If you are a Singapore citizen or PR, you can help relative or friends to apply for Singapore visa online, quick and easy. [Read more…]
You’ve got your Singapore PR status for almost five years and now it’s time to renew it. A valid Re-Entry Permit (REP) is necessary whenever a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) wishes to travel out of Singapore. It will enable the Permanent Resident to retain his/her PR status while away from Singapore. [Read more…]
Renewing or getting a new IC, passport, or Visa in Singapore will often require a passport-size photo. As I explore the options to take a passport or visa photo, this post serves as a summary where you can get a passport-size photo.
You can always visit a nearby shopping mall in Singapore to find a printing shop for a quick passport photo which probably takes time to develop the film. So plan early and don’t wait until the last minute to take the photo. For urgent needs, instant photo booth machine is the top option for getting IC or passport photos. [Read more…]
If you have recently entered Malaysia at least 4 times in a month, you can apply for a special Malaysia MACS pass which allows clearance through either Woodlands or Tuas checkpoint without having to fill up the white immigration card.
With the Malaysia Automated Clearance System (MACS) pass – a sticker embedded with a Radio Frequency Identification chip that is stuck in the passport, you can zip through immigration clearance in Malaysia without worrying if their passport has been stamped. [Read more…]
Visa Application at Embassy of China
Chinese visa is a permit issued by visa authorities of China in accordance with the laws and regulations of China to a foreign citizen for entry into, exit from or transit through the territory of China.
The Chinese visa authorities issue diplomatic visa, courtesy visa, service visa or ordinary visa to a foreign citizen according to his or her status, purpose of visit and type of passport.
In Singapore, you can apply for Chinese visa at Chinese visa application service center:
22 Malacca Street, #09-00 Royal Brothers Building, Singapore 048980
Business Hours:Monday-Friday，Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Submission of applications: 9:00 to 15:00.
Payment and collection: 9:00 to 16:00. Forms needed for Chinese visa application:
The China embassy strongly recommends that you complete the visa application form online so that your application can be handed quickly and applicants book appointments online for submission of applications at the embassy. Applicants having made appointments may submit applications at a dedicated counter at the time allocated.
Singapore passport holders traveling to China for less than 15 days starting from the date of entry are exempted from visa. If you are to stay in China over 15 days, you still need to apply for a visa.
China Embassy Address
Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Singapore
150 Tanglin Road
China Embassy Hotlines
- Political & Press:64180239, 67343875
- Administration:64180252, 67344737
- Consular Dept:64712117, Fax: 64795345
- Cultural Affairs:64180116, 67340309
- Educational Affairs:64180120, 64180454
- Economy and Commerce:64121935, 67338590
- Military Affairs:64180106, 68875148
Many people know Singapore passport holders can travel without many visa restrictions. The Henley Visa Restrictions Index tells how good it is.
The Henley Visa Restrictions Index is a global ranking of countries according to travel freedom their citizens enjoy. Henley & Partners has analyzed the visa regulations of all the countries and territories in the world. It has created an index which ranks countries according to the visa-free access its citizens enjoy to other countries.
This is the first time that a global ranking shows the international travel freedom of the citizens of the various countries as well as the international relations and status of individual countries relative to others.
Visa Restrictions Index
Find out foreign visa requirement for Singapore passport holders.
With immediate effect, foreigners (regardless of nationality) applying for a single-entry short-term (15-day / 90-day) visa for sight-seeing including Okinawa as one of their destinations, will not be required to pay a fee for their visa application.
To enjoy this fee waiver, please ensure you INFORM the counter staff and SUBMIT a flight itinerary / ferry booking slip (hotel booking if applicable) indicating Okinawa as a destination when making your visa application.
Source: Embassy of Japan
Visitors to Singapore and returning residents arriving at Changi Airport can now save time with an innovative new service launched by Singapore Customs in April 2009 for the payment of duties and taxes.
On arrival in Singapore, travellers are required to declare and pay duties and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on cigarettes and tobacco, liquor in excess of their duty-free concession, as well as GST on imported goods such as new articles, souvenirs, gifts and food items exceeding their GST relief entitlement.
The introduction of a self-service Tax Payment Kiosk at all airport terminals provides travellers with an additional avenue to fulfill their Customs duties and GST obligations. Travellers can now enjoy the added convenience of making a self-declaration on their purchases through the kiosk and paying the required duty and GST electronically without having to queue at the Customs Tax Office to do so. [Read more…]
With effect from September 19, Singaporeans who intend to travel to China for 15 days or less, will no longer require a visa.