The department of foreign affairs recommends the following vaccinations if traveling to Singapore:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
Diseases, like Dengue-fever or Chikungunya, in Asia are often transferred via the so-called Aedes-Mosquito. The best prevention to avoid them is therefore mosquito repellent and long clothes, which cover your skin. Singapore is definitely a Malaria-free area. The medical treatment and supply in Singapore is comparable to Europe, which means that they operate a very high standard. Even though the supply is really good, an international valid health insurance should be available at any time, because otherwise high treatment expenses will appear.
Visa Details for an Internship in Singapore
For most interns on paid internships lasting more than 2 months, you will need to apply for a TVP (Training Visit Pass) or a Working Holiday Pass.
Working Holiday Pass
The Working Holiday Pass was introduced last year with the feedback from various industry players. The Work Holiday Programme (WHP) in Singapore is the easiest visa to apply for! Introduced by the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore, the Work Holiday Programme offers a positive and rewarding experience to foreign university students and recent graduates keen to experience Singapore’s reputation as a talent capital first hand! You need to be between 18 and 29 years old and a student or a recent graduate from a recognized university in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, the UK or the US to apply.
Training Visit Pass
The Training Visit Pass is for those who are undergoing training in Singapore. To apply for a Training Visit Pass, you should hold an acceptable degree / professional qualifications or should currently be an undergraduate of a University/tertiary institution or should be able to secure a minimum basic monthly stipend of more than S$2,500. The internship must be of professional, managerial, executive or specialist nature. To apply, the following documents have to be submitted to the Employment Pass Department (Ministry of Manpower, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764 ) for verification:
- Company's letter of sponsorship
- Letter from university/tertiary institution confirming that you are an undergraduate of the university or a copy of the educational certificate if you have graduated
- Detailed training programme
- Copy of your recent photograph
- Completed copy of application form
You may wish to enclose a cover letter, along with the application, with details of:
- the work attachment
- name of the company and
- duration of the attachment
For Training Visit Passes lasting three months or more, a one-time issuing fee of S$40 will be charged per application, payable by the employer to the Employment Pass Department. For Training Visit Passes shorter than three months, there are no charges.