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Post by rahulv » Fri, 11 May 2007 4:37 pm

is a printout of IPA enough or do i need to carry original copy?

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one way

Post by Asdracles » Fri, 11 May 2007 4:48 pm

I had one way ticket. Didn't bring even the copy of the in-principe approval letter, but of course its better if you have it with you.

I just explained the problem, and they easily gave me a 30 day social visit pass. Everyone can ask for it, even without work. They only explained me 456-457 times that staying in Singapore after those 30 days without getting a proper EP would be a big offence.

But if you have the in-principle approval letter with you, its easier, of course. I just forgot to print it :???:

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Post by CEH » Fri, 11 May 2007 5:54 pm

I actually got questioned about my one way ticket by Singapore airlines check in at Heathrow. I explained the situation and they asked if I had any letters or anything, -I showed them the offer of employment letter from the company and a copy of an email from the HR department telling me my EP had been approved. The woman went off to consult with someone and then came back and said it was fine. I don't know if there was actually a problem or just somebody inexperienced covering themselves. I had no problem coming through immigration at Changi, -(they don't actually know you have a one way ticket) showed them the same documents but they didn't seem much interested , where going to give me 30 day tourist visa anyway. Just be sure to hand in the white card that they stamp and leave in you passport for you to hand in on your way out of the county when you go to get your EP, -otherwise the system will think you have overstayed. I'd say if you have either a copy of the approval in principle letter or some other letter or email that backs up your claim to have a job in Singapore you'll have no problem with anybody, and you'd probably manage without that.

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Re: one way

Post by rahulv » Fri, 11 May 2007 6:09 pm

Asdracles wrote:I had one way ticket. Didn't bring even the copy of the in-principe approval letter, but of course its better if you have it with you.

I just explained the problem, and they easily gave me a 30 day social visit pass. Everyone can ask for it, even without work. They only explained me 456-457 times that staying in Singapore after those 30 days without getting a proper EP would be a big offence.

But if you have the in-principle approval letter with you, its easier, of course. I just forgot to print it :???:
I am not trying to be racial, but I am sure they would have stopped anyone from india/pakistan etc. reason probably would have been the sheer number of illegal immigrants from these countries. so anyone from that area should carry all the papers :D

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