Student's Pass

Immigration & Student's Pass

All international students studying at UNLV Singapore must apply for a Student’s Pass. Student Pass processing will take approximately 4 -5 weeks.

UNLV Singapore will register the applicant through the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) web-based Student’s Pass Online Application and Registration (SOLAR) system. Once UNLV Singapore has successfully registered the applicant, the applicant will be asked to verify the accuracy of:

a) Name
b) Sex
c) Date of Birth
d) Nationality and
e) Solar Application Number (to be informed by UNLV Singapore)

For cases of error, the applicant should inform UNLV Singapore immediately, which would then cancel the earlier registration, and we will re-submit a new application. If all the information is correct, the applicant is to log into the SOLAR System via the Internet for his/her student visa application.

A processing fee of SGD$30 is required for every application submitted to ICA. The fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if application is withdrawn after submission. Payment can be made via credit card via the SOLAR system. Once approved, the applicant will be issued with an In-Principle Approval (IPA) Letter. Print out the letter and put it with your passport. Before you depart to study in Singapore, you must have the In-Principle Approval letter (IPA) issued by the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA).

Collection of Student’s Pass - After Arrival in Singapore

Students are required to make an appointment with the immigration office for collection of the Student’s Pass. The issuance fee for a Student’s Pass is SGD$60.00 and an additional SGD$30.00 for a Multiple Journey visa, if applicable.

The ICA is located at:

ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
Singapore 208718
(Beside Lavender MRT)

To prevent a long wait at ICA, book an e-Appointment via internet for the collection:

1. Key in your FIN number (refer to your IPA letter)
2. Key in your e-appointment ID (refer to your IPA letter)
3. Select your preferred date and time

On the date of appointment
1. Proceed to the Self Service Ticketing KIOSK 3 located at Visitor Services Centre on the 4th storey.
2. Scan in your IPA letter
3. Get the queue ticket
4. Wait for the number to be called.

The Student’s Pass must be collected in-person at the immigration office within 30 days of arrival to Singapore. Please bring the following documents for your Student Pass collection at ICA:

  • 1. Printout of eForm 16 submitted through SOLAR (duly signed by the applicant)
  • 2. The student’s valid passport. A copy of the passport particulars page must be submitted
  • 3. The Disembarkation/Embarkation card of the student, granted on entry into Singapore
  • 4. A copy of the in-principle approval (IPA) letter
  • 5. Medical report (only applicable to students staying in Singapore for more than 6 months)
  • 6. One recent color passport-sized photograph (taken on white background)
  • For more details go to: www.ica.gov.sg

    The following nationalities require a visa to enter Singapore:

    Afganistan Myanmar
    Algeria Nigeria
    Bangladesh People’s Republic of China
    Cambodia Pakistan
    Commonwealth of Independent States Saudi Arabi
    Egypt Somalia
    India Sudan
    Iran Syria
    Iraq Tunisia
    Jordan Ukraine
    Lebanon Yemen
    Morocco Palestinian National Authority Passports & Refugee travel document

    Work Privileges for Foreign Students in an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL)

    UNLV Singapore is classified as an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) by Singapore’s Ministry of Education. Under the Employment of Foreign Workers Act (Cap 91A, S4) Work Permit (Exemption)(Consolidation) Notification, foreign students studying at an IHL are exempted from needing and applying for a Work Permit if they wish to work during vacation time. Foreign students studying at an IHL may work up to 16 hours per week during an academic semester.

    Useful Links:

    Immigration Matters
    Student’s Pass
    e-Appointment
    Working in Singapore

    Contact UNLV »

    • UNLV Singapore Limited
      105 Cecil Street
      #16-01 The Octagon (Suite #1606),
      Singapore 069534
    • Phone: (+65) 6332 9538
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