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need to find my FIN... pls help!

Postby nk'mip » Wed, 03 May 2017 1:04 pm

My wife lived in Singapore 15 years ago, now needs to find her Singapore FIN for immigrating to Canada. Weve contacted Imm & Checkpoint Authority but no reply and they wont answer the phone. How can we go about finding this number?

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 03 May 2017 2:31 pm

nk'mip wrote:My wife lived in Singapore 15 years ago, now needs to find her Singapore FIN for immigrating to Canada. Weve contacted Imm & Checkpoint Authority but no reply and they wont answer the phone. How can we go about finding this number?


It was answered before.

ICA won't reveal over the phone or email.

Get somebody to go in person, with an authorisation letter, notarised, to get the detail.

No other way I know of.

I am still miffed how people can lose such important documents.

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Postby singaporeflyer » Wed, 03 May 2017 5:54 pm

nk'mip wrote:My wife lived in Singapore 15 years ago, now needs to find her Singapore FIN for immigrating to Canada. Weve contacted Imm & Checkpoint Authority but no reply and they wont answer the phone. How can we go about finding this number?



This is the MOM Website to check the EP Status

https://eponline.mom.gov.sg/epol/PEPOLE ... yAction.do

If you enter the Passport number that was used by your wife, you should be able to see the FIN number. It works for my visa issued in 2007. I am not sure if it works for 15 years before. Please try and enter real details.

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Postby singaporeflyer » Wed, 03 May 2017 5:58 pm

1.When EP was approved. They would have emailed an IPA. You can check if you have that?

2. Check your old passport. They would have the FIN Number stated in the multiple entry visa that is stamped in the Passport.

3. Email and ask the employer if they have records of the FIN number.

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Postby PNGMK » Thu, 04 May 2017 8:42 am

ecureilx wrote:
nk'mip wrote:My wife lived in Singapore 15 years ago, now needs to find her Singapore FIN for immigrating to Canada. Weve contacted Imm & Checkpoint Authority but no reply and they wont answer the phone. How can we go about finding this number?


It was answered before.

ICA won't reveal over the phone or email.

Get somebody to go in person, with an authorisation letter, notarised, to get the detail.

No other way I know of.

I am still miffed how people can lose such important documents.


Me too. I consider it fail to pass test for migrating to such wonderful places.
I have gay, black, Asian friends and then JR8.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 04 May 2017 10:52 am

PNGMK wrote:
Me too. I consider it fail to pass test for migrating to such wonderful places.


I doubt these folks fail !! :)

Singaporeflyer, the link works for passes issued upto 2008 !!

singaporeflyer wrote:1.When EP was approved. They would have emailed an IPA. You can check if you have that?

2. Check your old passport. They would have the FIN Number stated in the multiple entry visa that is stamped in the Passport.

3. Email and ask the employer if they have records of the FIN number.


Those days, IPA was a printed letter, not an email !! So somebody should have filed them, or maybe not

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Postby nk'mip » Thu, 04 May 2017 12:31 pm

Thank you for the help! We are immigrating to Canada actually, who knew they would ask for this! Employment records past 10 years were purged by her company, and she has gone though 3 passports since that time so the number is lost. We'll keep trying but seems like one needs to be present in Singapore to get that number!

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Postby singaporeflyer » Thu, 04 May 2017 12:35 pm

nk'mip wrote:Thank you for the help! We are immigrating to Canada actually, who knew they would ask for this! Employment records past 10 years were purged by her company, and she has gone though 3 passports since that time so the number is lost. We'll keep trying but seems like one needs to be present in Singapore to get that number!



If you remember the old passport number and if you have any friends in Singapore, they can try using the link that I gave you

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 04 May 2017 9:23 pm

nk'mip wrote:Thank you for the help! We are immigrating to Canada actually, who knew they would ask for this! Employment records past 10 years were purged by her company, and she has gone though 3 passports since that time so the number is lost. We'll keep trying but seems like one needs to be present in Singapore to get that number!

You didn't know you shouldn't throw away your old passports ?

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Postby nk'mip » Fri, 05 May 2017 8:37 am

There was a time believe it or not where you were asked to hand in your old passport when receiving a new one. Ive had 9 passports myself, turned them in at 4 different countries, until I found that people were keeping them and I started to do the same. Anyway, Im trying to get help not justify my mistakes in this world, this is causing me alot of grief actually because we are given a time limit to get that number by canadian immigration.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 05 May 2017 2:37 pm

nk'mip wrote:There was a time believe it or not where you were asked to hand in your old passport when receiving a new one. Ive had 9 passports myself, turned them in at 4 different countries, until I found that people were keeping them and I started to do the same. Anyway, Im trying to get help not justify my mistakes in this world, this is causing me alot of grief actually because we are given a time limit to get that number by canadian immigration.


No reference, I can safely say NO GO.

With PDPA being taken seriously now in Singapore, heck, I had a silly situation a client refused a pre-setup system as they quoted PDPA - and did the setup themselves .. made no sense but it has been drummed into their system that it's wrong to reveal info.

You have only one choice- get a notarised copy of your current passport, draft a letter authorising a person, send the person to ICA and hope !!!

Nothing else I can think of as of now.

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Re: need to find my FIN... pls help!

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 05 May 2017 9:17 pm

nk'mip wrote:...we are given a time limit to get that number by canadian immigration.


Just remember as much of the number as you can and fill it in. Meanwhile, do what is necessary to get the correct number. The Canadians might not even use it.

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Postby nk'mip » Sat, 06 May 2017 2:26 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Just remember as much of the number as you can and fill it in. Meanwhile, do what is necessary to get the correct number. The Canadians might not even use it.


Thats not a bad idea...

Actually we just found her "passport number" from the time, so hope that can be useful in this procedure.

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Postby ecureilx » Sat, 06 May 2017 4:25 pm

nk'mip wrote:
Thats not a bad idea...

Actually we just found her "passport number" from the time, so hope that can be useful in this procedure.


If you have the passport no, then try the link provided.

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Re: need to find my FIN... pls help!

Postby cuonglv » Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:57 am

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.


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