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Immigration Consultants

Postby red_cherries76 » Wed, 24 Sep 2014 2:44 pm

Can anyone recommend a Immigration Consultant who can assist in applying a 10 yr entree visa..or any other passes to stay in Singapore ?

Whats the cost like ?

Thanks

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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 24 Sep 2014 2:57 pm

No. Bad idea. Guaranteed to fail.

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Postby beppi » Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:26 pm

A ten-year entry visa for Singapore does not exist.
What is the reason for you wanting to stay in Singapore? The government gives visa for some reasons (e.g. work or marriage) and not others.

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Re: Immigration Consultants

Postby JR8 » Fri, 26 Sep 2014 8:27 am

red_cherries76 wrote:Can anyone recommend a Immigration Consultant who can assist in applying a 10 yr entree visa..or any other passes to stay in Singapore ?
Whats the cost like ? Thanks


They are expensive and do nothing that you cannot do yourself. In fact ICA look more closely at applications prepared by 'visa agents' looking for any 'enhancements' or 'air-brushing' of the applicants details.

In another topic today you've just been scammed on the purchase of a mobile phone. Better to not make expensive mistakes twice in one week.

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Postby red_cherries76 » Sun, 28 Sep 2014 2:22 pm

ahhahaha yah true, but seriously that was the 1st and last time,, I am local myself.. this post was for a friend who wants to settle in singapore..

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Postby brian_singapore » Sun, 28 Sep 2014 3:26 pm

The only time I've run into serious problems with visa's has been when we've (or specifically the company) I was working for employed an immigration lawyer to obtain our visa.

The story is long and involved but the upshot is at the border the immigration official cancelled my wife's residency permit without question, comment or providing a reason and issued her a 30 day tourist visa with instructions to return to Canada at the end of it. He told us we'd need to consult an official with the department of immigration on the matter the following week.

We did get it resolved, but it took a lot of effort and time.

The immigration lawyer in question then came back to us asking us how we'd resolved it and dis-avowed any responsibility claiming they hadn't understood the regulations... (which at a very basic level was why they'd been employed... to understand the regulations).

Prior to this and after this, our visa paperwork has always been done either by a member of our companies HR department (it really is straightforward, you don't need any special expertise to fill out the forms) or by ourselves.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 28 Sep 2014 3:41 pm

@RC76
Fair enough, but just to clear, what I wrote in my earlier post remains unchanged, whoever is asking it.


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