Student Visa Application

Student’s Pass


If you wish to study in Singapore, you would require a Student’s Pass. You must be 19 years old and below at the time of application and accepted into an approved full-time course in Singapore to apply for Student’s Pass. Part-time courses and courses conducted in the evening or on weekends are not eligible.

The requirements and procedures for a Student’s Pass differ slightly depending on the type of educational institution in which you intend to study. Click here for more information on the type of educational institution.

Application and Processing time

All Student’s Pass applications are to be submitted through the website of the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority. The processing time is generally between 2 to 4 months for cases in which interviews are required.

Documents required for the Interview

Applicants attending an interview when called upon to do so, please bring the following documents:

Student's Pass Collection

If your application is successful, ICA will issue you an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter. Your Student’s Pass will only be issued if you meet all the requirements stipulated in the letter.

You must be in Singapore on a valid immigration pass to collect your Student’s Pass. If you require a visa to enter Singapore for this purpose, the visa will be included in your In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter. You may enter Singapore by producing the IPA letter at the immigration checkpoint, where you will be granted a Visit Pass.