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Sponsorship of Social Visit Pass

The spouse and/or child (unmarried and below the age of 17) of full-time graduate research students may obtain sponsorship from the University for a Social Visit Pass to stay in Singapore.

Application should be submitted only after the student has registered with the University and has obtained a Student's Pass.

For graduate coursework, NGS and SMA students, please refer to your respective Faculty/School's site or administrator regarding sponsorship matters.

Application for Social Visit Pass

1.The graduate student should get his/her spouse and/or child to apply for an entry visa at one of
   Singapore's Embassies or Consulates overseas (for nationals of visa required countries). When the
   spouse and/or child arrives in Singapore, they will be given a 4-week Social Visit Pass at the airport.

2. The graduate student will have to submit an application for a conversion of the Social Visit Pass to one
    sponsored by the University. In this connection, the student has to submit the following documents:
      a. Application for University's Sponsorship of Social Visit Pass for Spouse and/or child
      b. Undertaking for University's Sponsorship of Social Visit Pass for Spouse and/or child
      c. Form 14 and Form V39I (Malaysians are not required to submit V39I form)
      d. A copy of Student's Pass of graduate student
      e. A copy of the marriage certificate
      f.  A copy of child's birth certificate (if applicable)
      g. A copy of the insurance policy for hospitalization and personal accident coverage of each spouse
         and/or child to be sponsored. It is mandatory for students to take up personal accident and
         hospitalisation insurance through the University for each sponsored person. To subscribe to the
         mandatory insurance or for more information, please refer to the MYCG website at
         www.mycg.com.sg/nus-dependants
     h. Official receipt for the following payments –
          • S$20 administrative fee per application (non-refundable regardless of application outcome or if 
            application is withdrawn after submission)
          • Full-time graduate research students not in receipt of the Research Scholarship, Lee Kong Chian
            Graduate Scholarship or President's Graduate Fellowship, will have to furnish a deposit of 
            S$5000 for each dependent to be sponsored, which will be refunded (less deduction of any 
            expenses or damages) upon the University being satisfied that the spouse and/or child is no
            longer in Singapore or that the Social visit Pass has been cancelled.
         
            Please download the Administrative Fee and Deposit Payment Form for payment modes and
            instruction.

3. Applications should be submitted to the Student Service Centre (SSC) at Yusof Ishak House or at 
    Bukit Timah Campus. Refer here for our address.

4. Students will be informed via email to collect the University's endorsement letter, five working days  
    from date of submission. The graduate student and his/her spouse and/or child will then proceed to the
    ICA to submit the forms in person.

5. The spouse and/or child will have to go for a medical examination if the cumulative period of stay in
    Singapore is six months or longer.

6. Within two weeks of collection of the Social Visit Pass, students are required to submit a copy of the
    Social Visit Pass to Registrar's Office, located at
             University Hall
             Lee Kong Chian Wing, #04-01,
             21 Lower Kent Ridge Road
     Please indicate the Name of Student, Faculty/Department, Contact No. and Student ID on the copy of
     the Social Visit Pass.
     Please note that the University will withdraw the Social Visit Pass sponsorship if this is not adhered to.

Application for Extension of Social Visit Pass

1. To extend a social visit pass already sponsored by NUS, the scholar should submit only:
     a. Application for University's Sponsorship of Social Visit Pass for Spouse and/or child
     b. Form 14 and Form V39I (Malaysians are not required to submit V39I form)
     c. A copy of the insurance policy for hospitalization and personal accident coverage of each spouse
        and/or child to be sponsored. It is mandatory for students to take up personal accident and
        hospitalisation insurance through the University for each sponsored person. To subscribe to the
        mandatory insurance or for more information, please refer to the MYCG website at
        www.mycg.com.sg/nus-dependants.
     d. Official receipt for the following payments –
         • S$20 administrative fee per application (non-refundable regardless of application outcome or if
           application is withdrawn after submission)
         • Full-time graduate research students not in receipt of the Research Scholarship, Lee Kong Chian 
           Graduate Scholarship or President's Graduate Fellowship, will have to furnish a deposit of S$5000
           (if the deposit has not been made previously) for each dependent to be sponsored, which will be
           refunded (less deduction of any expenses or damages) upon the University being satisfied that
           the spouse and/or child is no longer in Singapore or that the Social visit Pass has been cancelled.
           Please download the Administrative Fee and Deposit Payment Form for payment modes and
           instruction.

