If you are planning a trip abroad, then you need to get all the right travel documentation in place so that you can travel stress-free. This does not have to be a chore, as you can use the Byevisa service to check out what you require and find out how to get it in the quickest and easiest way.
Many British tourists head over to Singapore to enjoy the diverse culture and the welcoming nature of the people that live there. You may be looking forward to trying the food or visiting the famous Singapore Zoo; either way, a holiday to Singapore is destined to be a trip you remember forever.
However, before you can jet off, you need to organise your documentation. Byevisa can help; take a look at the information below to find out whether you require a Singapore visa for UK passport holders and how to get everything in place before you travel.
Do I Need a Visa for Singapore From the UK?
If you want to know if you need a visa for Singapore from the UK, then you will be pleased to find out that as a tourist you can travel visa-free for up to 90 days! You will have to obtain an Arrival Card, which you can apply for through the Byevisa website here.
This allows you to submit your information electronically so that you can pass through immigration in the most hassle-free way possible when you arrive.
How To Apply for a Singapore Visa From the UK
As you do not need to apply for a Singapore visa from the UK, then you just need to arrange your Arrival Card to pass into the country. This can be done online up to 3 days before you travel on the Byevisa website. Your Arrival Card includes your personal information, health status and holiday information.
To apply online, you need to provide the following information:
- Your name in full, as it appears on your passport.
- Your sex.
- Your date of birth.
- Your place of birth.
- Your current county of residence.
- Your nationality.
- Your passport issue and expiry dates.
- Your passport number.
- Your email address.
- Your mobile phone number (including country code).
- Your arrival and departure dates.
- Your mode of travel.
- The type of accommodation you will be residing in when on holiday.
- Where you are headed after you leave the country.
- A valid debit/credit card or PayPal Account to pay the processing fees.
- A scan of your passport that shows you have at least 6 months’ validity left.
You also need to complete a health questionnaire that gives details of your current state of health.
Visa Requirements for Singapore From the UK
While there are no visa requirements to enter the country as a tourist, you need to be prepared to share your current health status on arrival and be willing to undertake a health screen to ensure that you are well enough to enter the country.
You also need to ensure that your passport is in good condition as it is common to be refused entry if it is not. Being refused entry means that you will not be able to complete your holiday.
What Does It Cost for An Arrival Card?
There is no charge for the Arrival Card itself, but you need to pay a small processing fee to get your documentation processed. To make it easier, Byevisa offers 3 processing options for you to choose from:
- Standard (24 hours) for 20 USD.
- Rapid (4 hours) for 35 USD.
- Highly Rapid (30 minutes) for 70 USD.
Once you have selected your processing fee and inputted your information, you need to pay using a valid debit/credit card or PayPal account. After this is complete, you can relax and wait for the Arrival Card to be sent to your email inbox!
Your Questions Answered
Now that you know that you do not need a visa for travel to Singapore from the UK, you can focus on getting prepared for your trip. To help, we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions below to save you from having to hunt to find the information.
How Do I Use My Arrival Card?
When you arrive in the country, you need to hand your travel information and documents to the immigration team who will process your entry. Having your Arrival Card delivered by email before you head off means that you can print and present this on arrival and pass through immigration with ease.
Do I Need a Transit Visa for Singapore?
If you are transiting through Singapore as a British national, then you can do so without a transit authorisation. The reason for this is that British nationals do not require a visa to enter the country and so a transit pass is also not required.
Can I Travel to Singapore Regularly?
If you are a frequent visitor to the country, then you may want to consider applying for the Frequent Traveller Programme as this will give you automatic clearance each time you visit.
To be approved for this programme, you need to be over 6 years of age and have visited the country twice or more in the last 2 years. You also need to have a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months.
When Should I Apply for My Arrival Card?
You can apply for your authorisation up to 3 days before you travel, leaving you with plenty of time to organise everything. However, there is no need to panic if you have left it until the last minute, as Byevisa offers 3 different processing speeds so that you can get your paperwork as quickly as you need it.
More Information About Visiting Singapore
If you are keen to find out more, then head over to the main Byevisa page about Singapore’s SG Card. You will find all the information you need to arrange your travel documentation so that you can look forward to a smooth and enjoyable trip. Also, you can read our visit Singapore section here too.