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Mother overstayed her visa by three days during last visit..

Post by jane0404 » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 8:20 pm

Hi there - hoping for some advice.

By complete oversight, my Mum overstayed her visa by three days during her last visit to Singapore (she came to help with my new baby)

When she left Singapore, airport immigration advised her of the mistake and apparently were quite stern about it. She didn't quite understand what they meant (not the most seasoned of travellers...)

Anyway - she's coming back to visit next week. Can she expect any trouble coming through immigration this time round? If so, what can i do to ensure she has a smooth entry?

Thanks!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 10:01 pm

Make damn sure she leave on time this time. Other than than, if they were going to do something, they already would have done so. Obviously there will be a flag on her passport and she might have to list her residence address while here but other than that, she should be okay.
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Post by ksl » Sun, 28 Mar 2010 12:44 pm

She's damn lucky! I believe its 6 month in prison for over staying the visa. She may get a sever reminder on entry! Already in the hall of fame i would think. :lol:

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Post by aster » Sun, 28 Mar 2010 3:50 pm

I read somewhere that you can even get caned for overstaying (of course it wouldn't apply to women).

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Post by therat » Sun, 28 Mar 2010 4:07 pm

Under the Immigration Act, the penalty for overstaying (exceeding 90 days) is a jail term not exceeding six months, and caning not less than three strokes. In cases where caning cannot be administered, the offender will be fined up to $6,000.

The penalty for unlawfully returning to Singapore after being removed is a jail term of not less than one year and not more than 3 years, and a fine not exceeding $6,000. The offender will also be removed from Singapore.

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i also encountered the same problem with your mom

Post by bhie121710 » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 2:03 am

hi,i had the same experience with your mom.it was really my fault that i overlooked the date that the ICA gave me for my extenSion..and i overstayed 3 days..then i just realized that when the immigration officer told me..then they said that i have to pay fine..i waited for about a minute,they photocopied my letter of extension from ICA..then after that the officer told me not to do the offense again?? i want to know if there will be a problem on my next visit there 'coz definitely i'll be back after a month to visit my hubby again..hope you can reply on what happened to your mom on her next visit to SG..thanks so much...

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Re: i also encountered the same problem with your mom

Post by revhappy » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 6:48 am

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 8:58 am

:lol:
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 offshoreoildude » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 9:01 am

Mmmm, M-I-L and caning? Mmmmm.... visa overstayed..... Hey dear wifey, let me see your mother's passport please. OH LOOK! - she can stay an extra few days!
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Post by nakatago » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 9:05 am

offshoreoildude wrote:Mmmm, M-I-L and caning? Mmmmm.... visa overstayed..... Hey dear wifey, let me see your mother's passport please. OH LOOK! - she can stay an extra few days!
I lol'ed. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Asian_Geekette » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 2:39 pm

nakatago wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:Mmmm, M-I-L and caning? Mmmmm.... visa overstayed..... Hey dear wifey, let me see your mother's passport please. OH LOOK! - she can stay an extra few days!
I lol'ed. :lol: :lol: :lol:
@osod: Oh don't forget to book for a day spa during one of your MIL's extra few days of stay here. :P Then she'll really love you!
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Post by nutnut » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 3:03 pm

Sounds like a plan! where do I sign up! ;)
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Re: i also encountered the same problem with your mom

Post by x9200 » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 3:33 pm

bhie121710 wrote:hi,i had the same experience with your mom.it was really my fault that i overlooked the date that the ICA gave me for my extenSion..and i overstayed 3 days..then i just realized that when the immigration officer told me..then they said that i have to pay fine..i waited for about a minute,they photocopied my letter of extension from ICA..then after that the officer told me not to do the offense again?? i want to know if there will be a problem on my next visit there 'coz definitely i'll be back after a month to visit my hubby again..hope you can reply on what happened to your mom on her next visit to SG..thanks so much...
Whether there will be a problem or not that nobody except ICA can tell but judging from the response you got and some other threads within this board you will probably be let in (unless you have more on your account to be worried about).

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Post by ecureilx » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 3:35 pm

gee .. so horrible you guys are ..

The women don't get caned, but get extended timeout in the Cool Rooms at Changi !!!

So .. no tiger stripes .. and don't get so hyped ..

Years ago, I was told women were having their head shaved off .. in Prison - not sure if that still happens ..

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Re: i also encountered the same problem with your mom

Post by ecureilx » Thu, 11 Oct 2012 3:37 pm

x9200 wrote:Whether there will be a problem or not that nobody except ICA can tell but judging from the response you got and some other threads within this board you will probably be let in (unless you have more on your account to be worried about).
and to add .. bhie121710 is not a MIL !!!! (as she mentioned HUBBY .. ) and is a visiting spouse .. so may not get the same mercy like MILs, from ICA !!!

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