Visa to Singapore for Russians on their own

List of required documents

Original of the applicant’s passport and a copy of the biometric data page.

Passport must be valid for 6 months at the time of entry into Singapore. Passport must have at least one blank page (for border crossing mark). The front page must bear the passport holder’s personal signature. Children can be entered into the passport of the accompanying parent, but in this case the application processing time will be extended from 4 to 5 days. The passport must have the child’s photo glued in it. Children from age 14 must have their own passport.

Chinese citizens must provide a copy of their ID card in addition to their passport.

2. PAPORT OF RUSSIA (copies of pages with photo and registration), CERTIFICATE OF BIRTHDATE for children under 18 years old; EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATE (original) for students in educational establishments.

3. APPLICATION FORM WITH THE APPLICANT’S PHOTOGRAPH.

A properly completed and signed Form14A application form. The application form must be completed in English. It is obligatory to indicate in the application form the address of the place of stay, house number, zip code, street name and the name of the hotel. In case the place of stay is not a hotel, but a stay with relatives, it is obligatory to indicate the house number, building number, floor, zip code, street name, telephone number.

  • Select from this list the purpose of your visit that is appropriate for your trip to Singapore. Indicate the chosen purpose of travel on the form.

4. Photo.

  • A 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm color photo on paper;
  • against a white background;
  • no corners or ovals;
  • The size of the facial oval is 70-80% of the total size;
  • the photo must be taken not more than 3 months ago;
  • photos previously used in the passport will not be accepted;
  • headgear is not acceptable (only possible according to religion).

The original photo file from the photo studio in JPEG format with a maximum size of 60 Kb, 400 x 514 pixels must be sent to singapore@ponyexpress.ru.

Photos in digital format are accepted. The image must be as clear as possible.

Please note that scanned photos suffer from deterioration of quality, loss of sharpness and changes in background color, so applications with these photos will be rejected.

5. hotel reservation.

A hotel reservation with the address and phone number of the hotel, the length of stay, and the name of each applicant. Hotel reservation is required for tourist and business types of travel. The hotel reservation must include the first and last name of each applicant.

Hotel reservation must include the first and last name of each applicant.

6. INVITATION (ORIGINAL OR COPY).

Invitation (Form V39A) from a citizen of the Republic of Singapore or a foreign national legally residing in the territory of the Republic of Singapore, supported by a copy of the inviting person’s passport or residence permit. The invitation shall state the duration of the invitee’s stay in the territory of the Republic of Singapore, the place of residence and the signature of the inviting person. (LETTER OF INTRODUCTION) / Invitation can be issued only to a Singapore citizen or permanent resident of Singapore over 21 years of age, who has NRIC (National Registration Identity Card – Identification Number for Citizens and Permanent Residents).

This invitation is usually issued for business or private visits (in case the inviting person is a citizen or permanent resident of Singapore). Seal on the invitation is obligatory.

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Note: Persons with a work/study permit in Singapore are not eligible for a Form V39A (LETTER OF INTRODUCTION FOR VISA APPLICATION) invitation.

For applicants who plan to visit relatives, friends who are not citizens of the Republic of Singapore, the following documents should be submitted:

  • A free-form application (letter) indicating the terms of stay in Singapore, status of the inviting person, residence address;
  • Lease contract / Contract of sale of residential premises;
  • Employment Pass, Student Pass or Work Permit of the inviting person.

For business visa applicants it is necessary to submit a copy of invitation letter from a Singapore company indicating the dates of invitee’s stay in the territory of the Republic of Singapore.

7. Ticket or round-trip reservation.

Plane tickets are accepted (copy or electronically), or proof of reservation (PNR code from Amadeus system, electronic confirmation or copy).

If you plan to travel to other countries and have one or more entries into Singapore, third-country tickets (plane, bus, ferry) for the entire travel itinerary must be submitted, which confirm your exit and entry into Singapore.

8. FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS.

Please note that financial documents must be submitted in the original with a blue seal and signature of an authorized person (bank employee). Bank statements/statements indicating the account balance are made in the branch/office of the bank.

Reference from workplace (period of validity – 30 days) with indication of salary and position held – required for all applicants.

If applicant is individual entrepreneur or general director of limited liability company, it is necessary to submit:

For individual entrepreneurs:

For general directors of a limited liability company:

Certificate from the bank, confirming the fact of sufficient funds (validity period – 60 days) – obligatory for the unemployed, students, pensioners, children, owners of IE and LLC.

For applicants of any age who provide sponsor’s documents as financial guarantees is necessary:

  • A sponsor’s letter, drawn up in free form;
  • Reference from the bank.

In the case of family documents (with documentary evidence of family ties) copies of financial documents are acceptable in the presence of the original from one of the family members.

