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Dependant Pass-One Way Ticket

Postby txbrown » Thu, 23 Jul 2009 5:31 am

I am coming to Singapore on a P1 employment pass in a few weeks. I will be staying for about 1 year. My wife will be coming up about a month after I do. Can she come on a one way plane ticket and apply for a dependant pass once she gets there or does she need to have the pass in hand before she arrives.

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:37 am

Your main problem will probably be convincing the airline to let you board with a one-way ticket. Why not buy a flexible return ticket, which would probably work out cheaper as well? And what nationality is she (read: does she need a visa even as a tourist)?
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Postby Saint » Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:09 am

Get your company to apply for the DP when you arrive and then send her a copy of the IPA letter so she can show immigration when she arrives at Changi?

Not 100% sure if this is possible but if it is just remember to bring copies of all the relevant docs with you.

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Postby Zeenit » Thu, 23 Jul 2009 4:07 pm

We arrived with one way tickets and my husband had a copy of his contract and his letter in principal from MOM. -

The airways was a bit unsure. But as we were firm and clear we were allow to board and Singapore stamped us in with 90 day visa as we have UK passports and wished us a pleasant stay in Singapore.

We offered to show Singapore Customs the contract and letter and they said they did not need to see it. But we did have it with us.

So get a copy fo your EP and in principal letter for your wife to bring to show the airlines and in case Singapore Customs
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Postby txbrown » Thu, 23 Jul 2009 8:22 pm

jpatokal wrote:Your main problem will probably be convincing the airline to let you board with a one-way ticket. Why not buy a flexible return ticket, which would probably work out cheaper as well? And what nationality is she (read: does she need a visa even as a tourist)?


Thanks for the help. We are American citizens.

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Postby AngMoKio » Thu, 23 Jul 2009 9:50 pm

Saint wrote:Get your company to apply for the DP when you arrive and then send her a copy of the IPA letter so she can show immigration when she arrives at Changi?

Not 100% sure if this is possible but if it is just remember to bring copies of all the relevant docs with you.



That's what we did. No issues.

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 24 Jul 2009 11:19 am

txbrown wrote:Thanks for the help. We are American citizens.

Then you'll be given a social visit pass at the airport, zero questions asked. Your main obstacle will be convincing the airline...
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