Travel to Singapore

Travel to Singapore

Area: 719.2 km²
Residents: 5,607,300 (2016 estimate)
Population density: 7,797 E / km²
Form of Government: Republic
System of Government: Parliamentary illiberal democracy
Neighboring countries: (Malaysia, Indonesia)
Capital: Singapore National
language: Malay, Chinese, Tamil, English
42.5% Buddhists,
14.9% Muslims,
8.5% Taoists,
4.8% Roman Catholic,
4% Hindu
Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)
1 SGD = 100 cents
Exchange rates:
1 EUR = 1.59 SGD
1 SGD = 0.63 EUR
1 CHF = 1.44 SGD
1 SGD = 0.70 CHF
(rate from 03/26/2021)
Telephone area code: +65
Time zone: UTC +8

In 2020, 394 Germans officially emigrated to Singapore and 689 came back to their homeland. Within the 10 years from 2010 to 2019, 7,199 Germans officially emigrated to Singapore and 6,785 moved back to Germany. The population is made up as follows: 76.8% Chinese, 13.9% Malay, 7.9% Indian and 1.4% other. These include around 1.2 million guest workers and foreigners.

The city-state of Singapore is located south of Johorstrasse. There it is located between Malaysia in the north and Indonesia in the south on a main island and three larger and 56 other smaller islands. In the south, the island group is separated from Indonesia by the Strait of Singapore. Visit campingship for Singapore Green City Melting Pot Of Cultures.

Due to the scarce land area (smaller than Hamburg), land reclamation plays a major role. The earth material is taken from our own mountains, the sea floor or from neighboring countries. As a result, the land area rose to around 720 km² today and is expected to grow by almost 100 km² (to around 800 km²) by 2030.

The climate is tropical and humid. The temperature is a little over 28 degrees Celsius almost all year round. In the months of October to February it is a little cooler due to the monsoons when it rains.

Travel and Visa

Changed travel regulations during and after the corona pandemic

Entry into Singapore is still subject to severe restrictions. So far there are no exceptions for vaccinated or recovered people.

Permanent residents are allowed to enter the country. Holders of long-term residence permits may enter the country with prior approval from the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) or the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). The granting of permits has meanwhile been suspended.

Since July 5, 2021, applications for (re) entry can be made again. The responsibility, partly also of other authorities, depends on the type of residence permit. Entry for visiting purposes must also be applied for in advance. Details can be found on the “ Safe Travel ” website of the ICA. The so-called “Reciprocal Green Lane” for official visitors or business travelers from Germany has been temporarily suspended.

All travelers must complete a health declaration online before starting their journey. A PCR test will be carried out upon entry. This must be booked and paid for before entry.

After entry, a 14-day quarantine (Stay Home notice, SHN) must be observed, at the end of which a further mandatory PCR test is carried out at the expense of the traveler. In addition, the traveler must perform a rapid antigen test (ART-Antigen Rapid Test) on days 3, 7 and 11. The quarantine is to be spent in special, chargeable SHN facilities (“dedicated facilities”), the costs are to be borne by the traveler.

General provisions for travel and residence (until the corona pandemic)

Visitor visa

Entry for leisure purposes is unproblematic. Europeans can stay here for three months. At passport control, fingerprints are digitally scanned for every traveler, ie also for visitors who do not require a visa, every time they enter and / or leave the country.

Long term visa

You are entitled to this for the following reasons:

  • Spouse of a Singapore citizen
  • Spouse of a person with permanent residence
  • Graduate of a university institute seeks employment in Singapore

The following information must be observed for every long-term visa application:

  • First-time applicants can apply for a long-term visa with at least 10 days remaining on their visitor visa
  • A long-term visa must be re-applied for at least 10 days before it expires
  • Visitors to Singapore must have a valid Visit Pass at all times during their stay

The sponsor needs SingPass 2FA ( to submit the long-term visa application online via the e-service.

Applicants and sponsors must also complete the attachment ( so that the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) can obtain and verify the financial information with the Singapore Tax Authority (IRAS). ICA can request further documents or, if necessary, arrange an interview.

The processing fee is S $ 30 per application (additional fees apply at pick-up). Payment can be made with:

  • Visa or MasterCard credit / debit card
  • American Express (AMEX) credit card
  • Internet direct debit

Flow process for approval of the application: Once the application has been approved, you can pay within 30 days from the date of issue of the approval decision on the e-Service:

  • S $ 60 for the long term visas
  • S $ 30 for a multiple travel visa (if applicable)
  • S $ 40 renewal fee (if applicable)

Retrieve your approval letter (IPA) using the status query. You can download the IPA letter, which is valid for two months from the date of issue. The IPA letter is not equated with the long-term visa.

  • If stated on the IPA letter, one must go through a medical check-up
  • To complete the formalities, book an appointment online for you and your spouse to go to. The long-term visa card must be picked up personally in the ICA building
  • The documents listed in the IPA letter must be provided in the original and as a copy, including the documents submitted during the application
  • On the day of approval, both you and your spouse must go to the ICA building and provide the ICA officer with all prepared documents

Visitor Services Center
ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Level 4
Singapore 208718

Spouse of a Singapore citizen or a permanent resident

Required Documents

From the foreign spouse (applicant):

  • Copy of your passport
  • Boarding pass from the flight
  • Passport photo (taken within the last three months)

From the Singapore citizen spouse (sponsor)

  • Identity card
  • Income tax assessment for the past three years and declaration from the Central Provident Fund with monthly contributions for the past 12 months
  • Certificate of employment
  • If self-employed, a valid ACRA registration certificate and the company’s income statement for the past 12 months

From both spouses (applicant and sponsor)

  • Certificate (s) of the highest academic degree
  • marriage certificate
  • Divorce Certificate (if applicable)
  • If applicable, long-term visa approval letter
    (this document is only required if the spouse is a Singapore citizen)

Processing time if the spouse is a Singapore citizen:
If a pre-marriage long-term visa has been submitted prior to the application, the long-term visa can take up to six weeks to process. Otherwise it takes up to six months. If the spouse has a permanent residence permit, processing takes 6 weeks.

Graduate of a university institute seeks employment in Singapore

Required Documents:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Boarding pass from the flight
  • Passport photo (taken within the last three months)
  • Certificate (s) of the highest academic degree

Travel to Singapore

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