Rikvin Discusses Who Requires Singapore Work Visa And The Documents Required
A Singapore work visa is needed if foreign nationals wish to live and work in Singapore. Investors should
also have a labor pass if they seek for relocation.
Investors can apply for an Entrepreneur pass or Employment pass depending on their qualifications.
Employment seekers can have an Employment pass or S pass. All these work visas are applied by the
companies on behalf of their employees. Companies in turn forward the applications to relocation or
immigration specialist like Rikvin.
Who Requires Singapore Work Visa?
Foreigners holding travel documents issued by the following countries will require a visa to enter Singapore:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh (Except Diplomatic/Official passport holders), Armenia*, Azerbaijan*, Belarus*,
Georgia, India, Kazakhstan*, Kyrgyzstan*, Moldova*, Nigeria, Russia*, Tajikistan*, Turkmenistan*, Ukraine*,
Uzbekistan*, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan (Except Diplomatic/Official passport holders), Lebanon, Libya, Morocco,
Myanmar (Except Diplomatic/Official passport holders), People’s Republic of China (Except Diplomatic/Service/Public
Affairs passport holders for a stay of up to 30 days), Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia (Except
Diplomatic/Official passport holders), Yemen.
Visitors holding these travel documents also require a visa to enter Singapore:
Hong Kong Document of Identity
Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Travel Permit
Palestinian Authority Passport
Refugee Travel Document issued by the Middle-East countries
Temporary Passport issued by United Arab Emirates
Nationals of the Commonwealth Independent States may be granted entry into Singapore without visas if
they are on transit to or from a third country. However, they are required to fulfill the following conditions:
They are in transit to or from a third country
They continue their journey to the third country within the 96-hour visa free period granted
They satisfy Singapore’s entry requirements, as determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
officers at the Singapore Checkpoint
They are in possession of a valid passport
They are in possession of a confirmed onward air-ticket
They are in possession of Entry facilities (including visa) to the third country
They are in possession of Sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore
What are the Documents Required?
All travellers are required to go through immigration clearance upon arrival into Singapore.
The granting of social visit passes to visitors is determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers
at the point of entry. Visitors must satisfy the following basic entry requirements before they are allowed to enter
A passport with at least 6 months validity
Valid Singapore visa, if applicable
Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Singapore
Confirmed onward/return tickets (where applicable)
Entry facilities to their onward destinations, e.g. visas.
Completed Disembarkation/Embarkation Card
Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable
The period of stay granted is shown on the social visit pass endorsement given on the visitor’s passport. Visitors are
advised to check their passports for the arrival endorsement and take note of the number of days stay given before
leaving the checkpoint.
All visitors on social visit passes are not permitted to engage in any form of business, profession, occupation or paid
employment while in Singapore.
Visitors are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Singapore beyond the number of days given.
If there is a need to stay beyond the period granted, visitors may apply for an extension of stay online via e-XTEND or
at the Visitors Services Centre, 4th storey, ICA Building, before the social visit pass expires. Application for extension
of stay is subject to approval.
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