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Please Help - How to reenter quickly

Postby ReEntry » Tue, 23 Feb 2016 9:13 pm

I will lose my EP in a few weeks.

My job ended suddenly and I am in the process of getting a new job.

The interviewing process for new roles is taking time, I do not expect to get an offer for this job until after I have to leave the country and come back as a tourist. I am also trying to interview for other roles.

Money is very tight, I need to do this as quickly and as cheaply as possible.

I wish I could use the time for a vacation, but I can't afford it, and I can't afford to be away and miss interviewing opportunities.

Does anyone have advice on where is best to go cheaply, the shortest amount of time to stay away, if a day trip is allowable?

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Re: Please Help - How to reenter quickly

Postby ReEntry » Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:07 pm

Wow - nearly 40 views and no suggestions yet, I am really hoping for some help with this.

If you have any ideas or can point me to any of the rules or guidelines that exists, it would be really appreciated.

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Re: Please Help - How to reenter quickly

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:25 pm

I'd just be repeating myself.

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Re: Please Help - How to reenter quickly

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 24 Feb 2016 1:55 am

You should plead your case to ICA. That you are close to landing another job but there have been delays, that if you are hired, you'll be back on EP, and if not hired, you'll be leaving anyway. Just find a solid sponsor, citizen or PR. You have to apply in person, so any supporting docs that you could bring to convince the ICA officer that you have a legit shot would be good... say a letter of interest from the company.

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Re: Please Help - How to reenter quickly

Postby ReEntry » Wed, 24 Feb 2016 9:20 pm

ICA said they could do nothing, told me to speak with MOM, MOM said speak with ICA.

That was by phone, next step is to visit ICA in person with the advice from Strong Eagle.

ICA were vague about how much time to be away before coming back, that the immigration officer would ask questions and it would depend on the answers, the person, etc.

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Re: Please Help - How to reenter quickly

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 24 Feb 2016 9:42 pm

I'd look at short visits to Battam or JB but you know sooner or later they'll limit your SVP on return. You might squeak a few trips in though.
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Re: Please Help - How to reenter quickly

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:47 pm

PNGMK wrote:I'd look at short visits to Battam or JB but you know sooner or later they'll limit your SVP on return. You might squeak a few trips in though.


Yes, there's really no way to tell when the game is up. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. I'd choose Batam as the better chance to do it without issues, especially with an overnight stay at a hotel.

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Re: Please Help - How to reenter quickly

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 8:02 am

If you are on your exit svp that is issued upon surrender of your EP yo cannot get it extended and a day trip of one or two days might see you with problems. The exit svp cannot be extended, you will have to leave the country for a while.

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Re: Please Help - How to reenter quickly

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 9:31 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you are on your exit svp that is issued upon surrender of your EP yo cannot get it extended and a day trip of one or two days might see you with problems. The exit svp cannot be extended, you will have to leave the country for a while.

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From what I have seen of late, the 30 day SVP issued upon cannot be extended and no visa runs will evoke any sympathy from the Officers, unless you are extremely lucky.

I know people who got refused entry on the first return - including one - she got the pass cancelled, got a 30 day SVP, went to Malaysia to Legoland after a week of cancellation, and upon return - refused entry - all pleading fell on deaf ears. And finally the person got a 7 day SVP in lieu. And no extension- and told to go back to her country before coming back again.

If you are special or have a special passport, you may have better luck.

you may still be asked to produce a confirmed return ticket for any extension.

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Re: Please Help - How to reenter quickly

Postby PNGMK » Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:19 am

ecureilx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you are on your exit svp that is issued upon surrender of your EP yo cannot get it extended and a day trip of one or two days might see you with problems. The exit svp cannot be extended, you will have to leave the country for a while.

Sent from the ozone layer - the answer is out there!


++1

From what I have seen of late, the 30 day SVP issued upon cannot be extended and no visa runs will evoke any sympathy from the Officers, unless you are extremely lucky.

I know people who got refused entry on the first return - including one - she got the pass cancelled, got a 30 day SVP, went to Malaysia to Legoland after a week of cancellation, and upon return - refused entry - all pleading fell on deaf ears. And finally the person got a 7 day SVP in lieu. And no extension- and told to go back to her country before coming back again.

If you are special or have a special passport, you may have better luck.

you may still be asked to produce a confirmed return ticket for any extension.



Wow. It has tightened up. I guess for certain passport holders at least.
I have gay, black, Asian friends and then JR8.


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