Singapore Tourist Visa Document Requirements, Fees for Indian Citizens

Singapore Tourist Visa

Singapore is the most popular tourist destination in Asia, Singapore and is a melting pot of culture and history. Located in Southeast Asia it presents an amalgamation of cultures and sights for tourists.

About Singapore

A tropical island in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a city, a state, and a nation. Area-wise, Singapore is about 275 square miles. Singapore is made up of the diamond-shaped Singapore Island and 60 small islets.

The majority of people in Singapore are Chinese. The other major communities that can be found in Singapore are Indian, Malay, and Eurasian.

Singapore secured independence on August 9, 1965.

Known as a City in a Garden, almost 50% of Singapore is green space.

Offering the perfect blend of cutting-edge innovation with deep-rooted traditions, Singapore is indeed the place where worlds meet.

Singapore is inhabited by an estimated five million individuals.

There are four official languages in Singapore – Malay, Tamil, English, and Mandarin. Each of the languages enjoys equal status as per the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore.

Prominent tourist destinations in Singapore

·       Merlion Park

·       Gardens by the Bay

·       National Gallery Singapore

·       Changi Experience Studio, Changi Airport

·       Singapore River Cruise

·       Skyline Luge

·       IFly Singapore

·       Megazip

·       Bukit Timah Nature Reserve Singapore

·       Palawan Beach

·       Bugis Street

·       The Helix Bridge

·       Underwater World

·       Singapore Zoo


Singapore is a thriving metropolis with world-class infrastructure. There is a fully integrated transport network across the island.

There are many reasons that make Singapore worth visiting. These include –

  • A multicultural city
  • Vibrant
  • A shopper’s paradise, Marina Bay Sands and Orchard Road are iconic shopping hotspots
  • Family-friendly locations

To visit Singapore, one needs a tourist visa which has a duration of 30 days and is valid for 2 years. However, if you have a multiple entry visa to the country you need not apply for a tourist visa.

Documents required for the visa application:
  • A valid passport with six months validity
  • Passport size photos
  • A copy of your completed and signed visa application form
  • Details about your itinerary
  • Proof of hotel bookings, flight bookings
  • Copy of return flight ticket
  • Statement from your bank of the last six months to prove you have enough finances to fund your visit

Online Visa Application
It is also possible to get an online visa called the iVisa to visit Singapore.
The application can be done online, the documents required are:

  • Passport which is valid for at least 6 months
  • Valid e-mail address
  • Approved means of payment
Processing Time:

Standard processing – You will get your visa in 24 hours, and you will be charged USD 20.00.
Rush processing – This will take 4 for processing and you need to pay USD 40.00.
Super Rush processing – This is the fastest option and it takes only 30 minutes to receive the visa, but you will need to pay USD 60.00.

Validity of the iVisa:

The iVisa is valid for 14 days after issue or until your passport expires. You can stay up to 14 days on this visa which grants you a single entry into the country.

How Y-Axis Can Help You?
  • Advise you on the required documentation
  • Fill out the application forms
  • Review your documents for application
I am from India. Do I need a visa to visit Singapore?

Generally, Indian nationals require a visa for entering Singapore. Do note that those who hold service, official, or diplomatic passports of India do not require a visa for entering Singaporean territory.

What documents do I need to visit Singapore?

Generally, you will require –

  • Duly filled Form 14A
  • Passport-sized colour photographs [taken within previous 3 months]
  • Photocopy of the biodata page of passport

Keep in mind that your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date that you plan on entering Singapore.

Other documents required include:

  • A copy of your completed and signed visa application form
  • Details about your itinerary
  • Proof of hotel bookings, flight bookings
  • Copy of return flight ticket
  • Statement from your bank of the last six months to prove you have enough finances to fund your visit
Which is the best time to apply for visit visa to Singapore?

Ideally, you should apply within the 30 days before your intended date of travelling to Singapore.

As for the e-visa, the processing time is about 24 to 72 hours, while it can take longer in certain cases.

What is the processing time for Singapore visit visa?

Typically, Singapore visit visa applications are processed in 1 calendar day, not counting the day of submission of the visa application. However, certain visa applications might take a longer time for processing. Each visa application is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Do I need a Singapore visit visa if I will only be transiting the country?

Singapore provides a 96-hour visa-free transit facility [VFTF] to nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States [CIS], India, Georgia, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, and the People’s Republic of China [PRC].

However, do note that certain conditions apply for assessing eligibility for the VFTF facility.

If their airlines do not have the requisite transfer capabilities, foreign travelers may be obliged to travel through Singapore Immigration. In these circumstances, the foreign tourist should apply for a visa ahead of time to avoid any problems when transiting through Singapore.

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