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Sister's short term visit pass will expire soon, so is STVP

Postby jjinsingapore » Wed, 15 Dec 2010 2:26 pm

Hi, I need some URGENT advice here.

My sister is a mentally disabled person; she can't live on her own. I am working in Singapore on EP; my parents hold LTVP from MoM. My sister came in from Beijing with my parents on November 1, and was issued a STVP. I then asked my friend who is a Singapore citizen to help extend her STVP till December 31. My sister's entry visa will expire on December 20, in advance of the expiry of her STVP. We plan on going to Malaysia for Christmas/New Year. Yesterday when we tried to apply for another visa which will be used upon returning from Malaysia to SG, it was not successful. I went down to ICA this morning to ask why - they wouldn't tell me; only asked me to let the sponsor to write an appeal letter.

Questions:
1. How long will the appeal take?
2. What's needed for the appeal?
3. Does my sister have to leave SG while the appeal is being processed?
4. Will my sister have to go back to the country of origin until she gets another visa from China, then come in to Singapore on STVP again?

Many thanks!

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Re: Sister's short term visit pass will expire soon, so is S

Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 15 Dec 2010 3:05 pm

jjinsingapore wrote:Hi, I need some URGENT advice here.

My sister is a mentally disabled person; she can't live on her own. I am working in Singapore on EP; my parents hold LTVP from MoM. My sister came in from Beijing with my parents on November 1, and was issued a STVP. I then asked my friend who is a Singapore citizen to help extend her STVP till December 31. My sister's entry visa will expire on December 20, in advance of the expiry of her STVP. We plan on going to Malaysia for Christmas/New Year. Yesterday when we tried to apply for another visa which will be used upon returning from Malaysia to SG, it was not successful. I went down to ICA this morning to ask why - they wouldn't tell me; only asked me to let the sponsor to write an appeal letter.

Questions:
1. How long will the appeal take?
Depends can be between from one day to three weeks

2. What's needed for the appeal?
Your income, local sponsor IC or PP. Letter of appeal from sponsor to show your sister's mental state and her predicament. Vouch for her to good character

3. Does my sister have to leave SG while the appeal is being processed?
If Social Visit Pass expires she needs to leave or else an offence as an illegal overstayer
4. Will my sister have to go back to the country of origin until she gets another visa from China, then come in to Singapore on STVP again?

Not necessary but depends on ICA officer. Usually turn around of 5 days to JB or KL will suffice

Many thanks!

JJ
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Postby jjinsingapore » Wed, 15 Dec 2010 3:31 pm

Thanks so much, MS. My sister's STVP will expire on December 31, so we have about 15 days to figure out a solution. We plan on going to KL after Christmas - problem is: without another visa, she can't come back. That's why I need to appeal for her. Thanks for the advice!

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 16 Dec 2010 4:26 am

This is a double edged sword and it cuts both ways. Your income must be $2.5K min to be able to prove to ICA that you can support her. On top of that , your sister must not be a burden to the healthcare system in SG.
Show ICA any saving in SG if need be. Anything that might tilt the scale towards you
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