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Bringing our little girl here in Singapore from Philippines.

Postby putakti » Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:53 pm

First of all we are work pass holders and our daughter's dependent pass is already approved. Our dilemma is we don't know what the Philippine government will be asking once we are in the airport. Me and my wife will be bringing her here in Singapore so there will be no problem even if we are not married yet.


- Do we need to buy her return ticket or just one way ticket?
- Is there any specific document we need to provide?

Please share your experience on bringing your children in Singapore for long term stay.

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Re: Bringing our little girl here in Singapore from Philippines.

Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:47 am

I am married to a Filipina, we have two young daughters and we live in Singapore. We visit Manila a couple of times a year and the only documents we have had to provide on exit are the work passes / dependent passes. You say your daughters dependent pass is already approved but do you have it? If not you will need to show the approval letter and Philippines immigration may want it authenticated.

You say 'me and my wife' then you say you are not married yet. I don't think that is an issue because your daughter will be travelling with her mother. The dependent pass is linked to a work pass I assume your daughters is linked to your partners pass not yours?

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Re: Bringing our little girl here in Singapore from Philippines.

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:33 pm

putakti wrote:First of all we are work pass holders and our daughter's dependent pass is already approved. Our dilemma is we don't know what the Philippine government will be asking once we are in the airport. Me and my wife will be bringing her here in Singapore so there will be no problem even if we are not married yet.


- Do we need to buy her return ticket or just one way ticket?
- Is there any specific document we need to provide?

Please share your experience on bringing your children in Singapore for long term stay.


Quoting some ancient law, if your child is not legally yours, i.e. shared custody, I would say don't volunteer too much information to BI !

Get a return ticket for her. Even though she has a DP, I know cases where BI offloaded passengers saying it's just an approval, and it's not confirmed to be issued - i.e. any excuse they can find, once they decided to do something about it :)

Documents ? Just keep her birth certificate and stuff, and as I said, don't volunteer needless info.

As for Singapore, it will be plain sailing, just show the approval to ICA.

PS, as Steve1960 said, you are not married, and you say your wife ?

is the child your's ?


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