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How many times can the social visit pass be renewed?

Post by peterjoseph » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 5:04 pm

Hey all,

Does anyone know how many times the social visit pass can be renewed at ICA without exiting Singapore, say under grounds of family ties in Singapore (even though I'm above 21 and hence not eligible for a sponsored long-term visit pass)?

Hope to hear your comments and any relevant experiences!

Thanks!

PJ

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 6:14 pm

I think only once then you would have to leave the country for a least a couple of days before returning.
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Post by Saint » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 6:16 pm

I did it 6 times at the ICA without leaving Singapore :cool:

That was a few years ago

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Post by wcs » Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:13 pm

Just be careful. My experience is that they are starting to look more closely at you if you have been here for your 90 visa free days.

I went back home in June and July, then from July to Oct I was here for almost the full 90 days. I did an overnight trip to KL for a wedding...bad move, I think that made it seem like a visa run! Then a few days later I went to Vietnam for a week. Still no problem. Then a few weeks later I went up to Bangkok for a week. (Tournament season! )

It was now Nov and I was coming back, and the guy at immigration said I had used up my 90 visa free days. I said I thought it reset when I left the country. At first it sounded like I would only get 90 visa free days in a year, then he said I needed to return to my home country to reset it. It was not really clear. But I mentioned I have been to ICA about a temporary EP, so he asked if he gave me another 90 day visa would I go clear up the EP. Obviously I said I would. I wanted to know what the exact rules about the 90 day visa free waiver are, but I was not going to get into that discussion then and there, after he was willing to let me in the country.

So just be careful...

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Post by UKGal » Fri, 19 Feb 2010 5:40 pm

To the original poster, did u ever find out how many 90 Day social visit passes you can get in succession??

I'm looking to do the same thing & really don't want to have to do a visa run as I can only go for 2 days & don't want to get denied or only given 14 days upon my return (really need 90 days as bf working here under an S Pass) ... this would be my 3rd successive Social/Tourist Visit pass.

Also is it really possible to get another visa through the Immigration Office without leaving the country??

( Apologies, I wanted to PM you guys on these Qs but apparently I'm too new to be allowed access to that on here!)

Thanks

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Feb 2010 5:48 pm

You could, conceivably, be declared undesirable and not allowed back in the country for a period of time if they feel you are abusing the system (which you are). Think for a moment, if every S pass hold had his/her girl/boy friend/spouse here on continuous long term passes. There would be 6 million people on the island. So, you can bet they will catch you out sooner or later. If you already been here 6 months, I'm betting on sooner.
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Post by ksl » Fri, 19 Feb 2010 11:23 pm

UKGal wrote:To the original poster, did u ever find out how many 90 Day social visit passes you can get in succession??

I'm looking to do the same thing & really don't want to have to do a visa run as I can only go for 2 days & don't want to get denied or only given 14 days upon my return (really need 90 days as bf working here under an S Pass) ... this would be my 3rd successive Social/Tourist Visit pass.

Also is it really possible to get another visa through the Immigration Office without leaving the country??

( Apologies, I wanted to PM you guys on these Qs but apparently I'm too new to be allowed access to that on here!)

Thanks
From my logical thought process, I would only say you are allowed 2 X 90 days, because if you are over the 183 days in Singapore, you would be residential for tax purposes. Why not just ring up and ask

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 20 Feb 2010 1:22 am

ksl wrote:
UKGal wrote:To the original poster, did u ever find out how many 90 Day social visit passes you can get in succession??

I'm looking to do the same thing & really don't want to have to do a visa run as I can only go for 2 days & don't want to get denied or only given 14 days upon my return (really need 90 days as bf working here under an S Pass) ... this would be my 3rd successive Social/Tourist Visit pass.

Also is it really possible to get another visa through the Immigration Office without leaving the country??

( Apologies, I wanted to PM you guys on these Qs but apparently I'm too new to be allowed access to that on here!)

Thanks
From my logical thought process, I would only say you are allowed 2 X 90 days, because if you are over the 183 days in Singapore, you would be residential for tax purposes. Why not just ring up and ask
No, you wouldn't be 'resident' for tax purposes. For that you would need a residency permit, aka, EP, DP, PR.

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