Flight tickets

Proof of onward and return travel.

Proof of Accommodation

Confirmed hotel bookings or invitation letter if staying with a friend/family.

Authorisation Letter

Put a signature and leave other fields empty

Residence proof

Rent agreement, utility bills (electricity, water, phone) if passport issue city differs from current city of residence.

Supporting Documents

If Employed

  • Employment contract
  • 3 months Salary slips

If Self- Employed

Company registration, GST certificate, MOA, or partnership deed.

If Married

Marriage certificate/spouse name on passport

If Divorced

Divorce Papers

If a Minor

Birth Certificate

If a Student

Student ID

What are the Singapore Visa Photo Requirements for Indians?

When applying for a Singapore visa as an Indian citizen, you need to adhere to specific photo requirements:

Recent Photo: Your visa photo must be no older than 6 months.

Size and Dimensions: Your visa photo should measure 45mm x 35mm (width x height) with a 80% face coverage.

Head Position: Ensure your head is fully visible and centred in the photo.

Eyeglasses and Headgear: If wearing eyeglasses, no glare should obscure your eyes. Religious headgear is allowed, but your entire face (from chin to forehead, including cheeks and ears) must be fully visible.

Quality: The photo should be in colour, high-resolution, and well-lit, with no shadows, red-eye, or reflections. 

How Can I Apply for a Singapore Tourist Visa?

Apply for Singapore Tourist Visa through Teleport

To obtain a Singapore visa in India, you need to apply through authorised partners of the Singapore overseas mission. Teleport is a trusted partner for Singapore visa applications.

To apply for a Singapore visa through Teleport, follow these steps:

  • Step 2: Select Visa Type & Provide Basic Details Choose your type of visa be it tourist or business visa based on your travel purpose and Fill in your basic details.
  • Step 3: Payment & Application Submission Make a Full or Partial payment using your Debit, Credit or UPI and Fill in "Visit details" , upload necessary documents, and submit the application.
  • Step 4: Document Review & Courier Process Teleport assigns a relationship manager who reviews your documents. Your relationship manager contacts you within 24 hours. Courier your documents to the nearest Teleport office for verification (details provided by your Relationship Manager).
  • Step 5: Visa Approval & Document Return Once approved, Teleport safely courier your documents back to you. 

✅ Teleport reviews your application and documents before submitting them to the embassy.

✅ Teleport will keep you informed about your application's progress via WhatsApp and Email.

Once the embassy completes the review, Teleport will update your application status on the platform. You'll receive timely notifications regarding the embassy's decision. Upon approval, you can download your visa from the Teleport Dashboard.

Apply for Singapore Tourist Visa Through the Authorised Visa Agents

If you prefer to apply at a Singapore Overseas Mission, you can submit your visa application only through authorised visa agents.

Follow these steps to apply through an Authorised visa agents:

Step 1: Gather the Required documents:

Gather all the required documents for Singapore visa application including your passport and visa application form 14A. All documents in Hindi, including official notes, should be translated into English language

Step 2: Visa Application Fee

The application fee must be paid when submitting your visa application. The Singapore tourist visa fee is non-refundable, regardless of the application's outcome or if you choose to withdraw it after submission.

Step 3: Document Submission

Send all the required documents to the Authorised Visa Agents via courier. Click here to find all the Authorised Visa Agents for Singapore visa applications and find their address where you can courier your documents.

Step 4: Track your Application

Once you've applied for a visa through an authorised agent and have your application reference number, you can easily check your application status and print your e-Visa by following these simple steps:

  1. Visit the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website at www.ica.gov.sg 
  2. On the ICA homepage, scroll down to the 'e-Services and Forms' section and click on 'Apply Entry Visa (Time needed: 15-20 mins).'
  3. Scroll further and click on 'Enquiry Application Status.'
  4. Enter your Visa Reference Number and Applicant's Travel Document Number.
  5. If your application is approved, click on 'Print e-visa' to get a copy of your e-Visa.

Visa application reference number is generated on the acknowledge page when a visa is successfully submitted.