2. Applications should be submitted to the Student Service Centre (SSC) at Yusof Ishak House or at
    Bukit Timah Campus. Refer here for our address.

3. Students will be informed via email to collect the University's endorsement letter, five working days
    from date of submission. The graduate student and his/her spouse and/or child will then proceed to the
    ICA to submit the forms in person.

Expiry of Social Visit Pass
Upon expiry of the Social Visit Pass or if the spouse and/or child no longer require(s) the Social Visit Pass during the approved period of sponsorship, the Registrar's Office should be informed. This may be done via email to gdhelp@nus.edu.sg, providing particulars of the Student and the sponsored spouse and/or child with documentary proof of the spouse and/or child's departure from Singapore (e.g., scanned page of passport bearing departure chop) or cancellation of the Social Visit Pass at ICA.

Upon submitting proof to Registrar's Office that the spouse and/or child is/are no longer in Singapore or the Social Visit Pass has been cancelled at ICA, the Student can request for a refund of the deposit by completing the Request for Payment Form (RFP). To obtain the RFP, kindly send an email request to gdhelp@nus.edu.sg.

For the refund of the deposit, the student is required to submit the Request for Payment Form (RFP), besides the documentary proof of the spouse's and/or child's departure from Singapore or cancellation of the Social Visit Pass at ICA, to the Registrar's Office. To obtain the RFP form, kindly send an email request to gdhelp@nus.edu.sg.

Other important points

1. For a list of countries whose nationals require a visa to enter Singapore, please refer to the ICA
    website.

2. For nationals of P.R. China who wish to visit Singapore as independent tourists, they should approach
    selected tour agencies in China which have been authorized by the Singapore Government to arrange 
    for visas (for more information, please contact the offices of the Singapore Tourism Board in China).
    Travelers who apply for visas through these tour agencies will no longer be required to put down a
    security deposit although the tour agencies have the discretion to decide on an individual basis if a
    particular applicant still needs to put down such a deposit.

3. Qualified Chinese nationals can also submit applications for Singapore visas at selected branches of
    the CITIC Industrial Bank located in 17 provinces of China. For more information, please call the
    following CITIC Industrial Bank telephone numbers:
    Beijing : 010-6538 0095 or 6621 1767
    Shanghai : 021-6350 6350
   Guangzhou : 020-8335 9019
   Fuzhou : 0591-8760 9952 or 8762 5422

4. Any incomplete forms or documents may result in non-acceptance or delay in the processing at ICA.
    NUS will not be responsible for ensuring the completeness of the information submitted by applicant.

5. Official translations of the documents are required if they are not in English Language.

6. NUS sponsorship of a Research Scholar's spouse and/or child will only for the period of the
    scholarship, or up to the submission of the thesis for examination, whichever is earlier. If the 
    scholarship is terminated or withdrawn for whatever reasons, the Social Visit Pass for the dependent
    will also be cancelled unless continued University's sponsorship is required for which a refundable
    deposit of S$5000 for each dependent will have to be furnished. For a candidate whose scholarship is
    expiring, s/he will have to submit an application for an extension of sponsorship by the University and
    put down the required deposit.

7. NUS sponsorship of the spouse and/or child of a full time graduate student who is not a Research
    Scholar is up to the maximum period of his/her candidature, subject to the placement of a refundable
    deposit of S$5000 with the University.

8. NUS will inform ICA to cancel the spouse and/or child's Social Visit Pass under the following
    circumstances:
    - Student's candidature is terminated/withdrawn;
    - Student converts from full-time to part-time study;
    - Student's conferment of the degree;
    - Student informs that the spouse and/or child no longer require the Social Visit Pass

9. Students should refer to ICA website for the most up-to-date information. For enquiries, please contact
    the Registrar's Office at 6516 2302 or email gdhelp@nus.edu.sg.

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