PVT Singapore – Insurance

The Working Holiday Visa (WHV) in Singapore is an agreement signed between France and Singapore to promote exchanges between the two countries. This Singapore WHP does not apply to Belgium and Canada. French nationals may apply for a non-renewable 6-month period. The cost of the Visa is $150 (+$30 for the multiple entrance), which you will have to pay at the time of acquisition. The waiting time is about 3 weeks.

Good to know!

The Singapore government has a quota of 2,000 WHPs for all the countries concerned (Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the UK and the USA).

Under the Working Holiday Program, you are limited to certain types of work. However, the Singapore WHP does not exempt you from complying with the registration requirements practiced in Singapore for professions such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, architecture, law, etc.

What are the conditions for applying?

  • A French passport valid for the entire duration of your stay
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time of application
  • Have the necessary financial resources for the start of the trip
  • PVT insurance to cover medical, hospital and repatriation expenses for the duration of your stay
  • Be a student or graduate at a university in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, England or the United States.
  • The university must be recognized by the government of the nine respective countries, among the top 200 for academic performance in the following rankings:

– Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings
– Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities
– Times Higher Education World University Rankings

For students Be a resident or full-time university student for at least 3 months prior to applying for the PVT.
For graduates Must be a resident or full-time student at the university.
– Not have already benefited from the Singapore working vacation program
– Settling in Singapore 90 days maximum after obtaining VISA

What documents do I need to submit my application?

  • Passport: photocopy valid for 6 months after visa issue date
  • Photocopy of student card
  • Form: download here
  • A letter in English from your university stating your name, date of birth, nationality, gender and student number.
  • International health insurance: provide proof that your insurance covers medical and hospital expenses and repatriation for the duration of your stay.
  • Proof of bank funds or declaration on honour justifying the financial funds required for the stay
  • Proof of return air ticket (not exceeding the duration of the PVT visa)
  • For students: a photocopy of your student card
  • For graduates: a photocopy of your diploma or transcript proving that you have obtained your diploma.

Watch out!

Documents must be provided in English. If this is not the case, you will need to send a photocopy of the original with a translated version certified by the University.
Documents must be transferred in JPED format. 100kb for the certification documents and 150kb for the passport copy.

What are the application procedures?

1. Download and complete the Singapore working vacation program form

You can find the form on the Singapore government website: http: //www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits/work-holiday-programme/apply-for-a-pass#submit-an-application
Then click on the “Work Holiday Pass application form” button to download the Word format.

2. Send your application for the Singapore PVT

Send your application with the supporting documents listed above to the following address: mom_whp_wpd@mom.gov.sg
It takes about 3 weeks to process the request. If your application is approved, you will receive an in-principle approval (IPA) letter by email.

The Working Holiday program is valid for 6 non-renewable months. You must obtain the issued pass within 3 months of the date of the IAP letter.

3. Collecting your Working Holiday Pass

Once you arrive in Singapore, you have a maximum of 3 months to register with the Employment Pass Services Centre.

The Riverwalk
20 Upper Circular Road, #04-01/02,
Singapore 058416

You must make an appointment on their website and bring the following documents with you:

  • Completed card delivery authorization document in PDF format
  • Supporting documents :
  • Candidate’s passport with at least 2 blank pages
  • Candidate’s Working Holday Pass details
  • Candidate’s residential address in Singapore
  • A local address for card delivery
  • Details of at least one recipient authorized to receive an SMS or e-mail alert with delivery details
  • You may also need copies of these documents:
    • Disembarkation / boarding pass (IMM27).
    • Completed declaration form attached with applicant’s letter of approval (IPA).
    • Return ticket to show that the applicant will leave Singapore by the end of the 6-month validity period.

4. Register fingerprint and passport photo

You will receive a notification letter approximately 2 weeks later. Then check the notification letter to see if you need to enter your fingerprints and photo. In general, this procedure concerns candidates who are registering for the first time, or who registered more than 5 years ago.

To register, you should make an appointment to visit the EPSC. “Employment Pass Services Centre. Registration must be made within 2 weeks of the notification letter.

Bring these documents to the appointment:

  • Letter of appointment
  • Letter of notification
  • The documents listed in the IPA letter

5. Receive your Pass Card

You will receive your Pass Card 4 days after verification of registration or document at EPSC.

If you are not involved in EPSC registration, you will also receive your Pass Card 4 days after your documents have been checked.

Recipients will receive an SMS or e-mail with delivery details at least 1 day before delivery.

If card delivery fails :
After two unsuccessful deliveries, you will have to collect your card in person at EPSC. You will then have 3 days to collect it (without an appointment) with the documents below:

– Candidate’s original passport
– Letter of notification
– If an authorized person is collecting: you will need to fill in this PDF form “Authorisation Form for Card Collection at EPSC”.

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