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Re: Apply for PR and LTVP 2020

Post by ahboo » Mon, 12 Apr 2021 3:54 pm

MOCHS wrote:
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 2:16 pm
ahboo wrote:
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:20 am
Anyway, does anybody know how much time does ICA take to approve LTVP from submission of medical exam on IPA.
Have you completed the medical exam and received the results? Have you uploaded the results onto the ICA website? If so, when did you upload it?

Not at this moment. Medical report will be ready tomorrow so i will upload tomorrow once I collect it.
Recently the LTVP application has a lot of IPA steps like “approved in principle (pending documents)” before progressing to “approved in principle (documents received)” and then progress to “approved in principle (pending payment)” and finally “approved in principle”.
Wow, didnt know there's so many steps to IPA . lol i thought it's just approved in principle > approved officially.

As long as you’ve submitted the necessary documents and everything in order, it’ll take a few working days.
Right, thanks for the enlightenment :)

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Re: Apply for PR and LTVP 2020

Post by MOCHS » Mon, 12 Apr 2021 5:11 pm

ahboo wrote:
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 3:54 pm
Wow, didnt know there's so many steps to IPA . lol i thought it's just approved in principle > approved officially.
Last couple of years after submitting the application, you have to wait a few weeks and it’ll be “approved in principle (pending payment)” then “approved in principle”.

This year is the first time they added many layers of IPA, I was surprised too for my husband’s application. Some of the stuff they check at the final in-person appointment has been “brought forward” to all these IPA steps. Probably for COVID related reasons so the staff reduces physical contact with objects?

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Re: Apply for PR and LTVP 2020

Post by Sbk » Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:48 pm

ahboo wrote:
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:20 am
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 12:51 pm
Why did you want to exchange your EP for an LoC? Doesn't make any sense unless you are planning on quitting your job or your job was in jeopardy.
I'm planning to quit my job once my 2 year contract is up and take a break before getting another job.

Anyway, does anybody know how much time does ICA take to approve LTVP from submission of medical exam on IPA.

"If you submitted a Pre-Marriage Long-Term Visit Pass Application (PMLA) before applying for your LTVP, it may take up to six weeks to process your LTVP application. If you did not submit a PMLA, the LTVP processing time may take up to six month"

Saw the above statement in ICA website, quite concerned if the official approval could take another 6 months upon receipt of IPA. 8-[
I believe for LTVP once they approve in principle (pending documents) it means it has been approved and you just need to upload your medical screening and the LTVP terms and condition(signed copy). Once you have submitted those, it will move to approved in principle( documents receiving attention, by the next working day or 2 it should move to approved in principle (pending completion of formalities) provided your medical results for HIV and chest X ray for Tuberculosis comes back both negative.
Once it is pending completion of formalities, u need to book appointments with ICA and go get your LTVP card, make sure to bring all the documents stated on the approval letter which you can download.

But do note: for your case since you are on EP you don’t need to do the medical exam if you have already done one within the last 2 years while in SG. If this is the case, when you look at the medical form that ICA ask you to download, there will be a declaration that you need to fill up if you have done medical screening with 2 years for either ICA or MOM and then just submit the document like that without doing the medical screening.

Good luck and let us know how it went.

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Re: Apply for PR and LTVP 2020

Post by ahboo » Tue, 13 Apr 2021 4:58 pm

MOCHS wrote:
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 5:11 pm
ahboo wrote:
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 3:54 pm
Wow, didnt know there's so many steps to IPA . lol i thought it's just approved in principle > approved officially.
Last couple of years after submitting the application, you have to wait a few weeks and it’ll be “approved in principle (pending payment)” then “approved in principle”.

This year is the first time they added many layers of IPA, I was surprised too for my husband’s application. Some of the stuff they check at the final in-person appointment has been “brought forward” to all these IPA steps. Probably for COVID related reasons so the staff reduces physical contact with objects?
Yeah I think it make sense to minimize risk on contacts with objects.

Well, I've just submitted my medical report and the status now shows as follows:

Your application is approved-in-principle (documents received).

