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Re: RE: Interrogated at the airport

Post by ecureilx » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 7:16 am

chinee05 wrote:
Now my question is, since they still give me a 30day visa. Do you think its ok if I once again dont follow the number of days I wrote in immigration card and stay a bit longer? I'm just afraid that if I stay longer (but within my 30day visa) the next time I visit singapore they wont let me in anymore. Any of you had my similar case and still stayed longer and still was able to get in the next time they visited singapore?

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So tell us, what do you do in Singapore for 30 days ... that's what caused the officer's suspicion.

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Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by Addadude » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 8:50 am

chinee05 wrote:But they warned me that next time my number of days of stay should reflect what I write in the immigration card.

chinee05 wrote:Do you think its ok if I once again dont follow the number of days I wrote in immigration card and stay a bit longer?
No it's not okay. You've answered your own question in the first statement.

Next time you come here, I suggest that you put down 30 days in the immigration card.
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Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:55 am

So what do you do here in Singapore for a month?
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by The Ref » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:41 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:So what do you do here in Singapore for a month?
Well, I think everyone reading this has the same thoughts as the Immigration officer - whether true or not.
I imagine they are thinking "if it quacks like a duck ... "

If she said in the interrogation that she would like to change her form to 30 days she may have had a chance, but I think if she stays more than a week (max) she wont be getting in here next time.

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Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by x9200 » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:01 pm

chinee05 wrote:Hey Guys,

Im a 24 year old female from Thailand and this is my third time in singapore. I visit singapore like twice a year for social visit. I have friends here and I am a wanderlust girl.

I have a question, for this trip I got interrogated for the first time at changi airport. They found out that on my previous trips (two previous trips) that I almost stay for a month (like 25 days - 27 days). Well I have a mistake on my part here too because on my immigration card I always put 4-5days of length of stay but I always ended up staying longer. They told me that it is wrong and I just told them I always ended up changing my plans.

To make it short, they interviewed me for half an hour, searched my things even my mobile phone and when they found nothing they let me go and still gave me 30day visa. But they warned me that next time my number of days of stay should reflect what I write in the immigration card.

Now my question is, since they still give me a 30day visa. Do you think its ok if I once again dont follow the number of days I wrote in immigration card and stay a bit longer? I'm just afraid that if I stay longer (but within my 30day visa) the next time I visit singapore they wont let me in anymore. Any of you had my similar case and still stayed longer and still was able to get in the next time they visited singapore?

Thanks
I have a cunning plan, I declare 5 days only so nobody is going to ask any questions. Riiiight.
You assumed they are idiots, and they are not idiots so don't threat them like they were because soon you will learn it may be just the other way around. If you try to repeat this once again I am willing to bet a case of beer you are going to be banned for some years to come.

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Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by chinee05 » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 2:19 pm

Well I just love to travel. I love living in another country explore and learn their culture. I was lucky to be born in a wealthy family and as early as now, I established a business that would make me very capable of supporting my own self.

Whenever I travel, I always put that I will stay for few days and book hotel on same number of days. The reason? Well because I dont want to stay on the same hotel for 25 days? I know this sounds maybe you heard it from many but my intentions on coming here are pure and good.

I am well educated and very good in english, finished bachelors degree and have my own business. My answers were consistent when they interrogated me so I guess this is why they let me go in the first place? dont you think? Im not here to argue wether you believe my reason or not.

I just want to know wether I can still stay longer now as they have given me 30days still. I have nothing to hide and I have never done anything illegal in my life. But the next time I will be visiting here, I would definitely put 25days for sure.

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Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by chinee05 » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 2:22 pm

The Ref wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:So what do you do here in Singapore for a month?
Well, I think everyone reading this has the same thoughts as the Immigration officer - whether true or not.
I imagine they are thinking "if it quacks like a duck ... "

If she said in the interrogation that she would like to change her form to 30 days she may have had a chance, but I think if she stays more than a week (max) she wont be getting in here next time.
I actually did that. I told then if I could change the number of days I put in my immigration card. I told them because theres a chance that I might change my mind again. I even tell them I would love to come back to singapore again and again.

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Re: RE: Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by ecureilx » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 3:10 pm

chinee05 wrote:Well I just love to travel. I love living in another country explore and learn their culture. I was lucky to be born in a wealthy family and as early as now, I established a business that would make me very capable of supporting my own self.

Whenever I travel, I always put that I will stay for few days and book hotel on same number of days. The reason? Well because I dont want to stay on the same hotel for 25 days? I know this sounds maybe you heard it from many but my intentions on coming here are pure and good.

