SOT will only process your Student’s Pass Application with ICA after you have passed the entry interview, and submitted all relevant registration documents. You will then be issued the ‘Registration Acknowledgement Slip’ from ICA.
You will need to apply online using the e-Service at least 2 months and not more than 3 months before your course begins.
- Commencement Date: To be confirmed (Preparatory Course)
You may download the Student’s Pass’ instructions guide here:
- Flowchart for Student’s Pass Application
- Instructions for Student’s Pass Application
- Instruction for ICA eForm16 and eForm V36
1. Student’s Pass Fees
|Estimated Expenses Breakdown:|
|*Medical Check-up||SGD$30 – SGD$60|
|Issuance Fee||SGD$60 – SGD$90|
|*Upon arrival in Singapore, you are required to undergo a Medical Check-up before the collection of your Student’s Pass.|
Note to all female applicants:
ICA will only issue a maximum of 6 months Student’s Pass for all female students. Should you be required to extend your course in SOT, you may need to renew your Student’s Pass with ICA.
This renewal includes a processing fee of SGD$30, and an issuance fee of SGD$60 – SGD$90. The exact amount depends on your nationality.
All international students must hold a valid Student’s Pass issued by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) for their studies at SOT.
2. Approval of Student’s Pass Application
ICA will take up to 6 weeks to approve your application from the date of your submission. Ensure that you check your application results on the ICA Website under ‘View Application Status’. Do check your email for the results as well.
Upon approval, ICA will email you the In-Principal Approval (IPA) letter. You are required to present the printed copy of your IPA letter at the Singapore Immigrations upon arrival.
To print out the IPA letter, click on ‘Print Outcome Letter’ on the ICA website.
IMPORTANT: You must present yourself for immigration clearance at your point of entry into Singapore. You must satisfy the following basic requirements before you can be considered for entry:
- A passport that is valid for at least six months
- Sufficient funds for the length of your intended stay
- A confirmed onward or return ticket
- A Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate (if applicable)
- Printed In-Principal Approval (IPA) letter
- A submitted SG Arrival Card (embarkation (DE) card (or commonly known as the white card)
SG Arrival Card with Electronic Health Declaration
The SG Arrival Card with electronic Health Declaration (SG Arrival Card) facilitates the submission of personal information, trip details and health declaration by all travellers seeking entry into Singapore.
You should submit your SG Arrival Card within three days prior to the date of arrival in Singapore. This is to avoid unnecessary delays during immigration clearance. Please submit your application here.
Footnote: The SG Arrival Card is the electronic version of the paper disembarkation/ embarkation (DE) card (or commonly known as the white card) that foreign visitors are required to submit on arrival. From 27 March 2020, ICA will discontinue the use of paper DE card and all travellers will have to provide their arrival information via the “SG Arrival Card” e-Service instead.
Additional Border Control Measures are in place due to COVID-19, please refer safetravel.ica.gov.sg for detailed information.
3. Student’s Pass Collection
- Student’s Pass applicants age 15 or older may be required to undergo a medical check-up. It includes blood tests to check for HIV/Syphilis/Malaria Parasite, a Chest X-Ray to check for Tuberculosis. You are required to bring along the Medical Report Form for examination.
- In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter will indicate whether you need to pay a security deposit. The amount of the security deposit (if required), which must be paid using Banker’s Guarantee, is as follows:
Country / Place Amount per person (i) Bangladesh, Myanmar, People’s Republic of China and India SGD$5,000 (ii) Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand SGD$1,000 (iii) Others SGD$1,500
SOT will conduct a briefing for your medical report and Security Deposit matters within the first three days of your commencement date.
- Student’s Pass collection is strictly by e-appointment only. SOT will arrange your e-appointment with ICA.
Footnote: For new applicants who are not in Singapore, the medical examination can either be done in their home country or in Singapore by a qualified doctor.However, the medical examination required for subsequent renewal of the pass must be done in Singapore. The doctor must record and certify the results of the medical examination in the specified Medical Report Form. At the time of submission, the medical report should not be issued more than three months ago.