Singapore visa for Pakistani passport is the process of applying for a Singaporean visa to visit this country in Southeast Asia. I recently obtained this visa which is basically a paper visa or you can say Evisa. I will share the complete experience and requirements about Singapore visa from Pakistan.
Old Sticker Visa of Singapore
Below is the sticker visa of Singapore which I obtained in 2016. It took 15 days and cost some Rs8000 PKR back in 2016. However, Singapore has discontinued Sticker visas. They now issue only evisa for which the process is same which I am going to share with you in this post in a minute. This is a complete guide about Singapore visa for Pakistani Passport Holders.
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How to Apply for Singapore Visa in Pakistan?
Singapore has an honorary consulate in Karachi and all people in Pakistan have to apply for Singapore evisa at this place. If you are from Karachi then you can go directly to this office which is located near Karachi press club.
The very basic requirement for Singapore visa is Letter of Introduction (LOI). This is a letter sent to you by a Singaporean citizen or permanent resident of Singapore. If you have a friend or relative in Singapore then they can easily arrange this letter for you and will send you by Email. You just need to print this letter and submit it with visa application.
If you don’t have a friend in Singapore then travel agents can do this for you. Travel agents will arrange a letter of Introduction (LOI) for you from a Singaporean citizen or company for a small fee. However, in this case the chances of your visa are 50/50. If you have your own friend or relative then the chance is almost 99%.
I am saying this because I recently applied for Singapore evisa myself and it was approved within three days. I had received the Letter of Introduction (LOI) from my real friend in Singapore. While a few months ago, my visa was refused by the same country. That time, the LOI was arranged by travel agency.
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Singapore Visa Requirements for Pakistan
Travel agencies will advise you to apply with family to increase chances of approval. However, I don’t think so. If immigration department want to approve a visa then they can for a single man or woman. I have seen some families got refused and single men received visas. If you are dealing with a good travel agent then chances are that you will get a visa. Remember, visa rejection is a common thing on Pakistani passport.
Travel agents charge a fee between Rs8000 to Rs12000 for the whole application process including consulate visa fee and Letter of Introduction fee. This is what I have observed in Karachi.
Following are the general requirements for Singapore visa from Pakistan:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months
- Letter of Introduction from a Singaporean
- Two photographs with white background
- Visa application filled (travel agent will do it for you)
- Reason to Visit Singapore (Travel agent will mention it on form)
- Visiting Card & Employment Letter
- Copy of CNIC
The above are general requirements for Singapore visa for Pakistani citizens. If you are applying Singapore visa with family then you must also provide FRC or B-form for children. When I applied back in 2016, they issued me a sticker which you can see at the top of this post. and when I again applied in 2019, they issued me Evisa on paper which you can see below.
Singapore Visa Fee & Processing Time
First of all, let me clear your confusion about how the visa is processed. Honorary consulate in Karachi just collect the visa application and they do not issue the visa. The visa is processed by Singapore immigration. Singapore immigration is unpredictable with processing times and decision making.
As per latest trends. Normally when visa is issued, it takes only 3 to 4 days. When the case is put in a background check, that takes a lot of time. When your case is taking more time like 10 to 20 days. That means, the visa will be refused. In few cases, visa was approved after longer processing time.
This is according to latest trends of Singapore visa in Pakistan. One of the strange aspects of Singapore visa process is that, they do not ask for travel history and bank statement. They just decide on the basis of LOI and scanned copy of your passport. I don’t think this is a good visa policy and the decision making will therefore be inconsistent and unpredictable.
Singapore Visa fee is just Rs.3100 if you apply yourself (with LOI of your friend or relative). If you apply through a travel agency then they may charge different fee because they will arrange LOI for you.
ADDRESS Of Singapore Consulate in Karachi
Lakson Square Building No 2
Sarwar Shaheed Road Karachi, Pakistan
TELEPHONE(+92) 21 3568 8243 / 6419
(+92) 21 3568 5308
FAX(+92) 21 3568 8067
(+92) 21 3568 0093
My Tips For Singapore Visa
I am going to give you a few important tips about Singapore visa. I visited Singapore recently and have obtained the visa two times. The first tip I can give you is to mention less days in the application. Singapore is a small country which can be explored within 3 to 4 days easily. If you mention 10 days, that will not make sense.
I will personally mention 5 days for visiting Singapore. The second thing is try to get LOI from a friend or relative in Singapore. If you do not have a friend or relative in Singapore then find someone who knows someone in Singapore. This way, the visa is almost guaranteed. My third tip is about travel agency. Some travel agents do their best to submit documents in a good order and some just take your money.
Finally, Singapore is a beautiful country which you must visit once in your lifetime. I loved my four days stay in Singapore and I will publish a complete travel guide soon. I do have videos in Urdu which you can watch below. My Singapore visa guide ends here and if you have any questions then do let me know in the comments.
Watch this video here and then go to my channel for watching all videos of Singapore. And remember once again, visa rejection is a common thing on Pakistani passport. Do not get depressed and apply again. If you really want a visa then you will get it ultimately. Singapore Visa for Pakistani Passport Holders.