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can re-enter Singapore on last day of multi enty social visa

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 17 Apr 2011 6:13 pm

revhappy wrote:Haha.. I remember him asking me when I am coming back and I replied to him "today itself" all I needed was half an hour to get to the next petrol bunk and turn back, but he gave me a 30 days stamping and also told me get the visa renewed soon. :)


So, you are the petrol tourist ?? :D :D

Did you have 3/4 in your tank when going out of SIN ??? :-? :-?

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Postby revhappy » Sun, 17 Apr 2011 6:35 pm

ecureilx wrote:
revhappy wrote:Haha.. I remember him asking me when I am coming back and I replied to him "today itself" all I needed was half an hour to get to the next petrol bunk and turn back, but he gave me a 30 days stamping and also told me get the visa renewed soon. :)


So, you are the petrol tourist ?? :D :D

Did you have 3/4 in your tank when going out of SIN ??? :-? :-?


Yeah I am only a petrol tourist. Unlike, my other local friends here who are also makan and ciggie tourists. Hehe

BTW, the 3/4th tank rule is only for cars, buddy. For bikes thats not applicable.

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 17 Apr 2011 6:54 pm

revhappy wrote:BTW, the 3/4th tank rule is only for cars, buddy. For bikes thats not applicable.


Well, I don't ride, so didn't know .. thanks for the info :D :D

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Postby sujji » Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:28 am

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your kind replies.

From your replies I can conclude the answer for my question, but still some thing was itching me so I went to ICA to get information.

I asked about this to an officer there, she said that we can re-enter Singapore even on the day of multiple entry visa expiry date and we will be given 15days or 30days valid stay (the number of days is decided by the immigration officer).

And also i enquired about the visa extension that is extending the visa and then go out and come back to Singapore. She said this will not work, because the visa extension is only for extending our continuous stay in Singapore, if we leave the Singapore the visa extension will become void. So it apparently shows that the expiry date in the multiple entry visa is the only one decides whether we can enter in Singapore or not and the immigration officer is the one decide how many days we can stay in Singapore per visit

Thanks,

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:38 am

sujji wrote:I asked about this to an officer there, she said that we can re-enter Singapore even on the day of multiple entry visa expiry date and we will be given 15days or 30days valid stay (the number of days is decided by the immigration officer).


Only two words :D :D

Caveat emptor !!!

I believe the officer has confused your request with on-arrival-visa.

ME states 'permitted to entry and stay for 14 days/21 days/30 days" and not decided by the officer .. :( :( Unless Singapore has changed the visa process suddenly ..

Sorry - I am gonna retract my neck in ..

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Postby revhappy » Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:39 pm

ecureilx wrote:
sujji wrote:I asked about this to an officer there, she said that we can re-enter Singapore even on the day of multiple entry visa expiry date and we will be given 15days or 30days valid stay (the number of days is decided by the immigration officer).


Only two words :D :D

Caveat emptor !!!

I believe the officer has confused your request with on-arrival-visa.

ME states 'permitted to entry and stay for 14 days/21 days/30 days" and not decided by the officer .. :( :( Unless Singapore has changed the visa process suddenly ..

Sorry - I am gonna retract my neck in ..


Ecureilx(phew! what a spelling)

2 officers can't get confused on the same thing. I had got the exact same information when I had called up ICA and I had given her the VISA number and she looked it up and then told me that its the ME visa and its expiry date is only relevant for the date of entry and nothing to do with the actual duration stay. The traveller will get a 30 days visa stamped on the passport.

Another info for you. If the traveller applies for the visa from India through a travel agent then every entry, the traveller will be given a 15 days stay visa. If a local contact applies for the Visa from Singapore, then the traveller will get a 30 days stamping per visit.

