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Return Flight question and EP

Post by Pioneer » Thu, 17 Nov 2005 3:26 am

Hi All,

For some reason my post from yesterday on this topic had dissapeared, so trying again.

I will be coming to Singapore on an EP in mid January and I don't want to waste any money buying a return ticket if I don't have to.

So the question is will an airline let me fly on a one way (from my destination point - UK) ticket if I have a approval EP letter from the MOM?

Also my family will be coming a couple of months later on a DP, will they also be able to travel on a one way ticket?

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Post by Carpe Diem » Thu, 17 Nov 2005 3:32 am

Pioneer wrote:Hi All,
So the question is will an airline let me fly on a one way (from my destination point - UK) ticket if I have a approval EP letter from the MOM?

Also my family will be coming a couple of months later on a DP, will they also be able to travel on a one way ticket?

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Yes and Yes

But is a one way ticket cheaper, not always the case...
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Post by Scorpion » Thu, 17 Nov 2005 3:47 am

Yes of course if you have the approval letter then you are allowed to enter into singapore without any outbound ticket.

so it goes same for the DP also, they need to have the approval letter when entering singapore.

CD, the one way flight rate is always better than the six or one year ticket, but the 3month ticket are really inexpensive but nobody goes back soon when they come for an employment.

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Post by Pioneer » Thu, 17 Nov 2005 4:29 am

Thanks chaps, at least it gives me more opportunties to get the cheapest price.

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Post by Scorpion » Thu, 17 Nov 2005 4:41 am

ur always welcome pioneer
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Post by Carpe Diem » Thu, 17 Nov 2005 4:44 am

As said above.
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Post by Scorpion » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 12:46 am

Just for info, you need to carry the orginal approval letter to the immigration :)
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Post by Pioneer » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 3:03 am

Do I need the orginal approval letter to enter immigration as well?

My new company has just emailed me a scanned copy of the letter for my use, do I need to ask them for the original?

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Yup

Post by Scorpion » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 3:26 am

Pioneer wrote:Do I need the orginal approval letter to enter immigration as well? My new company has just emailed me a canned copy of the letter for my use, do I need to ask them for the original?
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Yup, last time 1 of my collegue got stuck up with the duplicate copy. then had to rescue him with the orginal sending it thru the meeting service @the airport.

so do confirm with your HR department, as the scan/print or fax copy will not be accepted at that point

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Post by Carpe Diem » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 5:04 pm

I don't agree.
When you leave your country of origin a fax is enough.
When you enter Singapore just enter as a tourist and sort out your documents later.
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Post by Scorpion » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 6:01 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:I don't agree.
When you leave your country of origin a fax is enough.
When you enter Singapore just enter as a tourist and sort out your documents later.
CD, that'z what my HR department also though.

But luckily one of my collegue from india got stuck up with the same scenario and he had only a fax copy of the approval letter, company employment offer and only the inward ticket to singapore.

We had to give the orginal copy through the meeting service while he had to spend more than half day inside the airport.. :evil:

Goverment rule says, it is must to have the orginal copy at the time of entry (It is considered on case by case.. thats the feedback from the officer) :twisted:
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Post by ringo100 » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:02 pm

When I came I just had a faxed copy. Immigration let me through without even stamping my passport i.e. no tourist visa. I think a lot depends on the luck of who you get at immigration.

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Post by Pioneer » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:51 pm

I contacted my new HR department and they also confirmed that I just enter as normal (pesumably as a tourist, still need to check) and then come to the office to get all the orginal paper work and they will sort it out.

If I am already in (on tourist visa) where would I go (just out on interest) to go through immigration again?

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Post by Scorpion » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 2:14 am

Pioneer wrote:If I am already in (on tourist visa) where would I go (just out on interest) to go through immigration again?
Where would you go??.. go to office get your papers and go the employment pass building (before that if need you need to take a medical checkup) and apply your pass.. :cool:
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Post by Pinky » Wed, 23 Nov 2005 7:24 pm

Pioneer wrote:I contacted my new HR department and they also confirmed that I just enter as normal (pesumably as a tourist, still need to check) and then come to the office to get all the orginal paper work and they will sort it out.

If I am already in (on tourist visa) where would I go (just out on interest) to go through immigration again?
Take note. If you are planning on coming in on a tourist visa (Social Visit Pass, as it's called here), you can't do so on a one-way ticket. Check with your travel agent. You can get a return ticket and refund back part of the fare once you settle your stuff in Singapore, some airlines will let you do that (also depends on the fare-type that you have paid; discounted, peak, non-peak, etc.).

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