International Students

Student's Pass

SIT is an Institute of Higher Learning (IHL). International students of SIT must apply for the Student's Pass through the Republic of Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Student’s Pass Online Application and Registration+ (SOLAR+)


New Students

Successful applicants will receive the SOLAR+ number from SIT to apply for the Student's Pass at ICA by completing the eForm 16, online. Upon approval of the application, ICA will issue the in-principle approval (IPA) letter through SIT. The IPA letter will contain information on how to make an appointment with ICA to submit the medical report and complete the Student's Pass application.

The medical examination form is found in the SIT Student Handbook, which will be sent to all successful applicants.


Extension of Student’s Pass

Current students who need to extend their stay in Singapore to complete their studies at SIT must apply for extension of the Student's Pass through SIT two months before the expiry of their current Student's Pass.

SIT will check the validity of the application before proceeding with providing the applicant a SOLAR+ number.


Work Privileges

All international students of IHLs in Singapore can work for no more than 16 hours a week during term time. There are no restrictions on work hours during vacation time.

Information and updates on Student's Pass and work privileges can be found on the ICA website.