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Post by mathewroger » Fri, 31 Jul 2020 2:49 pm

What are the penalties for overstayers?

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Re: Overstayers

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 31 Jul 2020 3:20 pm

In extreme cases the cane. The usual thing is a fine and ban from returning.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: Overstayers

Post by therat » Fri, 31 Jul 2020 6:35 pm

Under the Immigration Act (Chapter 133), the penalties for overstaying or unlawful entry are a jail term of up to six months plus a minimum of three strokes of the cane.

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