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Question regarding overstaying

Postby gramercytavern » Mon, 05 Jun 2017 5:17 pm

I plan on visiting Singapore to stay with a friend and his parents; however, I am currently overstaying in South Korea by several months. I plan on getting a lawyer and sorting out my overstay situation in Korea before I leave. Will my overstay in South Korea prevent me from entering Singapore? I should mention I'm a U.S. citizen and my parents are both Korean. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Question regarding overstaying

Postby x9200 » Mon, 05 Jun 2017 5:21 pm

gramercytavern wrote:I plan on visiting Singapore to stay with a friend and his parents; however, I am currently overstaying in South Korea by several months. I plan on getting a lawyer and sorting out my overstay situation in Korea before I leave. Will my overstay in South Korea prevent me from entering Singapore? I should mention I'm a U.S. citizen and my parents are both Korean. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Certainly yes, if they detain you at the South Korean exit point.
Other than this, I don't think so.

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Re: Question regarding overstaying

Postby gramercytavern » Mon, 05 Jun 2017 5:25 pm

Hey x9200 thanks for the prompt response. Assuming I don't have any issues leaving South Korea will I have any issues at the Singaporean airport? From what I've been told I will probably get a overstay stamp when I exit South Korea, but aside from that I won't have any issues leaving.

Also how long are U.S. citizens usually allowed to stay in Singapore on a visitors visa?

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Re: Question regarding overstaying

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 05 Jun 2017 9:52 pm

gramercytavern wrote:Hey x9200 thanks for the prompt response. Assuming I don't have any issues leaving South Korea will I have any issues at the Singaporean airport? From what I've been told I will probably get a overstay stamp when I exit South Korea, but aside from that I won't have any issues leaving.

Also how long are U.S. citizens usually allowed to stay in Singapore on a visitors visa?

If Singapore notices your stamp saying you overstayed, you may get 1 month, or 90 day. Nobody can confirm.

You don't plan to over stay in Singapore too I hope.

Over staying beyond a certain number of days = caning for males.

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Re: Question regarding overstaying

Postby bgd » Tue, 06 Jun 2017 9:55 am

At the very least have an onward ticket.

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Re: Question regarding overstaying

Postby gramercytavern » Tue, 06 Jun 2017 9:02 pm

I have no plans on overstaying in Singapore. How many days do U.S. citizens usually get to visit, and is there a number I can call to verify? If I were to get 30 days out of the possible 90, I assume that I have to use this website (https://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=180) to extend my stay to 90 days?

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Re: Question regarding overstaying

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:37 pm

gramercytavern wrote:I have no plans on overstaying in Singapore. How many days do U.S. citizens usually get to visit, and is there a number I can call to verify? If I were to get 30 days out of the possible 90, I assume that I have to use this website (https://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=180) to extend my stay to 90 days?

PS, read again. 90 day or 30 day is up to the officer.

If you get 30 days and they decide you don't get an extension to 90 days, be ready to leave

Be prepared !! But be happy if everything goes per your plan.

Give a try calling !


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