All international students must have a valid pass to study in SP and are advised to apply for a Student's Pass.

Even if your old Student's Pass for your secondary school has not expired, you are still required to apply for a new Student's Pass.

Note to Dependant's Pass (DP) holders: DP holders are still required to submit a new Student's Pass application. Please note that all international students on DP will need to apply for a Letter of Consent (LOC) from Ministry of Manpower in order to proceed for internship and it may take up to 4 weeks of processing time. If there is a change to the internship company, a new LOC is required and will need to be obtained before the internship starts with the new company. Hence, you are strongly encouraged to apply for a Student's Pass at the point of enrolment. 

a) Student's Pass: You will give up your Dependant's Pass for a Student's Pass.

b) Dependant's Pass (DP): ICA will issue a Letter of Consent (LOC) while on a valid DP. Please indicate LOC in the remarks when you submit eForm 16 (please refer to Step 4 below).  

The following steps will guide you on the Student's Pass Application Process.

Student's Pass Application Process

Click here for the "Student Pass_Application Flowchart " .
Step 1:SP will send you an email notification and SMS (if you have provided your local contact number).
Step 2:When you receive the email/SMS, go to ICA website  and click on "Foreign Student" button to start the application. 
Step 3:Login to ICA website by keying the following:

Student's Pass Application Number#:
Full Name (As appears in travel document):
Date of Birth:

#Your Student's Pass Application Number is PS-2022-xxxxxxx00000000 where xxxxxxx is your SP Admission Number. 
For example: If your Admission Number is 2201882, your Student's Pass Application Number will be PS-2022-220188200000000. 

Step 4:

Complete eForm16, upload supporting documents (e.g. Passport Size Photo, Travel Document Biodata, and Birth Certificate) by the stipulated date and pay processing fee within 7 days from the completion of eForm 16.  Else, you application will be withdrawn. 

Note: If your name reflected in eForm16 is different from the name printed on your passport, do not submit eForm16.

Email immediately with a scanned copy of your passport particulars page. Indicate your full name, admission number, identification/FIN number and your offered course in the email, with email subject as "Wrong name in eForm16 (Student's Pass Application)". We will get back to you as soon as we can.  

Step 5:

Once the application is approved (check the status at ICA website - View Application Status), Click on "Upload Document" to submit the Completion of Formalities (COF) documents (e.g. ICA Medical Examination Report and Terms and Conditions of STP) at least 1 month before the IPA expiry date.  Print the In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter (click on Print Outcome Letter).

Once the COF documents are approved, you will be notified by ICA to make the issuance fee payment.  Please complete the payment within 7 days.  Else, your application will be withdrawn.

Step 6:After completing the issuance fee payment, you are required to complete the Student's Pass Formalities no earlier than 1 month before course commencement date with the Immigration Checkpoint Authority (ICA) and collect your Student's Pass:

1) Book an E-appointment

2) Go to ICA Building (in person) on the scheduled appointment date and time to complete the formalities and collect your Student's Pass. Refer to your IPA Letter for more information on what documents to bring on your appointment day. You may also visit ICA website for more details.

Important notes from ICA:

  • Students are reminded not to leave Singapore until you have collected your Student's Pass
  • Uncollected Student's Pass will be invalidated by ICA, which will result in students not having a valid pass to stay in Singapore
Step 7:Upon receipt of your Student's Pass, you should pay your course fees via AXS:
  • AXS Station via NETS (Machines located island-wide),
  • AXS e-Station (Internet)
  • AXS m-Station (Mobile/Tablet devices) via Credit Card (MASTER)

​Subsequently, upload a photocopy/image of the front and back of your Student's Pass through under Upload Admission Supporting Documents for Enrolment within one week of issuance of Student's Pass.  Please also ensure that both your Overseas Home Country Address and Singapore Mailing Address are updated via e-Services/e-Resource by following the steps here .

For payment in campus, please proceed to One Stop Centre.  The payment options are:

  • Credit Card (VISA or MASTER)
  • Nets
  • Nets Flashpay
  • Nets QR code
  • Money Order / Cheque.


It is important to submit a copy of your Student's Pass to SP to notify us that you have a valid pass to remain in Singapore.
Failure to submit will result in the delay of processing the Tuition Grant and Diploma Student Concession Card.