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Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby kitsune26 » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:43 am

Hi,
My DP renewal has been pending for close to 4 months now. I was issued a visit pass for a month on the day my DP expired in early Jan, which was extended for another month. This is expiring on Saturday and another extension has been requested which I understand is subject to rejection/approval. Should I book tickets to fly home to avoid overstaying because I don't want to get into trouble with ICA. There's also another issue about tax clearance. I was working on an LOC until my DP expired in Jan. However my company failed to raise an IR-21 and did that only last week when I got a no filing notice from IRAS. Since it takes about a week for processing, will I be stopped at Changi if I were to leave. The tax amount isn't a lot and my husband will continue to be working here. But I want to do the right thing and get it cleared if I can before I leave.
A little background on my situation. Have been living in SG for 8 years. Husband's EP and son's DP got extended while mine's been pending due to vetting. We checked with MOM about the status and the first time they said educational vetting in my home country (We could understand the delay due to how painful it is to get information from universities in India). Last time we checked with MOM, the officer said it is with a local government agency now and the educational vetting has been completed and they have expedited the case. I'm currently pregnant and was hoping to have the baby delivered here. But we are not sure of anything right now and do not want to take any chance and fly close to the due date.
Any helpful suggestions as to what the right thing to do. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby singaporeflyer » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:18 am

Speak to MOM. They will likely extend your visit pass i feel.

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Re: RE: Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:49 am

singaporeflyer wrote:Speak to MOM. They will likely extend your visit pass i feel.

Bring along the marriage certificate, as it helps :)

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Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby kitsune26 » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 3:03 pm

Thank you for the suggestions. Just got the pass extended for another month after talking to MOM on phone.

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Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby tweety1983 » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 4:18 pm

please help and suggest my issue as well.
I am on EP and my company helped me to apply DP for my 2 years old son. It was rejected and appeal was made at once. waiting time was 3 weeks. before 3 weeks, MOM emailed to company that appeal would be pending for another 3 weeks. How would the result be like? My boy is currently on visit pass and visit pass cannot be extended for another month because of this pending appeal. now, no choice, i am sending him back.
please suggest. another 3 weeks would be due in mid of this month.

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Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 4:36 pm

tweety1983 wrote:please help and suggest my issue as well.
I am on EP and my company helped me to apply DP for my 2 years old son. It was rejected and appeal was made at once. waiting time was 3 weeks. before 3 weeks, MOM emailed to company that appeal would be pending for another 3 weeks. How would the result be like? My boy is currently on visit pass and visit pass cannot be extended for another month because of this pending appeal. now, no choice, i am sending him back.
please suggest. another 3 weeks would be due in mid of this month.


I would suggest you wait the additional 3 weeks is up as per the MOM and see what they say.

If your son have to go back , he have to go back.
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Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby tweety1983 » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 4:45 pm

thanks for the reply but :(

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Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby tweety1983 » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 5:36 pm

is there any scenario that DP totally cannot get approved?
hopefully, NO.
I just wanted to relieve myself. :(

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Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby singaporeflyer » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 6:11 pm

Depends on why the DP was rejected in the first place and also with what reasons the company did the appeal.

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Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby tweety1983 » Thu, 02 Mar 2017 6:18 pm

thanks. Will wait & update.

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Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby RR76 » Mon, 20 Mar 2017 9:15 am

hi all ,
i had a question and would like your kind advice .
my spouse rep is currently expired and we are currently residing in australia. REP has expire about a month. Could you advice what options is most feasible for us. Thank you for your advice

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Re: RE: Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 20 Mar 2017 9:22 am

RR76 wrote:hi all ,
i had a question and would like your kind advice .
my spouse rep is currently expired and we are currently residing in australia. REP has expire about a month. Could you advice what options is most feasible for us. Thank you for your advice


did he try online renewal ?

Hope renewal gets through ...

Extended overseas stay has seen REP renewals denied.

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Re: Extension of visit pass while waiting for DP renewal

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Mar 2017 5:00 pm

Odds are he will have to return to Singapore in order to renew his REP. Additionally, he will probably have to pay a $100 fine (if they will renew it at all). It used to be $100, I cannot vouch that it is still the same.


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