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Post by carlsum1986 » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 9:31 am

I went to ICA building this morning and they were not a very helpful bunch of people.They just chose not to answer my questions and gave the standard "I cant guarantee". This has disappointed me greatly as I have had good experiences with them at the border. Now I am wondering should I do a visa run to JB? or should I do a flight to Kuala Lumpur? I am asking this as I am still awaiting my long term social visit pass and my short term social visit pass is expiring. I need to know how many days an Indonesian is allocated for short term visa pass.

Does anyone have past experiences and can share some information with me as I am getting worried now.

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 9:49 am

And these questions were..?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:25 am

Does it really matter? The only thing you have to worry about at the moment is getting out of Singapore, preferably via airplain for at least 5 days. When you come back in you will know how many days you can get. But, if you overstay your visa, you could possibly have a rough time sitting for a while. :wink:

How many days were you allowed on a SVP when you came in the last time?
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Post by carlsum1986 » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:16 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Does it really matter? The only thing you have to worry about at the moment is getting out of Singapore, preferably via airplain for at least 5 days. When you come back in you will know how many days you can get. But, if you overstay your visa, you could possibly have a rough time sitting for a while. :wink:

How many days were you allowed on a SVP when you came in the last time?
the two times i did a visa run to JB i got 30days on both svp.
Does the five days have to be working days?

The questions to ICA were is it possible to extend my svp. They just said not sure. then i asked was it possible to know when my ltsvp approval will happen they said not sure. Then I asked how many days does an indonesian get allocated for svp and they said depends on the system. it didnt seem they were interested to answer questions at all.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:11 pm

Sounds like you might have just about worn out your welcome if you have already done two visa runs.
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Post by carlsum1986 » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 2:21 pm

well i came here and applied for an epec then that took half a month. then i did the ltsvp and that has taken about 4 weeks now. So i am still waiting on the ltsvp while I have booked to leave singapore for 8 days next week to malaysia.

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Post by carlsum1986 » Thu, 17 Jun 2010 2:23 pm

sorry actually i did one visa run and then got a new 30 day svp after my first 30 day svp expired. I made a typo.

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Post by craized » Mon, 18 Jul 2011 3:30 pm

sorry to dig this 1 year old thread out...

Hi carlsum1986...how long you stay in jb for your visa run?

My relative from brunei just being rejected to extend her visa until sept....her visa going end at end of this month so i wonder a visa run to jb will help her or not

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 18 Jul 2011 3:34 pm

craized wrote:sorry to dig this 1 year old thread out...

Hi carlsum1986...how long you stay in jb for your visa run?

My relative from brunei just being rejected to extend her visa until sept....her visa going end at end of this month so i wonder a visa run to jb will help her or not
some say you should spend five days outside of singapore. however, the visa is subject to discretion of the officer. give them a reason to doubt you and them's the breaks.
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Post by craized » Mon, 18 Jul 2011 3:47 pm

nakatago wrote:
some say you should spend five days outside of singapore. however, the visa is subject to discretion of the officer. give them a reason to doubt you and them's the breaks.
Damn...what is the worse case?....will the officer forbid my relative to come into singapore even though there are still left number of days in her old visa?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Jul 2011 4:36 pm

Worst case scenario will be told upon leaving she will not be able to return for 6 months. Next to the worst case will be, she will be allowed back in but only for 3 days to get her things and get out for a minimum of 6 months. It doesn't pay to try to circumvent the local immigration laws. As soon as they get the slightest whiff of foul play, you are history. But, like many before you, you will have to probably learn the hard way. We've seen it time and time again. I've been here over 29 years. I used to do it too, but that was back in the 1980's. Things have changed considerably since those wild and wooly days. Computerized databases interlinked between the various agencies today will have you by the short & curlies before you know what hit you. When you have that happen, the next thing will be you will catch yellow fever and it all over then.
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Post by carlsum1986 » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 9:24 am

craized wrote:sorry to dig this 1 year old thread out...

Hi carlsum1986...how long you stay in jb for your visa run?

My relative from brunei just being rejected to extend her visa until sept....her visa going end at end of this month so i wonder a visa run to jb will help her or not
stayed one night in jb

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Post by craized » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 1:24 pm

carlsum1986 wrote:
stayed one night in jb
Thanks for your response :D

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