Visa to Singapore customs regulations

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Visa to Singapore for nationals of Russians and CIS citizens

To visit Singapore with tourist purposes to citizens of Russia and other CIS countries require a visa in Singapore. To apply for a visa in advance, getting visa on arrival is not provided.

Tourist visa (e-visa) in the territory of the Russian Federation is carried out through the accredited partners of the Consulate of the Republic of Singapore in Russia. The list of partners in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev (Ukraine) and contact details can be found here Detailed information about the order of visa you can obtain at the partner sites. In addition to these on the website of the partners are other firms intermediaries that provide the opportunity to apply for a visa via the Internet (even without a visit to the firm, which is very convenient), but for their services they may charge additional Commission.

As a rule, in the provision of all necessary documents and a properly executed application for a visa takes a day or two, but still better to deal with this issue in advance, in case if you suddenly find that something is not correctly filled or not those documents. All registration is through the Internet: you send the necessary documents and fill the application form on the website, pay the visa (credit card or electronic money) and after a couple of days to get in e-mail file with visa who need to print. Everything is simple and reliable.

To apply for a visa must submit:

  • Valid passport with expiration at least 6 months before the date of entry into Singapore.
  • Correctly filled in form of sample 14A (you can get them at the Embassy or download at the website with one color photograph.
  • A valid ticket and proof of accommodation/residence.
  • Invitation from a citizen of Singapore, a Singapore registered company/tour Agency/person resident in Singapore or a foreign citizen with a valid document confirming the status of a permanent resident of Singapore.
  • The fee for registration and payment of the visa.

Also be sure to check that you have unpaid fines and other debts, otherwise you may not be released on the border of Russia, even with the issued visa.

The process of applying for a visa is very simple and is carried out on the sites of the partners in electronic form. For the submission of documents in paper form that is considered an extra service, you will have to pay about 1500 rubles.

The visa itself not issued. Issued visa will be sent to the email address in the form of a letter, which you should print and bring to check at customs. Don't try to cheat by listing a non-existent visa. If you're caught cheating, you face severe punishment.

To receive an invitation, if you are traveling not as tourists, can contact the hotel where you book accommodation.

The cost of visa in Singapore

The consular fee for visa support is 700 rubles, the fee authorized partner visa applications - from 600 rubles. Therefore, the visa will cost 1300 rubles. The visa processing time is 1-3 days.

The validity of the visa in Singapore period of stay

The validity of the visa, up to 9 weeks (a period during which after the visa is issued it is valid, ie you will be able to enter). While visas issued are multiple entry, so you can visit Singapore during the validity of the visa any number of times.

The period of stay in Singapore issued visa after entry does not usually exceed 30 days.

Transit through Singapore

To travel in transit through Singapore provides visa-free travel for CIS citizens and citizens of Georgia for a period of 96 hours. As proof of transit stay in the passport is stamped. However, visa-free transit is provided only upon arrival at the airport. When crossing the border by land, you must have pre-decorated tourist visa.

To leave the transit area of Singapore airport, you must present a ticket for a flight departing within the next 96 hours, the passport and the completed immigration card. It is very important that the transit should be carried out from one country via Singapore to the other. Ie you do not get to visit Singapore for three days and return back to the same country from which you came. Must be a different country.

Formally, there is also a rule that you have to confirm the availability of sufficient funds for stay in Singapore, as well as documents to enter the country to which follow (visa if necessary). But compliance with this condition difficult to verify and therefore it is almost not tested.

