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SVP in Singapore, Driving Vs Flying

Post by gradebg96 » Mon, 19 Oct 2009 5:26 pm

Hello,

I've checked the ICA website, but could find a specific answer. I am wondering if there is a difference in terms of SVP time when you drive into Singapore vs fly in.

I flew into Singapore in September, and I'm currently on an SVP looking for a job, later I will get either an EPEC or a working holiday - still debating. When I flew in here they gave me 90 days right away (US passport) and this weekend I'm taking a short one day trip to Malaysia. Will this just renew my 90 days, cause I heard something before about people who came into Singapore on a train only got like 14 days.

Any help would be great!
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 19 Oct 2009 6:06 pm

How close are you to your 90 visa expiring? If they suspect you are just doing a visa run (especially doing a one day thing) you may only get 30 days.
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Post by durain » Mon, 19 Oct 2009 7:30 pm

it is possible to get another 90 days over the causeway. when you fill in the immigration form, put in something like 60 days and you usually will get the 90 days chop.

please note, this is not definite. if you got legit reasons why you want to be in singapore longer, it is better to come clean at the immigration.

i got caught once years ago. in changi, i got 30 days (30 days was the max then), then i went to JB and got 14 days. i didnt know i got 14 days and thought i had 30 days. i only notice it when i went to JB and coming back into singapore, i was collared into a room. it was a honest mistake and i had a legit reason to be in singapore for the long duration, so no worries.

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Post by gradebg96 » Wed, 21 Oct 2009 9:56 am

My 90 days expires early December, so I still have about 6 weeks left. I'm not doing this to renew the visa, I just want to go for a trip, the renewal would be nice though.

Thank you for the replies, I'll make sure to check the visa time when I get back and might apply for an EPEC or working holiday next week after this trip too. My only worry is that since there is no minimum salary for working holiday I might get offers and have to accept a salary that is way too low.

Thanks for the help!

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