Start your visa application

Here you can start your visa processing. Choose a country and on the next page, you will have more details on the visa processing & documents needed

A quick guide about Singapore visa process

Here you find a quick, but comprehensive summary of items to be noted as part of your visa application to Singapore.

Know everything about Singapore visa process

The below is a comprehensive summary of items that comes handy while you start preparing your Singapore visa application.


For Indian passport holders, Singapore visa process involves the following,

  1. Document preparation & verification: Preparation of documents (refer the below checklist for more details) usually takes about 5 to 6 days.

  2. Document submission: The documents need to be submitted to The High Commission of Singapore. There are no fingerprint scanning and the submissions may be managed through a third party.

  3. Approval process: Singapore immigration officials review and approve the visas. It usually takes around 5 days for the whole approval process.

  4. Receipt of visa: The visa comes in the form of an electronic document, which can be printed.

Singapore Visa Document Checklist

Here we have tried summarising the key documents to be prepared while applying for your visa for Singapore.


Please note the below key aspects before starting your work on documents,

  1. Prepare all documents in A4 size

  2. Ensure that all the scan copies are clear and readable

  3. Do not staple any of the documents

  4. Embassy may ask for additional documents, during the approval process

The below is a summary of documents needed as part of the Singapore visa processing,

  1. Original passport of the applicant,

    1. Handwritten passports aren’t acceptable

    2. Must be valid for at least 6 months from the return date

    3. Must have at least 2 blank pages

    4. One copy of first and last page of passport to be attached

  2. Application Form (Form 14A)

    1. Shall be filled with blue or black pen

    2. If the form is typed, signature is mandatory on all pages

    3. Use the same pen for the entire form

    4. Resident address in form should be same as passport

    5. Do not leave any fields empty

    6. In case of corrections, counter sign against the same field

  3. Photographs: Three recent coloured photographs,

    1. Must be new photos, matte finish

    2. Should be of 35mm X 45mm in dimensions

    3. Should be on a white background

    4. Should not be wearing a white shirt, against white background

    5. Should have at least 80% face coverage

    6. Should be taken within less than 3 months 

    7. Name & passport numbers must be written behind the photos

  4. Income Tax Returns (ITR) files for last 3 years

  5. Flight tickets: The to and fro flight tickets should be attached

  6. Bank statement: Original and updated bank statement for the last 3 months, with the bank’s seal and signature of the authorised person at bank

  7. Covering letter: To be addressed to The Singapore High Commission, mentioning the below,

    1. Date of travel

    2. No of passengers traveling together

    3. Details of itinerary, places to visit and stay

    4. Applicant’s employment details

    5. Details of previous visits to Singapore, if any

    6. Details of local sponsor, if any

    7. Mobile number & email ID

  8. Occupation proof, as per below

    1. For Employed applicants,

      1. Employment certificate/offer letter

      2. NOC/leave letter sanctioned by authorised official

      3. Payslips of last 3 months

    2. For Proprietor/owner applicants,

      1. Cover letter on company’s letter head

      2. Company’s original bank statement, with bank’s seal & signature

      3. Income Tax Returns (ITR) of the company for the last 3 years

      4. Company memo/partnership deal/establishment license

    3. For Students applicants,

      1. Leave letter or report card issued from School

      2. School ID

    4. For Sponsored applicants,

      1. Proof of sponsorship and/or private accommodation by completing a national form of the Schengen State concerned

    5. For Retired applicants,

      1. Proof of retirement

      2. Pension statements of last 3 months

      3. Proof of regular income generated by ownership of property or business

  9. If you’ve not travelled to any of the countries among US, Schengen, UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand or Canada, the below additional documents are needed,

    1. Hotel confirmation vouchers for all the nights, with the hotel name, address, telephone number and email ID, along with the payment receipt.

    2. Employment proof/offer letter or NOC from company

  10. If the applicant is traveling for honeymoon, then the marriage certificate or marriage card along with the engagement photographs are needed. Fresh photos are needed, instead of old ones, which were used for an earlier visa.

FAQs on Singapore Visa Processing

We understand that you may have many questions in mind, before you apply for your visa. Some of them may get answered below. For any more queries, write or call us,


Q. Should I submit my passports for visa approvals?

Yes, your original passports should be submitted for Singapore visa.

Q. Will VisaBadge help in preparing the documents?

Yes, VisaBadge is an online tool that helps you apply visas. We will take care of your document preparation, verification, submissions and tracking of visas, until the receipts at your place.

Q. Will VisaBadge help in getting appointments for document submission?

Yes, we will take care of the appointments with the respective Embassies.

Q. What is the cost of Singapore visa processing?

The visa processing charges to be paid at the Embassy, including the agents processing charges will be around Rs 3000/-. The pricing of various services that VisaBadge offers is available on

Q. How much time it takes for the visa processing?

The usual duration for the visa approvals, as per the Consulates is around 5 working days. However, this may change based on the nature and type of visa, peak/off-peak time in the year, etc.

Q. Is it mandatory for me to appear at the Embassy personally?

No, the submissions can be done through a third party or a visa agent. If the visa agent is handling the submissions, relevant forms must also be signed.

Q. Will VisaBadge team help in tracking the visa processing status?

Yes, we will keep the status of your visa tracked and updated on your My Visas page.

Q. Can VisaBadge team influence Embassy officials in getting the visas approved?

No, the officials at the immigration department are not directly connected to any of the agents or the applicants, unless they have a question specific to your application. It's NOT recommended to solicit an immigration official directly.

Q. Should I book my hotels & flights, before applying for the visa?

The hotel bookings are mandatory to be submitted as part of the visa documents.

Q. Will there be a refund of the fees paid, in case of visa rejections?

The fees paid to the Embassies is NOT refundable. However, 50% of your payment done to VisaBadge is refundable in case of visa rejections.

Read More on Singapore Visa Process

Some of our experts have compiled a lot more information that you may find useful, that contain varied nuances how things work with visa application, submission, Embassies and immigration centers. Please find them below in our blog.

Please wait...