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Visa Process

Step-II: Submission of E-Form 16
Once the IHL has successfully registered the student, the student may login to SOLAR to submit E-Form 16. Applicants must have the following information before logging into SOLAR:

-A registration acknowledgement notice with the login information provided by the IHL.

-Travel document/passport details (including travel document/passport number, date of expiry, etc).

-NRIC/FIN of parents if the student`s parents are Singaporeans or foreigners who are working or residing in Singapore.

-Singapore`s address and contact details (if not available, please provide the school`s registered address)

-Applicant`s email address.

-A medical report in the prescribed format (available on ICA`s website).

Upon submission of the E-Form 16 through SOLAR, students are required to print a copy of the E-Form for submission to the Student`s Pass Unit, ICA, to complete formalities for the issuance of a Student`s Pass.

For foreigners who require a visa to enter Singapore, the processing time is 10 full working days but you should have a buffer of a week during July/August.

Completing Visa Formalities

Successful applicants will be issued with an in-principle approval (IPA) letter by ICA through the IHL. For applicants who require a visa to enter Singapore, a visa will be incorporated in the IPA letter. Students need not apply for a separate visa and may enter Singapore by producing the IPA letter at the checkpoints.

Note that the Student`s Pass will only be issued not more than one month before the commencement of the course. Students are required to ensure their own valid stay in Singapore at all time.

Student Pass

Foreign students must possess a valid Student's Pass to be able to study at Singapore. To apply for a Student's Pass he/she has to be accepted Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) to pursue full-time studies in Singapore. Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the university will assist all international students with their application for a student pass, which is processed and approved by the Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA). The student pass is valid for the whole duration of the course of study.

Applying for a Student Pass

Depending on the type of educational institution that a foreigner is intending to study at, the requirements and procedures for applying for a Student's Pass will differ.

New applications for a Student`s Pass must be submitted at least one month and not more than 2 months before the commencement of the course. Applications must be submitted through the Student`s Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system which is accessible through Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Step-1: Registration of Application by Institute of Higher Learning (IHL)

Before the foreign student submits an application for Student`s Pass through SOLAR, the IHL must first register the student through SOLAR with the following information:

Name, date of birth, gender and nationality of the student (as appear in travel
document);Course details, course commencement and course end dates; and SOLAR application reference number.

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