Reasons for Rejection of Singapore Student Visa

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Anumika Bahukhandi
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 22:53 IST
Reasons for Rejection of Singapore Student Visa

Singapore Student Visa Rejection – One of the major study-abroad countries, Singapore records a large number of Indian students visiting the country for the sole purpose of education. Students wanting to study in the top universities in Singapore and who have acquired admission into the same are required to have with them a student pass or a Singapore Student Visa to be legally allowed to enter the country. Although the Singapore student VISA is easy to obtain, many times due to certain negligence it may get rejected. Students planning to study in Singapore are therefore recommended to adhere to the guidelines set by the country.

A lot of times, the Student Visa applications of the candidates are rejected due to reasons known to the visa official and the candidate. However, during such times the student should not be discouraged as a visa refusal does not mean the end of the road for the student. Candidates can apply multiple times for a student visa. However, students are required to understand the reason for the rejection and avoid similar mistakes in their subsequent student visa trials.

For the unversed, the Singapore student visa success rate is 90%. 

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Refusing a student visa is a discretionary power that solely belongs to the authorities of the country. A lot of times due to the common errors in the candidate's application process or during the visa interview, the officials feel the student is not up to the mark and reject the student visa. Today we are going to identify those mistakes and tackle the problem of Student Visas, once and for all.

Missing or wrong documents

Applying for a Singapore Student Visa is a lengthy task and requires candidates to get a lot of documents in place. It is imperative for candidates to bring all the documents required by the official for the successful processing of the candidate's student visa. Candidates can check the official website to get the list of documents mandatory during the visa application process. Candidates should be careful to submit the documents in order and not provide any counterfeit information. Candidates are required to have with them supporting documents such as a Statement of PurposeLetter of Recommendationadmission Essay and Student CV. It should be noted that documents which are in a regional language won't be accepted. Students should therefore get them translated before submission. Candidates who are confused about making the right choices can get in touch with our Shiksha study abroad counsellors for the best solution.

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Requirement of a local sponsor

Those who are targeting independent, government-aided or government institutions in Singapore need to have a local sponsor who is a citizen of Singapore or a Permanent Resident. There are chances that your student visa may get rejected if your application does not have the same.

English Proficiency Proof

It is important for candidates to meet the country's educational and lifestyle standards to be able to fit in comfortably. Candidates are required to have proficiency in the English language and are often required to take the English language proficiency test to prove the same. IELTS and TOEFL are common English language tests that candidates can opt for.

Sufficient Financial Support

Along with the necessary educational background, the candidate should also be financially stable. The student should be able to prove that he has the required funds to sustain himself for his entire stay in the foreign land. If not there are high chances of the student visa being cancelled. Hence, it is important for candidates to show the requisite funds in their accounts.

Expired or Torn Passport

Make sure that your passport is still valid while applying for the visa. An expired or damaged passport is one of the major reasons for visa rejection. Also, the same will also be rejected if a student already possesses a Singapore visa and is applying for another one.

Criminal Record

Those holding a criminal record or involvement in any unethical activity that is listed in police records will also have their visas rejected most of the time.

The student visa application form is important and equally important is the student Visa interview that is conducted between the students and the authorities. It is important for the candidate to exude confidence that he would be an asset to the country he is visiting and that his sole purpose of the visit is education. He should have studied about the university he is applying to, he should thoroughly know about the courses and above all about the country he is planning to visit. The authorities in no way should get the impression that the candidate is only visiting for purposes other than studying.

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If your Visa application has been rejected once, you might want to refer: What to do if your student Visa gets rejected?.

Need more tips related to Visa Application? Check out Interview tips for student visa.

About the Author
Anumika Bahukhandi
Study Abroad Expert

Holding an overall experience of 5 years, Anumika Bahukhandi has worked in the field of Journalism as a reporter/journalist, feature writer, and senior sub-editor with renowned media houses. She has been associated ... Read Full Bio


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