This Death & Critical Illness Emergency Visit (DCEV) Lane caters to all foreign travellers who are seeking urgent entry into Singapore to attend to the death or critical medical condition of an immediate family member in Singapore. Travellers who are fully vaccinated and are returning from Brunei and Germany from 8 Sep 2021 onwards, should refer to the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) for more information.
Overseas Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents in a similar situation, i.e. family emergency, may return to the country without the need to apply for entry approval, via the Returning Singapore Citizen/Permanent Resident Lane . Prevailing health measures will apply but special arrangements can be made for the traveller to visit the funeral/hospital during the SHN period if need be.
Summarised below is a quick overview of the key lane features and requirements. Travellers who are ineligible for travel via this lane may refer here for a list of available Safe Travel options.
||Non-Singapore Citizens and PRs (capped at two travellers per eligible case) seeking urgent entry into Singapore to attend to the death or critical medical condition of an immediate family member and are unable to come in via other lanes.
|Purpose of Travel
||Attend to a family emergency in Singapore, e.g. funeral, family member who is critically ill
|Required Country/Region of Departure
||All countries/regions allowed.
|Travel Health Controls
||Approved travellers will be informed of the requisite health measures for entry including Stay Home Notice and COVID-19 tests. Our officers will facilitate arrangements for the travellers to make short and safe visits to the medical facility and/or funeral, subject to the prevailing travel policies governing such visits.
For more information on the specific travel health control measures including their costs, click on the links below:
- COVID-19 Tests (e.g. COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test, Antigen Rapid Test)
- Stay-Home Notice (SHN), which may be served in an SHN-Dedicated Facility (SDF)
|Who Can Apply
|How to Apply
||Please write in via our enquiry form under the category “Appeal for entry into Singapore under Compassionate Reasons”, with relevant supporting documents, such as:
- Death certificate or any other documents as proof of death of the immediate family member (for death cases) or Doctor’s letter to support critically ill cases (for critically ill cases);
- Official documents to prove familial connection;
- Passport biodata page of all travellers;
- Intended date or period of entry; and
- Any other supporting documents.
||Travellers will be informed once entry approval is granted.
|Pre-Departure & Entry
[DCEV-approved Travellers Only]
|Pre-departure and Entry Guide
|Frequently Asked Questions
||Click here for the full list of FAQs, or the links below for specific queries on the following topics:
For issues related to Visa or Visit Pass validity, please visit the ICA webpage for more information.
||If your questions are not addressed by the FAQs above, please contact us.