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Coming back to Singapore with PR credit card debt

Post by aries123 » Sat, 15 Mar 2014 5:52 pm

Hey guys, Ive been wondering if the immigration or police etc will let me enter Singapore at the changi airport?

here is my story, i was a PR and i released it almost 3 years ago on april/may 2011. so for this 3 years back for goods in my country. Before i release my pr and went back for goods, i owe credit cards for a few different banks and also a personal loan so in total i think about 20-25k. I've ignored the banks for bout 3 years..

So im planning to go to Singapore for holiday next month... am i clear to inside and out of singapore or will they arrest me for this??

Please let me know, ive been soo afraid of this problems... i know was my fault but smthg came up n i have to go back n release my PR..

Thanks alot for the replys.
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Post by beppi » Sat, 15 Mar 2014 6:59 pm

If there was already a court case (which is likely after such a long time) and you did not show up for the hearing, it is likely an arrest warrant has been issued to ensure your attendance once you come back to Singapore.
You can check with the police if an arrest warrant against you exists.
In any case, it is advisable that you contact the bank(s) and clear the matter before travelling to Singapore. You may want to appoint a lawyer to do this.
(FYI: Debts of such height can be pursued internationally, it's just a matter of time until they find you - and you'll have to pay interest and all legal fees until then as well!)

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Re: HELP - possible if i enter to Singapore for holiday??

Post by ecureilx » Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:13 am

aries123 wrote:Hey guys, Ive been wondering if the immigration or police etc will let me enter Singapore at the changi airport?

here is my story, i was a PR and i released it almost 3 years ago on april/may 2011. so for this 3 years back for goods in my country. Before i release my pr and went back for goods, i owe credit cards for a few different banks and also a personal loan so in total i think about 20-25k. I've ignored the banks for bout 3 years..

So im planning to go to Singapore for holiday next month... am i clear to inside and out of singapore or will they arrest me for this??

Please let me know, ive been soo afraid of this problems... i know was my fault but smthg came up n i have to go back n release my PR..

Thanks alot for the replys.
your 20-25 k may have bloated to twice or more by now

good luck trying to fix it ...

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Post by Wd40 » Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:25 am

If I were you, I wouldn't even make a forum post about it using my own IP, no matter where I am. You would be crazy to even think about coming to Singapore.

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Post by beppi » Mon, 17 Mar 2014 3:33 am

Another one of these ...
Thankfully, ecureilx has quoted the complete original post (now removed) and the Moderators can probably re-install the original thread title (and ban the poster).

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Post by PNGMK » Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:28 pm

And then you have people like this;

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic ... sc-20.html

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Re: Coming back to Singapore with PR credit card debt

Post by andy.terry » Sat, 03 Oct 2015 12:45 pm

Hi,

What has happened with your case ? Were you able to enter Singapore without any issue ?

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 03 Oct 2015 1:42 pm

You should be more concerned if, when, and how he left the country.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 03 Oct 2015 5:32 pm

andy.terry wrote:Hi,

What has happened with your case ? Were you able to enter Singapore without any issue ?
why do you ask? do you have the same
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 03 Oct 2015 8:54 pm

:-)
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Re: Coming back to Singapore with PR credit card debt

Post by PNGMK » Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:18 am

It's unlikely that a civil matter (debt) would involve either the police or immigration IME.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:48 am

PNGMK, True. However, he'd probably feel the impact smartly when he tried to apply for credit or even possibly telecommunications and/or public utilities as they have been starting to use the credit bureau now as well. He could then find himself in a bit of a jam.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:01 pm

PNGMK wrote:It's unlikely that a civil matter (debt) would involve either the police or immigration IME.
but if the person is declared a bankrupt by default, leaving Singapore will be an offence.

And ICA "MAY" stop him - though I don't know if it happened to anybody

But I know those declared Bankrupt but left got letter of warning within a couple of days, so I guess ICA feeds the info to MinLaw.

So, they may have the instructions to stop those bankrupts leaving.

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 05 Oct 2015 1:47 pm

Or if the bank managed to convince relevant authorities that the person had the intent to leave the country without paying the debt while making it.

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Re: Coming back to Singapore with PR credit card debt

Post by the lynx » Mon, 05 Oct 2015 2:08 pm

Meanwhile...

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100628945
High-rollers get lavish treatment and hefty credit lines at Singapore's two casinos, like any other gaming house in the world. But here, more of them skip town without paying their debt, a matter of increasing concern for investors.

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