Last month my Singapore tourist visa expired, so I returned to India.

After 1 month I am planning to apply for a new Singapore visa. Is it possible to be granted a new visa that quickly? How long am I supposed to wait to re-apply for one?

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    To clarify: are you trying to extend an existing visa? Or to make a fresh application?
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 6:35

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To the best of my knowledge (I lived in Singapore for ~8 years and moderated an expat forum there), Singapore does not publish any official guidelines for repeat visits. However, it's a very small country with limited opportunities for tourism. If you spent the entire length of your previous social visit pass (three months?) in Singapore and want to return as a tourist for another long period of time, Immigration's bells start ringing. But if you spent only a few days in the country and are returning for another few days, that will most likely be perfectly fine.

You did not say why you want to return to Singapore, but if your interest is more than just tourism, the solution is simple at least in theory: get an actual visa. Work visa if you're working, long-term visit pass if you're visiting friends or family, etc.

  • Already i am stay in India 30 days above. Now possible to re-apply the Singapore visa.
    – raja
    Commented May 12, 2015 at 5:11
  • How long did you spend in Singapore? And how long do you want to stay next time? Commented May 12, 2015 at 5:41
  • already stay in 2 month, now also want 2 month social visit pass.
    – raja
    Commented May 12, 2015 at 6:15
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    Like jpatokal has said, the rules don't stipulate how long you must wait between visits/visa applications. However, we are warning you that you may have troubles getting the tourism visa and/or entering Singapore itself, due to the total length of your original stay and your requested new stay.
    – CGCampbell
    Commented May 12, 2015 at 13:43
  • @lambshaanxy It depends. My wife visited Singapore for 3 times, around 3 months, same year to stay with me. It was mentioned in the visa application. They didn't even ask a single question to my wife. Commented Mar 22, 2022 at 5:26

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