Hopefully to receive another update from ICA soon. :)

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Re: Apply for PR and LTVP 2020

Post by ahboo » Tue, 13 Apr 2021 5:02 pm

Sbk wrote:
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:48 pm
ahboo wrote:
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:20 am
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 12:51 pm
Why did you want to exchange your EP for an LoC? Doesn't make any sense unless you are planning on quitting your job or your job was in jeopardy.
I'm planning to quit my job once my 2 year contract is up and take a break before getting another job.

Anyway, does anybody know how much time does ICA take to approve LTVP from submission of medical exam on IPA.

"If you submitted a Pre-Marriage Long-Term Visit Pass Application (PMLA) before applying for your LTVP, it may take up to six weeks to process your LTVP application. If you did not submit a PMLA, the LTVP processing time may take up to six month"

Saw the above statement in ICA website, quite concerned if the official approval could take another 6 months upon receipt of IPA. 8-[
I believe for LTVP once they approve in principle (pending documents) it means it has been approved and you just need to upload your medical screening and the LTVP terms and condition(signed copy). Once you have submitted those, it will move to approved in principle( documents receiving attention, by the next working day or 2 it should move to approved in principle (pending completion of formalities) provided your medical results for HIV and chest X ray for Tuberculosis comes back both negative.
Once it is pending completion of formalities, u need to book appointments with ICA and go get your LTVP card, make sure to bring all the documents stated on the approval letter which you can download.

But do note: for your case since you are on EP you don’t need to do the medical exam if you have already done one within the last 2 years while in SG. If this is the case, when you look at the medical form that ICA ask you to download, there will be a declaration that you need to fill up if you have done medical screening with 2 years for either ICA or MOM and then just submit the document like that without doing the medical screening.

Good luck and let us know how it went.
Wow thanks for the super detailed explanation. I've just uploaded my medical report but I wasn't aware that I can skip the medical examination on this front tho I had my EP medical exam done within 2 years. Could've saved 70dollars fromt that 8-[

Looking forward to ICA update now fingers crossed.

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Re: Apply for PR and LTVP 2020

Post by MOCHS » Tue, 13 Apr 2021 6:26 pm

ahboo wrote:
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 5:02 pm
Wow thanks for the super detailed explanation. I've just uploaded my medical report but I wasn't aware that I can skip the medical examination on this front tho I had my EP medical exam done within 2 years. Could've saved 70dollars fromt that 8-[

Looking forward to ICA update now fingers crossed.
Pretty sure ICA knows you’re on EP and will not request for unnecessary documents. If they ask for a medical exam, you have to give it, no way to get out of it.

For my husband’s case they needed medical exam for the initial application, no medical exam requested for subsequent LTVP renewals.

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Re: Apply for PR and LTVP 2020

Post by Sbk » Tue, 13 Apr 2021 10:30 pm

MOCHS wrote:
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 6:26 pm
ahboo wrote:
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 5:02 pm
Wow thanks for the super detailed explanation. I've just uploaded my medical report but I wasn't aware that I can skip the medical examination on this front tho I had my EP medical exam done within 2 years. Could've saved 70dollars fromt that 8-[

Looking forward to ICA update now fingers crossed.
Pretty sure ICA knows you’re on EP and will not request for unnecessary documents. If they ask for a medical exam, you have to give it, no way to get out of it.

For my husband’s case they needed medical exam for the initial application, no medical exam requested for subsequent LTVP renewals.
@MOCHS,
Of course you are right, if ICA ask for a medical exam, you have to give it to them, but take a look at the form here https://www.ica.gov.sg/docs/default-sou ... report.pdf
There is a space at the bottom which says to declare if it is not applicable to you incase you have done it within 2 years before. But still you need to submit that form after declaring without doing the Medical exam, and I am saying this coz someone I knew switched to LTVP from EP recently, he did not do the exam and just signed r declaration and submit the form like that, guess what it was approved the very next day. He made payment, downloaded the in principle approval which only required his passport and the in principle approval form to be brought along during formalities.

Just letting people here know so they can save them some bucks 😂

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