U.S Travel Authorization

ESTA Visa for Citizens of Singapore

✓If you have a passport from Singapore, you can apply for the ESTA Visa.

The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), created by the U.S. government, is an online process. Its purpose is to prescreen residents, Singapore residents included, who wish to enter the United States but who do not have a regular visa. Before the ESTA was created, citizens of Singapore who wanted to visit the United States had to apply for a visa through the U.S. embassy. This step isn't required anymore if you are approved to travel to the United States through the ESTA. Because Singapore is a Visa Waiver Country, it is part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This means that citizens of Singapore who have a Singaporean passport can apply online for the ESTA Visa. If approved, this allows citizens of Singapore to travel to the United States and to stay for up to 90 days for business, tourism, or medical reasons. The application is simple, and the process is efficient. You need only enter the required information and tap "submit." The ESTA Visa will then be sent to the email address you put on the application in about 72 hours.

How Singapore Became Included in the VWP

Singapore, a country with a well-established economic force in the global economy, has strong ties with the United States. It is important to ensure a steady flow of visitors from Singapore to the United States. Singapore was, therefore, included in the VWP. The ESTA simplifies the travel process by allowing travelers who go between Singapore and the United States to do so just by applying online. This benefits both countries' economies.

  ESTA Visa FAQ For Singapore

  • The ESTA Visa is not a regular visa. It is online technology used to prescreen travelers before they board a U.S.-bound ship or airplane, allowing Singaporean passport holders to enter the United States without a regular visa.
  • The ESTA both protects the United States from unwanted threats and helps citizens of Singapore enter the United States easily.
  • Singapore is one of thirty-eight countries that participate in the VWP.
  • If your application for the ESTA Visa is denied, you may be required to apply for a B-1 Visitor Visa or a B-2 Tourist Visa.
  • Even if you are approved for an ESTA Visa, you are not automatically guaranteed entry into the United States.
  • The ESTA Visa is valid for two years. It can be updated.
  • Singaporean travelers who are passing through the United States under the VWP may also apply for the ESTA Visa.
  • It is recommended that you apply for the ESTA Visa at least 72 hours before you plan to travel.