Visa information

VISA INFORMATION (for Singapore)

General Invitation to Secure Travel Support
Around February 2019, the reviewer’s decision on abstract acceptance/rejection will be sent. The notification will include an invitation to participate in the conference and all associated activities.

Invitation Letter to Apply for Visa

  • An authorized visa agent or trusted partner can provide this and if required, also act as guarantor.
    Participants from Assessment Level I and Level II Countries should consider this option.

  • Conference secretariat can also issue the invitation letter but cannot act as guarantor. Click here to obtain your invitation letter
    Please note that you will be required to furnish the personal particulars below, for the invitation letter to be generated.
    Title (i.e. Dr/Prof/Mr/Ms):
    First Name (Given Name):
    Last Name (Family Name):
    Passport Number:
    Job Title:


Entry Requirements
All visitors to Singapore must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Valid travel document (minimum 6 months validity at time of departure)

  • Onward/return ticket

  • Entry facilities (including Visas) to next destination

  • Sufficient funds to stay in Singapore

  • Visa for entry to Singapore (if applicable)

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination (if applicable)


Visa-Free Countries
Foreigners holding travel documents NOT issued by Assessment Level I & II Countries are allowed visa-free entries (see below).


Countries Requiring Visa
Foreigners holding travel documents issued by the following countries will require either a Business or Social Visit visa to enter Singapore:

Assessment Level I Countries - How to apply
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Georgia, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Document of Identity), India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macao Special Administrative Region (Travel Permit), Moldova, People's Republic of China(PRC), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Assessment Level II Countries - How to apply
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, and holders of Palestinian Authority Passport, Temporary Passport issued by the United Arab Emirates and Refugee Travel Document issued by Middle-East countries.
It is highly recommended that foreigners from Assessment Level II Countries should apply for their visas through a Singapore-based trusted partner.

Submission through Immigration & Checkpoints Authority's (ICA) Online Portal
Processing time is one working day for applications via the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority's (ICA) online portal Submission of Application for Visa Electronically (SAVE)

Note: Please have your credit card on hand for making payment online
Foreigners from Assessment Level II Countries are strongly recommended to apply for their visas through trusted partners which will act as a local contact. This will help to ensure smooth processing and delivery of your visa application.

Singapore Mission
Singapore Mission Nearest to You - Check Out Here
You may approach the Singapore mission nearest to you for information on visa application and submission procedures, list of documents required, application fees payable and to obtain visa application forms.

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) 
ICA Building, 10 Kallang Road, Singapore 208718
Fax: +65 6298 0843 / 6298 0837 

ICA 24-hour Call Centre - Tel: +65 6391 6100
This is a 24-hour automated answering service for information of ICA's services and procedures requirements. You may also speak to their Customer Service Officers during office hours (Monday to Friday: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm and Saturday: 8.00 am to 1.00 pm) for further clarification.

Note: Should you be travelling to Malaysia for the Tanjung Piai National Park field trip (Field Trip #9) or the Post-Conference Workshop land based visa arrangements must be made in advance by each participant. We only recommend attending this trip if your passport allows visa-free travel by land to Malaysia. 

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Photos by Ria Tan (WildSingapore) and Dan Friess

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