Singapore Airlines Minor Policy

We think that everyone should be able to fly in a safe and fun way. No matter how old they are. With our Unaccompanied Minors handling service, we take care of our young passengers from check-in to arrival.

Unaccompanied minors are people between the ages of 5 and 18 who aren’t traveling with an adult (18 or older) on the same flight and in the same class. We can’t let your child travel alone if he or she is younger than 5 years old. This is for their safety. Passengers between the ages of 5 and 12 must use the Unaccompanied Minor Handling Service. Passengers between the ages of 12 and 18 can choose whether or not to use the service.

If you choose the Unaccompanied Minors Handling Service, you can only book tickets for your child by calling the Singapore Airlines office in your area. Due to safety rules, there are no seats in the row near the emergency exit.

Singapore Airlines: Guidelines for Unaccompanied Minors

Documents and Process

Before traveling, you should:

Call or visit your local office of Singapore Airlines and provide the following details:


    • Please provide your child’s name and age.

    • Name, address, and contact information.

    • Name, address, and contact information of the adult traveling with your child at departure and arrival.

    • Any special needs your child may have, such as dietary restrictions, etc.
    • Make sure to read Singapore Airlines’ pet policy guidelines to understand how to carry your pet in baggage and the permitted weight limits while traveling.

Fill out and submit the Unaccompanied Minors Special Assistance and Handling Form.
Prepare the following documents:


    • The passport of the child (must be valid for at least six months).

    • A valid visa, if required.

    • A permit for returning to one’s home country.

    • Medical examinations and vaccinations (with documentation).

Singapore Airlines: Boarding and Takeoff


    • When a child goes to the airport with a parent or guardian, that person must:


        • Bring the child to the check-in desk at the airport at least 2.5 hours before your flight.

        • Bring along a valid ID.

        • Wait at the airport until the plane leaves.


    • Your child will be given priority at immigration, security, and boarding. A Singapore Airlines employee will let your child board first and introduce him or her to the flight crew.

    • The crew will tell your child about the safety features of the plane.

Singapore Airlines: During the Flight


    • The flight crew of Singapore Airlines will check on your child often and give puzzles, gifts, and games to make sure your child has a good time.


    • Request that your child:


        • Tell a flight attendant if he or she needs any help.

        • After landing, he or she should wait for a Singapore Airlines crew member to walk him or her to the gate.

Arrival and Pick-up

When your child’s flight gets there:


    • The ground staff will get your child’s bags that have been marked in a certain way.

    • Your child will be helped through customs with his or her bags until he or she meets the designated guardian at the airport. You will be contacted by phone when this happens.

    • The parent or guardian must: Get to the airport a long time before the flight is due to land.

    • Bring a valid ID with you.

    • Meet your child at the gate.

What Information is Needed to Book a Flight for My Child?

Booking a flight for a child who is traveling alone is the same as booking a flight for yourself, with a few extra details. Just call + or a local SQ office and give them your child’s name, age, address, and the name and phone number of the parent or guardian who will be with your child at the airports where he or she is leaving and arriving.

You must also talk about any special needs your child might have, like when it comes to food. Singapore Airlines will order the meal for your child if he or she is less than 8 years old.


1. How Can Tickets for the Unaccompanied Minors Handling Service Be Booked?

You can only reserve tickets for the Unaccompanied Minors Handling Service by calling the Singapore Airlines office in your area.

2. How Can Tickets for the Unaccompanied Minors Handling Service Be Booked?

No, due to safety regulations, Singapore Airlines Seat Policy not permits unaccompanied minors to  occupy seats in the row adjacent to the emergency exit.

3. How Will the Child Be Assisted Upon Arrival at the Destination Airport?

The ground staff will assist the child through customs with their baggage until they meet their designated guardian at the airport, and the parent or guardian must be present at the gate to meet the child.

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