Passport and visa regulations
|Return ticket required
|Other EU countries
Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country and have free pages
Note on the passport
(a) Ban on imports of narcotics. The death penalty can be imposed for drug possession. (An import permit is required for those requiring strong medication. Information is available from the Health Sciences Authority.) (b) Women 24 weeks pregnant or older may require a Singapore visa, which can also be obtained through a sponsor/sponsor in Singapore can. Information is available from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority in Singapore and the relevant consular posts in the country of origin.
Attention: German and Swiss travelers who have been fully vaccinated against Corona can re-enter Singapore on presentation of the Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). This passport requires, among other things, foreign travel insurance that covers treatment in the event of illness from Corona worth at least 30,000 Singapore $. The Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) can be requested between 7 and 30 calendar days before departure. An SG Arrival Card must be requested online at least 3 days before departure by plane. The SG Arrival Card is free and also available through the Visit Singapore Travel Guide App available on the App Store and Google Play Store.  Etc Nationals of the countries listed in the table above will be issued with a digital social visit pass (e-passport) (no visa in passport) upon arrival by air for 90-day tourism stays and 30-day business stays, unless otherwise stated specified. (a) Germany, Austria and all other EU countries; (b) Switzerland; (c) Turkey (maximum 30 days for tourist or business stay). If you enter the country by land or sea, the Social Visit Pass is issued for 14 days.
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E-Visa: 30 S$. Work Permit: (available from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Employment Pass: (available from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
Visa types and costs
Visa, Social Visit Pass, Longterm Social Visit Pass, Professional Visit Pass, Student Pass and Transit Visa.
Social Visit Pass and Student Pass: Up to 3 months. Professional Visit Pass: Up to 6 months. Visa: 14 days stay. More information from the consular posts.
Transit travelers who continue on with the next connection, have valid travel documents and confirmed onward tickets and do not leave the transit area do not need a transit visa. Overnight accommodation is available in Singapore Changi Airport transit area. In person or by post at the consulate or consular department of the embassy. Long-term Social Visit Pass, Social Visit Pass, Professional Visit Pass and Student Pass must be applied for directly in Singapore. The application can also be made through a contact person in Singapore. The contact must be at least 21 years old, have Singapore citizenship or be a permanent resident of Singapore, and have a SingPass account.
Required for each visa: (a) 1 application form (can be downloaded from the websites of the responsible embassies or from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority). (b) 1 recent passport photo (light background). (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon departure and with at least one blank page. (d) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (e) Booking confirmation of flight tickets for the return or onward journey. (f) Visa for the next destination, if applicable. (g) Fee (in cash when applying, in Berlin also by crossed cheque) (h) a completed checklist for applicants. (i) self-addressed stamped envelope (for returning passport) (j) sufficient funds (k) vaccination against yellow fever, if applicable, if previous stay in a WHO yellow fever area Tourist trips additionally: (l) confirmed booking of hotel accommodation. Visiting trips additionally: (m) Invitation from a citizen/resident of Singapore (21 years or older) stating that he/she accepts responsibility for the visitor’s stay, expenses and departure (with a copy of their own passport, if applicable). Business trips additionally: (n) Letter of secondment from your own company with information on the purpose and duration of the trip and confirmation of the assumption of costs. (o) Invitation from Singapore company. (p) Printed business profile of Singapore registered company.
Inquiries to the consular representations.
Usually 5-7 working days plus mail, in exceptional cases up to 6 weeks.
Proof of sufficient funds
All foreigners must have sufficient funds during their stay.
Documents required upon entry
Passport, confirmed return or onward travel tickets, sufficient funds.
Extension of stay
The Social Visit Pass can be extended to a maximum of 90 days in Singapore. The extension must be requested at least two days before the Social Visit Pass expires. More information from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. It is important to ensure that free pages are available in the ID document. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
An import permit is required for pets at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and must be requested from the Animal & Veterinary Service. The approval requires the submission of a reservation (at least 30 days in advance) at Jurong Animal Quarantine Station (JAQS). In addition, an official health certificate from the country of origin must be presented, which may have been issued no more than 7 days before departure. The arrival of the animal must be announced 24 hours in advance. An export permit from the AVA is required for export. Dogs and cats must be quarantined for at least 3 weeks. During this time, the animals are vaccinated against rabies. Exceptions are animals from Australia,