All international freshmen must apply for the Student's Pass in order to stay in Singapore for the duration of the undergraduate programme.
Step 1: Submit Application (eForm 16) through SOLAR
1 - 16 June 2017
The first step to apply for the Student's Pass is done through the Student's Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system. This portal is found on Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website at http://www.ica.gov.sg
Freshmen will first receive a SOLAR application number by email from the Conservatory which looks like this: NU-201x-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Freshmen will also receive login details and instructions to complete this first part of the Student's Pass application.
For the application of Student's Pass, a processing fee of S$30 will be collected at the time of submission online. The fee collected is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application or if you have withdrawn the application after submission. For submission via SOLAR, please make payment by credit/debit card or internet banking.
Upon successful submission of the eForm16 through SOLAR, freshmen must print a copy of the eForm16 as this will be submitted as part of the documents required for completion of Student’s Pass formalities to ICA who will be on-site in NUS on 2 August 2017.
Step 2: In-Principle Approval (IPA) Letter
Students can expect the approval of the Student's Pass by ICA within 5 - 10 working days from submission of application.
If the application is approved, ICA will grant you an In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter through the Conservatory. An issuance fee of SGD60 is mandatory and to be paid online in SOLAR. For applicants who require a visa to enter Singapore, a visa will be incorporated in the IPA letter. A further SGD30 multiple-entry visa fee will be charged for visa required nationals. Students do not need to apply for a separate visa and may enter Singapore by producing the IPA letter at the checkpoints.
Step 3: CoMPLETION of Student's Pass FORMALITIES
2 August 2017
ICA will be on-site in NUS for the convenience of NUS students for the completion of student's pass formalities. Students are required to prepare the following documents:
A copy of the passport particulars page
The Disembarkation/Embarkation card, granted on entry into Singapore.
One recent colour passport-sized photograph (taken on white background)
The printout of eForm 16 submitted through SOLAR (duly signed by the applicant)
A copy of the In-Principle Approval letter
A medical report from the University Health Centre
A signed copy of the "Terms & Conditions for Student's Pass (STP) Card"