Singapore Expats Forum
 

Extend STVP after pass cancellation due to Covid-19 flight cancellations.

Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
jaychen
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 1:19 pm

Extend STVP after pass cancellation due to Covid-19 flight cancellations.

Post by jaychen » Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:12 pm

Dear expat users,

My wife's SPass was terminated on end of Feb and MOM has issued a STVP valid til end of Mar. Actually, she has planned to leave Singapore on 31 March, but the COVID-19 situation now so complicated, if she goes back to our country will be put under the isolated quarantine for 14 days, we even could not buy the direct flight ticket as both governments have deferred all the travel from SEA. I did try extend her STVP but without success :( , the ICA officer said that her STVP could not be extended and advised us to go to MOM which we plan to try on next Monday.

Does anyone here know how to extend the STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation? Any help would be appreciated.

bgd
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1593
Joined: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 4:09 pm

Re: How to extend STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation

Post by bgd » Sat, 21 Mar 2020 1:43 pm

Uncharted territory. The usual advice would be to go for a trip somewhere and get another 30/90 days on return. Obviously that's not possible now. I guess plead your case with MOM. They should have some contingency in place for people being stuck here.

jaychen
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 1:19 pm

Re: How to extend STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation

Post by jaychen » Sat, 21 Mar 2020 1:49 pm

Thank @bgd, I will make a trip to MOM on Monday.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 37122
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 1
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: How to extend STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 21 Mar 2020 2:02 pm

Not uncharted territory. SVP issued at the end of employment contract cancellation of work visa is not extendable by law. Doubtful if MOM will budge but nothing stopping you from trying. I reckon that they would prefer you to leave rather than being another statistic on Singapore Covid-19 charts.

User avatar
singaporeflyer
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2612
Joined: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 9:49 am

Re: How to extend STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation

Post by singaporeflyer » Sat, 21 Mar 2020 11:41 pm

jaychen wrote:
Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:12 pm
Dear expat users,

My wife's SPass was terminated on end of Feb and MOM has issued a STVP valid til end of Mar. Actually, she has planned to leave Singapore on 31 March, but the COVID-19 situation now so complicated, if she goes back to our country will be put under the isolated quarantine for 14 days, we even could not buy the direct flight ticket as both governments have deferred all the travel from SEA. I did try extend her STVP but without success :( , the ICA officer said that her STVP could not be extended and advised us to go to MOM which we plan to try on next Monday.

Does anyone here know how to extend the STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation? Any help would be appreciated.
Which country? Both Governments?

serenoli
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 2:16 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: How to extend STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation

Post by serenoli » Sun, 22 Mar 2020 5:56 pm

jaychen wrote:
Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:12 pm
Dear expat users,

My wife's SPass was terminated on end of Feb and MOM has issued a STVP valid til end of Mar. Actually, she has planned to leave Singapore on 31 March, but the COVID-19 situation now so complicated, if she goes back to our country will be put under the isolated quarantine for 14 days, we even could not buy the direct flight ticket as both governments have deferred all the travel from SEA. I did try extend her STVP but without success :( , the ICA officer said that her STVP could not be extended and advised us to go to MOM which we plan to try on next Monday.

Does anyone here know how to extend the STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation? Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Jaychen - did you find out anything about how to extend the STVP? Did MOM have any advice?

I am in a similar situation. My Employment pass will be cancelled on 20 Apr, and I need to leave SG by 20 May. However, my country has just suspended all flights from Singapore (and most other places in the world). They may lift these by May, or not... So I'm also worried about what I'll do if my visa expires but I can't find any flights to get home.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
"One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty." - J.A., Pride and Prejudice.

