Tag Archives: Visa

ICA: PRC TOURISTS TO BE GIVEN VISAS WITH 10 YEARS VALIDITY FOR TRAVEL TO SINGAPORE

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced today that from June 1, Multiple Journey Visas for Chinese nationals will be extended to 10 years, with the same right also extended to the traveller’s spouse and children under 21 years old. The visa application procedure itself and fees remain the same, and eligible Chinese travellers will be allowed to make use of the automated immigration clearance at Singapore’s entry points.

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S’PORE IMPOSES VISA RESTRICTIONS ON EBOLA-INFECTED WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

From tomorrow, nationals from the West African states of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will need a visa to enter the Republic, as vigilance against the Ebola virus continues. “(The ministry) is concerned about the widespread and intense community transmission of Ebola in West Africa. The visa requirement will allow for better oversight of the entry of nationals from these countries, as well as facilitate possible contact tracing,” Minister of State (Health) Dr Lam Pin Min said in Parliament yesterday.

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WORLD TOURISM COUNCIL: S’PORE SHOULD RELAX VISA REQUIREMENTS TO ALLOW MORE PRC TOURISTS IN

The tourism industry has been hit in recent months following events such as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, but Singapore could attract up to half a million more visitors in two years’ time if it improves its visa procedures, said a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and World Tourism Organization. Key markets that require a visa for Singapore include China, India and Russia. Visa facilitation could result in about 358,000 to 504,000 more visitors in 2016 than under current policies and an additional S$768 million to S$1.08 billion in tourism receipts, estimated the report, The Impact of Visa Facilitation in ASEAN Member States, published earlier this year.

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Is ICA letting just about anybody into Singapore?

I really wonder why ICA is so generous in approving long-term visas whether or not an applicant really needs one. I see more and more foreigners parking themselves here to look for jobs. Is ICA approving long-term visas without them asking for it an indication that government wants to help foreigners get jobs in Singapore? It is so strange that when Singaporeans go overseas, other governments are very strict with their visas but ours has made Singapore like a tourist hotel.

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