Singapore Entry Requirements for South Korean Citizens

Tourist Visa Needed

NO

(for stays of up to 90 days)

Arrival Card Needed

YES

To allow for a smoother immigration process and fewer queues at border controls, the Singapore government has introduced the Electronic Arrival Card instead of the paper Disembarkation Card that all travellers, including those from South Korea, had to fill in upon arrival.

The Singapore Arrival Card is a mandatory requirement for all South Korean and international visitors, and it now includes a Travel Health Declaration. The latter is a mandatory requirement for all travellers entering Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Do South Korean citizens need a visa to enter Singapore?

South Korea has a visa waiver agreement with Singapore that allows citizens to spend up to 90 days in the state visa-free. However, South Korean citizens may need a visa to enter Singapore if they plan on staying in the country for long periods or for reasons such as study or work. To obtain a visa suited for their needs, nationals from South Korea should contact the closest Singapore embassy or consulate.

Whether they travel with a visa or with the visa-free agreement, all South Korean citizens must possess a Singapore Arrival Card to be permitted entry into the country.

SG Arrival Card for South Korean travellers

The SG Arrival Card (or SGAC) for South Korean citizens is an electronic document that can be requested entirely online. Applicants can request the SGAC from the comfort of their homes in a matter of minutes, as long as they have access to an Internet connection.

The SGAC is valid for a single entry in Singapore. Travellers coming from South Korea must enter the state within three days from the date of approval of their Arrival Card. South Korean visitors who fail to enter the country within this time may need to request a new SGAC.

The Singapore Arrival Card does not have a specific length of stay. The time that South Koreans can spend in Singapore is determined either by their visa or by the visa waiver agreement.

South Korean travellers can enter Singapore via land, air, or sea with the Arrival Card. All travel purposes are permitted with the SGSC, including tourism, business, leisure, and medical treatment.

Requirements for the Singapore Arrival Card as a South Korean

The Singapore Arrival Card for South Koreans only has a few entry requirements. To request the SGAC online, travellers must meet the following:

  • Possess a South Korean passport valid for at least six months from the intended date of entry in Singapore
  • Have a valid email address
  • Possess a debit or credit card for the payment of the processing fee

Note: Travellers from South Korea who also need a visa alongside their SGAC may need to comply with additional requirements. The requirements and supporting documentation vary depending on the type of visa requested.

Obtain the Singapore Arrival Card from South Korea

To obtain the Singapore Arrival Card, nationals of South Korea must complete the online application form and pay the processing fee via credit or debit card. One of the advantages of the SGAC application process is that it takes place entirely online, and there is no need to visit an embassy or consulate and submit a paper application.

South Korean applicants must be prepared to provide the following details in the online questionnaire:

  • Personal details, such as full name, nationality, place and date of birth
  • Passport details, including the number, issuing country (South Korea in this case) and expiry date
  • Contact details, including phone number, home address, email address
  • Travel plans such as travel dates and accommodation details
  • Health declaration

Applicants may also need to upload a copy of the biographical page of their passport.

Before sending their application for processing, South Korean travellers should ensure all the information provided is accurate and up to date. Mistakes or incomplete information may lead to delays or even rejection of the SGAC.

Most applications are processed within 48 hours from the date of the online application. However, to receive their Arrival Card in time before departure, South Korean citizens are encouraged to apply online at least five days before their trip.

Note: Dual passport holders must use the same document when requesting the SGAC online and when travelling to Singapore. Once approved, the Arrival Card is electronically linked to the applicant's passport. When entering Singapore, border officials will check travellers’ passports and their SGAC. The information on the passport used to travel must match the one on the SG Arrival Card.

Other requirements for nationals of South Korea

Aside from their passport and SG Arrival Card, South Korean travellers may need to provide additional documentation upon entry into Singapore. The following is the commonly asked documentation:

  • A valid Singapore visa, where applicable
  • Proof of onward travel or a return ticket to South Korea
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay in Singapore
  • Vaccination certificates, if applicable