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Visas for Singapore

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Citizens of most nations enter Singapore for up to 30 days visa-free -- so there's no need to get a visa in most cases -- and 30 days is more than enough to see all the sights you could possibly imagine in Singapore.

Commonwealth citizens may enter Singapore visa-free if they are in transit to a third country, hold a valid passport and onward tickets.

Some nationalities, including the following: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, the Central Asian states and Russia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, People's Republic of China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen are required to get a visa to enter Singapore.

Extensions

Stays may be extended online via the e-XTEND service (http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=179&secid=178). There is a fee of S$40 associated with getting the extension.

Validity issues

Each entry is single entry only. The Singapore entry stamp is a small, quarter page one, and it's no big deal to pop over to Malaysia to get another one, should you need to stay in Singapore longer.

Overstays

Overstaying your visa in Sinagpore is not encouraged -- especially as you can extend your stay via the service mentioned. At a minimum an overstay attracts a fee of $30.

Things to watch out for

This is Singapore! -- nothing to watch out for, other than don't overstay.

Departure tax

Departure tax from Singapore's Changi Airport is included in the ticket price so there's no need to hand over cash upon departure.

Border crossings

For information on the border crossings and to read traveller's reports, please see our Singapore border crossing page, or the exhaustive Border Crossings FAQ thread on the messageboard, which includes reports back from travellers.

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