Extension of Stay

Tourists / Visitors who wish to extend their stay in Singapore may apply at the Visitor Services Centre,

4th Storey, ICA Building, 10 Kallang Rd
(Next to Lavender MRT station)
Singapore 208718
Website: www.ica.gov.sg

Each application is considered on its own merits.
Foreigners must make sure that they do not overstay in Singapore if their application for extension of stay is not approved.

Loss of Foreigner's Passport

In case of loss or misplacement of passport, the foreigner needs to obtain a copy of the police report and contact the Embassy or High Commission of his/her country. He or she must then report to Visitor Services Centre, 4th Storey, ICA Building to obtain a Special Pass.
One can dial telephone number: 100 to obtain the telephone number of their Embassy or High Commission.

While traveling or sight seeing in and around Singapore, foreign tourists must at all times carry their passport & identity cards along with their traveler's cheques and credit cards to avoid any inconvenience.
A local map of Singapore will come handy as well to all newcomers.
Besides, important contact numbers, especially of the hotel the tourist (s) has put up in must always be handy in case of any emergency.

EZ Link Card (Easy Link Card)

This card is available at all MRT STATIONS across the island and can be topped up at the passengers' own convenience. They facilitate fast and smooth travel, by either MRT or Bus (they are required in both) and are a better alternative to conventional tickets. EZ link cards are even accepted at select outlets of McDonald's.

There is no restriction on the amount of currency you can bring in to Singapore Non-Dutiable Goods

o Electronic and electrical goods
o Cosmetics
o Cameras, clocks and watches
o Jewelry, precious metals and precious stones
o Footwear
o Arts and Crafts
o Toys

The list of dutiable, non-dutiable, controlled and restricted goods is not exhaustive and is subject to change without notice. Prohibited Items

The following items are not allowed into Singapore:

o Liquors and cigarettes marked with the words "SINGAPORE DUTY NOT PAID" on the labels, cartons or packets
o Cigarettes with the prefix "E" printed on the packets
o Chewing gum
o Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products
o Cigarette lighters of pistol or revolver shape
o Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
o Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
o Firecrackers
o Obscene articles, publications, video tapes/discs and software
o Reproduction of copyright publications, videotapes, video compact discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
o Seditious and treasonable materials

Bringing in Medicine for Personal Use

If visitors or tourists need to bring in medicines (especially sleeping pills, depressants, stimulants, etc.) for their physical well being while traveling, they must possess a physician's prescription certifying so.

A warning: the penalty for Drug Trafficking in Singapore is Death



Making an incorrect declaration is an offence under the law. The offender may be fined up to $5,000. Visitors and tourists to Singapore are therefore requested to declare any goods, which they think may fall under the category of, prohibited or controlled goods and any item in excess of their GST/duty-free concessions or any item that is not granted GST/duty-free concession. If in doubt, they are always welcome to refer to the Red Channel.

Controlled and Restricted Items

Certain goods are allowed entry into Singapore only when you produce the import permit or authorization from the relevant authorities. If you do not have the import permit or authorization, the item will be detained and referred to the relevant authority for approval.

o Animals, birds and their by-products
o Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
o Meat and meat products
o Fish and seafood products
o Fruits and vegetables
o Medicines

In order to bring the above-mentioned items to Singapore; permission of the Agri food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) has to be sought. For Arms & explosives, bulletproof clothing, toy guns, pistols, revolver, swords, spears - Permission of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) is required.

Films, videos, video games, publications and records - approval of the Singapore media development authority (MDA) is necessary.

To bring pharmaceuticals, medicines and poisons- permission of the Singapore Health Sciences Authority is required.

A Note: Chewing Gum and Bubble gum and Chiclets are not permitted in Singapore. This is for the general awareness of all tourists, especially youngsters.Know more about Extension of Stay in Singapore in Singapore from focussingapore.com log on to:

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