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by thailen
Sun, 27 Aug 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: New Visa Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: New Visa Rules

I have never been to Singapore. I'm going on October 3rd. When I researched the entry requirements, etc . about 6 months ago, I was told Americans(together with other Western countries) could visit for 90 days without a visa. But a friend just said that changed a couple of months ago and the visit t...
by thailen
Sun, 27 Aug 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: New Visa Rules
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

New Visa Rules

I initially thought Americans could automatically get a 90 day visa on entering Singapore. I since learned the 90 days has been reduced to 30 days. Is this true and if so, how can I get it extended?
by thailen
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How long for the new entry visit pass?
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: How long for the new entry visit pass?

In reply to one of the readers, I have never been to Singapore and I will have a plane reservation for January 1,2018 to leave the country(depending, of course, when the new visa expires)
by thailen
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How long for the new entry visit pass?
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: How long for the new entry visit pass?

I guess I meant, since the original 90 day visit pass would be broken, they could reimpose the original remaining days to total 90, extend that original, so that when the original 90 days would have ended, they could just give me a new visit pass of anywhere from 30 - 90 days(as an arbitrary example...
by thailen
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: How long for the new entry visit pass?
Replies: 5
Views: 999

How long for the new entry visit pass?

I understand there aren't any fortune tellers on this forum, but if you have experience, either personally or with friends, of leaving the country(my reason for leaving is to show them my retirement visa in Thailand expires 3 days after I return to Singapore) and returning(see below), which of the t...
by thailen
Wed, 10 May 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost
Replies: 11
Views: 2603

Re: How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost

thanks to all who offered suggestions! I'll use S100/$70 US ) as a yardstick, and assume it includes only meals and transportation. I cook my own breakfasts and only eat a light lunch, so I hope I haven't underestimated.
by thailen
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost
Replies: 11
Views: 2603

Re: How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost

IWhat I mean by toiletries is: toothpaste, shampoo, soap,medicine, etc.
Thanks for your helpful suggestions. If I stay in a neighborhood(out of the center) don't they have local restaurants I can eat at for less than 15 dollars?
by thailen
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost
Replies: 11
Views: 2603

How much in Sigapore dollars would it cost

to live(room cost is already paid!)? Recognizing that that we all differ in lifestyle, taste, habits, etc. and assuming one eats two average meals a day consuming more or less basic meals, minimal(1 trip every 2 days) public transportation, covering just food, transportation, toiletries, how much fo...
by thailen
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?
Replies: 20
Views: 6413

Re: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?

thanks. My hopes are not great; neither are my expectations. I'm expecting 30 days. Anything else will be a bonus.
by thailen
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 8:51 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?
Replies: 20
Views: 6413

Re: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?

Nice try. I thought we were talking about why a potential sponsor would or would not feel secure in backing me, based on my ability to pay for such problems as arrests, medical problems or my financial condition. That's what I attempted to address. If I give a sponsor who happens to be a property ow...
by thailen
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?
Replies: 20
Views: 6413

Re: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?

No.1: I don't get sick; if I did, I have enough money to pay for either a doctor or hospital visit. Anything less than a triple heart bypass or stroke, if serious, I fly back to the states where I get free medical treatment under Medicare and Medigap. 2: I don't get arrested 3. My bank has a branch ...
by thailen
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?
Replies: 20
Views: 6413

Re: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?

I'll ignore your aspersions on my financial/medical/legal condition. By the way, I am in a secure and generous income category(and I'm retired; my income is oddly from rental properties in the U.S.) My medical condition is excellent and I am not now and never have been in any legal trouble. I will p...
by thailen
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?
Replies: 20
Views: 6413

Re: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?

One potential sponsor said she couldn't do it because she would have to put up a financial bond! That sounds like a copout to me, since I looked at your and others' comments about their requirements and nothing suggested a financial stake or guarantee. I could understand if this involved more than o...
by thailen
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:00 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?
Replies: 20
Views: 6413

Re: What's the Procedure and Requirements for Extension of Stay?

You are correct about the requirements for a long-term visa. They conveniently left out the details on the page I clicked on. Thanks for clearing that up. So back to the short-term extension of stay. You say I could get a 30-89 day extension. But according to that page(see below) I'm restricted to 3...

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