Who is eligible for GST Tax Refund?



Tourists with valid social visit stamp arriving by air or qualified cruise-ships*


Student Pass

Student pass holders are only eligible to claim for purchases made within the last 4 months of their stay in Singapore and satisfy all criteria of tax refund. They must also confirm that they will not enter Singapore for education purposes again in the next one year. 


Non-Work Pass Holders

Long Term Visit pass/Visit pass and Dependent Holders who are not employed in Singapore AND have not stayed more than 365 days in the last 24 months (accumulative).


Previous Work Pass Holders

For tourists who used to hold Singapore work pass, they are only eligible for GST refund 6 months after their pass expiry. 


NOT eligible for GST Tax Refund:

Singaporeans, Premanent Residents (PR), ALL types of work passes(EP/WP/Work holiday Pass/Training TP), Sailors, Cabin Crew, Foreign Domestic Helpers and Performing Artistes) 



Tourists departing by the cruise terminals (Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore or Singapore Cruise Center at Harbourfront) have until 31 August 2017 to claim refunds on purchases made before 1 July 2017. The eTRS facilities at the cruise terminals will be removed after 31 August 2017.

Please visit IRAS website for more information.