The seal and signature of the bank’s employee are required on the certificate. Reference letters from Tinkoff Bank are provided only in the original with a blue seal and signature of the bank employee. Copies or scanned copies are not accepted.

9. FOR CITIZENS REGISTERED AS MARRIED, A MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (COPY) MUST BE PROVIDED.

A standard power of attorney authorizing the representative to submit documents on behalf of the applicant (the original). The Power of Attorney must be filled out in English. In the Power of Attorney, applicants must state the reason why they cannot apply in person. A representative must present his or her Russian passport to submit the documents.

11. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU FILL OUT THE FORMS YOU WILL NEED WHEN APPLYING FOR A VISA TO SINGAPORE IN ADVANCE:

12. FOR NON-RUSSIAN APPLICANTS, IT IS NECESSARY TO PROVE LEGAL RESIDENCY IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION (RESIDENCE PERMIT/VALID VISA/WORK PERMIT/REGISTRATION).

APPLICANTS OF THE FIRST AND THE SECOND LEVEL OF ATTESTATION ARE SENT VISAS BY E-MAIL. ELECTRONIC VISA REQUIRES PRINTING.

PROCESSING TIMES FOR SINGAPORE VISA APPLICATIONS TAKE APPROXIMATELY 7 WORKING DAYS FROM WHEN THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE EMBASSY. IN SPECIAL CASES, DOCUMENTS CAN TAKE MORE THAN 7 WORKING DAYS TO BE PROCESSED.

VISA APPLICATION DOCUMENTS CAN BE SUBMITTED UP TO 30 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR TRIP.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VISA FOR SINGAPORE IS AN ENTRY VISA. THE MINIMUM PERIOD FOR WHICH A SINGAPORE VISA CAN BE ISSUED IS NINE WEEKS. THE VISA IS ALMOST ALWAYS A MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA. A SINGAPORE ENTRY VISA HOLDER MAY NOT STAY IN SINGAPORE FOR MORE THAN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ENTRY.

The consular fee charged by the Singapore Embassy for processing is non-refundable.

  • Applicants who are nationals of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen;
  • Applicants who are holders of one of the following: a Palestinian Authority passport, a temporary passport issued by the United Arab Emirates, and a refugee travel document issued by a Middle Eastern country.

Please note that group II nationals may only apply in person at the visa application center in Moscow or St Petersburg.

Original of the applicant’s passport and a copy of the biometric data page.

Passport must be valid for 6 months at the time of entry into Singapore. Passport must have at least one blank page (for border crossing mark). The front page must bear the passport holder’s personal signature. Children can be entered into the passport of the accompanying parent, but in this case the application processing time will be extended from 4 to 5 days. The passport must have the child’s photo glued in it. Children from age 14 must have their own passport.

2. CONFIDENTIAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE – for children under 18, ORIGINAL STATEMENT OF EDUCATION (original) – for students in an educational institution.

3. APPLICATION FORM WITH THE APPLICANT’S PHOTOGRAPH.

A properly completed and signed Form14A application form. The application form must be completed in English. It is obligatory to indicate in the application form the address of the place of stay, house number, zip code, street name and the name of the hotel. In case the place of stay is not a hotel, but a stay with relatives, it is obligatory to indicate the house number, building number, floor, zip code, street name, telephone number.

  • Select from this list the purpose of your visit that is appropriate for your trip to Singapore. Indicate the chosen purpose of travel on the form.

4. Electronic photo.

  • In JPEG format with a maximum size of 60 Kb, 400 x 514 pixels (analogous to a 3.5 × 4.5 cm photograph);
  • color;
  • against a white background;
  • no corners or ovals;
  • The size of the facial oval is 70-80% of the total size;
  • the photo must be taken not more than 3 months ago;
  • photos previously used in the passport will not be accepted;
  • headgear is not acceptable (only possible according to religion).

A file with a photo must be sent to singapore@ponyexpress.ru

Please note that scanned photos suffer from deterioration of quality, loss of sharpness and changes in background color, so applications with these photos will be rejected.

5. hotel reservation.

A hotel reservation with the address and phone number of the hotel, the length of stay, and the name of each applicant. Hotel reservation is required for tourist and business types of travel. The hotel reservation must include the first and last name of each applicant.

6. INVITATION (ORIGINAL OR COPY).

Invitation (form V39A) from a citizen of the Republic of Singapore or a foreign citizen legally residing in the territory of the Republic of Singapore, supported by a copy of the inviting person’s passport or residence permit. The invitation shall state the duration of the invitee’s stay in the territory of the Republic of Singapore, the place of residence and the signature of the inviting person. (LETTER OF INTRODUCTION) / Invitation can be issued only to a Singapore citizen or permanent resident of Singapore over 21 years of age, holding a NRIC (National Registration Identity Card – identification number for citizens and permanent residents). Seal on the invitation is mandatory.

