Social Visit Pass for Spouse and Child of Full-Time Graduate Research Students 

The spouse and/or child (unmarried and below the age of 17) of full-time graduate research students may obtain sponsorship from the University for a Social Visit Pass (SVP) to stay in Singapore. An application should be submitted only after the student has registered with the University and has obtained a Student's Pass.

For graduate coursework students as well as NGS and Duke-NUS students, please refer to the respective Faculty/School's web page or administrator regarding sponsorship matters.

The spouse and/or child of a full-time graduate research students should apply for an entry visa at one of Singapore's Embassies or Consulates overseas (for nationals of visa required countries). Upon arrival in Singapore, s/he will be given a 4-week SVP at the airport.

Documents to be submitted for New Application

The graduate research student will have to submit an application to convert the spouse and/or child’s SVP to one that is sponsored by the University. The following documents are required to be submitted:

  1. Application for University's Sponsorship of Social Visit Pass for Spouse and/or child
  2. Undertaking for University's Sponsorship of Social Visit Pass for Spouse and/or child
  3. Form 14 and Form V39I (Malaysians are not required to submit V39I form) – Download these forms from ICA Website
  4. A copy of Student's Pass (STP) of the graduate student
  5. A copy of the marriage certificate (if applicable)
  6. A copy of child's birth certificate
  7. A copy of the insurance policy for hospitalisation and personal accident coverage of each spouse and/or child to be sponsored.(Note: It is mandatory for students to take up personal accident and hospitalisation insurance through the University for each sponsored person. Please contact the appointed insurer, MYCG at 6476 3829 or email to [email protected] to subscribe to the mandatory insurance policy. Personal health insurance policies will not be acceptable in lieu thereof. For more information, please refer to the MYCG website at www.mycg.com.sg/nus-dependants).
  8. Official receipt for the following payment(s)*:
    • S$20 administrative fee per application (non-refundable regardless of the application outcome or if the application is withdrawn after submission)
    • Full-time graduate research students not in receipt of the Research Scholarship or President's Graduate Fellowship, will have to furnish a deposit of S$5000 for each dependant to be sponsored. The deposit will be refunded (less deduction of any expenses or damages) upon the University being satisfied that the spouse and/or child is no longer in Singapore or that the SVP has been cancelled.

Applications should be submitted to the Student Service Centre (SSC), located at Level 1, Yusof Ishak House, 31 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119078, or the Student [email protected] Timah Campus ([email protected]), located at 469 Bukit Timah Road, Block B-01-11, Singapore 259756.

*Download the Administrative Fee and Deposit Payment Form for payment modes and instructions.

Note: The spouse and/or child will have to go for a medical examination if the cumulative period of stay in Singapore is six months or longer.

Collection of Endorsement Letter

Students will be informed via email to collect the University's endorsement letter, five working days from date of submission. Students must produce their NUS Student Card in order to collect the endorsement letter.

The student with the spouse and/or child can then proceed to the ICA Building (located next to Lavender MRT. Click here to view map), to submit the forms in person and complete the formalities.

After Collecting the SVP for Spouse and/or Child

The student is required to submit a photocopy of the spouse and/or child’s SVP to Registrar's Office, within two weeks after collecting it. Please indicate the following details on the copy of the SVP:

  • Full Name of Student
  • Faculty/Department
  • Contact No.
  • Student ID

Please note that the University will withdraw the SVP sponsorship if this is not adhered to.

The graduate research student may apply for an extension of the SVP that has already been sponsored by NUS, for the spouse and/or child.

Documents to be submitted

  1. Application for University's Sponsorship of Social Visit Pass for Spouse and/or child
  2. Form 14 and Form V39I (Malaysians are not required to submit V39I form) – Download these forms from ICA Website
  3. A copy of the insurance policy for hospitalisation and personal accident coverage of each spouse and/or child to be sponsored.

    (Note: It is mandatory for students to take up personal accident and hospitalisation insurance through the University for each sponsored person. Please contact the appointed insurer, MYCG at 6476 3829 or email to [email protected] to subscribe to the mandatory insurance policy. Personal health insurance policies will not be acceptable in lieu thereof. For more information, please refer to the MYCG website atwww.mycg.com.sg/nus-dependants).

  4. Official receipt for the following payment(s)*:
    • S$20 administrative fee per application (non-refundable regardless of the application outcome or if the application is withdrawn after submission)
    • Full-time graduate research students not in receipt of the Research Scholarship or President's Graduate Fellowship, will have to furnish a deposit of S$5000 for each dependant to be sponsored. The deposit will be refunded (less deduction of any expenses or damages) upon the University being satisfied that the spouse and/or child is no longer in Singapore or that the SVP has been cancelled.

Applications should be submitted to the Student Service Centre (SSC), located at Level 1, Yusof Ishak House, 31 Lower Kent Ridge Road, or the Student [email protected] Timah Campus ([email protected]), located at 469 Bukit Timah Road, Block B, MPA-02-02.

*Download the Administrative Fee and Deposit Payment Form for payment modes and instructions.

Collection of Endorsement Letter

Students will be informed via email to collect the University's endorsement letter, five working days from date of submission. Students must produce their NUS Student Card in order to collect the endorsement letter.

The student with the spouse and/or child can then proceed to the ICA Building (located next to Lavender MRT. Click here to view map), to submit the forms in person and complete the formalities.

Upon expiry of the SVP or if the spouse and/or child no longer require(s) the SVP during the approved period of sponsorship, the Registrar's Office should be informed. This may be done via email to [email protected], providing particulars of the student and the sponsored spouse and/or child.

To request for a refund of the security deposit, students must:

  • submit a copy of the documentary proof, showing that the SVP holder (spouse and/or child) is no longer in Singapore via email to [email protected]
  • confirm that the credit bank account details in Education Records System (EduRec) is valid.
  1. Incomplete forms or documents may result in non-acceptance or delay in processing at ICA. NUS will not be responsible for ensuring the completeness of the information submitted by applicant.
  2. For a list of countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Singapore, please refer to ICA website.
  3. For nationals of P.R. China who wish to visit Singapore as independent tourists, they should approach authorized visa agents to arrange for visas (for more information, please refer to the website of the Singapore Embassy in Beijing). Qualified Chinese nationals can also submit applications for Singapore visas at selected branches of the CITIC Industrial Bank located in 17 provinces of China. For more information, please call the following CITIC Industrial Bank telephone numbers:

    Beijing : 010-6538 0095 or 6621 1767
    Shanghai : 021-6350 6350
    Guangzhou : 020-8335 9019
    Fuzhou : 0591-8760 9952 or 8762 5422
  4. Official translations of the documents are required if these are not in the English Language.
  5. NUS sponsorship of the spouse and/or child of a full time graduate student who is not a Research Scholar is up to the maximum period of his/her candidature, subject to the placement of a refundable deposit of S$5000 per dependant with the University.
  6. NUS will inform ICA to cancel the spouse and/or child's SVP under the following circumstances:
    • Student's candidature is terminated/withdrawn;
    • Student converts from full-time to part-time study;
    • Student's conferment of the degree;
    • Student informs that the spouse and/or child no longer require the Social Visit Pass.
  7. Students should refer to ICA website for the most up-to-date information, including the list of countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Singapore.
  8. For any other enquiries, please contact the Registrar's Office at 6516 2302 or email [email protected].
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