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Post by Matney » Sun, 17 Aug 2008 10:35 am

Why didn't you buy a return ticket with an open date? Much cheaper and causes less hassle with the airline. Welcome to Singapore!

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Post by Hithnar » Tue, 19 Aug 2008 11:02 am

I am still wondering if the return ticket is really that much obligatory :-| Me and husband entered Singapore with no hustle, no one bothered to check if we have a return ticket (we do have, however valid in 90 days)

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Post by bogdang » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 5:34 am

Hithnar wrote: Me and husband entered Singapore with no hustle, no one bothered to check if we have a return ticket (we do have, however valid in 90 days)
I boarded an SQ flight at SFO, had a one-way ticket.
Nobody bothered checking the ticket, though the girl at the counter
went to see if I needed a visa for SG. How insulting ;-)

Then she gave me sh*t about my overweight luggage, but that's a different story..

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Post by Plavt » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 6:25 am

bogdang wrote:
Hithnar wrote: Me and husband entered Singapore with no hustle, no one bothered to check if we have a return ticket (we do have, however valid in 90 days)
I boarded an SQ flight at SFO, had a one-way ticket.
Nobody bothered checking the ticket, though the girl at the counter
went to see if I needed a visa for SG. How insulting ;-)


Then she gave me sh*t about my overweight luggage, but that's a different story..
Hithnar is a tourist and received a tourist visa whereas you will be looking to stay longer and therefore will be subject to more scrutiny. Me thinks you are gonna get a nasty surprise when you get to Singapore should you by some chance read this beforehand.

Ps: I can't remember but I think the landing card asks the purpose of your visit.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 7:04 am

I kinda doubt there will be much problem if the OP already has the necessary FIN number and the notification of acceptance by the school. The return ticket is usually only really required from 3rd world or developing countries or from countries that don't have a visa on arrival agreement with Singapore. Otherwise, get a return ticket with the ability to cash in the return leg without too much penalty.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Plavt » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 7:16 am

Thanks for the information sms, I wasn't altogether sure as I was just going by what I could remember. To the OP good luck and enjoy your stay.

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