We warmly welcome you to Ngee Ann Polytechnic!
As the commencement of your studies in Ngee Ann Polytechnic are subject to the approval of a valid Student's Pass (STP) by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), it is important that you apply for and obtain a STP before the start of the school term.
Failure to do so will render you liable to appropriate action, including the withdrawal from the course offered.
Dependent's Pass holders: Students on Dependent's Pass (DP) will still have to apply for a STP through SOLAR. Once the In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter has been issued by ICA, you may decide if you want to hold on to your Dependent's Pass or to cancel it. A Letter of Consent (LOC) issued by ICA is required if you want to study while on a valid Dependent's Pass. Please submit your LOC request to ICA at
To help you with your STP application, please refer to the step-by-step instructions below.
We wish you an enriching learning journey with Ngee Ann Polytechnic!
Once you have enrolled and paid your tuition fees, use your SOLAR Login Details (refer to the table below) to apply for the STP at ICA's website https://solar.ica.gov.sg/solar/index.xhtml, 3 working days after the last day of your course registration period e.g. if your course registration period is from 1 Mar (Thu) to 2 Mar (Fri), you can apply on 7 Mar (Wed).
You are required to log in by keying the exact information in capital letters for the following 5 fields:
SOLAR Application Number
PN-2018-0000FT_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
(insert your student ID without the 'S' in front. Eg: 10094576D)
Please check that your particulars as indicated in your enrolment documents are correct.
If they are not, please inform the Academic Affairs Office (email@example.com) immediately.
Complete and submit
eForm 16. You are required to attach a recent photograph in softcopy. The photograph must be passport-sized (400 x 514 pixels), with a white background or a drop screen and in JPEG format. The file size must not be more than 60Kbytes.
Make the SGD $30 processing fee payment (by credit/debit card or internet banking) to ICA.
Print and sign on your eForm 16 after completing the online submission.
Monitor the status of your STP application by logging in to the ICA website. Meanwhile, go for a
medical checkup using ICA's Medical Examination Report. Download it from ICA's website: https://www.ica.gov.sg/cms/files/forms/MedicalReport.pdf
After the STP application has been granted in-principle approval by ICA, please collect ICA's In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Visitor's Centre at Blk 1 Atrium. Select your collection date and timing here and bring your passport along for our verification.
STP Enrolment and Collection (After 12 April 2018)
Please make an e-appointment at the ICA website (https://eappointment.ica.gov.sg). Select 'Completion of Student's Pass Formalities'.
You are required to submit all the following documents to ICA.
- IPA Letter (refer to Step 6)
- Signed eForm 16 (refer to Step 4)
- Original passport and a copy of passport bio-data page
- Visitor Embarkation/Disembarkation Card or any valid visit pass
- Completed ICA's Medical Examination Report, together with original laboratory report on HIV and chest X-ray test (with official English translation if applicable) if the medical examination/test is carried out overseas (refer to Step 5)
- One recent passport-sized colour photograph
- Receipt of payment for issuance and multiple-journey visa fee (refer to Step 7)
- Completed and signed copy of the 'Terms & Conditions of Student's Pass (STP)' download it from ICA's website:
You are also advised to check your IPA letter for any additional information/documents to be submitted during completion of student’s pass formalities.
STP Collection on 26 April 2018 (Only for students who attended the STP Enrolment Enrolment at NP on 12 April 2018)
Bring along your original Passport and ICA collection slip to collect your STP on
26 April 2018 from ICA's service station at Ngee Ann Polytechnic,
Student & Alumni Services Office, Blk 22, #03-01, between
10.30am – 2pm.
If you are unable to collect your STP at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, you will have to collect it directly at Counter 8 or 9, Level 4, ICA Building (10 Kallang Road, Singapore 208718, next to Lavender MRT) after 26 April 2018. ICA Operating Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 3pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm.
Email a scanned copy of your STP (both sides) to firstname.lastname@example.org
SOLAR - Student's Pass On-Line Application & Registration
ICA - Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
For more information, please visit the ICA website at http://www.ica.gov.sg