Multiple journey visa validity extended for Chinese visitors

Multiple journey visa validity extended for Chinese visitors

Visitors from China will find it easier to fly into Singapore frequently with the new visa extension of up to 10 years.

ICA Building-Immigration Checkpoints
The ICA building in Singapore. (File photo: TODAY)

SINGAPORE: From next month, the validity of the Multiple Journey Visas (MJVs) issued to nationals from the People’s Republic of China can be extended up to a maximum of 10 years.

In a press release on Friday (May 15), the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said the same facility will also be extended to their spouse and children below the age of 21, if the main applicant is eligible.

Chinese nationals with a valid MJV need not apply for a visa each time they visit Singapore.

The move will provide greater convenience for Chinese nationals, especially business travellers, who travel often to Singapore, said ICA.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) welcomed the move and said this will make it easier for tourists from China to visit Singapore, and enhance STB's efforts to increase visitor arrival and tourism spending.

Eligible applicants will also be able to use the automated immigration clearance at Singapore’s checkpoints, said ICA, adding that more details will be announced at a later date.

Source: CNA/fs