>>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 Singapore:
- 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.
Business: 1 Form, 2 Photos* , Covering letter, Return ticket, Exchange, Invitation from Singapore.
Fee Rs.870/- by Demand Draft ..
Tourist : 1 Form, 2 Photos*,Covering letter, Return Ticket, Exchange.
Fee Rs.870/- by Demand Draft .
PHOTO INSTRUCTION: 2 recent passport-sized color photographs. Please Note : that the photograph must be 35 mm by 45 mm high without border and taken within the last 3 months. It has to be taken full face without headgear (unless the applicant habitually wears a headgear in accordance with his/her religious or racial custom but the headgear must not hide the applicant's features). The facial image must be between 25 mm and 35 mm from chin to crown taken against a plain white background. The photograph finishing should be matt or semi-matt. Please ensure that your form is properly completed. Any incomplete submission or false declaration will result in the application being rejected ;
Time Taken - 3 Working Days
>>A Social Visit Pass is valid for a maximum of 3 months
-A successful Employment Pass applicant will be granted an Employment Pass valid for two years upon first approval and three years upon subsequent renewals.
-A visitor on a Performing Artiste Work Permit is entitled to work for 6 months. If a longer work period is required, an Employment Pass, S Pass or Work Permit should be obtained.
>>The ICA will refund the Security Deposit/release the Banker's Guarantee of foreign artistes issued with PVPs:
- After the foreign artiste's departure from Singapore is confirmed, AND
- There is no breach of any of the conditions stated in the security bond executed by the local sponsor
-Generally, it takes about 4 weeks to process the refund of the Security Deposit/release of the Banker's Guarantee.
From ICA to MOM
-On 1 February 2008, the Ministry of Manpower took over the PVP function from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and replaced the PVP with the Miscellaneous Work Pass and Work Permit (Performing Artiste).