Singapore E-Visa

Some friends and I visited Singapore as a tourist recently in July 2019. We applied for an e-visa before going. We had taken printouts of the visa with us, but the immigration officers at Singapore didn’t even look at the printouts – I guess our details were on their computers. Though the Indian immigration officers and airline staff usually do want to see a physical visa before they let you leave the country, so you do need to take a printout.

Documents submitted via our travel agent were as follows:

  • Passport copy
  • Photograph
  • Cover letter
  • Filled out application form
  • Bank Statement of 6 months
  • Travel bookings

Easy process. Took about 4 business days to get the visa. We were issued a 1 month multiple entry visa.

Malaysia Business E-Visa

I went to Kuala Lumpur in June 2019 along with 2 colleagues on Business. The visa process was straight forward and handled by our travel agent. We were issued electronic visas (in PDF form). All our documents, including passport, were also submitted in electronic form.

Below documents were submitted:

  • Passport scan copy
  • Three photos (were send to the embassy by travel agent)
  • Air ticket
  • Covering letter stating intention of visit
  • Invitation letter from client

Straightforward process. Took 4-5 days to complete.

Indonesia Visa on Arrival – Jakarta

I went to Jakarta in June 2019 along with 2 colleagues for a business trip. My wife also went along as a tourist.

For business visa on arrival, we followed the below process:

  1. Shortly after leaving the plane, in the terminal there was a Visa on Arrival counter.
  2. At counter 1 we paid US $15 per visa for a business visa
  3. At counter 2, the officer pasted the visas in our passport and stamped us in
  4. We were then allowed to bypass the immigration counters and go straight to baggage claim.

For tourist visa on arrival, my wife followed the below process:

  1. She went direct to the immigration counter
  2. No questions asked, no money charged
  3. Visa stamped in passport and she was waved in

As simple as that.