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7. Ticket or round-trip reservation.

Plane tickets are accepted (copy or electronically), or proof of reservation (PNR code from Amadeus system, electronic confirmation or copy).

If you plan to travel to other countries and have one or more entries into Singapore, third-country tickets (plane, bus, ferry) for the entire travel itinerary must be submitted, which confirm your exit and entry into Singapore.

8. FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS.

Reference from workplace (period of validity – 30 days) with indication of salary and position held – required for all applicants.

If applicant is individual entrepreneur or general director of limited liability company, it is necessary to submit:

For individual entrepreneurs:

For general directors of a limited liability company:

Certificate from the bank, confirming the fact of sufficient funds (validity period – 60 days) – obligatory for the unemployed, students, pensioners, children, owners of IE and LLC.

For applicants of any age who provide sponsor’s documents as financial guarantees is necessary:

  • A sponsor’s letter, drawn up in free form;
  • Reference from the bank.

In the case of family documents (with documentary evidence of family ties) copies of financial documents are acceptable in the presence of the original from one of the family members.

The seal and signature of the bank’s employee are required on the certificate. Reference letters from Tinkoff Bank are provided only in the original with a blue seal and signature of the bank employee. Copies or scanned copies are not accepted.

9. FOR THE CITIZENS OF ALL OTHER COUNTRIES, PROOF OF LEGAL RESIDENCE IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IS REQUIRED (RESIDENCE PERMIT/VALID VISA/WORK PERMIT/REGISTRATION).

11. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU FILL OUT THE FORMS YOU WILL NEED WHEN APPLYING FOR A VISA TO SINGAPORE IN ADVANCE:

APPLICANTS OF THE FIRST AND THE SECOND LEVEL OF ATTESTATION ARE SENT VISAS BY E-MAIL. ELECTRONIC VISA REQUIRES PRINTING.

PROCESSING TIME OF THE SINGAPORE VISA APPLICATION FROM 10 WORKING DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ELECTRONIC APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO THE EMBASSY.

VISA APPLICATION DOCUMENTS CAN BE SUBMITTED UP TO 30 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR TRIP.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VISA FOR SINGAPORE IS AN ENTRY VISA. THE MINIMUM PERIOD FOR WHICH A SINGAPORE VISA CAN BE ISSUED IS NINE WEEKS. THE VISA IS ALMOST ALWAYS A MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA. A SINGAPORE ENTRY VISA HOLDER MAY NOT STAY IN SINGAPORE FOR MORE THAN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ENTRY.

Singapore Visa

Except for transit trips (not more than 96 hours), citizens of Russia need a tourist visa to Singapore. Holders of diplomatic and service passports do not need a visa (provided that they stay no longer than 30 days).

Below you can find different ways to obtain a visa to Singapore, to learn more about the conditions of transit, and to apply for a Singapore visa online.

Singapore Transit Visa

Russians flying to Singapore for transit to other countries do not need a visa if their stay in the country does not exceed 96 hours.

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Visa to Singapore

The main requirements for transit travelers: availability of a passport, an air ticket from Singapore to a third country, and availability of funds for stay on the territory of the city-state. At the same time the final official authorization for entry into Singapore is given by border officials at checkpoints on arrival. That is why tourists are recommended to apply for a visa on the website of the embassy.

If you have to transit through Singapore with a long layover (up to 4 days) and you plan to go to the city, you can prepare for possible problems in advance. In particular, it would be wise to get a written reply from the airline company confirming that you will be allowed on the transit flight. For reassurance in your own right you can print out the rules of transit (for the citizens of CIS countries) placed on the site of Singapore Immigration Department.

Please note that bus or ferry tickets do not entitle you to visa-free transit.

Processing an electronic visa for Singapore

Tourister. Ru and licensed Sentosa-Tour tour operator offer you to apply for visa to Singapore online. Sentosa-Tour company has the status of a Reliable Partner of the Singapore Immigration Service.

We will execute for you electronic visa to Singapore in just 2-3 days for 40 euros! The visa is multiple entry, valid for 9 weeks. Period of stay on this visa is not more than 30 days.

To obtain an electronic visa for Singapore you need:

Within 2-3 days you will receive a PDF file to your e-mail, you only need to print this document and show it at the entrance to Singapore.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding Singapore visa application, you can send an email to: visa@tourister.ru.

