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multiple re-entry into singapore

Post by otis » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 8:30 am

hi all

i'm a british national and passport hoder, and am currently considering basing myself in singapore (for all sorts of reaons - not least becuase I hear its a good place to live). however, i will probably not have a job/business/employer in singapore or other means of getting a long term visa.

can anyone tell me whether its practically possible to live in singapore on a medium-long term basis providing that i always ensure i leave the country before the expiry of visitors passes, or do the immigration officers eventually stop letting you in if they see multiple re-entries?

many thanks for your help

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 8:56 am

They will eventually figure out what you are doing, and it is up to the discretion of the individual immigration officer to determine how many days you will get stamped when you enter.

It could be that the immigration officer might decide to end the game. He will give you three days to get your stuff and leave the country.

OTOH, you might get away with it for a long time. If you look like a man of means, then they will let you keep coming in, especially if your renewals are more than just a jump into Malaysia or Batam... if you are traveling around the region it would look better.

The point is, no one really knows... against your plan is that you are essentially cheating the immigration laws... and working in your favor is that Singapore really does like your foreign cash and might look the other way to get it.

You will have multiple other problems though if you do not have a legal work permit. You will not be able to rent except for a Serviced Apartment or other temporary lodging as landlords are required to confirm your right to live in Singapore. You can open an bank account in Singapore with only a passport but you will be completely limited in any other kind of financial transaction without a permit.

A car, motorbike, insurance and other items will not be available to you.

If you are planning on hanging about here it implies that you have sufficient resources to not have to work. Have you reviewed the other schemes available? ... &secid=170

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Post by durain » Mon, 01 Jun 2009 10:44 pm

for the record, EU passport will get 90 days visa.

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