A student pass (Visa) allows an International student to remain in Singapore for the purpose of study. An international student is required to applu for a student pass if he/she has been accepted by an education instituition to pursue full time studies in Singapore.
Where to apply
The website to apply for the visa is www.ica.gov.sg
a. How many days prior the student can apply for visa
60 days prior the commencement date a student can apply for Visa.
b. Documents required
Document consists of 3 sets:-
Form 16 & Form 36
Passport copy of atleast 6 months validity
acceptance form that comes with the COL
Passport size photograph (against a white background)
last 3 months IT returns.
Parents salary slip / Employment Letter
Savings in liquid assets of S$30,000.
All academic documents attested and notarised.
c. Visa Application Fee
The visa application fee is S$30
d. Processing Time
The general processing time for a new application is about 4 weeks [2 weeks for Private Education Organizations that are awarded the 4 years EduTrust Star/EduTrust status] upon the receipt of a duly completed application by ICA. Some applications may however take a longer time to process
e. English Ability Requirements
If the student has studied from an Englsh Medim School, then he gets a waiver on IELTS and TOEFL, but the student has to arrange for a letter from the instituition that he has got the waiver.
For more information you can meet the Visa Counselor at the Edwise Branch.
(Updated till 12th June 2013)