I am well educated and very good in english, finished bachelors degree and have my own business. My answers were consistent when they interrogated me so I guess this is why they let me go in the first place? dont you think? Im not here to argue wether you believe my reason or not.

I just want to know wether I can still stay longer now as they have given me 30days still. I have nothing to hide and I have never done anything illegal in my life. But the next time I will be visiting here, I would definitely put 25days for sure.
You see, young girls from some countries visiting Singapore for holiday - expensive Singapore with not much to see and do - people don't buy that story any more.

If you are rich, you can do few things to convince ICA otherwise.

Or travel to a lot of countries other than Singapore too.

Insisting you have enough money etc ? You have a 99% of being refused entry on your next visit + banned for 6 months or more.

If you have a boyfriend here, that may buy you time, if he gives you an invite letter.

If not me too will wonder how a girl can last in Singapore for months with no income but spending upwards of 1000$ or much more, plus accommodation..

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Re: RE: Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by ecureilx » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 3:13 pm

chinee05 wrote: I actually did that. I told then if I could change the number of days I put in my immigration card. I told them because theres a chance that I might change my mind again. I even tell them I would love to come back to singapore again and again.
If you are charming and posh and rich looking enough, ICA may not have pulled you aside. Being in love with Singapore, wanderlust ? Not so interesting for Singapore!

Again, what's your source of income while in Singapore ?

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Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by x9200 » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 3:20 pm

OP, read this thread: http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewto ... 6&p=735082
Not exactly your case but many similarities.
1. Obey to what you declared
2. Demonstrate you had and have money you spent and going to spend in Singapore

These are probably your tickets to get in if you are going to continue your culture learning exercise.
Just visiting and staying on a low budget, even if you filthy rich will unlikely be found favorable by the Singapore authorities. Tourists loving the culture spend in Singapore (IIRC) 5 days in average.

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Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by chinee05 » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 3:32 pm

ecureilx wrote:
chinee05 wrote:Well I just love to travel. I love living in another country explore and learn their culture. I was lucky to be born in a wealthy family and as early as now, I established a business that would make me very capable of supporting my own self.

Whenever I travel, I always put that I will stay for few days and book hotel on same number of days. The reason? Well because I dont want to stay on the same hotel for 25 days? I know this sounds maybe you heard it from many but my intentions on coming here are pure and good.

I am well educated and very good in english, finished bachelors degree and have my own business. My answers were consistent when they interrogated me so I guess this is why they let me go in the first place? dont you think? Im not here to argue wether you believe my reason or not.

I just want to know wether I can still stay longer now as they have given me 30days still. I have nothing to hide and I have never done anything illegal in my life. But the next time I will be visiting here, I would definitely put 25days for sure.
You see, young girls from some countries visiting Singapore for holiday - expensive Singapore with not much to see and do - people don't buy that story any more.

If you are rich, you can do few things to convince ICA otherwise.

Or travel to a lot of countries other than Singapore too.

Insisting you have enough money etc ? You have a 99% of being refused entry on your next visit + banned for 6 months or more.

If you have a boyfriend here, that may buy you time, if he gives you an invite letter.

If not me too will wonder how a girl can last in Singapore for months with no income but spending upwards of 1000$ or much more, plus accommodation..
As I have said, I am a frequent traveler. I only visit singapore twice a year and I dont think that is too often? Aside from singapore, I visited almost all countries in asia. I have been to US too.

I have my own business (clothing) and Im an investor too. My parents taught me how to live on my own and earn money on my own as early as now. Aside from that, I am also a commercial model back in my country.

I just really want to know if this time I could still extend my vacation

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Re: RE: Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by ecureilx » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 3:40 pm

chinee05 wrote: As I have said, I am a frequent traveler. I only visit singapore twice a year and I dont think that is too often? Aside from singapore, I visited almost all countries in asia. I have been to US too.

I have my own business (clothing) and Im an investor too. My parents taught me how to live on my own and earn money on my own as early as now. Aside from that, I am also a commercial model back in my country.

I just really want to know if this time I could still extend my vacation
Ah ha. So you have a US visa. Plus you are a model.

My 2 cents . Yes, stay for up to 30 days. As long as you aren't coming back six months or so away, with a valid return ticket + confirmed hotel stay, should be good.

Good luck.

Ps. Did you read the link posted by X9200 ?
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Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by x9200 » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 3:42 pm

OP, you know, it is not us you have to convince.

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Re: Interrogated at the airport

Post by chinee05 » Fri, 12 Aug 2016 5:13 pm

x9200 wrote:OP, you know, it is not us you have to convince.
I have read the thread you posted. She almost have the same case like mine. At least now I know someone who were able to still come back after the interrogation incident.

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