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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby cuonglv » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:34 am

So you mean ICA won't reveal the FIN number whether you come in person.
When your husband came to SPF . Did he bring any document to show them .

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby alzs- » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:38 am

cuonglv wrote:So you mean ICA won't reveal the FIN number whether you come in person.
When your husband came to SPF . Did he bring any document to show them .

He brought everything he could think of. His current passport and the one from when he lived in Singapore, documentation from the university, documentation from the Canadian process (ITA and request letter).

And yes, ICA will not reveal the number. Even the lawyer said it was pointless to try some legal action, because there is some sort of data protection act that protects ica from such things.

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby cuonglv » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:05 am

Thanks Alzs to much
So All the thing I need to do are come to SPF and beg them, but what you mean by came to ICA to get NO.

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby singaporeflyer » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:25 am

cuonglv wrote:Thanks Alzs to much
So All the thing I need to do are come to SPF and beg them, but what you mean by came to ICA to get NO.



when did you work in SG? MOM has a facility to look up Pass status based on Passport Number. You may try that if you worked in SG in the last 10 years. Also, your old passport would have a stamp with your FIN number written on it?

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby cuonglv » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:27 am

singaporeflyer wrote:
cuonglv wrote:Thanks Alzs to much
So All the thing I need to do are come to SPF and beg them, but what you mean by came to ICA to get NO.



when did you work in SG? MOM has a facility to look up Pass status based on Passport Number. You may try that if you worked in SG in the last 10 years. Also, your old passport would have a stamp with your FIN number written on it?


I had checked my Passport , there was nothing there . Last time I studied in Singpore so ICA managed my info, not MOM

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby singaporeflyer » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:08 pm

cuonglv wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:
cuonglv wrote:Thanks Alzs to much
So All the thing I need to do are come to SPF and beg them, but what you mean by came to ICA to get NO.



when did you work in SG? MOM has a facility to look up Pass status based on Passport Number. You may try that if you worked in SG in the last 10 years. Also, your old passport would have a stamp with your FIN number written on it?


I had checked my Passport , there was nothing there . Last time I studied in Singpore so ICA managed my info, not MOM


When is last time - 5 years, 10 years, 20 years?

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby cuonglv » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:11 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
cuonglv wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:

when did you work in SG? MOM has a facility to look up Pass status based on Passport Number. You may try that if you worked in SG in the last 10 years. Also, your old passport would have a stamp with your FIN number written on it?


I had checked my Passport , there was nothing there . Last time I studied in Singpore so ICA managed my info, not MOM


When is last time - 5 years, 10 years, 20 years?

7 years, from 2010

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby singaporeflyer » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:21 pm

cuonglv wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:
cuonglv wrote:
I had checked my Passport , there was nothing there . Last time I studied in Singpore so ICA managed my info, not MOM


When is last time - 5 years, 10 years, 20 years?

7 years, from 2010


Why dont you ask your university to help you? They will have your records?

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby cuonglv » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:25 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
cuonglv wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:
When is last time - 5 years, 10 years, 20 years?

7 years, from 2010


Why dont you ask your university to help you? They will have your records?

They didn't keep record after 5 years

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby cuonglv » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 2:09 pm

alzs- wrote:
cuonglv wrote:Hi every body
I have the same issued . Couldn't apply COC without FIN number . I plan come to ICA inperson to request. But ICA replied me in email that they were unable to disclose the information whether it is requested personally or via email.Any body success to request in person.


I am the original poster.
My husband managed to retrieve his fin, but he had to go to Singapore and spent 5 business day there until it was solved.

I'll summarize here:

He went several times to ICA, spf, to our country's embassy, to the Canadian embassy and even to a lawyer.

In the end, the officer from spf managed to get his fin. I have no clue if it was from official methods or if she pulled some favor to help him out.

So, go to ica and get your NO, and then go beg on spf.

Other ways you may discover your fin: get a job offer (if you know someone who owns a company, MOM will inform the fin). If you ever filled a police report in Singapore, your embassy might be be able to retreave the report and get your info.

Good luck!


Hi Alzs
Did your husband get the FIN number in the first time came to SPF , or he had went there to beg too many time .

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 3:18 pm

alzs- wrote:
In the end, the officer from spf managed to get his fin. I have no clue if it was from official methods or if she pulled some favor to help him out.

So, go to ica and get your NO, and then go beg on spf.




cuonglv wrote:Hi Alzs
Did your husband get the FIN number in the first time came to SPF , or he had went there to beg too many time .


