Visa and Entry Requirements

Singapore being the top study destination in Asia attracts international students from across the world. Singapore is known for its vibrant environment and beautiful tourist destinations. Unlike other study destinations requirements for study visa in Singapore has quite less complication. International students must have a valid Student Pass to pursue higher studies in Singapore. In order to apply for Student pass in Singapore, students should have a valid letter of admission for a full-time programme from any of the higher education provider in Singapore. Applications for Student Pass should be submitted at least one month before your course starts and not more than two months.


Students have to receive the Unconditional Letter of offer from chosen university before they can apply for a visa. The student can apply for Visa 3 months prior to the course start date.


Canapprove’s expert team of advisors will check all the documents you collate in support of your application for a study pass to Singapore. Our team will guide you through various steps for the process of applying for a study visa in the Singapore.

Step 1:

Visa counseling after receiving Unconditional Letter of offer from a university approved by Higher Education Department in Singapore.

Step 2:

Gather visa documents.

  • Visa application form
  • Valid passport
  • Visa application fee
  • Unconditional Letter of the offer (from the University).
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • Proof of English language proficiency ( IELTS/TOEFL/any other valid test approved results)
  • Academic documents
  • Relevant work experience documents.
  • Evidence of financial ability (as per the requirements by the government).

Step 3:

All visa documents will be sent to the University/College and the visa application will be submitted by the institution directly to Student Pass unit – Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Step 4:

Generally, the Singapore student visa takes about 2 to 3 weeks to process.

Step 5:

Let the applicant know the decision over the study permit application. The student will be receiving a copy of the in-principle approval letter (IPA) from ICA.

Study Visa will be stamped in Singapore. Upon arrival, Students have to submit their passport, 1 photograph and a copy of the in-principle approval letter (IPA) from ICA to the immigration department to get the visa stamped. Medical Examination will be done during Orientation week in institution.

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