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Re: RE: Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

Post by ecureilx » Tue, 06 Sep 2016 2:58 pm

Cricketbay wrote: Here is my concern. Most countries in the world including Singapore have implemented what is called Advanced Passenger Information. Your passport information is transmitted to your destination country when you check in at the airport. So the airport staff will be instantly notified of your visa status. In other words, they do not have to physically see the visa label in your passport to determine if you have the right of entry.

So if I want to board a flight with passport B, they may smile: Sorry sir, the EP belongs to another person.
Mmmmm.

No. EP info is the domain of ICA and MOM.

Airlines have no way to know which passport is tied to the EP.

In any case, the APIS integration is extremely limited, unlike Interpol passport watch lists.

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Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 06 Sep 2016 9:40 pm

Again, knowing which countries are represented by A and B would be useful in providing more insight into your situation. What's with the secrecy?

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Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

Post by MikeJones » Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:01 pm

Well the EP holders nationality is printed on the back of the card, but it's pretty unlikely airlines staff would be checking that. They'll check the photo and expiry date on the front and hand it back to you. Your mysterious country B immigration staff maybe but even then I seriously doubt it, they're not going to have access to MOM and ICA records either.

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Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:39 pm

I have a feeling it's Russia/Ukraine
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Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

Post by aki01 » Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:40 am

There isnt an issue with your intial question - you can use either passport for your EP. However, the application form will ask if you've ever come in and out of Singapore on different passports - so bear that in mind. the question is obviously there for a reason.
I carry 2 passports, and have started using my other one (ie thats not tied to my EP) when visiting other countries primarily because my primary one (tied to my EP) is almost full and not much room left for stamps. I travel a lot so i'd rather not have to get a new passport every year which is my reason for doing it.

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Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

Post by taxico » Wed, 07 Sep 2016 4:10 pm

might it make it easier for the forum regulars to help if the OP revealed the names of country A and B?
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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 07 Sep 2016 9:28 pm

taxico wrote:might it make it easier for the forum regulars to help if the OP revealed the names of country A and B?
It would make it a helluva lot easier... some posters might even have experience with the same countries.

Again, OP, why the secrecy?

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Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

Post by bigfishtuna » Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:00 pm

New user here, but seems like someone has/had a similar scenario as my "friend." Currently in my "friend's" scenario, which will henceforth be referred to as person "M," is a dual citizen of Uncle Sam and Indonesia; however, M entered here under STVP using their Indo passport. M's company will be applying for their E.P., however for tax purposes, M would like to register the E.P. under the blue passport.

On a side note, both of M's passports have already been linked in the system by the ICA.

Will this pose any problem to M?

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Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

Post by Myasis Dragon » Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:05 pm

bigfishtuna wrote:
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:00 pm
New user here, but seems like someone has/had a similar scenario as my "friend." Currently in my "friend's" scenario, which will henceforth be referred to as person "M," is a dual citizen of Uncle Sam and Indonesia; however, M entered here under STVP using their Indo passport. M's company will be applying for their E.P., however for tax purposes, M would like to register the E.P. under the blue passport.

On a side note, both of M's passports have already been linked in the system by the ICA.

Will this pose any problem to M?
The USA absolutely doesn't give a shit which passport your EP is registered with in Singapore. As a US citizen you are subject to US tax laws, which includes taxation of overseas income, less an annual foreign earned income exemption.

Singapore mostly doesn't give a shit which passport is used to link your EP. Mainly, when you select one, that's the passport that must be used to enter and exit Singapore.

PS: Indonesia does not recognize dual citizenship over the age of 18... so, either your "friend" is child labor or there is something fishy going on... for example, failing to notify the Indonesian authorities of US citizenship.

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Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

Post by bigfishtuna » Fri, 03 Jul 2020 4:20 pm

And what if "M" already entered SG using their Indonesian or other passport. Can "M" still register the EP under their US passport?

FYI, Indonesia was used as an example, but thanks for the wonderful insight. "M's" other nationality does allow for dual citizenship.

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Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 03 Jul 2020 4:54 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:39 pm
I have a feeling it's Russia/Ukraine
Raj hasn't been around for awhile but I was thinking something far worse like Armenia and Syria.
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