SINGAPORE VISA, CUSTOMS & LEGAL REGULATIONS
Most visitors coming into Singapore do not require a visa for entry and may be given social visit passes. The period of stay granted will be shown on the visit pass endorsement given on your passport. However, it is best to consult your local consular office for the latest information with regard to coming into Singapore. If you would like to stay in Singapore for a longer period, you may apply to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) upon your arrival.
The list of countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Singapore may be found on the ICA’s website. Should you require a visa, please refer to ICA’s website for application procedures. As with most countries, do note that the possession of a visa does not entitle a foreigner to enter Singapore automatically. Visitors must also meet entry requirements such as holding a passport with at least six months validity, having sufficient funds for the intended period of stay in Singapore and confirmed onward or return air tickets. The grant of a visit pass to a foreign visitor is determined by the ICA Officers at the Singapore checkpoints and each case is considered on its own merits.
For more information on entering and exiting Singapore, check out ICA’s Travellers’ Info Guide.
All visa-requiring travellers must be in possession of a visa in order to be considered for entry into Singapore. This includes visa-requiring travellers who are transiting through Singapore. If your connecting flight requires you to go through immigration and collect your baggage before re-entering again for your next flight, you will need to be in possession of a visa. Please refer to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority’s website for visa application procedures.
Should you lose your passport while in Singapore, please make a police report immediately and approach your embassy in Singapore to apply for a replacement travel document. After obtaining your replacement travel document, you should make a report to the ICA to regularise your stay in Singapore. For more information on procedures for Regularisation of Stay and the documents required, please visit ICA’s website.
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SINGAPORE TRAVEL INFORMATION
The currency used in Singapore is the Singapore dollar (S$). Money changing services can be found not only at the Singapore Changi Airport but also at most shopping centres and hotels around the island. You can also access the automated teller machines (ATMs) located everywhere (even in the most obscure bits) in Singapore, that accept most of the main credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Singapore is known for its hot and humid weather, with little variation throughout the year. The average daytime temperature is 31ºC (88ºF), dropping to around 24ºC (75ºF) in the evenings. The monsoon season can bear down pretty heavily on our tropical weather from November onwards, so be prepared for rain on a daily basis during this period.
Singapore’s international dialing code is +(65). While in Singapore and if you have international roaming service on your cell phone, you don’t have to press +(65) as it will automatically connect you to the local numbers here.
Smoking is not allowed in all air-conditioned areas such as shopping malls, restaurants, entertainment outlets and cinemas. Smoking is also an offence on public transportation, lifts and certain public areas. Since 1 January 2019, public areas within the Orchard Road precinct have been designated as a No Smoking Zone (NSZ), where smoking is only allowed in Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs).
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Whether you want to be pampered with 6-star luxury hotels or seeking to keep cost low at budget lodgings, there is a wide range of accommodation to choose from.
Families or international patients looking for an extended stay in Singapore can also consider service apartments with full serviced facilities.
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