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IPA validity period for PR formalities?

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IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by max2020 » Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:42 pm

We have to provide original documents for the appointment as part of the PR formalities. Some of our documents are overseas and will be difficult to get right now in time for the appointment. We can order new originals but this will take a few weeks and will most likely take longer than the 1 month in-principle approval period. Do you know if the ICA can extend the IPA period so we can get our documents?

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by ken520 » Mon, 28 Dec 2020 10:53 am

Hi,

Having same issue here.... Just curious how is your case being managed? Able to extend the IPA? Or any alternative instead of providing hard copy?

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by simple_guy » Mon, 28 Dec 2020 11:42 am

May I know when you got the approval?

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by ken520 » Mon, 28 Dec 2020 2:14 pm

I received my IPA in Dec 20210 ... Not sure if there is any alternatives :(

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by Michealt » Fri, 19 Feb 2021 5:32 pm

Any outcome of the extension?

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by simple_guy » Fri, 19 Feb 2021 9:13 pm

Hi SF

sent you a PM. Could you pls and respond.

Thanks

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by Michealt » Sun, 21 Feb 2021 5:49 pm

max2020 wrote:
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 12:42 pm
We have to provide original documents for the appointment as part of the PR formalities. Some of our documents are overseas and will be difficult to get right now in time for the appointment. We can order new originals but this will take a few weeks and will most likely take longer than the 1 month in-principle approval period. Do you know if the ICA can extend the IPA period so we can get our documents?
Can u share the latest list of documents required as per ur PR IPA letter?

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by Paradiso3 » Tue, 23 Feb 2021 8:02 am

Hi,

I had the same challenges re IPA deadline. Answer: Yes, you CAN extend the deadline.

You need to go ICA, simply state the reason you need an extension and it will be extended. In my case, my child was overseas studying. I explained this and was given a 3 month extension. Furthermore, they were kind enough to say come back if I needed another extension - all recognizing the challenges that covid brings.

I hope this helps.

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by Michealt » Tue, 23 Feb 2021 7:10 pm

Paradiso3 wrote:
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 8:02 am
Hi,

I had the same challenges re IPA deadline. Answer: Yes, you CAN extend the deadline.

You need to go ICA, simply state the reason you need an extension and it will be extended. In my case, my child was overseas studying. I explained this and was given a 3 month extension. Furthermore, they were kind enough to say come back if I needed another extension - all recognizing the challenges that covid brings.

I hope this helps.
Thanks for sharing this

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by freddykeat » Tue, 23 Feb 2021 8:10 pm

Hi Paradiso3,

Thanks for sharing .... :)

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by FortunateMe » Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:45 pm

Paradiso3 wrote:
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 8:02 am
Hi,

I had the same challenges re IPA deadline. Answer: Yes, you CAN extend the deadline.

You need to go ICA, simply state the reason you need an extension and it will be extended. In my case, my child was overseas studying. I explained this and was given a 3 month extension. Furthermore, they were kind enough to say come back if I needed another extension - all recognizing the challenges that covid brings.

I hope this helps.
Hi, do you get another ipa letter after extending it?

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by Paradiso3 » Sun, 28 Feb 2021 9:20 am

FortuanateMe -

Good question. No, what the officer does is take your old IPA letter and with a pen, write down the NEW due date and sign next to it - as confirmation.

I hope this helps.
Paradiso3

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by FortunateMe » Sun, 28 Feb 2021 1:45 pm

Hi,

Because I’m currently overseas and requesting the extension through email. According to ica website extension can be done by emailing them. So I’m not sure how they going to make the changes when they don’t have my ipa letter.

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by freddykeat » Mon, 01 Mar 2021 7:57 pm

Hi All,

Just update, ICA had responded the email for extension and mention the email communication should be used for official extension document.

Cheers.

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Re: IPA validity period for PR formalities?

Post by FortunateMe » Mon, 01 Mar 2021 9:21 pm

Hi,
Can I check how Long did they get back to you?
I emailed and it has been 1.5 weeks still no reply

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