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LTVP, but I am still a student

Postby Darrenll » Mon, 27 Oct 2014 2:23 pm

Hello guys,

I have some question regarding the procedure of the long term visit pass for my foreign wife.

A little background:
I am a 24yr old Singaporean citizen, currently studying for my Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences. My wife is 21yr old and from Latvia, holding a diploma in Business, and currently pursing a degree in the same field. She is also currently looking for a job here in Singapore. We got married on 7th Spet 14.

More than a month ago, we applied for the LTVP and just today, we got a notification to go down to ICA for document verification. (we applied online via e-VP)

I do understand that since I am currently not working and therefore do not have an income, I do not actually qualify for the LTVP. However, I called ICA to explain my situation and the personnel on the other end said that I just have to tell the officers that I am still a student.

My questions are:
1) Is it SOP for document verification to follow after the online application process? (I was expecting our application to be rejected and we won't even have to go down, since it was our first application)

2) In the notification, my wife was given a FIN. What could this mean? (I was not expecting a FIN to be provided, but since it is there, should we be more optimistic about the application?)

3) When we go down for the document verification, will there be an interview as well?

4) After the document verification, how long do we have to wait before we get informed again about the final outcome?

5) I want the officers to know that I am doing a Degree and will be graduating next year. Since I do not have a cert, what will be the next best thing?


Thank you so much for taking time to read our piece and everyone's input will be greatly appreciated!

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Re: LTVP, but I am still a student

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 27 Oct 2014 3:42 pm

Darrenll wrote:My questions are:
1) Is it SOP for document verification to follow after the online application process? (I was expecting our application to be rejected and we won't even have to go down, since it was our first application)


From my experience, asking for documents is another round of verification, for decision making.

2) In the notification, my wife was given a FIN. What could this mean? (I was not expecting a FIN to be provided, but since it is there, should we be more optimistic about the application?)


If there is a FIN # allocated, most likely the Application is good, I believe. the past cases I applied were for those who were on EP here, so seeing a FIN # there was not new. In your case, I don't know honestly.

3) When we go down for the document verification, will there be an interview as well?


If you need to attend an interview, there will be a request to get an E-Appointment for interview

4) After the document verification, how long do we have to wait before we get informed again about the final outcome?


Anything between 2 to 4 weeks.

5) I want the officers to know that I am doing a Degree and will be graduating next year. Since I do not have a cert, what will be the next best thing?


It would be good if you put that down in writing, as unless you get your documents collected in the rooms, you will be submitting in a counter, and the officer collecting / verifying the documents may not write down all that.

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Postby Darrenll » Wed, 29 Oct 2014 1:17 am

I see...

Thanks ecureilx for your advice.


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