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LTVP Application Leadtime

Post by ashnght » Tue, 28 Feb 2017 1:26 pm

Hello! My European fiance & I (Singapore citizen) are going to ROM in Singapore in April. We are intending to apply for LTVP for him right after ROM & have gotten successful pre-marriage Long-Term Visit Pass assessment.

As LTVP takes ~6 weeks or more, he will fly back to EU to work until we get the In-Principal Approval (IPA). As we need to plan for the flights carefully due to budget, would be great if we can get some advice on:
1. How often are interviews required for LTVP? Is it typically near to the date of issuance of a Long-Term Visit Pass?
2. Is there any instances where he has to be in SG before the In-Principal Approval (IPA)?
3. Typically, how long does it take for the issuance of a Long-Term Visit Pass after completion of formalities? Does it take weeks?

Thank you!

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 28 Feb 2017 3:48 pm

ashnght wrote:Hello! My European fiance & I (Singapore citizen) are going to ROM in Singapore in April. We are intending to apply for LTVP for him right after ROM & have gotten successful pre-marriage Long-Term Visit Pass assessment.

As LTVP takes ~6 weeks or more, he will fly back to EU to work until we get the In-Principal Approval (IPA). As we need to plan for the flights carefully due to budget, would be great if we can get some advice on:
1. How often are interviews required for LTVP? Is it typically near to the date of issuance of a Long-Term Visit Pass?
2. Is there any instances where he has to be in SG before the In-Principal Approval (IPA)?
3. Typically, how long does it take for the issuance of a Long-Term Visit Pass after completion of formalities? Does it take weeks?

Thank you!
Approval can take up to 6 months or longer.

Since you did the assessment it may be shorter, but nobody can predict.

There's a rare interview. Though it's more like verification of documents.

For question 2, not that I know of

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Post by lydiaustralia » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:23 pm

Hi ashnght,

I am a foreign spouse of a Singapore citizen. I got my LTVP last month.

1. I guess they call it an "interview" because on the date of the issuance both of you have to be there. The letter of In-Principal approval will say it requires both of your presence. Other than that there is no interview.

2. There is no need to stay in Singapore. If need to overstay you can extend your stay at ICA at the cost of 30 SGD for three months.

3. It took me one day only! The In-Principle approval letter says the completion is by appointment, BUT my husband called ICA on the day I received the letter, and they said it is not strictly so.
We walked in and explained my situation (my company is waiting for me to commence work), and they let us get a queue number. The wait is about an hour. After getting a photo taken and fingerprint scanned, I collected the card. It was very quick.
The most important thing is to get everything ready (health checkup report, certificate of marriage preparation program, etc-whatever they say in the letter). I have downloaded the medical checkup form and went for the checkup before receiving the approval letter.

As for the waiting time, if you already went through pre-marriage assessment, 4-6 weeks is usually the case :) I have other girl friends who are married to Singaporean citizens. It took most of them longer than a month but less than 2 months, one of them got her card in two weeks! So I believe yours can be fast too.

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Re: LTVP Application Leadtime

Post by successcre8or » Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:42 am

Hi, I'm a foreigner who just received my LTVP card two weeks back

I'm sponsored by my Singapore wife

1. How often are interviews required for LTVP? Is it typically near to the date of issuance of a Long-Term Visit Pass?
I was never called for interview, I only had to submit documents by appointment, then after that I flew back to my country and when I received the approval (4 months) I flew to do the medical and complete formalities and collect the card.

2. Is there any instances where he has to be in SG before the In-Principal Approval (IPA)?
I think applicant needs to be there for collection only

3. Typically, how long does it take for the issuance of a Long-Term Visit Pass after completion of formalities? Does it take weeks?
it took me 1 hour to collect the card after submitting medical and completing formalities.

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Re: LTVP Application Leadtime

Post by ashnght » Sun, 05 Mar 2017 11:47 am

Huge thanks! These information is really of big help! :D

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Post by ashnght » Fri, 05 May 2017 8:52 am

Hi all,
We have received the In-Principle approval (Subjected to results of medical examination) for my husband! :)

Noticed from your experiences that it takes around 1 day from completion of formalities (Producing all original & copies of required documents + Medical examination) to getting the Long Term visit pass. Is this correct?

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Post by ashnght » Wed, 24 May 2017 12:27 pm

ashnght wrote:Hi all,
We have received the In-Principle approval (Subjected to results of medical examination) for my husband! :)

Noticed from your experiences that it takes around 1 day from completion of formalities (Producing all original & copies of required documents + Medical examination) to getting the Long Term visit pass. Is this correct?
Hi All, just FYI, I received feedback from ICA if all documents are ok, we'll be able to get the long term visit pass on the same day.

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Post by pprab » Wed, 29 May 2019 3:56 pm

I received an email from ica that we need to bring documents down. Can I ask what's the process like? Do the officers just look through the docs and will we get the card on same day?

I'm the sponsor by the way. Applying for my foreign spouse.

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Post by ashnght » Wed, 29 May 2019 4:44 pm

Hi, the email is the in principle approval right?

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Post by pprab » Wed, 29 May 2019 5:50 pm

ashnght wrote:Hi, the email is the in principle approval right?
Hi
it didnt say in-principle approval. Just an email from ICA to inform me about submission of documents. So just curious about it? Any clue? :?

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Post by pprab » Wed, 29 May 2019 5:51 pm

the email wrote - we are pleased to consider .... like that.. and it gave me a date to go down ICA ..

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Re: LTVP Application Leadtime

Post by giantbok » Wed, 29 May 2019 5:54 pm

The required docs and photocopy should be indicated on the approval letter. ICA will retain the photocopies and will just verify it with the original document. If everything is ok, they will ask you to wait on the same day but different counter for the releasing of the ID.

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Post by pprab » Wed, 29 May 2019 6:00 pm

It was an email, so is that considered an In principle letter? And both party need to go down? Eg my foreign spouse and myself?

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Post by lakshminarasimhanmc » Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:10 pm

Hi, I am a spouse of a SPR and got my LTVP approved in August. Later got a job and started working with an LOC. Within a week, my employer applied for my EP and got it approved with ease. Now that i am changing my job and my EP with the new employer got rejected and an appeal is under process. I have the following doubts in my case:

1. Since i was in LTVP before converting to EP, after my last working day, when my EP is cancelled, will i go back to LTVP or would i be given the same 30 day STVP?
2. Since am not completely dependent on EP, i thought of applying for my LTVP with PLOC and ICA suggested me to do so. What will happen if my LTVP gets approved before my EP Appeal's final decision comes?
3. Can an appeal status be tracked only by the employer?

Looking forward to your guidance on this case. Thank you.

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Re: LTVP Application Leadtime

Post by lakshminarasimhanmc » Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:19 pm

pprab wrote:It was an email, so is that considered an In principle letter? And both party need to go down? Eg my foreign spouse and myself?
In the email, you would find the attached letter. If the letter indicates that 'has been approved In-principle ...' , then it means your LTVP is approved and the IPA letter is what you're reading.

1. Make an appointment for you and your foreign spouse to visit ICA
2. Prepare all the documents if any, mentioned in the IPA letter (including Medicals if mentioned) and bring it on the day of your appointment

In my case, my document originals were verified and only photocopies taken with them. Was asked to wait for some time with another token number and within 10 minutes, i was issued my LTVP card.

Remember, it is mandatory for the sponsor of LTVP to be available during the appointment with ICA. Hope this helps.

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