Social Visit Pass

Social Visit Pass is required for those persons who intend to make a short trip to Singapore. Persons coming down to Singapore for business or for taking job-interviews have to apply for the social visit pass in Singapore. Social Visit Pass has 2-4 weeks validity period. The social visit pass can be further extended for 3 months.

Eligibility for obtaining a social visit pass application

  • One will stay in Singapore for not more than 89 days from the date of entry into Singapore.
  • The visit pass has the validity of not less than 2 days excluding Sundays and public holiday.
  • One will not come back to Singapore with in 5 days from the departure date of your current trip.
  • Persons are eligible to apply if their validity period (leaving public holidays, Saturdays and Sundays) does not expire in less than 3 days time.
  • Persons who have previously not obtained permission to extend their stay in the country.
  • Fees required for extending the social visit pass
    • Extension of a social visit pass for up to 3 months the fees charged is S$40 and the fee is equally applicable for every further extensions.
    • S$30 is the fee charged if the person has been in Singapore beyond the visa free period..
    • Do make the payments by NETS or CashCard

    Processing Time for a social visit pass

    For applications like Busines Visitor,Social Visitor seeking medical treatment or seeking employment or on short visit,Female social visitor whose child/grandchild is in Singapore for studies on Student's Pass,Technopreneur or Entrepreneur scheme processing time is as follows:
    • Persons can get their visa processed on the same day in the weekdays provided their number in the queue is not more than 7400
    • On Saturdays persons can get their visa between 11a.m. to 12p.m. provided their number in the queue is not more than 7200.
    • In case your number in the queue is more than 7400 on weekdays than you will get your visa on the next day from 9a.m. to 3p.m.
    • If your number in the queue is more than 7200 on Saturdays then you will get your visa on the very next working-day from 9a.m. to 12p.m.
    For Social Visitor seeking permission to deliver a child in Singapore,whose spouse is SC (Singapore Citizen) or SPR (Singapore Permanent Resident),the visitor below the age of 21 years and whose parent or child is SC or SPR; the normal processing time is 4 weeks.

    Peak Periods that should be avoided
    • Saturdays,public holidays' eve and the day after Public Holidays
    • Between 11 am and 2 pm on Mondays and Fridays

    Requirements of the documents for the submission of Applications at the VSC Counter
    • The Form14 should be duly signed by the applicant and the local sponsor who can be SC or SR and of age greater than 21 years.
    • Also Form V391 signed by the local sponsor (Malaysians are exempted to fill this form)
    • The travel documents of the applicant like Passport with atleast 6 months validity
    • Also applicant's Disembarkation/Embarkation (D/E) card with a valid Visit Pass granted when he got the entry in Singapore
    • There should be a confirmed return ticket (This is fo all non-Malaysian applicants)
    • Also the local sponsor's ID card or the passport only ( a copy of the NRIC or Passport's biodata page should be deposited to ICA)

    Last Updated On:28th June 2012

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