If you've already been issued a valid visa but can't find your e-Visa copy, you can follow the same steps above to print it. Alternatively, you can reach out to the Authorised Visa Agent through whom you applied for assistance.

Step 5: Processing Time

Your visa application typically takes up to 3 working days (excluding the submission day) if all your documents are in order.

Step 6: Outcome of Application

The Authorised visa agents through whom  you have submitted your application will inform you of your application's status. You can also check your visa application status yourself using Reference and Travel document number from the official  e-Visa online portal.

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Teleport’s Expert Tip

You're eligible to apply to the residence jurisdiction authorised partner even if the city listed on your passport doesn't match your current place of residence. Simply provide one of the following documents: a rental agreement, electricity bill, water bill, or phone bill.

Can I Get a Singapore Visa through a Singapore Resident or Local Contact?

Yes, you have the option to submit your application online through a resident or a local contact in Singapore who has a valid SingPass

Make sure your Singapore local contact has a Singpass ID and password ready. If they don't have one, they can register for Singpass on their official website.

Note

The local contact should be a Singapore citizen (SC) or a permanent resident (PR) aged at least 21 years old. For business visit visa applications, if you're attending business negotiations or discussions, the local contact must represent a Singapore-registered business.

Outlined below are the necessary steps for your local contact in Singapore to complete your visa application online:

Step 1: Start Your Visa Application

Visit the Entry Visa application website and Login using your Singpass ID and password, or scan the QR code with the Singpass app.

Step 2: Draft Applications

  • Save draft applications for later editing or submission.
  • Up to seven applications can be saved.
  • To edit or delete a draft, click on the applicant's name.
  • To create a new application, click on "Create New Application".

Step 3: Submitting Applicant's Details

  • Enter applicant's particulars.
  • Save the page by clicking "Save".
  • Proceed to the next page after filling mandatory fields by clicking "Next".

Step 4: Additional Applicant Information

Enter any additional details about the applicant and If the applicant's Visa Type Group is "SOCIAL", fill in the Local Contact's details.

Step 5: Uploading Applicant Photo

Upload the applicant's photo by clicking "Browse" and then "Next".

Step 6: Application Preview

  • Read and agree to the declaration by selecting the checkbox.
  • Click "Submit" to confirm the application.
  • Proceed to the payment selection page.

Step 7: Payment Summary

Choose your payment method and Download or print the Tax Invoice/Receipt for your records. After successful application and payment, save the acknowledgement page as a PDF. You'll need the Visa reference number for future reference.

Step 8: Checking Application Status

Visit the SAVE website.

Click on "Enquire Application Status" to check your Visa application status.

Download or print the e-Visa or notification slip if approved.

If your application is approved, your local contact can use the e-Service to print a copy of your e-Visa for you.

Singapore Tourist Visa Fees for Indians

The fee for a Singapore tourist visa application is SGD 30 (INR 1,800). Additionally, there's a fixed service charge of INR 650 per visa application imposed by the Authorised Visa Agents, in addition to the visa fee of INR 1,800. The Singapore tourist visa price for Indians are non-refundable and must be paid upfront when submitting your application, regardless of its outcome.

What is the Processing Time for a Tourist Visa to Singapore?

Singapore visa applications take 3 to 5 working days to process, excluding the submission date, weekends, and public holidays.

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Teleport’s Expert Tip

If you're planning a group trip, it's best to start your application earlier, ideally 10 days, to ensure there's enough time for processing. And during peak seasons start your application at least two to four weeks early (for both group or individual applications).

Conclusion

In conclusion, obtaining a tourist visa for Singapore from India involves a straightforward process through authorised agents or Teleport. It's essential to gather all required documents and adhere to specific guidelines, including photo requirements.

While the processing time is typically quick, it's advisable to apply well in advance to avoid any last-minute complications. Overall, with proper preparation and adherence to guidelines, you can smoothly obtain your Singapore tourist visa and enjoy your trip to this vibrant destination.

If you have any queries or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our committed team is prepared to offer guidance and support. You can contact us at +91 73148 52914 or reach out to us on WhatsApp.

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