Visa Information

The application procedures and processing for visa will take some time (upto 2 months or more), we strongly recommend that you start your visa application process as soon as you have been notified about the acceptance of your abstract.

Please note that no refund will be considered for non-attendance due to visa problems. Should a problem occur on entry to Singapore or on application for a visa, META reserves the right to decline assistance.

Entry Requirements

All visitors to Singapore must meet the following entry requirements:
- Valid travel document (minimum 6 months validity)
- Onward/return ticket
- Entry facilities to next destination
- Sufficient funds to stay in Singapore and
- Visa for Singapore (if applicable)

Citizens of the following nations DO NOT need a visa:

  • United States of America, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, San Marino, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand
  • Countries that are members of the British Commonwealth (except India)

Countries Requiring Visa

Foreigners holding travel documents issued by the following countries will require a visa to enter Singapore:

Assessment Level I Countries
Commonwealth of Independent States (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan), Georgia, India, Myanmar, Nigeria, People's Republic of China and holders of Hong Kong Document of Identity and Macao Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Travel Permit.

Assessment Level II Countries
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, 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.

Apply for a Singapore visa

It is highly recommended (especially for foreigners from Assessment Level II Countries) to apply for their visas through a Singapore-based trusted partner (such as Westminster Travel). This will help to ensure smooth processing and delivery of your visa application.

120 Robinson Road #08-01 Singapore 068913
Tel: +65 6416 6722 | Fax: +65 6536 5955
Contact: Mr Yogan Rajah
Tel: +65 6416 6719


To apply for a visa through Westminster Travel please email these documents to

  • 1 colored recent photo (JPG format, 400 x 514 pixels, less than 60kbytes)
  • Photocopy of bio-data page of the passport (please ensure that the passport is valid for at least 6months from date of entry)
  • The Invitation Letter from  META'14.
  • Please note that the V39A form will be filled and added to your application  by Westminster Travel.

Processing Time and Costs if Application is made through Westminster Travel:
  • For foreigners from Assessment Level I Countries: Processing time takes minimum 1-3 days and costs SGD135, approx per application.
  • For foreigners from Assessment Level II Countries: Processing time takes minimum 4-7 days and costs SGD135, approx per application.

Singapore Mission

You may also approach the Singapore mission nearest to you for information on other visa application and submission procedures, list of documents required, application fees payable and to obtain visa application forms.
Singapore Mission nearest to your location:

Contact Information

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
ICA Building, 10 Kallang Road, Singapore 208718
Fax: +65 6298 0843 / 6298 0837
ICA 24-hour Call Centre: +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.







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