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Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby otakotak » Wed, 24 May 2017 4:37 pm

Hello everyone,

My girlfriend from Taiwan is planning to visit for roughly 5 weeks, which is longer than the 30 days visa issued to Taiwanese.

When filling the DE card, would stating 5 weeks as duration of stay prevent her from entering Singapore?

I tried looking for extension of short term visa before she comes over, but it seems that the visa extension process requires her to be in Singapore first.

Please advice and thank you.

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby singaporeflyer » Wed, 24 May 2017 4:41 pm

otakotak wrote:Hello everyone,

My girlfriend from Taiwan is planning to visit for roughly 5 weeks, which is longer than the 30 days visa issued to Taiwanese.

When filling the DE card, would stating 5 weeks as duration of stay prevent her from entering Singapore?

I tried looking for extension of short term visa before she comes over, but it seems that the visa extension process requires her to be in Singapore first.

Please advice and thank you.


The maximum days of stay that she will get when she enters SG is 30 days. You can try to e-XTend her SVP after she visits Singapore. But there is no guarantee that the extension will be approved.

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby otakotak » Wed, 24 May 2017 4:46 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
otakotak wrote:Hello everyone,

My girlfriend from Taiwan is planning to visit for roughly 5 weeks, which is longer than the 30 days visa issued to Taiwanese.

When filling the DE card, would stating 5 weeks as duration of stay prevent her from entering Singapore?

I tried looking for extension of short term visa before she comes over, but it seems that the visa extension process requires her to be in Singapore first.

Please advice and thank you.


The maximum days of stay that she will get when she enters SG is 30 days. You can try to e-XTend her SVP after she visits Singapore. But there is no guarantee that the extension will be approved.


Thank you for your quick response,

I understand that and am planning to do as such. I was just concern on the duration of stay section of the DE card for clearing customs. Would stating say, 50 days, prevent her entry?

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby singaporeflyer » Wed, 24 May 2017 5:21 pm

otakotak wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:
otakotak wrote:Hello everyone,

My girlfriend from Taiwan is planning to visit for roughly 5 weeks, which is longer than the 30 days visa issued to Taiwanese.

When filling the DE card, would stating 5 weeks as duration of stay prevent her from entering Singapore?

I tried looking for extension of short term visa before she comes over, but it seems that the visa extension process requires her to be in Singapore first.

Please advice and thank you.


The maximum days of stay that she will get when she enters SG is 30 days. You can try to e-XTend her SVP after she visits Singapore. But there is no guarantee that the extension will be approved.


Thank you for your quick response,

I understand that and am planning to do as such. I was just concern on the duration of stay section of the DE card for clearing customs. Would stating say, 50 days, prevent her entry?


Don't know. But when the rule says only 30 days, why are you going to put the number of days of stay as 50? It is clearly violating what they have stated in the visa guideline?

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby otakotak » Wed, 24 May 2017 5:26 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
otakotak wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:
The maximum days of stay that she will get when she enters SG is 30 days. You can try to e-XTend her SVP after she visits Singapore. But there is no guarantee that the extension will be approved.


Thank you for your quick response,

I understand that and am planning to do as such. I was just concern on the duration of stay section of the DE card for clearing customs. Would stating say, 50 days, prevent her entry?


Don't know. But when the rule says only 30 days, why are you going to put the number of days of stay as 50? It is clearly violating what they have stated in the visa guideline?


Well, I feel that it is good to be upfront with ICA on what we intend to do.
Regardless, thank you for your response.

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby singaporeflyer » Wed, 24 May 2017 7:18 pm

otakotak wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:
otakotak wrote:
Thank you for your quick response,

I understand that and am planning to do as such. I was just concern on the duration of stay section of the DE card for clearing customs. Would stating say, 50 days, prevent her entry?


Don't know. But when the rule says only 30 days, why are you going to put the number of days of stay as 50? It is clearly violating what they have stated in the visa guideline?


Well, I feel that it is good to be upfront with ICA on what we intend to do.
Regardless, thank you for your response.


Ok, try that and let us know what happens

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby inibotes » Wed, 24 May 2017 10:54 pm

Take the 30 days an in that time go over to Malaysia or Indonesia for a day and return

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 25 May 2017 10:09 am

inibotes wrote:Take the 30 days an in that time go over to Malaysia or Indonesia for a day and return

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And don't be surprised if ICA refuse permission :) Hope for good news but don't be disappointed if other things happen.

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby bgd » Thu, 25 May 2017 10:43 am

It may have changed but my parents had no issues extending on-line. Also a daughter spent several months here, came and went with no issues. Each time she got the maximum extension. That even included a day trip to Johor. None of this was done for the extension, she was just traveling and using Sg as a base. Didn't even have an onward ticket.

I would put 30 days on the form and extend later to cover the duration.

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby x9200 » Thu, 25 May 2017 11:34 am

otakotak wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:
otakotak wrote:
Thank you for your quick response,

I understand that and am planning to do as such. I was just concern on the duration of stay section of the DE card for clearing customs. Would stating say, 50 days, prevent her entry?


Don't know. But when the rule says only 30 days, why are you going to put the number of days of stay as 50? It is clearly violating what they have stated in the visa guideline?


Well, I feel that it is good to be upfront with ICA on what we intend to do.
Regardless, thank you for your response.

I think the best would be just to ask the immigration officer at the passport control gates. Personally I would expect to have the 30 days specified a safer option. 50 days would be like asking for more than allowed not even having what is allowed yet granted.

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 25 May 2017 12:05 pm

x9200 wrote:I think the best would be just to ask the immigration officer at the passport control gates. Personally I would expect to have the 30 days specified a safer option. 50 days would be like asking for more than allowed not even having what is allowed yet granted.


+1

Only for those holding specific passports, ICA will consider anything longer than 30 days, i.e. US / UK Passports - 89 days.

None, especially Asians, get more than 30 day, on arrival, as I understand that's the maximum the officer can stamp. They can stamp less though.

If anybody has different experience, I would love to know

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Re: Extension of Short Term Visit Pass

Postby zincx » Sat, 06 Jan 2018 6:42 pm

I may be wrong.
On the e-xtend application, for relationship field the available option does not have "girl friend or fiancee". "Spouse" is available.
I dont remember if I saw "other" as an option.


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