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Partner relocating to Singapore from NZ - Need Visa advice

Post by mattplowman » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 5:50 pm

I am a NZer on a P1 Visa. My partner (also a Kiwi) is about to move here and we cant seem to get clear information from the government around some specific questions we have - any advice or the contact of an imigration consultant would be greatly appreciated. My partner is planning to come in on a visitor Visa and then apply for work - she is an IT professional, honors degree, 10+ years experience in MNC's so we are not worried about her landing a job - what we are worried about is the exact details around the following questions

1) We keep reading that Visitors visa's are 14-30 days. Which one is it? Will she get 14 or 30 days as a visitor??

2Does she have to show proof that she is leaving Singapore after 14-30 days? If so, is she allowed to have a return ticket out of Singapore, but returning back there shortly afterwards? ie - at day 14 or 30 can she go to thailand for a weekend and then come back in and get another 14-30 days?

3) If/when she gets a job, does she need to be out of the country while the work pass application is in process?

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Matt

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Post by Plavt » Thu, 11 Jan 2007 6:59 pm

This is from my experience as a visitor and I should add the last time I was there was in 2004 but doubt if it has changed;

Normally 30 days, I am not aware of having to prove you or anybody else will be leaving. Those who arrive from Malaysia are granted 14 days but when I returned from Malaysia by air I was granted 30 days so it would seem it is at the immigration officers discretion. Please note of the four times I have been there I have regularly left the country and re-entered in short periods of time with no questions asked.

My experience is purely as a visitor, when you say 'she is about to move here' I am not entirely sure what you mean.

Maybe one of the locals or expats can give you more information.

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Post by mattplowman » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 9:00 am

thanks for the info mate - by moving here i mean she is living in NZ and coming to join me in Singapore - has not secured job (workpass) so is coming in on visitor pass with the view of obtaining employment and sponsorship (which wont be an issue as she has very marketable skills)

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Post by hei guess what » Fri, 12 Jan 2007 10:03 am

Why not apply for a LONG TERM SOCIAL VISIT PASS (LTSVP)

Social Visitor Seeking Employment In Singapore

http://app.ica.gov.sg/serv_visitor/soci ... asp#employ

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