What should I do to get a visa to Singapore from India?
All Indian passport holders who want to travel to Singapore will require a Singapore visa. Whether you want to visit Singapore as a tourist, for studying or to attend a business conference, you will need a Singapore visa to enter and stay in Singapore. Indian citizens are eligible for 96 hours of visa-free transit facility or VFTF in Singapore. In case you need to stay in Singapore for more than 96 hours, you will need a Singapore visa for Indians.
If you want to travel to Singapore, you should obtain a Singapore visa before your scheduled departure from India. Because no Indian citizens are granted Singapore visa on arrival at Changi airport. However, if you are an official, diplomatic or service passport holder, you do not need to apply for Singapore visa to enter this country.
How to Apply for Singapore Visa?
An application for a Singapore e-visa can be filed online through an authorized visa agent or strategic partner. It can also be applied online by a local contact.
Follow the steps given below to apply for Singapore visa online:
Visit the official website of ICA
Go to 'Apply Online'
Log in to Singapore Personal Access
Fill up all the required information
Upload all the required documents
Pay the Singapore visa fees
Submit the visa application
Download the copy of your e visa/ in-principle approval (IPA) letter
Upon submission of your Singapore visa application, an IPA or the in-principle approval letter will be issued to you for a Singapore work visa. It is valid for 6 months i.e. you get 6 months to enter Singapore. Moreover, it is valid for single entry only.
Documents Required to Apply for Singapore Visa
As an Indian national, you need to provide a few documents in support of your visa application. Take a look at the list of documents that you would have to submit as per the type of Singapore visa below:
Duly filled Form 14A signed by the applicant
One recent passport size photo
Photocopy of passport
Copy of the local contact's passport (if applying for a Singapore visa online as a local contact)
Proof of sufficient funds to support the stay in Singapore
Submission of Disembarkation/ Embarkation Card or Electronic Arrival Card (Beta)