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LTVP Application rejected

Postby Royvdw » Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:21 am

Hello,

Me and my grilfriend came to Singapore last June 2013 together with her son (now 3 years ld) from a previous relationship. I am currently holding an E-Pass and they until now just a social visitors pass from 90 days that has to be renewed from time to time by travelling out of the country.

According to my embassy, if you are not married you can apply for a LTVP by preparing a statutory declarion by a commisioner of Oaths in Singapore. That is what we did and this took some time, but beginning of January everything was ready. So up to the application of the LTVP for my girlfriend and her son.

Good news came after 2 weeks, application from my girlfriend was approved. The bad news came a few days later, the application of her son (who is holding the last name of his biological father) needed additional information. The strange this is that they referred to the relationship between me and my girlfriend and they wanted a letter from my embassy to confirm this. But the embassy can only give such kind of a letter if we would be married, but ofcouse then I would have applied for a dependant pass instead of LTVP.

Tried some phone calls to explain the situation, everytime received a new case number and they would come back to us. Then the last day they came back to us that we had to whitdraw the application from my girlfriend the same day, they faxed us a letter the same day to do this otherwise me and my company would be in trouble. This for a mistake made by MOM? The letter stated that we provided them with inconsistent information. Have no idea what whould have been incosistent, but ok.

Anyone has experience with this? and can help us out to get the visa application approved?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:13 pm

This is to prevent the illegal transportation of minors across international boundaries. What is going to be needed ultimately, it a letter from the biological father that approves the removal of the child from the country of origin by the other parent. Otherwise, Singapore "could" theoretically end up in an child trafficking situation should it come to light that the father didn't give approval to take the child out of the country. I'm sure that is not the case, but you need to look at this from Singapore's persepctive. So, you might want to get started on the process of contacting the biological father to make a notorized statement of no objection to the child being transported overseas.

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Postby Royvdw » Wed, 12 Feb 2014 1:30 pm

Thanks for your reply. In the statutory declaration we had a letter from the biological father approving to travel with the minor, maybe not updated or specific enough. But the strange thing is that they didn't refer to that issue in the letter or spreaking to the officers.

We will let his biological father send this updated letter and then try again for submitting the passes. In other similar cases we heard from other couples they didn't had the problems that we have now.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 12 Feb 2014 1:59 pm

Not aware you already had a document of no objection. Not sure what the problem might be then. It might be worth a trip to ICA/MOM in person to try to get clarification in person as to exactly what information was inconsistent. When you do go, make sure to carry all original documents as well as copies of those documents. You have probably submitted copies already, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared.


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