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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by malcontent » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 2:42 pm

The licenses were still paper when I arrived in the 90’s, and conversion from a foreign license was still a breeze, just show and go.

The REP is supposedly electronic now, but other countries still demand to see it, so I print at 70% of the original size, cut it, fold it and staple to a page in the passport - fits nicely.

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by singaporeflyer » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 3:10 pm

malcontent wrote:
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 2:42 pm
The licenses were still paper when I arrived in the 90’s, and conversion from a foreign license was still a breeze, just show and go.

The REP is supposedly electronic now, but other countries still demand to see it, so I print at 70% of the original size, cut it, fold it and staple to a page in the passport - fits nicely.
I think the poster was asking about Exit Permit which we receive only ONE time after getting the PR.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 3:42 pm

Mal, yep, I do the same. In fact just did it again 2 months ago. They also are giving me a discount ($50) to get a new NRIC done. The offer is good for a year from the date of the letter from ICA (27 July 2020) so I'm guessing getting new REPs won't be too much of an issue. :mrgreen: :cool:

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Post by malcontent » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 5:54 pm

Is an exit permit different than a reentry permit (REP)? I don’t recall seeing any “exit permit” when my daughter got PR nine years ago, my wife who got PR in the 80’s also has no clue.

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by malcontent » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 6:10 pm

Yep, keeping a printed copy of the REP in your passport is essential.

Back in June, 2019 we were flying back here from Detroit and they refused to allow my daughter on the plane because her US passport was set to expire in a few months. They even told me, bold faced, matter of factly, she is not flying today - she needs 6 months validity to travel to Singapore. The person’s boss repeated the same, as did the other (supposedly) more experienced staff. I just kept telling them, you don’t understand and you need to find someone who does, because she can, and will fly today because she has a Singapore reentry permit. Finally, after about 20 minutes of nonsense, they got someone on the phone who actually knew something and they confirmed she can enter Singapore on a REP, no problem. The airline should have compensated me for the needless stress they caused me!

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by jhc3838 » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 6:11 pm

Hey guys,
I had my IPA last week. The formalities asked to bring the original copies of my documents to the appointment. However, all of those (Degree, transcript, brith cert) are in my home country. Is this a strict requirement that you must bring those to ICA?

Thanks lots in advance.

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Post by singaporeflyer » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 7:55 pm

jhc3838 wrote:
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 6:11 pm
Hey guys,
I had my IPA last week. The formalities asked to bring the original copies of my documents to the appointment. However, all of those (Degree, transcript, brith cert) are in my home country. Is this a strict requirement that you must bring those to ICA?

Thanks lots in advance.
Explain to ICA. Saw on the forum where one of them got a temporary waiver and must show it for verification later.

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by singaporeflyer » Sun, 06 Dec 2020 8:05 pm

malcontent wrote:
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 5:54 pm
Is an exit permit different than a reentry permit (REP)? I don’t recall seeing any “exit permit” when my daughter got PR nine years ago, my wife who got PR in the 80’s also has no clue.
Yes
https://www.ica.gov.sg/apply/PR/apply_PR_who

See the Approval Section. The very first time alone you get Entry Permit.

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by mtnut » Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:10 am

The Entry Permit has no physical signature - couldn't everyone just take a decent scan, and reprint if needed? Trying to understand why the drive to laminate...

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Post by singaporeflyer » Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:26 am

mtnut wrote:
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:10 am
The Entry Permit has no physical signature - couldn't everyone just take a decent scan, and reprint if needed? Trying to understand why the drive to laminate...
If I remember right, there were few scenarios like cancel PR, where you are expected to return the Exit Permit.

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Post by malcontent » Mon, 07 Dec 2020 1:04 pm

I think we can kiss any chance of being able to produce that document good bye... my wife would have been in charge of keeping it. She can’t even find documents she received a month ago, let alone years.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Dec 2020 3:12 pm

I hear that!!!! Fortunately I used to be a Tax Accountant a couple of decades ago so I am the hoarder of documents in the family. Having said that, I keep my home office locked all the time so she cannot "clean" else I'd never be able to locate the hard copies.

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by clavie » Fri, 01 Jan 2021 9:41 am

mtnut wrote:
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:10 am
The Entry Permit has no physical signature - couldn't everyone just take a decent scan, and reprint if needed? Trying to understand why the drive to laminate...
Personally I keep scanned copies of all official and important documents/IC...in a folder in my mobile Phone.
This saved me a few times showing officers such digital copies, including at the airport.

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