Dont even bring the "Visa on arrival" into picture, because the officers know that we are talking about "Indians", so there is no scope for any confusion

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 19 Apr 2011 1:30 pm

revhappy wrote:Ecureilx(phew! what a spelling)


May sound disgusting, but a bit of twist of french means something .. else .. and nicer .. :D

Dont even bring the "Visa on arrival" into picture, because the officers know that we are talking about "Indians", so there is no scope for any confusion


Me no Indian, so that discounts me ...

Anyway, as you say, two officers can't be wrong :D :D

over and out ...

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Postby revhappy » Mon, 13 Jun 2011 5:20 pm

Just to update everyone, my mother in law was able to enter Singapore and was stamped a 30 days visa on her passport inspite of the fact that her e-visa applied via a PR local contact, expires like in the next 5 days.

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Postby FaeLLe » Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:22 pm

revhappy wrote:Another info for you. If the traveller applies for the visa from India through a travel agent then every entry, the traveller will be given a 15 days stay visa. If a local contact applies for the Visa from Singapore, then the traveller will get a 30 days stamping per visit.


No sir, my wife and her parents are Indian citizens.

They applied for a ME visa from India and got a 30 day on entry.

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Postby revhappy » Fri, 17 Jun 2011 4:50 pm

FaeLLe wrote:
revhappy wrote:Another info for you. If the traveller applies for the visa from India through a travel agent then every entry, the traveller will be given a 15 days stay visa. If a local contact applies for the Visa from Singapore, then the traveller will get a 30 days stamping per visit.


No sir, my wife and her parents are Indian citizens.

They applied for a ME visa from India and got a 30 day on entry.


Yeah, you are right. My relatives too who had come from India, by applying ME visa from there, got a 30 days visa too. Maybe earlier it used to be 15 days, as that is what I heard from most people.

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visa through local contact

Postby tzkal » Sun, 19 Jun 2011 6:57 pm

Does anyone know if it really takes a 1 month to get a visa approved through a local contact? My brother is an indian passport holder vising form the US and I want to ask a collegue that is a Singapore citizen to help me apply for a ME visa for him online through SAVE. However he is arriving mid-July so not sure if we have enough time?

Any advice is appreciated! Thnx...

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Postby FaeLLe » Sun, 19 Jun 2011 8:04 pm

tzkal wrote:Does anyone know if it really takes a 1 month to get a visa approved through a local contact? My brother is an indian passport holder vising form the US and I want to ask a collegue that is a Singapore citizen to help me apply for a ME visa for him online through SAVE. However he is arriving mid-July so not sure if we have enough time?

Any advice is appreciated! Thnx...


Could take between 24 to 48 hrs to one week.
Apply before or on Monday morning.

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Postby azp123 » Tue, 05 Jul 2011 7:10 pm

From my personal experience with my in-laws few years back -what revhappy said is true. We went to Bintan and came back the last day of the visa and was stamped with 30 days stay on the passport.

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Extension of shore term visa

Postby smarty » Tue, 18 Oct 2011 3:19 pm

I am new to this forum. Have a query re my parents visa who are here on short term visit. They came on sep 7th with a two months visa applied through my local contact a - Pr here. I extended their visa online for another month till nov 7th. If they travel out of Singapore for 2 or 3 days before their visa expires, vl they get a stamp of another month on their passport? Please help if anybody have an experience. Thx in advance.

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Re: Extension of shore term visa

Postby Saint » Tue, 18 Oct 2011 4:03 pm

smarty wrote:I am new to this forum. Have a query re my parents visa who are here on short term visit. They came on sep 7th with a two months visa applied through my local contact a - Pr here. I extended their visa online for another month till nov 7th. If they travel out of Singapore for 2 or 3 days before their visa expires, vl they get a stamp of another month on their passport? Please help if anybody have an experience. Thx in advance.


Only one extension is allowed which you've already taken. If you are considering doing the JB visa run alarm bells will ring with immigration as soon as they come back in. They will probably just give them a stamp until original visa, 7th Nov, and their cards will be mark for future reference.


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