Student Pass Application

Student’s Pass Application and Immigration Issues

Student’s Pass Application

In the event ECTA opens its enrolment to International students for Full-Time course, all International students will be required to acquire a Student’s Pass.

ECTA will facilitate the Student’s Pass application on behalf of the student upon ascertaining the student’s eligibility to enrol into an intended course of study. Submission will be made via the ICA SOLAR System two (2) months before the course commencement date by ECTA. Hence, the applicant is not required to be present in Singapore while his/her application is being considered. Please note that the applicant will not be entitled to any extension of stay should he/she be already present in Singapore while the application is being processed.

The following documents are required of each applicant for the application of the Student’s Pass:

The general processing time for a new application is about four (4) weeks. Successful applicants will receive an IPA Letter from ICA through the school with instructions to formalities that students are required to complete (listed under admission procedure) preceding the collection of the Student’s Pass.

Renewal of Student’s Pass

Student’s Pass renewal application will be sent to Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) by ECTA on behalf of the student one (1) week before the Student’s Pass expires.

Processing Time:

The general processing time for the Student’s Pass renewal is three (3) working days (excluding the day of submission and collection) upon the receipt of a duly completed application by ICA. Some applications may, however, take a longer time to process depending on complexities.

Cancellation of Student’s Pass

International students are required to surrender their Student’s Pass to ICA for cancellation within seven (7) days from the date of cessation or termination of their study in Singapore.

As of 3 Nov 2008, cancellation of a Student’s Pass can be made online at e-Cancellation which can be accessed via SOLAR+

Students who are unable to submit an online application for Student’s Pass cancellation may do so in person at the Student’s Pass Unit, by obtaining a queue ticket at the Self-Service Kiosk 1 at Visitor Services Centre, 4th Storey ICA Building anytime from Monday to Friday (8.00am to 4.30pm), or Saturday (8.00am to 12.30pm).

Students will need the following documents:

Change of Local Address

According to the Immigration Regulations 8 (5) (b), the International student is required to report any change in his/her address in Singapore within 14 days of such a change.

Schools can also login to the SOLAR+ System via ‘e-Update of Address’ to report any change in the student’s address. Upon successful registration, an acknowledgement note will be generated by the system.

Alternatively, the student may deposit the ‘Change of Address’ form into the drop-box located at the Student’s Pass Unit near Counter 19, ICA Building. It will take two (2) weeks to process the application and the student will be informed of the outcome by post.

Replacement of Student’s Pass

International students who have lost their Student’s Pass and/or Visit Pass and/or Disembarkation/Embarkation Cards are required to apply for a replacement in person within seven (7) days from the date of loss.

The student should proceed to the Self-Service Ticketing Kiosk located beside Counter 11, Information Counter at Visitor Services Centre (4th Storey), ICA Building anytime from Monday to Friday (8.00am to 4.00pm) to obtain a Miscellaneous Service queue ticket. The following documents will be required:

The processing time for first time replacement of lost cards is two (2) weeks while the processing time for second or subsequent losses is four (4) weeks.

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