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Getting SVP extension

Postby ravib » Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:09 pm

Hi,

I work on an Employment Pass in Singapore. My mom has come to visit me. Can someone please help me understand if it's possible to get an extension beyond her 30 days stay. I have looked up e-xtend but it appears that I need a local sponsor ( citizen or PR). If e-xtend is not a viable method, is there any other way she can stay a little longer (a month or two at the maximum). I have read in some old posts about people resorting to crossing border to JB and returning the same day.

Any and all pointers are welcome even if the answer is in negative.

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Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby taxico » Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:50 am

ravib wrote:Hi,

I work on an Employment Pass in Singapore. My mom has come to visit me. Can someone please help me understand if it's possible to get an extension beyond her 30 days stay. I have looked up e-xtend but it appears that I need a local sponsor ( citizen or PR). If e-xtend is not a viable method, is there any other way she can stay a little longer (a month or two at the maximum). I have read in some old posts about people resorting to crossing border to JB and returning the same day.

Any and all pointers are welcome even if the answer is in negative.


same day? very risky.

if your mom gets denied entry to singapore on her way back from a visa run, will you both be okay with it?
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Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby ravib » Fri, 10 Feb 2017 1:00 am

Thanks for your response.

Visa run is not my preferred choice. I would rather get an extension. I am simply seeking other people's experiences in getting extension, if possible.

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Re: RE: Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 10 Feb 2017 1:12 am

ravib wrote:Thanks for your response.

Visa run is not my preferred choice. I would rather get an extension. I am simply seeking other people's experiences in getting extension, if possible.

What passport does mummy hold and what's her visa ? Single entry or multiple entry ? And what's your status ?

If its a single entry, you can try a one time extension online.

If Multiple entry, she's expected to go home and come back, for the next visa period.

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Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby ravib » Fri, 10 Feb 2017 8:23 am

She holds an indian passport and has a two years multiple-entry visa. Can I check with you if you know, procedurally, a local sponsor (citizen or PR) is necessary to apply for 30 days extension?


Grateful for your assistance.

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Re: RE: Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 10 Feb 2017 9:32 am

ravib wrote:She holds an indian passport and has a two years multiple-entry visa. Can I check with you if you know, procedurally, a local sponsor (citizen or PR) is necessary to apply for 30 days extension?


Grateful for your assistance.

If she has multiple entry, 99% extensions will not be granted. She will be expected to fly back home and come back, unless the rules changed.

Extensions are only allowed in exceptional cases, and only if YOU are a SC or PR. No, strangers acting as sponsor won't be recognized by ICA, in your case.

Where in India are you from ? It will be cheaper to fly her and return.

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Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby okonu » Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:57 am

I've gotten extension for father in law recently but he was here for medical treatment - so had letters from hospital & doctor as exceptional case that he couldn't yet travel.

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Re: RE: Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby ravib » Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:06 am

ecureilx wrote:
ravib wrote:She holds an indian passport and has a two years multiple-entry visa. Can I check with you if you know, procedurally, a local sponsor (citizen or PR) is necessary to apply for 30 days extension?


Grateful for your assistance.

If she has multiple entry, 99% extensions will not be granted. She will be expected to fly back home and come back, unless the rules changed.

Extensions are only allowed in exceptional cases, and only if YOU are a SC or PR. No, strangers acting as sponsor won't be recognized by ICA, in your case.

Where in India are you from ? It will be cheaper to fly her and return.


She holds an indian passport. She is infirm and isn't able to travel alone. So I will need to accompany her home and i mean to avoid frequent travel if I can. Not really looking for loopholes just weighing my options while I still have time. would welcome any suggestion if there is any legal/practical way of getting a functional extension given that we have no social ties with a local citizen/PR.

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby ecureilx » Sat, 11 Feb 2017 1:40 am

ravib wrote:She holds an indian passport. She is infirm and isn't able to travel alone. So I will need to accompany her home and i mean to avoid frequent travel if I can. Not really looking for loopholes just weighing my options while I still have time. would welcome any suggestion if there is any legal/practical way of getting a functional extension given that we have no social ties with a local citizen/PR.


legal ? No. Unless she's confined in hospital or under doctors orders not to travel.

Practical ? As quoted above by okonu - give a try with ICA.

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Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby ravib » Thu, 16 Feb 2017 8:46 pm

Thanks for your inputs. I am being advised a short trip in the neighborhood. I am told it's pretty safe if can make it appear genuine. Like visiting a friend in KL for example. Anyone thinks this will/won't work?

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Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby singaporeflyer » Thu, 16 Feb 2017 9:05 pm

if you make an application for an extension of 30 days or less via e-Xtend, there is no need for a PR or Citizen. But there is no guarantee that it will be approved.

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Re: RE: Re: Getting SVP extension

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:29 pm

ravib wrote:Thanks for your inputs. I am being advised a short trip in the neighborhood. I am told it's pretty safe if can make it appear genuine. Like visiting a friend in KL for example. Anyone thinks this will/won't work?

No. No guarantee.. You may end up with a 30 day visa on return with no extension granted.

You may be lucky ! Me I don't plan to fail.

singaporeflyer wrote:if you make an application for an extension of 30 days or less via e-Xtend, there is no need for a PR or Citizen. But there is no guarantee that it will be approved.


extensions up to 89 day is allowed for those who land on 30 day visa. But iCA will need to see the compelling reason for extension.


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