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Asking for an advice

Postby jcbk » Mon, 13 Mar 2017 3:15 am

I'm in Singapore as a visitor pass and this is my third trip here. I'm from a country which is eligible for 90 days stamp.

1. in Jan 2016 I visited on a short business trip (less than a week)
: had entered smoothly.

2. I have stayed almost 3 months for attending several seminars + trip from Nov 2016 to Jan 2017
The reason for the long-term trip was not only for those purposes but to take professional exams in Dec.
: I was asked bunch of questions but allowed to enter.

3. I visited again after 5 days to see my gf who is currently a PR holder. This time I was trying to stay for 5 weeks.
: It wasn't smooth at all and had to wait in a room to get an interview. I was really embarrassed cause I wasn't hiding anything and purely thought that I would have no problem with entering SG. (I figured out later this would be not enough. I admit that I was being too naive...)
I was able to enter with 90 days stamp but got a note that I should leave on the exact date of my return flight.

My question is, will I be able to visit SG again as a visitor pass approx. 10 days to 2 weeks after leaving SG? My purpose of my next visit is to take several exams which can only be taken in SG. I'm thinking of staying for a month from late March to late Apr. I used to be a working professional in my home country but now I'm on a temporary break between my career.

Will there be any problem? Or should I ask visit ICA and ask for an extension of my stay? (I got 90 days stamp but with a notation that I should take the return flight so technically I have received a five-week pass)

May I tell them that I'll be here again for taking exam purpose?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 13 Mar 2017 6:57 am

Go ahead. You have already had your warning. Infringe that or try to wank your way around it, you will find you will not be allowed to return for a minimum of 6 months. Agitate them at your own peril. You have been put on notice, what more do you need. You cannot play-play with Immigration in Singapore.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 13 Mar 2017 8:11 am

jcbk wrote:I'm in Singapore as a visitor pass and this is my third trip here. I'm from a country which is eligible for 90 days stamp.

1. in Jan 2016 I visited on a short business trip (less than a week)
: had entered smoothly.

2. I have stayed almost 3 months for attending several seminars + trip from Nov 2016 to Jan 2017
The reason for the long-term trip was not only for those purposes but to take professional exams in Dec.
: I was asked bunch of questions but allowed to enter.

3. I visited again after 5 days to see my gf who is currently a PR holder. This time I was trying to stay for 5 weeks.
: It wasn't smooth at all and had to wait in a room to get an interview. I was really embarrassed cause I wasn't hiding anything and purely thought that I would have no problem with entering SG. (I figured out later this would be not enough. I admit that I was being too naive...)
I was able to enter with 90 days stamp but got a note that I should leave on the exact date of my return flight.

My question is, will I be able to visit SG again as a visitor pass approx. 10 days to 2 weeks after leaving SG? My purpose of my next visit is to take several exams which can only be taken in SG. I'm thinking of staying for a month from late March to late Apr. I used to be a working professional in my home country but now I'm on a temporary break between my career.

Will there be any problem? Or should I ask visit ICA and ask for an extension of my stay? (I got 90 days stamp but with a notation that I should take the return flight so technically I have received a five-week pass)

May I tell them that I'll be here again for taking exam purpose?

Wow. I will be surprised if you are allowed in within this year. I also doubt anybody is going to buy the story about th exams.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 13 Mar 2017 9:06 am

x9200 wrote:Wow. I will be surprised if you are allowed in within this year. I also doubt anybody is going to buy the story about th exams.


Certain exams like MRCP conducted in Singapore can earn a visa, if the person shows the exam enrolment, but it may not get anything more than a 30 day visa.

PS. Near by country folks do fly to Singapore for such exams .

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 13 Mar 2017 9:17 am

ecureilx wrote:
x9200 wrote:Wow. I will be surprised if you are allowed in within this year. I also doubt anybody is going to buy the story about th exams.


Certain exams like MRCP conducted in Singapore can earn a visa, if the person shows the exam enrolment, but it may not get anything more than a 30 day visa.

PS. Near by country folks do fly to Singapore for such exams .

I know Ecu, but just look at the whole story. Nobody responsible acts like this. People who needs to pass some exams in a foreign country try to maximize their chances rather than minimizing them. This just looks like an excuse. Maybe it is not, but I am pretty sure ICA may easy see it the same way.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 13 Mar 2017 9:33 am

x9200 wrote:I know Ecu, but just look at the whole story. Nobody responsible acts like this. People who needs to pass some exams in a foreign country try to maximize their chances rather than minimizing them. This just looks like an excuse. Maybe it is not, but I am pretty sure ICA may easy see it the same way.


:D

I do Agree on your view of how ICA may see it


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