Singapore vaccination requirements for foreign children

The Health Promotion Board (HPB) in Singapore requires foreign-born children aged 12 years and below and are applying for a Dependent's Pass (DP), Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP), or Student's Pass (STP), to undergo vaccination verification. This process ensures that children entering Singapore have received the necessary vaccinations to protect themselves and others from preventable diseases.

Step 1: Prepare the Required Documents

Gather the following documents before starting the application process:

  1. Child's Immunization Record: Obtain the child's immunization record from the healthcare provider in their country of origin. This record should include details of all vaccinations received, including the type of vaccine, date of administration, and healthcare provider's information.
  2. Child's Passport or Travel Document: Provide a copy of the child's passport or other valid travel document. The document should have a validity of at least six months at the time of application.
  3. Parent's Passport or Travel Document: Provide a copy of the parent's passport or other valid travel document.

Step 2: Complete the Immunization Registration Form

  1. Download the Immunization Registration Form from the HPB website.
  2. Fill out the form accurately, including the child's personal information, vaccination details, and parent's contact information.
  3. Obtain the signature and endorsement of a certified doctor on the form. The doctor should verify the authenticity of the child's immunisation record and provide their professional details.

Step 3: Submit the Application

  1. Access the HPB's online application portal.
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account.
  3. Select the "Verification of Vaccination Requirements (for Entry to Singapore)" option.
  4. Fill out the online application form, providing the child's personal information, travel document details, and vaccination details from the Immunization Registration Form.
  5. Upload scanned copies of the Immunization Registration Form, child's passport, parent's passport, and any other supporting documents.
  6. Pay the application fee using VISA or MasterCard.
  7. Submit the application and await confirmation.

Step 4: Check Application Status

  1. Monitor the status of your application through the online portal or by contacting the HPB's Vaccination Verification Unit.
  2. Once the application is approved, you will receive an email notification and a Verification of Vaccination Requirements (VVR) certificate.

Step 5: Submit VVR Certificate to Relevant Authorities

  1. Print the VVR certificate and submit it to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) along with your child's immigration pass application.
  2. Retain a copy of the VVR certificate for your records.

Singapore Immunisation Schedule for Children

The Singapore Immunisation Schedule for Children is a comprehensive vaccination program that protects children from a wide range of infectious diseases. The schedule is based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Expert Committee on Immunization (ECI).

Vaccines Included in the Schedule

The Singapore Immunisation Schedule for Children includes vaccines against the following diseases:

  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Polio
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Schedule of Vaccinations

Singapore has a comprehensive immunisation schedule called the National Childhood Immunisation Schedule (NCIS). The National Immunisation Registry manage the schedule for children aged 0 to 17 years old. Immunisations for diphtheria and measles are compulsory under Singapore law. Please visit the NCIS website for more information about the immunisation schedule.

Additional Resources

For more information about the Singapore Immunisation Schedule for Children, please visit the following websites: