All foreign nationals that are planning to visit Singapore have to register for a Singapore Electronic Arrival Card, as it is a mandatory requirement to enter the country.
This new system substitutes the now-defunct Disembarkation/Embarkation Card (D/E Card), which was a paper-based form available at the border. Instead, the SG Arrival Card can be obtained through an online application form and allows the traveler to pass quickly through border control upon arrival.
This mandatory entry authorization is approved as a single entry permit which allows visitors to gain entry to the country through air, land, and sea ports in Singapore.
Applicants are required to complete the simple online SG Arrival registration form with personal, passport, and travel information, including the expected arrival date. Once approved, it is automatically linked to the applicant’s passport.
Holders are recommended to keep an electronic copy of the SG Arrival Card with them when traveling to Singapore. Upon arrival, visitors will have to show the passport used to complete the online registration.
It may also be necessary to present some additional documentation, such as return ticket, sufficient funds, and yellow fever certificate, to gain entry at Singapore border control.
As an SG Arrival Card is not the same as a visa, some travelers may also need to apply for an eVisa or embassy visa, according to their nationality, purpose of the visit, and amount of time they need to spend in the country.
Find below a complete list of nationalities that need to register for a Singapore Arrival Card.