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Lost Passport Query

Postby vivek34538 » Mon, 20 Apr 2015 4:56 pm

Hi All,

Recently, Last saturday my wife has come to Singapore on Dependent Visa (IPA COPY).
Unfortunately, we lost her passport when we went on shopping to Little India. We had to take passport along with us to buy a sim card.

While, we lodged a complaint with the malls we visited (Mustafa,City Square Mall), we also have lodged a complaint with the local police.

Unfortunate part is that the Embarkation card issued is also lost along with the passport.

Its been a week now since she lost it. As she is holding an INDIAN passport, I visited High Commision Of India to apply for a new passport. They asked us to wait for a period of 2 weeks for some one to return the lost passport. After 2 weeks they will accept my application for duplicate passport it seems

Also, i've visited ICA building in Lavender to get a new Embarkation card. They have issued a new Replacement Embarkation card and a letter to High commision of India to issue a new passport.

Now, my question is, the embarkation/immigration card has a validity of 30 days. Before that time period, i need to apply for a dependent pass for her and get it. What are my chances of extending the immigration period for more days.

Also, the letter given by ICA has validity for 3 days. So we have to go visit ICA office every 3 days to get it renewed and the High commision is not ready to accept the application before 2 weeks and the processing time for new application is 12-14 days as per them.

Date of her arrival : 11-Apr-2015

Please advice.

Regards,
Vivek

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Re: Lost Passport Query

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:53 am

Have you tried explaining this to ICA and asking for a longer period than 3 days? If they won't accept it, then you're SOL. Your country's bureaucracy is to blame unfortunately.

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Re: Lost Passport Query

Postby PNGMK » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 3:37 pm

I think the indian embassy can provide an emergency passport for a return flight home (only) in worse case.

But frankly the Indian embassy is staffed by idiots and aholes.
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Re: RE: Re: Lost Passport Query

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 8:31 pm

PNGMK wrote:I think the indian embassy can provide an emergency passport for a return flight home (only) in worse case.

But frankly the Indian embassy is staffed by idiots and aholes.

Yes, I too was wondering why the Indian HIGH COMMISSION didn't issue an emergency certificate

EC is good for one journey back home

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Re: Lost Passport Query

Postby vivek34538 » Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:31 am

Thanks for all ur replies guys... i appreciate it.
i was not looking for a emergency certificate as she wont fly back to india. I want to apply for a dependent pass for her asap..with loosing the passport, i couldnt proceed furhter.

By today i will be 2 weeks since we lost the pAssport.

I was looking way to convience indian high commision to accept my request for new passport.

as its been more than 2 weeks, i have applied for a new one.

On friday i went to high comission and they have accept3d it with the letter from ica...i will be getting the new passport by 29th this month After which i will apply for a dpendent pass for her.


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