Singapore offers several types of visas for individuals visiting the country for business purposes. The most common type of business visa for short-term stays is the Business Visit Visa (B-1 Visa). Here’s an overview of the Business Visit Visa for Singapore:

  1. Business Visit Visa (B-1 Visa):
    • Purpose: The B-1 Visa is intended for individuals visiting Singapore for business-related activities, such as attending meetings, conferences, negotiations, exploring business opportunities, or conducting market research. It does not permit individuals to engage in gainful employment in Singapore.

    • Eligibility: Eligibility criteria may vary based on the nationality of the applicant. Generally, applicants should have a valid passport with at least six months’ validity, a confirmed return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover their stay in Singapore. Applicants may also be required to provide evidence of their business activities and ties to their home country.

    • Application Process: The application for a B-1 Visa can be done online through the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website or by a local sponsor in Singapore, such as a company or business associate. The sponsor may need to submit an invitation letter stating the purpose of the visit and other relevant details.

    • Duration: Business Visit Visas are typically granted for short stays ranging from a few days to a few months, depending on the purpose of the visit and the discretion of the immigration authorities. Extensions may be possible in certain circumstances.