Visa-Free Transit Facility in Singapore For Indians Traveling To & From USA

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Last Updated on Aug 28th, 2023 by Heena Ganotra, Leave a Comment

Indians traveling to the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Germany, Australia and New Zealand via Singapore International Airport are all eligible for the 4-day visa-free transit facility. 

Along with Indians, Singapore allows Visa-Free Transit Facility (VFTF) to nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Georgia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.

Eligibility Requirements for Visa Free Transit Facility

If you are a National of India (carrier of an Indian passport), you will be eligible for the 96-hour VFTF if you meet the following requirements –

  • While your entry into Singapore can be via any mode of transport, you will have to depart only via air or sea
  • You must have a valid onward air/ferry/cruise ticket departing Singapore within 96 hours.
  • You must have a valid visa or long-term pass (with a validity of at least one month from the date of entry into Singapore under the VFTF).
  • The visa or long term pass must be issued by any of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Important Note

The 96-hour free transit visa to Singapore can be used only once, either onward flight from India or return flight from any of these countries.

Does VFTF Benefit Indian Americans As Well?

Yes. While Indian Americans are not eligible for Singapore’s 4-day visa free transit facility, they can make the most out of it. The mere knowledge regarding VFTF can help them save a lot when they book flights for their parents, friends, and relatives as the visa cost will be 0, making flights cheaper. 

Single Journey Visas & Visa Free Transit Facility 

If you are an Indian having a single journey visa (SJV) or a multiple entry visa to either of USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and New Zealand, you may still be eligible for VFTF but only on the return leg of your journey i.e. after the SJV is used and no longer valid). However, you must – 

  • Have a visa that is valid for at least one month from the date of entry to Singapore.
  • Travel directly from the country that issued the SJV, en route through Singapore, back to your home country.
  • Not have returned to your home country since you last used the SJV.

Note (For the Nationals of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Georgia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine): If you are in transit to or from any third country, you may be eligible for the 96-hour VFTF if you have a valid onward air ticket departing within 96 hours and you depart Singapore by air.

Well, that’s pretty much everything about the Singapore Visa-Free Transit Facility!

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About Heena Ganotra | View Posts

A writer by both passion and profession, Heena Ganotra is "half agony, half hope" but all heart. And oh, she has been a book lover from the start! Her love for books is what convinced her to make a career in the wonderful world of words. She loves what she does and is out-and-out a satisfied soul with a wish to spread happiness like herpes. Insight- Some say she is living the best life anyone could because she reads, writes, travels, and makes merry. They’re right because what else does one really need! :)

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