SINGAPORE CASINO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Who qualifies as a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident?
  • Who qualifies as a Non-resident?
  • What will be accepted as Proper Identification?
  • What is an Entry Levy?
  • Where can I purchase an Entry Levy?
  • How long can I stay?
  • Do I have to use the Entry Levy immediately upon purchase?
  • How can I find out how much time is left on either my daily or annual Entry Levy?
  • Are Entry Levies refundable?
  • What must I do if I am bringing large sums of cash in or out of Singapore?
  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident is a citizen of Singapore or a Permanent Resident granted that status by the Singapore government. If you are in the country temporarily as a visitor or here on an employment pass, you are considered a “Non-resident” and are not required to pay the Entry Levy.
  • Non-resident is any person age 21 years or older who is not a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident seeking to gain entry into the Casino. A Non-resident is required to present Proper Identification prior to entering the Casino. A Non-resident is not required to pay the Entry Levy (those carrying work passes that do not feature a photograph, must also present their foreign passport).
  • Patrons must upon request produce valid identification documents for verification checks of their age, identity and Entry Levy payment status (if applicable).

  • For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents:

a. National Registration Identification Cards ('NRIC');

b. Driving licences issued by the Singapore Traffic Police ('Singapore Driving Licences');

c. Singapore Armed Forces ('SAF') identification cards;

d. Singapore Civil Defence Force National Service ('SCDF NS') identification cards;

e. Singapore Police Force National Service ('SPF NS') identification cards;

f. Re-entry permits with passports issued to Singapore Permanent Residents ('SPRs');

g. Passports issued by the Singapore Government; or

h. NRIC collection slips issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority ('ICA'), together with an original identification document issued by the Singapore Government which contains both a photo identification and date of birth

  • For Non-residents:

a. Foreign passport with any of the following:

i. Short-term immigration pass;

ii. Long-term visit pass without photograph identification;

iii. Student’s pass without photograph identification;

iv. Notification of cancellation of student’s pass, visit pass and embarkation form issued by the ICA;

v. Notification letter issued by the Ministry of Manpower allowing the person named in the letter to work and stay in Singapore until issuance of his/her work pass card; or

vi. Immigration (Exemption) Order Stamp of the ICA (in the foreign passport);

b. Long-term visit pass with photograph identification;

c. Student’s pass with photograph identification;

d. Work pass;

e. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Identification Cards issued to Diplomats in Foreign Embassies and Professional Staff in International Organisations;

f. Special pass with photograph identification issued by the Ministry of Manpower or the ICA; or 

g. Dependent’s Pass issued by the Ministry of Manpower

 

 

  • An Entry Levy is the payment a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident must make in order to gain access to the Casino. All other areas of the resort are open to all and do not require an Entry Levy.
  • Outside the Casino: Entry Levies may be purchased at Entry Levy cashier counters and Entry Levy Kiosks which are located at all entrances to the casino on B2M, Level 1 and Level 2 of MBS.
  • Inside the Casino: Entry Levies may be purchased at Cage cashier counters and Entry Levy Kiosks located within the casino.
  • Mode of payment: Entry Levy payments can be made by cash, NETS, or debit/ credit cards accepted by MBS.
  • Please note that all Entry Levies purchased are:

(a) non-transferable; and

(b) non-refundable, including where entry to the Casino is prohibited to due issuance of Exclusion Orders, imposition of Visit Limits and/or any restrictions on entry imposed by Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd.

  • Daily Entry Levy: S$150.

Activation: Earlier of (i) first entry into the Casino; or (ii) 6 hours after the time of purchase.

Period of Use: 24 consecutive hours upon activation.

  • Annual Entry Levy: S$3,000.

Activation: Earlier of (i) first entry into the Casino; or (ii) 6 hours after the time of purchase.

Period of Use: 12 consecutive months ending after 11:59:59pm on the day prior to the anniversary of its activation.

  • Pursuant to regulatory requirements, the commencement and expiry of the Period of Use of each Entry Levy will occur regardless of an individual’s physical entry to the Casino.
  • No. However, if not activated earlier upon entry to the Casino, the daily and annual Entry Levy will be activated 6 hours after the time of purchase.
  • Daily Entry Levy

Period of Use:  24 consecutive hours upon activation.

  • Annual Entry Levy

Period of Use: 12 consecutive months ending after 11:59:59pm on the day prior to the anniversary of its activation.

  • Please scan your NRIC card at any Sands Rewards Club kiosks located in the casino.
  • No, Entry Levies are non-refundable.
  • Examples:

(a) Patron A has bought an Entry Levy, which has not been activated for use. Patron A is informed that an Exclusion Order has been issued against him.
Patron A will not be entitled to a refund of his Entry Levy.

(b) Patron B is halfway through the use of his Entry Levy when an Exclusion Order is issued against him.
Patron B will not be entitled to a refund of the unused portion of his Entry Levy.

  • If you are entering or leaving Singapore with (i) coins and printed money; or (ii) bearer negotiable instruments (eg. bills of exchange, cheques, promissory notes, bearer bonds, money orders and postal orders) with a total value exceeding S$20,000 (or its equivalent in a foreign currency), you must fill in the Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments Report form available at all immigration checkpoints. The completed form is to be submitted at the Customs Red Channel on arrival in Singapore or at the immigration counters on departure from Singapore.
  • For more information, please visit the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website here