Singapore is one of those places that just has to be on your bucket list. Why? Because it’s the perfect blend of cosmopolitan living, incredible traditions and culture, and welcoming
people that instantly make you feel at home.
The only problem is when you’re traveling to the other side of the world, how do you make sure you have everything you need before you leave? To make it quick and easy we’re going to go over one of the tricky parts of getting into Singapore: obtaining your travel authorisation. . So here’s a handy guide giving you a head start on getting your visa for Singapore
Which type of visa do I need?
The first thing to know is that there are actually two types of visa when you want to get to Singapore. The first is the SG Arrival Card visitors from every country in the world are required to have. You have to apply no more than three days before your date of arrival and make sure that you carry a copy with you as you go to security.
The process can take as little as 30 minutes, but you should always leave plenty of time in case of hold-ups or unforeseen circumstances.
The second type of into paperwork is known as the Singapore SAVE. This is an online Visa that only applies to passengers traveling from certain named countries.
To make sure you are fully compliant with the process you should check whether or not your country of origin and your nationality appear on this list prior to making your application
What do you need before you apply?
As with any application process there are a number of key pieces of information that you need to have prior to starting your submission.
You will need a valid passport with at least six months to go before it expires. As well as this, you will also need to make sure that it has at least one blank page so any documentation can be affixed.
To make things that little more challenging for you, you’ll also need to have a valid passport photo that conforms to all of the international best practices.
In addition, you will also need to have your expected date of arrival, the hotel and address for your first night’s stay, and further details of your trip if they are requested as part of a follow-up to your submission.
Anything else you need to know?
If you are already getting a little excited, why not check out the best things to do in Singapore when you’re there? From the moment you take a look you’ll already be getting excited to set foot on the plane and explore one of our favourite places in the world.
Or maybe you want to know what the expat life is really like? All you have to do is follow the hints and tips above and click on the links for more wise words. Once you do that, you’ll already be halfway there. Enjoy!