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Old 5th March 2017, 00:11   #76
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We will be visiting Singapore from 15 April to 23 April. Please suggest what will be the ideal lead time for applying tourist visa? I am planning to apply by 20 March.
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We will be visiting Singapore from 15 April to 23 April. Please suggest what will be the ideal lead time for applying tourist visa? I am planning to apply by 20 March.
You will get it in 2..3 days no issues
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We are planning to visit Singapore in the month of July.

Queries regarding Singapore Tourist VISA:

* Do we have to visit the embassy in Mumbai to get the VISA?
* Besides Valid passport, valid return ticket and healthy account balance, what else is needed?
* Any different rules for kids (8 years old) ?
* What is the cost per VISA?
* Can I get the VISA for future dates?
* What is the validity of the VISA?
* Is there an interview like the US VISA?

Please do add any other vital information, which will help us.

Thanks,
Ajay
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Old 7th March 2017, 12:13   #79
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* Do we have to visit the embassy in Mumbai to get the VISA?
* Besides Valid passport, valid return ticket and healthy account balance, what else is needed?
* Any different rules for kids (8 years old) ?
* What is the cost per VISA?
* Can I get the VISA for future dates?
* What is the validity of the VISA?
* Is there an interview like the US VISA?
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*No need to visit the embassy, they have an E-Visa process and there are approved travel agents for the same and takes about 5 business days. A successful E-Visa process produces an A4/letter sheet printout which is the visa

*Usually 3-4 weeks prior to travel is a good time to apply for visas, so if you've finalized the dates, may help to have your hotel booking as well when applying for the visa, but not mandatory

*No different rules for children

*It was about Rs.2250 per person back in 2013, seems to have gone up significantly now to about Rs.10k per person , but do check, I could be wrong

*Usually you apply a month before your travel date and visa validity usually starts around the travel date. Validity is usually 1 month/30 days

*No interviews for visitor visas
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*No need to visit the embassy, they have an E-Visa process and there are approved travel agents for the same and takes about 5 business days. A successful E-Visa process produces an A4/letter sheet printout which is the visa
You also get a soft copy of teh same so you need not worry about losing the printout.

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*Usually 3-4 weeks prior to travel is a good time to apply for visas, so if you've finalized the dates, may help to have your hotel booking as well when applying for the visa, but not mandatory
Hotel booking helps and so does return flight booking.

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*It was about Rs.2250 per person back in 2013, seems to have gone up significantly now to about Rs.10k per person , but do check, I could be wrong
Nah. Last I checked, it was around 2000 bucks. I got mine in '15 for 1500

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*Usually you apply a month before your travel date and visa validity usually starts around the travel date. Validity is usually 1 month/30 days
1 to 2 years too if you are lucky but I've heard they are more stringent now.
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Answers in same order:
*No need to visit the embassy, they have an E-Visa process and there are approved travel agents for the same and takes about 5 business days. A successful E-Visa process produces an A4/letter sheet printout which is the visa
*Usually 3-4 weeks prior to travel is a good time to apply for visas, so if you've finalized the dates, may help to have your hotel booking as well when applying for the visa, but not mandatory
*It was about Rs.2250 per person back in 2013, seems to have gone up significantly now to about Rs.10k per person , but do check, I could be wrong
*Usually you apply a month before your travel date and visa validity usually starts around the travel date. Validity is usually 1 month/30 days
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You also get a soft copy of teh same so you need not worry about losing the printout.
Hotel booking helps and so does return flight booking.
Thanks a lot for detailed response.

VISA fees is 2,499/- INR per person. Validity is now 30 days.

I have booked the hotel, but my plan is a little different. I am going to stay at my friend's place for 3 days and 3 days in hotel.

All websites say that you need an invitation letter from a Singapore resident for the VISA. Can you guys confirm?

I can get the letter easily, but just wanted to check if its really needed.

I also read that agencies like Thomas Cook can also arrange for a letter, if you can't get one.

I am traveling in July, so I will apply by May end I guess.
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All websites say that you need an invitation letter from a Singapore resident for the VISA. Can you guys confirm?

I can get the letter easily, but just wanted to check if its really needed
Just your hotel confirmation will do. You can adjust the reservation date later if you like to stay with your friend for part of the time.
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Just your hotel confirmation will do. You can adjust the reservation date later if you like to stay with your friend for part of the time.
So the plan is that we will first go to my friend's place and then move to hotel later. But our flight ticket is for the entire trip obviously. So do you think, I need the letter from my friend?
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I just did my and my wife's visa a week back. So here's the response to the multiple posts based on what I did.

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We will be visiting Singapore from 15 April to 23 April. Please suggest what will be the ideal lead time for applying tourist visa? I am planning to apply by 20 March.
3 Working Days required for the Visa if you go to a Singapore MFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) approved Visa Agency else 5 Working days.

SGD 30 SGD + INR 300 Charges (Approx. 1800 Rs.) is the cost of visa if you go to a Singapore MFA Approved Visa Agency. Higher for others.

Check out this website for more details.

https://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/o.../overview.html

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*It was about Rs.2250 per person back in 2013, seems to have gone up significantly now to about Rs.10k per person , but do check, I could be wrong

*Usually you apply a month before your travel date and visa validity usually starts around the travel date. Validity is usually 1 month/30 days
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Visa cost - SGD 30 + INR 300 - Approx. 1800 Rs.

Validity - I received a Two-Year Multiple Entry Visa for both me and my wife.

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All websites say that you need an invitation letter from a Singapore resident for the VISA. Can you guys confirm?
I can get the letter easily, but just wanted to check if its really needed.
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No need for any invitation Letter.

The following documents required:
  1. Original Passport
  2. Passport Copy
  3. Bank Statement (3 Months)
  4. A Request letter from your side seeking Tourist Visa
  5. Confirmed Flight Tickets (No Hotel Booking Required)

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Just your hotel confirmation will do. You can adjust the reservation date later if you like to stay with your friend for part of the time.
No need for any hotel confirmation. Only confirmed Flight Tickets required.

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So the plan is that we will first go to my friend's place and then move to hotel later. But our flight ticket is for the entire trip obviously. So do you think, I need the letter from my friend?
Why do you need to disclose that? Unless you are asking your friend to sponsor your visa from Singapore directly, this is not required. Just tick stay at hotel in the Visa Form.


All the above points I mentioned are a lot dependent on the person's travel history too. If you don't have any previous International travel history, then you may require to give Salary Slips or ITR to shown your financial status to complete the full travel. I have previous Travel history of Thailand, US and Canada and have valid Visas too on my passport.

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I just did my and my wife's visa a week back. So here's the response to the multiple posts based on what I did.
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All the above points I mentioned are a lot dependent on the person's travel history too. If you don't have any previous International travel history, then you may require to give Salary Slips or ITR to shown your financial status to complete the full travel. I have previous Travel history of Thailand, US and Canada and have valid Visas too on my passport.
Thanks a lot for the detailed info. This really helps.

Me and my wife both have previous travel history of US, so I hope I don't have to produce too many documents.

Not needing an invitation letter is a relief, because I would have had to trouble my friend a lot to get all the required stuff.

Hope you don't mind if I have any other query in future.

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