I'm a Russian citizen living in New Zealand. I will be flying to Russia, transferring in Singapore. As far as I've found out, I need a visa to enter Singapore? Is it a tourist one? And I'm waiting for my new passport, which may arrive just before I will be leaving. So if I get transit visa in my old passport, can I bring both new and old passports and transfer through, or does it have to be in my new passport?

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    Are you going to leave the airport in Singapore? Or just change planes?
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 10:47
  • Just change planes. Have another flight in 5 hours.
    – Yulia K
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 11:55

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Singapore allows visa-free airport transit. Moreover, if you want to have a layover in the city, Singapore offers 96-hour visa free transit facility (VFTF) for Russian passport holders. Also see Timatic.

As to visas, Singapore issues them electronically, they are not stamped in your passport. You may apply for a visa as soon as you know your new passport number.

  • Your Timatic link doesn't seem to work anymore: "USER DOES NOT HAVE TIMATIC WEB ACCESS"
    – modular
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 15:18
  • @alkar Don't think I am able or willing to do anything about that.
    – ach
    Commented Oct 13, 2017 at 15:21

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