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One Way Tickets

Post by robin37 » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 5:18 pm

hello all,

If our Emplyment Pass is being processed by the MOM can we enter on one way tickets or do we need to always have return tickets? New Salary will be about S$16k per month so hope the MOM will approve has anyone else arrived on one way tickets?


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Post by AntonPara » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 6:16 pm


we moved here about a year ago, and came on a two way ticket - as our employment pass application was in progress and didnt want to take a chance with immigration.

However, when we arrived we did tell the immigration desk that i will be working in singapore. no questions asked, just stamped the passport with 30 day visit visa and advised us to go to MOM to get out employment pass stamped.

my advice would be to come here on a one way ticket, otherwise you will end with a return ticket to UK and end up buying a one way to get back here - which was annoyingly expensive for me! :lol:

hope this helps.

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Post by jpatokal » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 6:26 pm

Singapore immigration doesn't check return tickets too often, but the airline checking you in might be interested.

The price difference between a one-way ticket and a roundtrip is usually fairly minimal (or negative!), so you might as well get a roundtrip as insurance -- you can always use it for home leave, or just throw it away.
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Post by micknlea » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 9:31 pm

Jpatokal is right, depending on your ticket it could be cheaper to get a return flight. If however you get a one way ticket then leaving your country of origin may be difficult if you do not have return ticket and no employment pass etc. They may require proof before they let you on the plane.

If you do fly on a one way ticket it would be best if you have your letter of offer or at least a letter from employer stating that you will be working in Singapore from x date or similar. To be sure just check first with the airline if they need this, the last thing you want is to be stopped at the check in with them not letting you fly out. Believe me it happens and it is not fun.
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