Bit speechless I am !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby alzs- » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 5:57 pm

cuonglv wrote:
alzs- wrote:
cuonglv wrote:Hi every body
I have the same issued . Couldn't apply COC without FIN number . I plan come to ICA inperson to request. But ICA replied me in email that they were unable to disclose the information whether it is requested personally or via email.Any body success to request in person.


I am the original poster.
My husband managed to retrieve his fin, but he had to go to Singapore and spent 5 business day there until it was solved.

I'll summarize here:

He went several times to ICA, spf, to our country's embassy, to the Canadian embassy and even to a lawyer.

In the end, the officer from spf managed to get his fin. I have no clue if it was from official methods or if she pulled some favor to help him out.

So, go to ica and get your NO, and then go beg on spf.

Other ways you may discover your fin: get a job offer (if you know someone who owns a company, MOM will inform the fin). If you ever filled a police report in Singapore, your embassy might be be able to retreave the report and get your info.

Good luck!


Hi Alzs
Did your husband get the FIN number in the first time came to SPF , or he had went there to beg too many time .


I mean go to ICA first so you can show spf the effort to obtain your fin. Oh, I forgot, my husband also went to the university, but they had already said over email they didn't have his fin on his records.

He didn't get it the first time. First time they emailed ica requesting the fin. Second time the officer filed a paper application for the appeal of the coc without the fin and said she was bringing it to her superiors (and told him to come back after 2 or 3 days). Third time the appeal was approved and fin number was there. That happened on day 5, so make sure you have sufficient time in Singapore.

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby alzs- » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 6:05 pm

ecureilx wrote:
alzs- wrote:
In the end, the officer from spf managed to get his fin. I have no clue if it was from official methods or if she pulled some favor to help him out.

So, go to ica and get your NO, and then go beg on spf.




cuonglv wrote:Hi Alzs
Did your husband get the FIN number in the first time came to SPF , or he had went there to beg too many time .


Bit speechless I am !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@ecurelix, I'm just stating that things as they happened and finally worked out for us. It was a really stressful week noy knowing weather we would succeed obtaining the coc or not. My point is thats we really don't know how the FIN appeared on the coc appeal. Maybe ICA replied to them with the number. Maybe the officer got it from an old police report (my husband filed one when living there). Or maybe something else happened.

I have no clue with the same MO will work for others, that's why I mentioned other possibilities. Getting the job offer would be our next move if things didn't work out at spf.

One thing is for sure: we will never forget this damn fin! :lol:

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 6:56 pm

alzs- wrote: @ecurelix, I'm just stating that things as they happened and finally worked out for us. It was a really stressful week noy knowing weather we would succeed obtaining the coc or not. My point is thats we really don't know how the FIN appeared on the coc appeal. Maybe ICA replied to them with the number. Maybe the officer got it from an old police report (my husband filed one when living there). Or maybe something else happened.

I have no clue with the same MO will work for others, that's why I mentioned other possibilities. Getting the job offer would be our next move if things didn't work out at spf.

One thing is for sure: we will never forget this damn fin!


:)

I was miffed with your recommendation to beg :D

Nothing more, nothing less. :)

Those who are a bit weak in English may literally take it as you must beg and cry to get results :)

Yeah, hold on tightly to that FIN :D

PS, info sec is pretty tight so much so a few govt staff have been fired for looking up trivial information not related to their job scope, to either satisfy their curiosity or to help somebody with supposedly not so sensitive info !

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Re: Forgot FIN number - need help!

Postby cuonglv » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 7:06 pm

alzs- wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
alzs- wrote:
In the end, the officer from spf managed to get his fin. I have no clue if it was from official methods or if she pulled some favor to help him out.

So, go to ica and get your NO, and then go beg on spf.




cuonglv wrote:Hi Alzs
Did your husband get the FIN number in the first time came to SPF , or he had went there to beg too many time .


Bit speechless I am !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@ecurelix, I'm just stating that things as they happened and finally worked out for us. It was a really stressful week noy knowing weather we would succeed obtaining the coc or not. My point is thats we really don't know how the FIN appeared on the coc appeal. Maybe ICA replied to them with the number. Maybe the officer got it from an old police report (my husband filed one when living there). Or maybe something else happened.

I have no clue with the same MO will work for others, that's why I mentioned other possibilities. Getting the job offer would be our next move if things didn't work out at spf.

One thing is for sure: we will never forget this damn fin! :lol:

Alzs
Now I feel stress like you before, I have only 1 choice to apply visa to oversea, and wil be fail without COC


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