User avatar
singaporeflyer
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2612
Joined: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 9:49 am

Re: How to extend STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation

Post by singaporeflyer » Sun, 22 Mar 2020 7:21 pm

serenoli wrote:
Sun, 22 Mar 2020 5:56 pm
jaychen wrote:
Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:12 pm
Dear expat users,

My wife's SPass was terminated on end of Feb and MOM has issued a STVP valid til end of Mar. Actually, she has planned to leave Singapore on 31 March, but the COVID-19 situation now so complicated, if she goes back to our country will be put under the isolated quarantine for 14 days, we even could not buy the direct flight ticket as both governments have deferred all the travel from SEA. I did try extend her STVP but without success :( , the ICA officer said that her STVP could not be extended and advised us to go to MOM which we plan to try on next Monday.

Does anyone here know how to extend the STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation? Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Jaychen - did you find out anything about how to extend the STVP? Did MOM have any advice?

I am in a similar situation. My Employment pass will be cancelled on 20 Apr, and I need to leave SG by 20 May. However, my country has just suspended all flights from Singapore (and most other places in the world). They may lift these by May, or not... So I'm also worried about what I'll do if my visa expires but I can't find any flights to get home.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
Which country is that? MOM MAY consider to make some temporary arrangements like extension till the situation like resumption of flights happen.

jaychen88
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:47 am

Re: How to extend STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation

Post by jaychen88 » Mon, 23 Mar 2020 5:30 pm

Hi @serenoli, I went to MOM office this morning, they have advised my wife to contact her former employer to submit the form below: https://www.mom.gov.sg/extend-stay

Seems like a lot of cases same as her, the officer answered immediately without listening the context :))

bro75
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 478
Joined: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 8:06 am
Location: Singapore

Re: How to extend STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation

Post by bro75 » Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:37 am

Very useful info above. Maybe deserves a temporary sticky.

MeltingSlurpee
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 6:56 pm

Re: Extend STVP after pass cancellation due to Covid-19 flight cancellations.

Post by MeltingSlurpee » Wed, 25 Mar 2020 7:02 pm

Hi,
I'm in a simmilar situation but I'm waiting for my diploma Student Pass to be issued. Surrendered my old student pass and currently on STVP expiring 6 april.

Should I request for an extension online? My flights been cancelled and I don't think I'll be able to fly back or leave sg in the first place..

serenoli
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 2:16 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: How to extend STVP issued by MOM after pass cancellation

Post by serenoli » Sun, 29 Mar 2020 1:17 pm

jaychen88 wrote:
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 5:30 pm
Hi @serenoli, I went to MOM office this morning, they have advised my wife to contact her former employer to submit the form below: https://www.mom.gov.sg/extend-stay

Seems like a lot of cases same as her, the officer answered immediately without listening the context :))
Thanks jaychen, this is really useful. Could I check how long her extension was for?
"One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty." - J.A., Pride and Prejudice.

jaychen
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 1:19 pm

Re: Extend STVP after pass cancellation due to Covid-19 flight cancellations.

Post by jaychen » Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:22 am

@serenoli, they gave her the extension for 30 days

serenoli
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 2:16 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: Extend STVP after pass cancellation due to Covid-19 flight cancellations.

Post by serenoli » Fri, 10 Apr 2020 9:49 pm

Thanks Jaychen!
"One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty." - J.A., Pride and Prejudice.

mungbeans
Member
Member
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun, 02 May 2010 12:38 pm

Re: Extend STVP after pass cancellation due to Covid-19 flight cancellations.

Post by mungbeans » Wed, 22 Apr 2020 7:42 pm

I'm in the same situation and my STVP expires on Friday. Do you know how long does it take for MOM to get back with the answer?

Sadguru
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri, 08 May 2020 10:58 am

Re: Extend STVP after pass cancellation due to Covid-19 flight cancellations.

Post by Sadguru » Fri, 08 May 2020 11:06 am

jaychen wrote:
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:22 am
@serenoli, they gave her the extension for 30 days
Hi Jaychen, Good hear that your wife got STVP extension for 30days and she can stay in singapore till 30-Apr. But are you able to get further extension as currently there is no flights operating and we stuck up in circuit breaker. Please update further for others to know the ICA/MOM provision in this difficult situation.thanks

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests