Immigration Matters

Valid Pass while in Singapore

All international students must hold a valid Student’s Pass issued by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for their studies at SOT.

Student’s Pass holders are NOT ALLOWED to work in Singapore during their course of study. Students are strictly not allowed to engage in any form of employment, whether paid or unpaid. Unless he/she has a written consent from the Controller of Immigration, he/she is not allowed to be in any business, profession or occupation in Singapore during the validity of his/her Student’s Pass. Violators will be prosecuted by law.

Students are required to ensure that they remain in Singapore on a valid pass at all times. Please take note of the expiry dates of your Social Visit Pass and your Student’s Pass. Overstaying is a punishable offence under the Immigration Act.

After completion of SOT, if you wish to study in a different private education institution (PEI), you must apply for a new Student’s Pass online using the e-Service at least four weeks before your new course begins.

Loss and Replacement of Student’s Pass

International Students who have lost their Student’s Pass are required to apply for a replacement within seven days from the date of loss.

To apply for a replacement card, go to ICA Building with the following documents on hand:

  • A recent passport-sized colour photograph taken within the last 3 months
  • Your valid travel document (valid for least six months)
  • Your Student Status Letter
  • A statutory declaration or an original police report (not a photocopy) explaining that the card has been lost

There are replacement fees for your lost Student’s Pass.
First loss: SGD$100
Second and subsequent loss: SGD$300