Sometimes there are problems with transit travel, when airlines check the issued visa in Singapore even when boarding the plane for the flight to Singapore, and deny boarding to passengers without a visa. This applies mainly to airlines in the Asian region. This is absolutely illegal and is due to ignorance of the transit regime of Singapore airline workers, because if you won't let in Singapore, the airlines will have to account for his take you back. If all the above conditions are met, then you have no right not to let on Board. Pre-print the following note and present this information, if you have a problem:

Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia may be granted entry into Singapore without visas if they are on transit to or from a third country. However, they are required to fulfill the following conditions:

• They are in transit to or from a third country
• They hold
- A valid passport
- A confirmed onward air-ticket
- Entry facilities (including visa) to the third country
- Sufficient funds for the period of stay in Singapore
• They continue their journey to the third country within the 96-hour visa free period granted
• They satisfy Singapore's entry requirements, as determined by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority officers at the Singapore Checkpoints

Consulate, Embassy, Singapore

Embassy of Republic Singapore in the Russian Federation

Address: 121099, Moscow, TRANS. Stone Sloboda, d. 5
Phones: (499) 241-3702, 241-3913, 241-3914, 241-6428, 241-3902
Fax: (499) 241-7895, 241-7507 (Administration and Finance)
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.30
Opening hours visa section: Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 11.00 (application form) -12.00 11.00 (visas)
The Embassy is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and official public holidays.

Consular division of the Russian Federation in Singapore

Address: 51, Nassim Road, Singapore 258439
Phone: (8-10-65) 6737-0048, 6235-1834
Fax: (8-10-65) 6733-4780

Customs regulations in Singapore

The import of drugs, psychotropic drugs, firecrackers, lighters and toy guns, toy coins and banknotes, pornographic literature and videotapes, meat and meat products. Oddly enough, banned the import of chewing gum. The import of any drug is punishable by death.

For export of weapons, explosives, animals, poisons, drugs, precious stones and jewelry (in quantities exceeding personal needs) requires permission.

Tobacco necessarily apply to the customs authorities. For each imported bundle will have to pay customs duty 7.04 SGD ($5), and then to keep the customs receipt. From 1 January 2009 in any country, the cigarette must have a special marking SDPC (Singapore Duty-Paid Cigarettes) near the filter. Owners of cigarettes that does not have a label or a receipt for payment of fees, will be fined 500 Singapore dollars ($345) per pack.

Import export of currency

Restrictions on the import and export of local or foreign currency. The sum over 30 thousand Singapore dollars (including traveltech and other non-cash payment instruments) must be declared.

The importation of Pets

Pets are imported only in the presence of the veterinary certificate of the international sample (must be issued at least 30 days before crossing the border) and the approval of the Veterinary office of Singapore received less than two weeks before crossing the border. All cats and dogs must have a mandatory certificate of vaccination against rabies.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Andrey.And. 26 October, 2016
And in a place where travel is purchased(as I understand it at the entrance to the subway),there is a break from 16.00 to 17.00? ...
PaZan January 1, 2017
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katiaLike 4 February, 2017

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illovova77 30 January, 2018
Good day! I've been in transit in Singapore and probably the same as You are faced with the problem of where to stay for a couple of days!
You know, there is a choice:
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-MITRAA INN RA-n St. near Little India Farrer Park MRT
-Backpacker Cozy Corner, 300 meters from Bugis St
-5 foot way.Progekt Cyinatoun inn 5 min. from the metro station Сhinatown
The choice is yours. Personally I spent the time comfortably! I wish You a pleasant stay!!! ...
alexxx February 9, 2018
gardens in Singapore is simply Paradise on earth! ...
admin September 18, 2018

Of course ...
nasamomdele 26 September, 2019
In Singapore we had only one day and one night, but it's not enough!
We watched a lot of reviews, which with one voice they all say how expensive in Singapore and you can splurge even just for the food. With confidence declare that it's all stereotype!
In Singapore, a huge number of cafes, restaurants and small street fast food with very affordable prices. Just walking down the street, we stumbled upon a Chinese street cafes with incredibly delicious as was the food. 200R. per person and we were stuffed!
In General, the food in Singapore is absolutely diverse. Indian cuisine, Chinese cuisine, European cuisine and even molecular. This is due to the fact that Singapore is a city of immigrants. As such, Singaporeans simply do not exist. The main population is Chinese, and immigrants from other countries. That's why the food in Singapore is completely different and for every budget.
As for Singapore penalties, all is not so bad. Yes, a huge number of them. But if you're a law-abiding person and not a "pig", then you are not threatened.
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