1. General Entry Requirements

1a) Immigration Requirements
To enter Singapore, travellers must meet the following immigration requirements:

i) Passport Validity
  • Have minimum 6-month passport validity if you are not a Singapore passport holder.
ii) Visa
  • Short term travellers holding a passport or travel document from a visa-required country/region must apply for a Visa.
  • Visa-required travellers can use the Visa-Free Transit Facility for stay of less than 96 hours in Singapore, if eligible.
iii) Security and Immigration Processes on Arrival
1b) SG Arrival Card (SGAC)
All travellers are required to submit the SG Arrival Card within three (3) days (including the day of arrival) before arriving in Singapore, except:
  • Those transiting/transferring through Singapore without seeking immigration clearance;
  • Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents and Long-Term Pass Holders entering via land checkpoints.
From 11 March 2022, all foreign visitors arriving in Singapore will be notified digitally of their Visit Pass (e-Pass) through email. There will not be any endorsement on your passport. The e-Pass notification will indicate the period of stay granted and last day of stay allowed. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address when submitting the SG Arrival Card.

Submission of SGAC is Free and can be done via the SGAC e-Service or MyICA Mobile app. Please refer to SGAC with Electronic Health Declaration for more information.

2. Check if You Need an Entry Visa

Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry. 

If you hold a travel document issued by one of the countries or places listed below, you will require a valid Singapore entry visa to travel to, and seek entry, into Singapore. 

Travel Documents by Countries and Places
If your travel document is issued by one of the countries/ places listed below, you will require a valid visa to enter Singapore. Click on individual countries/ places to find out more.

KazakhstanSomaliaArmeniaKosovoDemocratic People's Republic of Korea
South SudanKyrgyzstanSudanLibyaMali
PakistanYemenIraqPeople’s Republic of China (PRC)*
With effect from 9 February 2024, holders of ordinary passports issued by the People's Republic of China (PRC) will be exempted from visa requirements for a stay of up to 30 days in Singapore. This reciprocal visa exemption arrangement was announced at the 19th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation on 7 December 2023, and subsequently affirmed through an exchange of diplomatic notes between Singapore and the PRC.
Holders of diplomatic, public affairs and service passports issued by the PRC will continue to be exempted from visa requirements for a stay of up to 30 days in Singapore as per current treatment.
-Please note that the list is only for informational purposes. It is highly recommended to contact the Embassy of Singapore accredited to the country of your residence before the intended departure for further information.

-A Singapore visa is not an immigration pass. It is a pre-entry permission for the holder of a valid visa to travel to, and seek entry into, Singapore. The grant of an immigration pass will be determined by the ICA officers at the point of entry. The period of stay granted is not tied to the validity of your visa. Travellers are advised to refer to further entry requirements at ICA’s website prior to travelling to Singapore.

3. More Help

More information is available at
Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.
Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Invitation Letter

The Conference Organizing Committee is not authorized to issue a visa directly but can issue an Invitation letter to assist with your visa application. Please be noted as the following:

1. An invitation letter will be issued upon the request only after the completion of registration.

2. Please consult the Singapore Overseas Mission in your local place about the required documents and approval period in advance for a smooth issuance.

3. In case an Invitation Letter from the Conference is required, please send your request to icbeb@academicconf.com / icbeb@icbeb.org, with the below info. included,
• Full name (same with passport)
• Gender (Male / Female)
• Nationality
• Date of Birth: (e.g. March 25, 1970)
• Passport No. and Date of expiry
• Your paper number if you are an author

4. ICBEB 2024 is NOT authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Invitation Letter. The invitation letter may help but cannot guarantee your entry into Singapore. Please refer to entry requirements for more information.