Visitors to Singapore can either enter the country without a visa or in some cases they must first obtain a visa. Citizens of almost 80% of the world's countries may travel to Singapore for 30 days or 90 days without a visa, depending on their nationality. Countries requiring visas are categorized into countries eligible to apply for an electronic visa and countries whose citizens need a visa vignette.
All visitors to Singapore must:
Citizens of all countries not included in Assessment Level I and Assessment Level II lists are allowed a maximum stay of 30 days without a visa in Singapore, except the holders of the following passports who are allowed to stay for 90 days:
European Union All European Union citizens1
Holders of Hong Kong Document of Identity for Visa Purposes
Holders of Macao Special Administrative Region Travel Permit
Holders of temporary passports issued by the United Arab Emirates
Holders of Refugee travel documents issued by Middle-East countries
Stateless persons (holder of alien's passport, such as a certificate of identity and refugee travel document, is considered as stateless by ICA, regardless of the nationality appearing on the holder's travel document)
Other than non-ordinary passport holders of Assessment Level I countries (except North Korea), visa requirement does not apply to holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Bangladesh, Jordan, Tunisia and of diplomatic passports of Saudi Arabia and Morocco.
Holders of passports issued by the following countries who possess an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) containing the "SGP" code on the reverse that it is valid for travel to Singapore can enter visa-free for business trips for up to 60 days.
Papua New Guinea
have an onward ticket,
remain in the transit area,
have their luggage checked to their final destination,
do not clear immigration to enter Singapore, and,
are not traveling on a low-cost airline (except for passengers traveling on Scoot with Scoot-thru and passengers traveling on Tigerair with Tigerconnect).
Nationals of certain Assessment Level I countries may enter Singapore under the Visa Free Transit Facility.
Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF)
Nationals of China and India
Nationals of China and India may enter Singapore without a visa for 96 hours if they are in transit to or from any third country by air, when possessing a valid visa or long-term residence permit with validity of at least one month issued by Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom or the United States.
Single journey visas issued by these eight countries are also acceptable for transit, but if using the VFTF on the return journey (i.e., after the single journey visa has been used) the traveler must travel directly from the visa-issuing country and directly back to the home country, and they must not have returned to their home country since the single journey visa was last used.
Nationals of China and India are only allowed to use the VFTF once in their itinerary (either on the forward or the return journey but not both). They must also enter and depart by air.
Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Georgia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine
Nationals of the following countries may enter Singapore without a visa for 96 hours if they are in transit to or from any third country. These nationals may use the VFTF on both the forward and the return journey. They may enter Singapore by any mode of transport but must depart by air.
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Trinidad and Tobago