You can find out the last day of validity for your visa by using the Visa Pass Validity tool.
For nationals of countries not requiring entry visas, a 14-day Social Visit Visa is typically issued upon arrival. One can extend this visit pass for a longer period by applying for an extension online via the ICA website or at the ICA visitor services center. Thirty-90 day extensions are typically given depending on the visitor’s purpose in Singapore:
- Business purposes (Up to 30 days)
- Social purposes (Up to 90 days)
- Seeking medical services (Up to 90 days)
Visitor Services Centre, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, 4th Storey, ICA Building, 10 Kallang Road (Next to Lavender MRT station)
The ICA also grants long term extensions of stay for the following reasons:
- Female Social Visitor Whose Child/Grandchild Is Studying in Singapore on a Student’s Pass
- Social Visitor Seeking Permission To Deliver A Child in Singapore
- Social Visitor Whose Spouse is Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)
- Social Visitor (below 21 years old) Whose Parent is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or
- Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)
- Social Visitor Whose Child (above the age of 21 years old) is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or
- Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)
- Visitor seeking long-term stay
As requirements, forms, and supporting documents are vastly different for each category and sometimes change, visit the ICA website for specifics.
Foreign students studying in an Institute of Higher Learning are granted a Student’s Pass for the full-duration of the course. Students who require an extension of the Student’s Pass beyond the initial course duration may submit an application to renew the Student’s Pass through the online Student Pass portal, SOLAR, which can be accessed via the ICA website. Students must include information about their travel documents, Student Pass Card (IMM Form 17A), and Student Visit Pass and Disembarkation/Embarkation Card (IMM Form 15A). If the student wishes to have a longer period of stay to look for jobs on completion of their courses, he/she may also submit an application for a one-year (non-renewable) Social Visit Pass Unit with the ICA.
Employment Pass, PEP, Dependent’s Pass, and EntrePass
The Employment Pass Renewal Form will be sent to the employing company about two months before the pass expires. Employment Pass renewal applications should be submitted to the Work Pass Division at least four weeks before the pass expires. Each renewal will be considered based on its own merits.
When the Employment/S Pass holder renews his/her pass, the pass holder’s family members should renew their Dependent’s Passes (DP) as well. The DP renewal application should be submitted together with, or after the Employment/S Pass renewal application has been submitted.
Holders may perform an early renewal by using EP Online (EPOL) on the Ministry of Manpower website. Alternatively, you may write in to Work Pass Division to request for an early renewal at Work Pass Division, Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764.
For regular EP, PEP, and DP holders, 80% of EPOL applications are processed within seven days. It will take at least three weeks, however, to process a manual application. For manual submission, one must complete the Employment Pass Renewal Form and submit it via the deposit box located on Level 1, Ministry of Manpower Building or send it to the following address: Work Pass Division, Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road.
Processing time may take longer during peak periods or when additional information is required from the various economic agencies. The application’s outcome will be sent to the employer. For approved application, an In-Principle Approval Letter will be sent to the employer, and the holder can collect the renewed passes from the MOM thereafter.
The EntrePass renewal form will be sent to the sponsoring company about two months before the pass expires. EntrePass renewal applications should be submitted to the Work Pass Division (WPD) at least four weeks before the pass expires. This process can also be managed via EP Online or manually as for the EP.