Important Information for International Students

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Singapore Immigration Checkpoints and Authority (ICA) required foreigner to apply for a Student’s Pass if he/she wishes to pursue full-time studies in Singapore.

Student’s Pass Application

An international student who has received Letter of Conditional Acceptance from Birmingham can apply for a Student’s Pass via Birmingham Academy.

Renewal of Student’s Pass

Renewal of a Student Pass applied to students who wish to continue their studies in Birmingham. Application for Renewal of Student’s Pass must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the expiry of the current Student’s Pass.

Cancellation of Student’s Pass

Foreign students are required to surrender their Student’s Passes for cancellation within 7 days from the date of cessation or termination of their study. The student need to approach to Birmingham with the following documents for the cancellation:

(a) A duly completed cancellation form

(b) The foreign student’s valid travel document (document must have at least 6 months validity).

(c) The Student’s Pass Card (IMM Form 17A)

Students will be issued a Social Visit Pass on their passports to allow them to exit Singapore. If students fail to do so, they will be deemed to be residing unlawfully in Singapore and will be liable for a fine, failing which they will be charged in court.

Replacement of loss/damaged valid STP cards

Student’s Pass (STP) card holders who have lost their valid STP cards or whose valid STP cards are damaged or  defaced are required to apply for a replacement card in person within 7 days from the date of loss or date of damage/defacement. Those who wish to change their particulars/ photographs may also apply for a replacement.

(a) One recent passport-sized photo which meets the following requirements:

o     The photograph must be taken within the last 3 months

o     The photograph should be in colour, must be taken against a white background with a matt or semi-matt finish

o    The photograph image must show the full face (eyebrows cannot be covered by fringe)and the registrant should be without headgear (headgear worn in accordance with religious or racial customs is acceptable but must not hide the facial features)

(b) Valid travel document (with a validity period of at least 6 months)

(c) A letter from the school stating that the applicant is currently a registered student (for STP card holders only)

(d) A Statutory Declaration signed by the holder or a police report (original copy) is required for replacement due to card loss

(e) Applicant has to acknowledge a copy of the Terms & Conditions of Issue for Student’s Pass (STP) Card.

Update of Address & Contact Number

According to the Immigration Regulations 8(5)(b), the foreign student is required to report any changes in his/her address in Singapore within 14 days of such change. Schools can now login to SOLAR+ via e-Update of Address to report any changes in the student’s address. An acknowledgement will be sent within minutes if the report is successfully registered by the system. Alternatively, the student may also deposit the ‘Change of Address’ form into the drop-box located at the Student’s Pass Unit near Counter 19. It will take 2 weeks to process the application and the student will be informed of the outcome by post.


Placed to Bendemeer Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express : “Thanks to the school and all the teachers. Ms Jennifer is a very good teacher, she helped me and my classmates a lot. She is the best teacher I’ve ever met. Mr Chai is a very nice teacher, he helped me a lot with my mathematics. Ms Geng Di is a good manager, she always asked my friends and me to study hard. Ms Huang, Ms Feng, Ms Li and principal also treat me nicely. Thanks to everybody in Birmingham for helping me to pass the AEIS Exam.”

Nguyen Minh KhangPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to Ping Yi Secondary School, Secondary 1 : “I am a student of Birmingham Academy. My name is Huang Hanyu. I am so proud to be a student of this school. The class is small so the teacher can pay attention to every student, and the principal is very kind and friendly. Both of my Maths and English teachers are earnest, they tried their best to help all of us pass the AEIS exam.”

Huang HanyuPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to Pasir Ris Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “My name is Sun Xiaoqing, I passed the AEIS examination with the help of Birmingham’s teachers. My English teacher helped me to improve my weakness so that I progressed a lot. My maths teacher taught me how to solve the questions easily and quickly. I appreciate their effort and I am very thankful to this school.”

Sun XiaoqingPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to Meridian Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’m Shi Kexin. I would like to thank my teachers and principal as I pass the exam in short time. I was so shocked when I heard that I can get into government school.  I love Birmingham Academy because they help me make a great progress.”

Shi KexinPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to North Spring Primary School, Primary 2: “I am Ke Mingzhe, I want to thank Birmingham Academy teachers to help me pass AEIS.”

Ke MingzhePreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to Bendemeer Primary School, Primary 3: “My name is Rezzane. Thank you for helping me pass the AEIS examination and I am very happy I can go to Primary 3.”


Placed to Guangyang Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I am writing to Birmingham to express my thanks for the help in learning English and speaking English. During these months in the school, I have learnt much and it is very helpful to me. I passed my s-AEIS examination.”

Long YufeiPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

Placed to East View Secondary School, Secondary 2 Express: “I’d like to take the opportunity to express my great appreciation for Birmingham’s timely help and assistance. I was so excited that I finally pass the s-AEIS examination. Every teachers and Principal, please accept my tanks, now and always.”

Shi GuonanPreparatory course for Admission to Government School

When I first came to Birmingham Academy, I do not have a great impression as the academy wasn’t very big. I was thinking of transferring school but decided to try for a week. It was amazing. The lecturers are very professional and experience. I learnt a lot from them. The student welfare was delighted and it makes me really at ease in a foreign country. What surprise me is that when I try to check the value of the Diploma awarded by Birmingham Academy by applying for a job, I was shortlisted for the job. I’m happy I got a proper and recognised academy to study. I will be more than willing to recommend an international student to study here.

Chal BauDiploma in Business Management