You can check the authenticity of your Singapore tourist visa yourself using the Singapore Immigration Office’s website: save.ica.gov.sg/save-public/onlineEnquiry.xhtml? Module=RedirectSaveEnquiry&VisaReferenceNumber=VSCXXX&TravelDocumentNumber=PASSPORT

Copy the link and replace in the link – VSCXXX with the 19 digit VSC number… – PASSPORT with your passport number as in the visa

Visa to Singapore

Self-registering visa for Singapore

The following set of documents should be prepared in advance to obtain a visa for Singapore:

  • A valid passport with a validity period of at least 6 months from the date of entry into the territory of the state of Singapore;
  • Filled in visa application form for Singapore (sample 14A), which can be downloaded or picked up in person at the Singapore Embassy in Moscow;
  • Color photo added to the appropriate place of the electronic application form. Image requirements: light background, size – 400×514 pixels, no more than 60 Kb, file format – jpg. Photo must be up-to-date – made not earlier than three months before submitting documents;
  • Air tickets (or itinerary receipts for e-tickets), confirmation of hotel reservations;
  • For private travel, a scan of an invitation from a registered Singapore travel agency or permanent resident Singaporean citizen is required;
  • It is desirable (this item is not mandatory) to provide a scan of a medical insurance policy with a minimum amount of coverage of $30,000 or more.

If the listed documents are submitted through Emirates, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines, the visa application form is filled in the office.

Travel with children involves filling out a separate application form for each child, and also requires the preparation of a separate package of documents, even if the minor is inscribed in the parent’s passport. A visa for a child traveling without one parent or accompanied by a third party may be issued only with a notarized consent of the second parent (or both parents) to leave the country.

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Visa processing to Singapore through the Asia Visa Application Center

Among the most convenient ways to apply for a visa to Singapore is to apply at the Asia Visa Center.

You can submit paper documents in person on weekdays from 9:00 to 19:00, in electronic version the applications are accepted round the clock.

The applicant receives a visa confirmation sent to his e-mail, which contains his personal data, the period of validity of the visa received, and the number of days permitted to stay in Singapore. The visa confirmation has a unique number, the data of the issued visa are encoded in a bar code. The official confirmation received must be printed out to be presented at the passport control at the Singapore airport.

Visa processing to Singapore through Pony Express

Pony Express is accredited by the Singapore Embassy and has numerous offices throughout Russia. You will need to submit a full set of documents (see the list above) to one of the company’s offices in order to apply for a visa to Singapore.

A Pony Express specialist will check that all the necessary information is provided to complete the electronic application on the Singapore Department of Immigration & Checkpoint Authority website, and prepare all the scanned documents for the visa application.

Visa requests are processed within 1-3 days. If the visa is confirmed, you will receive an official form with a barcode, which must be printed out to passport control on arrival. This will be your document for crossing the border.

Visa processing times for Singapore

A visa to Singapore is issued within three business days.

The standard tourist visa to Singapore for citizens of Russia and a number of other countries is valid for 5 weeks from the date of issue. Your stay in the state territory is limited to 30 days.

Visa fee for Singapore

Consular fee at the Singapore Embassy is 30 SGD (payable in Russian rubles at the current exchange rate of the Central Bank of Russia).

Separate visa fee charged by authorized agents (for example Asian Visa Application Center or Pony Express) is 2000 rubles.

A visa to Singapore through the airlines listed above will cost about $40.

Trusted companies for visa processing in Singapore

Moscow

  • “Asia Visa Center Pyatnitskaya St, 43/3, office 5 Tel: (499) 638-23-14 www.asiavc.ru
  • “Singapore Airlines S/O Aviareps, AG Tel: (495) 775-30-87 E-mail: reservations@singaporeair.ru
  • “Valentur” Leningradsky Ave. 74, k.6 Tel: (499) 151-14-15 E-mail: info@valentour.ru sveta@valenour.ru www.valentour.ru
  • “Vand International Tour” 4, Pokrovka str. Pokrovka 3/7 Tel: (495) 780-36-60 Fax: (495) 787-91-69 E-mail: nat@vand.ru nat1@vand.ru katya@vand.ru
  • “Qatar Airways” Serebryanicheskaya Naberezhnaya 29 Tel: (495) 981-07-81 E-mail: resmow@ru.qatarairways.com
  • “TAL Aviation” Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya. 20 Tel: (495) 234-40-19 E-mail: info@talaviation.ru www.talaviation.com
  • “Pony Express 4 Marshala Zhukova Avenue Tel: (495) 981-19-56 E-mail: visa@ponyexpress.ru
  • “ING Asia Travel Tverskaya str. 20/1 Office 500-502 Tel: (495) 650-10-42 Fax: (495) 650-54-00 E-mail: asia@ingtour.ru
  • “Solvex Travel” Ul. Prechistenka, 17/9/8 Tel: (495) 956-14-18 E-mail: asia@solvex.ru www.solvex.ru

Saint-Petersburg

  • “Singapore Airlines S/O Aviareps, AG Stremyannaya St., 10

Khabarovsk

  • “Mandarin 104 Komsomolskaya St. Tel: (4212) 42-33-77, 32-57-35 Fax: (4212) 32-50-53 E-mail: travel@mandarin.kht.ru

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