Information on Singapore Visas

Most Western nationals either do not require a visa at all or do not require a visa for a social stay of up to 90 days.

A 30-day permit is issued on arrival, and extensions are difficult to obtain.

More information on Visas: 

1. Visitors In Transit
Some visitors may transit in Singapore without a visa provided:-
  • they hold a valid passport with at least six months validity;
  • have firm booking and entry facilities to their next destination, and;
    continue their journey within the permitted transit hours of arrival to any destination outside Singapore.
2. Entry Requirements For Foreigners
All visitors to Singapore must meet the following entry requirements:
  • Valid travel document (minimum validity = 6 months);
  • Onward / return ticket;
  • Entry facilities to next destination;
  • Sufficient funds to stay in Singapore and
  • Visa for Singapore (if applicable)

3. Different Types of Work Pass For Foreigners
  • Work Permit
  • S Pass
  • Employment Pass (EP) / S Pass  -  P Pass, Q1 Pass, S Pass,
  • Short-Term Employment Pass (STEP)
  • Training Visit Pass (TVP)
  • EntrePass (Employment Pass for Entrepreneurs)
For more details on Work Permits in Singapore, Click here.

Customs Regulation in Singapore
  • Singapore is generally a free port and an open economy. More than 99% of all imports into Singapore enter the country duty-free. The only exceptions are heavy tariffs on the import of motor vehicles, liquor, petrol, and cigarettes / tobacco products.
  • Singapore prohibits the import of chewing gum, firecrackers, silencers and other items such as cigarette lighters in the shape of pistols and revolvers. A full list of prohibited products and controlled goods can be obtained from the International Enterprise (IE) website,, under "List of Controlled Goods - Imports".

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