Are you planning a trip to Singapore in the near future? If you’re an Australian citizen you need to know whether or not you require a travel authorisation to allow you to legally enter the country on holiday.
Here at Byevisa, we can give you all the advice and information you need about tourist travel permits so you can be well-informed before heading off on your holiday. Read on to learn more.
- 1 Do I Need a Visa for Singapore From Australia?
- 2 What Is the Cost of a Singapore Visa From Australia?
- 3 When Do I Need to Apply for a Singapore Visa in Australia?
- 4 What Are the Singapore Visa Requirements for Australian Citizens?
- 5 Is There a Singapore Visa for Australian Permanent Residents?
- 6 If I Need a Singapore Visa for Australian Permanent Residents, When Should I Apply?
- 7 Australia to Singapore Visa FAQs
- 8 More About the Australia to Singapore Visa
Do I Need a Visa for Singapore From Australia?
The good news for most Australian citizens is that you only need to obtain what’s called an SG Arrival Card online before your trip to be allowed entry. You can do this with Byevisa, and as long as you meet the entry requirements outlined below. The Arrival Card is valid for 3 days after issue, and you can stay in the country as a tourist for up to 90 days.
What Is the Cost of a Singapore Visa From Australia?
There’s no cost for the Arrival Card itself. That said, you pay Byevisa a processing fee to obtain your travel document on your behalf, thereby saving you the time and effort of doing so. Our cost depends on the delivery speed you select, as outlined below:
- Standard processing (24 hours) for 20 USD.
- Rapid processing (4 hours) for 35 USD.
- Highly Rapid processing (30 minutes) for 70 USD.
When Do I Need to Apply for a Singapore Visa in Australia?
You can apply for your travel document no more than 3 days before your arrival. If you leave it to the last minute, you can acquire your Arrival Card in just 30 minutes with Byevisa’s Highly Rapid service.
You can only apply for the Arrival Card if you’re visiting as a tourist. On the other hand, if you plan to enter the country for one of the following reasons, you do need to apply for a Work Permit:
- You are conducting or participating in a conference, workshop, seminar, or gathering of a political, religious or racial nature.
- You are a journalist visiting the country for the purpose of writing a story.
- You are performing at a nightclub or lounge.
What Are the Singapore Visa Requirements for Australian Citizens?
To travel to Singapore from Australia you must meet the following requirements:
- You must have a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months’ validity remaining after your intended arrival date in the country.
- You must have enough money to last for your entire holiday.
- You must have a confirmed return or onward ticket to prove you will leave the country.
- You must have an Electronic Arrival Card.
Is There a Singapore Visa for Australian Permanent Residents?
If you are a permanent resident in Australia, you may need to make an application for a Singaporean visa, as well as the Arrival Card, depending on your country of origin. You must check this before you travel since there is no Visa on Arrival system and all applications must therefore be processed and issued before you set off on your trip.
If I Need a Singapore Visa for Australian Permanent Residents, When Should I Apply?
If you need to obtain a visa for Singapore from Australia, you need to obtain the document in plenty of time before you are due to set off on your trip. Your application should be made around 1 month in advance of your holiday to be certain of having the correct paperwork in your possession when you are ready to go on your trip.
Australia to Singapore Visa FAQs
We hope that we’ve given you the details you require about whether or not you need to apply for a Singapore visa from Australia but we know that sometimes further advice or guidance is necessary.
Therefore, we’ve also brought you more information below to address some more of the most commonly asked questions about travelling to Singapore as an Australian citizen or permanent resident. So, read on to find out more.
Do I Need to Apply for a Singapore Visa in Australia if I’m in Transit?
If you are travelling through a Singaporean airport as an Australian citizen you don’t need to apply for a visa. No foreigner transiting through Singapore requires a visa if they stay inside the airport’s transit area without passing through immigration.
However, it’s wise to check whether the airline you are using has the appropriate transfer facilities; otherwise a visa may be necessary before travelling to avoid difficulties.
How Long Will My Visa to Singapore From Australia Remain Valid For?
The SG Arrival Card is valid up to 3 days from the date of issue, so you need to enter Singapore in that timeframe. From there, you’re able to stay in Singapore for tourist trips up to 90 days.
It’s a Single Entry document, meaning that you can only use it to enter and exit the country once.
On the other hand, if you’re an Australian permanent resident applying for a visa, then the Singaporean authorities will determine how long your visa lasts when it’s approved.
Is Singapore Safe for Australian Visitors?
As an Australian visitor, you can rest assured that you are almost certainly going to enjoy a safe and pleasant stay in the country. Singapore is a well-policed country with an excellent judicial system, so you are well-protected when out and about in popular tourist areas.
Of course, there is always a risk of petty crime, so make sure to keep a close eye on your valuables, bags and money, especially when in crowded areas or on public transport.
Do I Need a Visa to Work in Singapore?
Australian travellers can visit Singapore on holiday without a visa. However, they cannot work in the country without obtaining an appropriate permit. This must be arranged in advance of your trip.
More About the Australia to Singapore Visa
Hopefully, we’ve now told you how to apply for a Singapore visa from Australia should you need one. Should you require further advice, though, and to learn more about the required Arrival Card, our page about the visas of Singapore is a helpful source of advice, as is our visit Singapore page.