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Need Help with EPEC and LTSVP.

Postby md_ali_naqvi » Mon, 03 Jan 2011 3:28 pm

Hello there,
My name is Ali and I am a Leeds University Graduate currently in India. I had applied For the EPEC, and got approved last week. Now with Regards to getting a Long term Social visit pass so as to enable me to come to Singapore and look for work in a year's time frame, Do I have to come to singapore on a social visit pass and apply for the LTSVP or should I do it from my home country without taking the social visit pass route?
Your suggestions and replies will be most appreciated..

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Re: Need Help with EPEC and LTSVP.

Postby carlsum1986 » Mon, 03 Jan 2011 4:06 pm

md_ali_naqvi wrote:Hello there,
My name is Ali and I am a Leeds University Graduate currently in India. I had applied For the EPEC, and got approved last week. Now with Regards to getting a Long term Social visit pass so as to enable me to come to Singapore and look for work in a year's time frame, Do I have to come to singapore on a social visit pass and apply for the LTSVP or should I do it from my home country without taking the social visit pass route?
Your suggestions and replies will be most appreciated..

Cheers...


I think during ur application you need to enter the disembarkation/embarkation card number...the number on that white form that you need to fill.....so I guess you will need to come here and apply for it....

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Postby md_ali_naqvi » Mon, 03 Jan 2011 4:33 pm

Thanks Carlsum. I am still waiting for EPEC approval to come through the mail, i.e, i have an e-mail approval but not the actual approval which is yet to come to me. Do you reckon I can come to singapore without the actual EPEC certificate, or would I have to wait till it is in my hands to take the next step?

Much appreciated.
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Postby carlsum1986 » Mon, 03 Jan 2011 5:47 pm

md_ali_naqvi wrote:Thanks Carlsum. I am still waiting for EPEC approval to come through the mail, i.e, i have an e-mail approval but not the actual approval which is yet to come to me. Do you reckon I can come to singapore without the actual EPEC certificate, or would I have to wait till it is in my hands to take the next step?

Much appreciated.
Cheers.


best to wait as you need the actual approval date on the certificate and not the one you see online or on the email....Many ppl have made that mistake

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 03 Jan 2011 6:33 pm

Ali, Carlsmum is correct on both counts.

I lodged by LTVP application after I'd arrived on an SVP (and I subsequently visited some neighbouring countries for long weekends, which meant I was on SVPs for nearly 3 months before the LTVP application (I'm not suggesting that you push it though, visa rules are not quite as relaxed now as 3 years ago)).

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Postby carlsum1986 » Mon, 03 Jan 2011 9:32 pm

JR8 wrote:Ali, Carlsmum is correct on both counts.

I lodged by LTVP application after I'd arrived on an SVP (and I subsequently visited some neighbouring countries for long weekends, which meant I was on SVPs for nearly 3 months before the LTVP application (I'm not suggesting that you push it though, visa rules are not quite as relaxed now as 3 years ago)).


hahahaha JR8 where did Carlsmum come from :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby md_ali_naqvi » Mon, 03 Jan 2011 11:02 pm

Thanks for your all your replies. Much Appreciated. Don't know for how long the short term visit pass is valid for? Is it case specific or in other words some get it for longer periods and some shorter or is it standard 1 month irrespective of which country you come from? but which can be extended later on? Don't want to land in a soup by coming there on a short visit pass and applying for LTSVP but later to be told that the short pass has expired and I might have to come back later on. what happens when your application for LTSVP is in process and your Short visit pass expires?

Much appreciated.
cheers.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:08 am

md_ali_naqvi wrote:Thanks for your all your replies. Much Appreciated. Don't know for how long the short term visit pass is valid for? Is it case specific or in other words some get it for longer periods and some shorter or is it standard 1 month irrespective of which country you come from? but which can be extended later on? Don't want to land in a soup by coming there on a short visit pass and applying for LTSVP but later to be told that the short pass has expired and I might have to come back later on. what happens when your application for LTSVP is in process and your Short visit pass expires?

Much appreciated.
cheers.


For a Brit, in my experience, the SVP is a standard 30 days. Go for a few w/e's or weeks away and I found that clocking up to a a couple+ months. I do not know if 30 days is given to every nationality, quite possibly not.
Yes I understand an SVP can be extended on-line, but maybe only once. But if you are travelling around the region then it kinda gets extended by default as you come and go.
In my case: From what I recall, when you lodge your application for the LTVP they give you a two month SVP extension to ensure you're covered. I got that... and then went off abroad again about 5 days later (so cancelling it), and came back in again on yet another 30 day SVP... before the expiry of which my LTVP was issued.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:10 am

carlsum1986 wrote:

hahahaha JR8 where did Carlsmum come from :lol: :lol: :lol:




Sorry man, it's just how my mind subliminally reads your tag every time. I can't help it :? :)

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Postby carlsum1986 » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 9:38 am

md_ali_naqvi wrote:Thanks for your all your replies. Much Appreciated. Don't know for how long the short term visit pass is valid for? Is it case specific or in other words some get it for longer periods and some shorter or is it standard 1 month irrespective of which country you come from? but which can be extended later on? Don't want to land in a soup by coming there on a short visit pass and applying for LTSVP but later to be told that the short pass has expired and I might have to come back later on. what happens when your application for LTSVP is in process and your Short visit pass expires?

Much appreciated.
cheers.


The short term visa depends on your nationality....So some people may get more days some get less days.....One piece of information I can give you is that I know of someone who applied(about 4 months ago) for the ltsvp with an epec and they got approved in 5 weeks on the dot.......So yea do watch out for your short term visa...

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Postby carlsum1986 » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 9:39 am

JR8 wrote:
carlsum1986 wrote:

hahahaha JR8 where did Carlsmum come from :lol: :lol: :lol:




Sorry man, it's just how my mind subliminally reads your tag every time. I can't help it :? :)


hahahaha that is something new I have never heard of before..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I couldnt stop laughing lol

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 9:53 am

:lol: :o

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Postby md_ali_naqvi » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:48 pm

Thank you Carlsum and JR8 for your replies.
@JR8, if while applying for LTSVP you are given a 2 month extension on your SVP then that is sheer relief. I don't want to be in a catch 22 situation.

Much Appreciated mate.

Cheerios.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 1:34 pm

md_ali_naqvi wrote:Thank you Carlsum and JR8 for your replies.
@JR8, if while applying for LTSVP you are given a 2 month extension on your SVP then that is sheer relief. I don't want to be in a catch 22 situation.

Much Appreciated mate.

Cheerios.


Maybe I am a bit late to the party, but you need to obtain visa in advance, and you need to visit the local Embassy in India, and get the SVP and then arrive and apply / submit for LTVP with your EPEC

Read up on the ICa site for more info

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Postby md_ali_naqvi » Tue, 04 Jan 2011 1:59 pm

@ ecureilx, Thanks a lot mate, your comments are invaluable and you are not too late to the party. Thats precisely what I am going to do next, just waiting for the EPEC approval letter and then I ll be packing my bags and heading for the Lion city...

Cheers.


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