Last Updated on March 23, 2022 by Tina
Singapore is finally open to short-term visitors/tourists from several countries including the Philippines. Through its Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme, eligible vaccinated travelers can travel to Singapore quarantine-free as long as they meet all the VTL requirements. One of the requirements for the VTL is to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) between 3 to 60 calendar days before your intended date of entry to Singapore. Applying for a VTP is super easy. I just applied for ours last night and got approved immediately. Here is a guide on how to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) for your trip to Singapore, based on my experience last night.
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Who Needs to Apply for Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)?
Short Term Visitors (STV) and Work Permit Holders (WPH) in Singapore need to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP). Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Long Term Pass Holders (including IPA holders and excluding work permit holders) do not need to apply for a VTP.
When Can You Apply for Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)?
Travelers planning to enter Singapore can apply for VTP between 3 to 60 days before the intended entry to Singapore. There is no limit on VTPs issued per day so there is no need to rush to apply. VTL (Land) travelers must make sure they have a designated VTP bus ticket before applying for a VTP.
How to Apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP)
Before applying make sure you have a valid passport, proof of vaccination, and address in Singapore ready. Here’s the step by step process:
- Go to Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) Application Portal and click on Create New VTP Application.
- In the Submitter’s Details, type in your name and valid email address and click Next. Check your email for the one-time password.
- A Verification of email address pop-up will appear. Type in the one-time password sent on your email and the captcha and click Next.
- In the Mode of Transport, select what mode of transport you will be using. I used Air for my application because I am entering Singapore via a VTL flight.
- In the Travel Details, select your country of departure from the drop-down menu and your intended date of entry in the format DD/MM/YYYY (day/month/year).
- For the Traveller Details, you need to input the following information:
- Traveller Type- I choose Short-Term Visitor as I am traveling there for tourism purpose
- Full Name as indicated in travel document e.g. passport- here I typed in my complete name including my middle name
- Passport/Travel Document Number-type in your passport number. Double-check that the passport number is correct.
- Confirm Passport/Travel Document Number-here you need to type in again your passport number.
- Passport/Traveller Document Expiry Date-here you need to put the date of the expiration of your passport in the format DD/MM/YYYY (day/month/year).
- Nationality-select your nationality from the drop-down menu.
- Next, you need to answer the following questions:
- Have you ever been refused entry into or deported from Singapore?
- Have you ever been prohibited from entering Singapore?
- Have you ever entered Singapore using a passport with a different name?
- Date of Birth-type in your birthdate in the format DD/MM/YYYY (day/month/year).
- Sex-select from the drop-down menu your gender
- Mobile number-type in your mobile number and there is a note that says you need to make sure you are contactable through this number while you are in Singapore. I do not have a Singaporean number yet (my Singaporean Simcard expired already) so I just used my Philippine number. I will turn on roaming when I fly to Singapore to ensure I will be contactable. In case you are wondering, for the first box, I typed in +63 (Philippine area code), and in the second box I put my mobile number in this format: 917xxxxxxx.
- Confirm mobile number-you need to retype your mobile number
- Email-your valid email address
- Self-isolation address:
- Type of accommodation-select in the drop-down menu the type of accommodation you’ll be staying at. For us, we’ll be staying in a hotel so I selected Hotel / Serviced Apartment.
- Name of Hotel/Serviced Apartment
- Postal Code
- After completing, click on Save Details.
- Next, you need to answer the question Vaccination certificate issued in Singapore or Vaccination records updated in the Singapore Ministry of Health’s National Immunisation Registry? For this, I selected No because I was vaccinated in the Philippines.
- Click Submit then select the country of issuance of proof of vaccination.
- Next, upload your vaccination QR code. In this part, make sure you upload only the QR code, not the whole vaccination certificate. Meaning you need to crop the QR Code from your vaccination certificate. JPG, PNG, and PDF file types are accepted. If the QR code you uploaded is valid, you will see the button turn into VERIFIED✓. Take note that if the data from your vaccination certificate doesn’t match your traveler details, you will get an error message. Example: Instead of typing in my mom’s married name, I made the mistake of typing in her maiden name. Obviously, it doesn’t match with the name on the vaccination certificate. When I uploaded her vaccination code, I got a message that says the name doesn’t match with the name in the QR code.
- Click on Save then Submit.
- In the Declaration Page, tick on the boxes that apply (I think it is the first 4 boxes) and click Submit.
- On the Confirmation Page, double-check that you have the correct identification number, passport number, and name. In my case, my identification number and passport number are the same. Click on Proceed if you think it is all good.
- Next, you will get the Application Confirmation. That’s it!
As I have mentioned earlier, I received in my email the approval of my VTP application as soon as I finished the process. Also included in the email is Traveller’s Checklist, a checklist of the requirements for your entry to Singapore.
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