If you are flying to Singapore without transit, or if you need more than 96 hours, then you need to make a visa to Singapore. They exist in ordinary and electronic form - e-viza. We are interested in the latter, since it is done without visiting an agency / consulate.
The content of the article
- one Where to apply for a visa to Singapore
- 2 The main list of documents for a visa
- 3 Registration of an electronic visa with 3 intermediaries
Where to apply for a visa to Singapore
Do Russians need a visa to Sinagapur? If you are flying in transit and will be in the country up to 96 hours, then NO.
But remember, the transit must be to the 3rd country! That is, you cannot fly from Thailand to Singapore and fly back to Tai. Transit example: Thailand => Singapore => Malaysia. Otherwise, you will not be put on a flight without a visa..
The Singapore Embassy itself stopped issuing visas and transferred all issuing powers to accredited visa agents. You can also get a visa through other companies that are not listed on the embassy website..
List of accredited visa centers where you can apply for a regular visa:
- Singapore Airlines, Moscow
- Pony Express, Moscow / Saint Petersburg / Vladivostok
- VFS Global, Moscow / St. Petersburg
- Travel company MANDARIN, Khabarovsk
- Travel company Fregat Aero, Vladivostok
Also, Russians can get an e-visa online, which is much easier and more convenient, there will be no need to go anywhere. To do this, you need to contact the intermediaries in Singapore:
- Global Singapore
- Singapore Visa Online
- Sentosa tour
The last company is not on the website of the consulate in Moscow, but they received accreditation directly in Singapore.
The main list of documents for a visa
The list of documents for a visa may differ depending on the chosen intermediary. Here is the minimum that everyone needs. Below is more detailed information on each of the 3 intermediaries.
As I understand it, if the agent accepted the documents, then 99% of the visa refusal will not be.
Registration of an electronic visa with 3 intermediaries
For e-visa, I checked with three intermediaries. I ended up doing it through Sentosa, since they have the lowest visa cost, and the hotel, which must be booked only through them, still comes with Booking.com, where I was going to book initially.
Sentosa tour (my version, personal experience)
Visa cost: for 1 person $ 50, but in fact it comes out $ 53 per person. When paying by card, they expose $ 53, apparently some kind of commission, did not ask.
Processing time: 3-4 days. But in fact, my visas were sent to the post office a day after payment. Well, the hotel voucher is also with them..
Sentosa, you send a minimum set of documents. Actually, in addition to the price, it won over. Minimum hemorrhoids.
Sentosa examines the documents for 1-2 days and if everything is ok, then he says to pay for the visa and the hotel on his website (not on Bukienga). A link is specially sent where you can make a payment (full amount). That is, initially I did not pay for anything, I waited for the docks and the hotel to be confirmed..
The site says that they may be asked to send additional documents that they deem necessary. In my case, they didn't ask for anything. And this despite the fact that a girl was traveling with me up to (45 years old) with a child, and everywhere it is said that such people do not issue visas at all if they are not married. So, the marriage certificate was not requested, as if it was possible to write anything in the questionnaire (they wrote that she was married). No documents were requested for the child either (only passport, photo, application form).
Regarding the armor. Sentosa promises to invoice the hotel, the same as Booking, without any extra charge. But when I chose a hotel, being logged into my account, my cost in total for 4 days was 30 bucks lower. I do not know why this is so, no discounts are allowed for my account, a regular account.
In case of refusal of a visa, the money for the visa is not returned (like everyone else), and the money for the hotel is returned. But, as I was told, they had no refusals.
Visa cost: 60 $
Processing time: 3-4 days.
An urgent visa is issued in 1-2 days and will cost $ 98.
We need a larger list of documents than Sentosa's. In addition to the questionnaire filled in electronically on their website, a photograph, a scan of the passport and hotel reservation, you also need to attach a printed and filled in completely by hand questionnaire. If the printer is not at hand, then it is problematic to do this.
For women, there is an additional list of documents. Women need to attach a scan of their spouse's passport and marriage certificate. They may also require a certificate of employment indicating salary and position and a bank statement. Documents from unmarried women under the age of 45 are not accepted for a visa.
Global Singapore reserves the right to refuse to review documents without giving reasons.
Singapore Visa Online
Visa cost: 75 $.
Processing time: 3-4 days.
An urgent visa costs $ 130 and is issued in 2 days.
Requirements for documents are minimal, as with Sentosa: an electronic questionnaire is on their website, a photo, scan or photo of the page is imported. But it is possible that they will be asked to send additional documents. You do not need to book a hotel through them.
Payment after checking the set of documents.
P.S. Sample filling migration card, which you will be given on the plane.