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LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

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LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

Hi,

I (Indian passport holder) am planning to travel to Singapore in January with my family. I don't know any PR holder or citizen of Singapore. How can I obtain the Letter of Introduction (LOI) from Indian embassy / High Commission?

Anyone had any experience with that? Can you share the email / website / contact details.

Thanks in advance,

A

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11. Re: LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

In that case, they mention that you can ask from Indian embassy to issue LOI for you.

Could you check with your embassy by showing your tickets and also this clause from Singapore embassy?

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12. Re: LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

Already tried, they said they can't help. This is the Indian embassy in Singapore.

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13. Re: LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

Or...you can go on vacation to the country that has a visa free policy for Indian passport holders.

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14. Re: LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

On the Singapore embassy of London website, they say that confirmation hotel booking can be used in lieu of a LOI.

https:/…assessment-level-1-countries.html

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15. Re: LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

Have you try asking tour agents at your county side. If they can’t help, then likely no 1 can.

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16. Re: LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

Folks Quick update - I emailed ICA which the Singapore immigration authority. They actually emailed me back saying you need the following if you can't get the V39A (LOI).

- Letter stating that you do not have a PR/Singapore Citizen in Singapore who can invite you and the embassy will not give me a letter.

- Airline Tickets

- Hotel Reservations.

I confirmed with the consulate that this would work. I am going to apply and check if there are issues, but hopefully this should all suffice.

Excited to visit Singapore for the first time!

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17. Re: LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

@countdrak Thanks for the update. Good luck with getting the visa

Edited: 13 November 2017, 19:02
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18. Re: LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

Your solution is good - lots of ppl here actually having similar problem.

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19. Re: LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

@ countdrak

Good luck and safe travels!

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20. Re: LOI for Singapore Tourist Visa

Sound great! Welcome from Singapore.

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