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Single Journey visa

Post by mrdube » Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:10 pm

Hello!!

I have received my Employment Pass In-principle Approval. My spouse received her Dependent's Pass In-approval Pass. Her IPA letter mentions that it is a single journey visa. What does the term "single journey" mean?

My spouse plans to visit me for a week, return to India and then later join me permanently in a month or two. (She cannot come and reside with me immediately. She has to serve a two month notice period with her current company) Will she have to get a visitor's visa for the first visit? Or would dependent's pass suffice?

 



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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by x9200 » Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:29 pm

mrdube wrote:Hello!!

I have received my Employment Pass In-principle Approval. My spouse received her Dependent's Pass In-approval Pass. Her IPA letter mentions that it is a single journey visa. What does the term "single journey" mean?

My spouse plans to visit me for a week, return to India and then later join me permanently in a month or two. (She cannot come and reside with me immediately. She has to serve a two month notice period with her current company) Will she have to get a visitor's visa for the first visit? Or would dependent's pass suffice?
This means it is a visa just to let you in and once you are Singapore and fulfill the usual EP/DP requirements, you will receive the respective passes with the multiple entry visas. at the same time.

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by mrdube » Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:31 am

Thanks for your help. Another quick question, would the dp procedure complete in a week?

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by abhinav4singapore » Fri, 07 Jul 2017 1:07 pm

In what time did you get your EP?

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by mrdube » Fri, 07 Jul 2017 1:16 pm

I would be getting it before my spouse comes in September. I reach SG in Aug, so I think I might get it by the end of the month.

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by x9200 » Fri, 07 Jul 2017 1:53 pm

@OP: I don't have any recent experience but IMHO the bottle neck would be the medical check if any, so if your EP/DP are subject to such checks you may want to consider:
1) asking MOM (calling them/writing e-mail) if they accept results from your country (probably not)
2) calling a local clinic and asking how long such checks (results) are going to take.

If this comes to the worst your spouse can always come later (IPA has some validity longer than 1 month IIRC) or you apply for an extra visa.

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by abhinav4singapore » Fri, 07 Jul 2017 2:35 pm

What is the ETA for the EP Approval currently? As mine has been pending for around 40 days. I have got a job offer of $7500 with an experience of 5.5 years.

Please help if any clues.

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by ecureilx » Fri, 07 Jul 2017 3:06 pm

mrdube wrote:Hello!!

I have received my Employment Pass In-principle Approval. My spouse received her Dependent's Pass In-approval Pass. Her IPA letter mentions that it is a single journey visa. What does the term "single journey" mean?
Pun Intended, Single means multiple entries - kidding you.

It means you can arrive in Singapore ONCE, SINGLE, SOLO, UNO. Next visit to SG, unless you have your pass, you need another VISA.
mrdube wrote:My spouse plans to visit me for a week, return to India and then later join me permanently in a month or two. (She cannot come and reside with me immediately. She has to serve a two month notice period with her current company) Will she have to get a visitor's visa for the first visit? Or would dependent's pass suffice?
No, she has to apply for a visa. For each visit to SG. Unless she don't hold an Indian passport. Go and apply via Travel agent.

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by mrdube » Fri, 07 Jul 2017 3:16 pm

abhinav4singapore wrote:What is the ETA for the EP Approval currently? As mine has been pending for around 40 days. I have got a job offer of $7500 with an experience of 5.5 years.

Please help if any clues.
I got mine in three weeks.

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 Jul 2017 4:37 pm

3 weeks to 3 months if you are lucky.

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by ecureilx » Fri, 07 Jul 2017 9:53 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:3 weeks to 3 months if you are lucky.
Or longer, up to 4 months in some cases

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by abhinav4singapore » Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:53 pm

Are there any chances of rejection? As it is showing in the Self assessment tool that I am eligible for EP and S Pass.
My Employer has claimed that it has got sufficient number of Singaporeans to foreigners ratio.

Please suggest.

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by ecureilx » Sat, 08 Jul 2017 7:40 am

abhinav4singapore wrote:Are there any chances of rejection? As it is showing in the Self assessment tool that I am eligible for EP and S Pass.
My Employer has claimed that it has got sufficient number of Singaporeans to foreigners ratio.

Please suggest.
Chance of rejection ? Nobody knows but unlikely.

How big is your employer ?

Are they a consultant?

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by abhinav4singapore » Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:54 am

Yeah the employer is a Consultant having a strength of around 5000 employees.

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Re: Single Journey visa

Post by ecureilx » Sat, 08 Jul 2017 3:00 pm

abhinav4singapore wrote:Yeah the employer is a Consultant having a strength of around 5000 employees.
Oh 5,000 you say ? 5,000 in Singapore?

As you say they are a consultant, honestly, pray for approval within 7 days but most likely it's like 2 months...

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