Visas and permits in Singapore are issued by one of two main government agencies in Singapore: the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority [ICA] and the Ministry of Manpower [MoM]. The ICA issues visas, professional visit passes, student passes, and social visit passes and grants permanent residence status and citizenship. The Ministry of Manpower issues employment permits and passes, dependent passes, long term social visit passes, training employment passes, and other work-associated passes. Each of these is described in full detail in the following sections.
Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) – ICA Visitor Services Centre, 4th Storey, ICA Building, 10 Kallang Road (next to Lavender MRT station)
Ministry of Manpower (MOM) – 18 Havelock Road, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764 6534 151
Expatriates should ensure they research visa requirements in full and should never remain in Singapore without a valid visa or pass, overstaying your visa validity is punishable by caning.
Types of Visa