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VISA Advice needed please

Post by Clip_My_Wings » Mon, 21 Feb 2005 9:29 pm

Hi,

I am thinking of moving to singapore at the end of the year and need advice about a visa/looking for employment.

I want to study accountancy in the evenings and look for work while there. Unfortunately the accountancy study will not support a student pass

I am a UK Citizen

Can anyone help me with the following questions?

1) how many days stay will I be awarded in singapore when entering without any visa?

2) Can I find housing/study on this stay and simply do visa runs to thailand every so often

3) Can i get an extended social visit for six months entitling me to study and search for employment? I think I need a singapore Sponsor and as yet i don't have one. Would a training college sponsor me for this?

4 does anyone have alternative advice on how i could overcome this problem

thanks for any help you can give
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Re: VISA Advice needed please

Post by jpatokal » Wed, 23 Feb 2005 10:24 pm

Clip_My_Wings wrote: 1) how many days stay will I be awarded in singapore when entering without any visa?
2) Can I find housing/study on this stay and simply do visa runs to thailand every so often
3) Can i get an extended social visit for six months entitling me to study and search for employment? I think I need a singapore Sponsor and as yet i don't have one. Would a training college sponsor me for this?
4) does anyone have alternative advice on how i could overcome this problem
1) 14.
2) Hostel/hotel type, yes. Illegal sublease, maybe. Legal long-term rental, no. You'll also find that visa running to Malaysia is much cheaper and faster.
3) If you're legitimately studying then you can get a student visa, not a LTSVP.
4) Nope.

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Post by Clip_My_Wings » Thu, 24 Feb 2005 7:54 pm

thank-you for your response - the study will be for accountancy and only in the evenings so it will not support a student visa ...

what i need is a long stay visa that will allow me to search for work and complete my study .. i could feasibly support myself without having to work but it doesnt look like this will be allowed ....

i will aim to secure employment before i come to singapore, but if unsuccessful i want to know how i can enter the country and search for work ... a 14 day stamp not being sufficient
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Post by votentia » Fri, 25 Feb 2005 4:25 am

Apply for the long-term social visit pass that enables you to look for employment.

However, you will need a Singaporean or a Singaporean PR to sponsor your application (he/she needs to sign a form and give immigration a copy of his/her identity card or passport for verification) which will give you 6 months to a year to look for work. The application costs about £15 and you can only apply for one in Singapore (Immigration Office in downtown area). It will take a day or two to process.

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Post by Clip_My_Wings » Fri, 25 Feb 2005 8:06 pm

votentia wrote:Apply for the long-term social visit pass that enables you to look for employment.

However, you will need a Singaporean or a Singaporean PR to sponsor your application (he/she needs to sign a form and give immigration a copy of his/her identity card or passport for verification) which will give you 6 months to a year to look for work. The application costs about £15 and you can only apply for one in Singapore (Immigration Office in downtown area). It will take a day or two to process.
thanks for the advice .. yes I was looking at this option. Unfortunately as yet I don't know anyone in singapore.

Are there any agencies that would support this kind of visa application? Do I need someone "of important standing" in the community, eg doctor/ professional/teacher, etc .. or could I just find anyone from of the street ??
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Sharing your experience

Post by joyful12 » Sun, 19 Jun 2005 11:59 pm

hi just read your post.
My bf have the same situation as u. He is a French and he will be in Singapore to look for a job. Maybe he will study in the evening too.

I just wonder whether did u manage to find a job in Singapore and if yes, can u share your experience of applying visa to me.

thanks.

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Post by ksl » Mon, 20 Jun 2005 5:35 am

1) how many days stay will I be awarded in singapore when entering without any visa30 days not 14,

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Post by jpatokal » Mon, 20 Jun 2005 11:27 pm

ksl wrote:1) how many days stay will I be awarded in singapore when entering without any visa30 days not 14,
When you fly in, yes, although this too depends on your nationality (eg. Yanks get more). But not if you day-trip across to Malaysia.

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how to stay in singapore

Post by Caswabi » Thu, 30 Jun 2005 2:36 am

I am in the same situation as you. I am a US citizen and would like to move to singapore after I graduate with a major in Economics. However I am also at a loss of how will i find a job and such. i recently just read this today...

You can set up a sole proprietorship in Singapore, which costs $115. To register the business, you need to first apply for an Approval-In-Principle Employment Pass (AIP-EP) from the Ministry of Manpower. Once the AIP-EP is approved, register your business with the Registry of Companies and Businesses (RCB). An electronic application is cheaper, and you can get help at a RCB counter to apply online. Once your business is settled, you can work for companies on a contract basis. You can apply for permanent residence in Singapore if you are self-employed. For more information, check out www.gov.sg/rcb/information/ and www.mom.gov.sg

http://careers.asia1.com.sg/newest/qna/qa20030525.html

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Re: how to stay in singapore

Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 30 Jun 2005 10:47 am

Caswabi wrote:I am in the same situation as you. I am a US citizen and would like to move to singapore after I graduate with a major in Economics. However I am also at a loss of how will i find a job and such. i recently just read this today...

You can set up a sole proprietorship in Singapore, which costs $115. To register the business, you need to first apply for an Approval-In-Principle Employment Pass (AIP-EP) from the Ministry of Manpower. Once the AIP-EP is approved, register your business with the Registry of Companies and Businesses (RCB). An electronic application is cheaper, and you can get help at a RCB counter to apply online. Once your business is settled, you can work for companies on a contract basis. You can apply for permanent residence in Singapore if you are self-employed. For more information, check out www.gov.sg/rcb/information/ and www.mom.gov.sg

http://careers.asia1.com.sg/newest/qna/qa20030525.html
If only it were that easy for you. Look, if getting an employment pass of some sort to live and work here was that easy, Singapore would be overrun with people moving here to find work and a better way of life.

Whether you form a sole proprietorship or a private limited company, you must first secure an Entrepass, an entrepreneur's pass to start a company. This is NOT a case of simply applying for an approval in principle letter - which by the way, shows that your source is uninformed... all employment passes, when approved, first come as an approval in principle letter. You use the letter to get into the country, then go to MOM to get your pass.

See the MOM website at:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/MOM/CDA/0,1858,12 ... --,00.html

for details.

If you consider coming over here on pure speculation, make sure you've got enough money to support yourself. Lots of people have done it, and, you had better be prepared to live without income for months.

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