Pre-Arrival Information

For International Students

Before departing for Singapore, there are some important information that you need to be aware of in order to ease immigration and customs clearance process.

 Please refer below for the details. Alternatively, you may also contact us at

Depending on where you are coming from, you may or may not be subjected to quarantine upon arrival into Singapore. Click on this link for regular updates from Singapore Government Authorities:

All international students are eligible to request an airport pick-up service. You are required to inform the school at least 2 weeks in advance, should you require this service.

On the day of your arrival, you will be met by a staff member of Educare Global Academy who will assist and send you to your pre-arranged accommodation.

When entering Singapore, you must present yourself for immigration clearance at the point of entry. You must satisfy the following basic requirements before you can be considered for entry:

  • A passport that is valid for at least six months
  • Sufficient funds for the length of your intended stay
  • A submitted SG Arrival Card
  • A valid Singapore visa (to check whether you need a visa, see Visa Requirements)
  • A confirmed onward or return ticket (where applicable)
  • Evidence that you can enter your next destination (for example, a visa)
  • A Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable
  • Proof of prior entry approval (e.g. SafeTravel Pass under Green/Fast lane arrangements, Air Travel Pass, approval letter of entry, etc.)

Source: Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

Before you exit the custom area, you will come across two counters (Red and Green Channel system) manned by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers.

If you do not have dutiable, controlled or prohibited goods, you may proceed to the Green Channel. However, ICA officers may conduct checks on visitors even at the Green Channel. If you are found with any undeclared dutiable, controlled or prohibited goods, you may be fined or prosecuted.

You are required by law to declare all dutiable, controlled or prohibited goods at the Red Channel. Making a false or incorrect declaration is an offence.

For a full detailed list of Dutiable, Controlled and Prohibited Goods, please click here.

For more information, please visit the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority website –

Before receiving a Student Pass, all students must undergo medical check up either in their home country or in Singapore. Educare Global Academy can arrange the medical check-up, on your behalf, to be done in Singapore. If the medical check-up was completed in their home country, the medical report has to be officially translated to English. The medical check-up is a Singapore Government requirement.

After completing the medical check-up, Educare Global Academy will arrange for you to visit the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to collect your Student Pass. Your Student Pass will be valid for the duration of your study.


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