All international students must have a valid pass to study in SP.

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. 

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

Student's Pass Application Process for e-Enrolment students

Click here for the "Student's Pass Application Process flowchart for e-Enrolment students" .
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-SOLAR website and click on "Student" button to start the application. 
Step 3:Login to SOLAR by keying the following:

SOLAR number#:
Date of Birth:

#Your SOLAR number is PS-2018-xxxxxxx00000000 where xxxxxxx is your SP Admission Number. 
For example: If your Admission Number is 1801882, your SOLAR number will be PS-2018-180188200000000. 

Step 4:Complete eForm16 and print a copy after submitting.

Note: If your name reflected in SOLAR 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 SOLAR". We will get back to you as soon as we can.  

Step 5:Once the application is approved (check the status at SOLAR website - View Application Status), print the In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter (click on Print Outcome Letter).


Step 6:After printing the IPA letter, you are required to:

Complete the Student's Pass Formalities with the Immigration Checkpoint Authority (ICA) and collect your Student's Pass:

1) Book an e-appointment with ICA.

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 at one of the following:
  • AXS Station via NETS (machines located island-wide), AXS e-Station (Internet) and AXS m-Station (mobile/tablet devices via Credit Card (MASTERCARD)
  • Selected OCBC Bank Branches via Cheque or Cash - refer to Fee Pay-In slip for details
  • Finance Counter located at Administration Block Level 2 via NETs, Credit Card (VISA or MASTERCARD), Cheque or Cash

​Subsequently, submit the following at Student Service Centre within one week of issuance of Student's Pass

  • ​​Photocopy of your newly issued Student's Pass, and
  • A copy of receipt (if paid via AXS or Finance Counter), or
  • Fee Pay-In Slip form - Green copy (if paid via Cheque or Cash at OCBC)


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.