What Passports, Visas and Vaccinations You'll Need
We definitely think that relaxing should be on your to do list for at least part of your holiday in Singapore. But somethings you should not be relaxed about. Make yourself aware of passports, visas and vaccinations in Singapore before you go so that you don't get stuck. Less stress, more relaxing if these things are taken care of.
Before you head off, learn about:
- Using an Australian Passport to travel to Singapore
- Do Australians need a visa to travel to Singapore?
- Do Australians need any vaccinations to visit Singapore?
- Using other passports.
Using an Australian passport to travel to Singapore
Having an Australian passport makes it pretty easy to travel to Singapore. There are a few things you still need to keep in mind though:
- Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date you intend to return to Australia.
- You can stay up to 90 days, Visa free in Singapore but you must have sufficient funds to support you for the duration of your stay.
- If your passport is lost or stolen, you must notify the Australian Government as soon as possible.
How do you apply for an Australian Passport?
You can obtain an Australian Passport Application Form from the Australian Passports website or from your local Australia Post Office. Or, if you have a current passport or one that has expired in the last two years, you can simply renew it online.
How long does it take?
It usually takes up to 10 business days to be processed. If you are in a hurry, you can use the Priority Processing Service which can usually speed this up to two business days from when they receive the relevant documents.
If you’re having passport issues and you're currently in Australia, it's best to contact the Australian Passport Information Service. And if you’re overseas, contact your nearest Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate
Do Australians need a visa to visit Singapore?
- Australian citizens holding an ordinary passport, do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days.
- If you intend to work at all during your time in Singapore, you will most likely need sponsorship from the Singaporean company.
- If you do intend to work and live in Singapore, it is best to get in touch with the Consulate
Do Australians need vaccinations to visit Singapore?
When travelling to Singapore, you should make sure you're up to date with your regular vaccinations.
For example flu, tetanus and measles vaccines. Hepatitis A can be recommended for travel to Singapore as well. But at the end of the day, we're not doctors. If you have any concerns it's best to consult your GP.
Travelling to Singapore using a different passport
Non-Visa Waiver Countries:
There are a number of countries whose citizens do need a visa to travel to Singapore. They are classified into either Level 1 or Level 2.
Here is some information if you find you do need to apply for a visa in Singapore:
- Visas cost about $22USD and can be submitted online or in person.
- If you intend to work in Singapore, no matter the duration of your stay, you will need a work visa. This must be supported by your employer.
- Make sure you have all relevant documents with you to complete the application process.
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