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brummiedj
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social pass extension or just re-stamp?

Post by brummiedj » Mon, 17 Sep 2007 7:50 pm

I am moving to Singapore in a few weeks, and unfortunately got my EPEC application rejected (don't know what criteria they are using, considering i have enough experience to gain an EP according to the self assessment tool).
Anyhows, now I will only have a social visitor pass for 30 days. I read that you can extend it for 30-90 days, based on certain criteria (does anyone know what the deal is with this sponsor rule...very vague on website).
My question, is instead of applying for this once only extension and risk being rejected (and not given a reason) can i merely not leave the country after 30 days and then come back in say a day later. flights out of SG are cheap and a weekend away to Thailand could be perfect, in as much as its a break and also a chance to get a new 30 day visa.
This being Singapore I am sure there are rules about this.
Be glad for any assistance.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 17 Sep 2007 8:49 pm

If you leave via Changi airport for several days you can get away with it for a couple of trips before they start looking sideways at you.
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Post by Mochisaw » Mon, 08 Oct 2007 9:54 am

I know someone who went to JB in the morning and came back late in the evening 3 times and each time got a 30 renewal. The fourth time the Malaysian Immigration said it wasn't right, "he should stay out of Singapore for at least 3 days" and said he would like to help but we need to do something for him....we ended up paying $85 ringgit to get through and got another 30 day pass. The fifth time my buddy went to Batam but only got a 7 day pass.

Hope this helps....OH make sure you don't have all your money in your wallet because the immigration guys (Malaysia) will try to coerce more but if they see you pull out everything from your wallet they'll "grudgingly" accept it.

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