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Postby angel00a » Sun, 12 Jun 2011 1:45 pm

Currently I stay in UAE & thinking of shifting to singapore with my 12 yr old son for further education.I do not have any work visa or any other visa.My husband is still working in UAE.Is it possible for my son to get admission in any school with a student visa and a guardian visa for me.Also can you please write in detail wht are the formalities.

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Postby ksl » Sun, 12 Jun 2011 2:59 pm

Yes it is possible to arrange schooling for your son, and you may be granted the permission to stay with him, though you will not be allowed to work, the first year.

Though past experience from Taiwanese family I know is very disappointing, has your son will automatically pick up all the bad language habits, that Singaporeans and other foreigners with children, like myself have to deal with.

I'm British, my wife Chinese and our daughter aged 10, is also having the problem with Singlish language every day which i try without success to ban her speaking the language, which is conversed daily in schools by children. It does effect their exams and is the most appalling, hindrance for all Singapore children to overcome.

Singapore is definitely not the place to study English, as they have very few English native speakers. I would strongly advise against it.

Though my daughter is British, it is quite clear that it is effecting her grammatical English, having dropped from A grade to B, I would really think twice, if you are going to invest money in your sons education, to try and get him in the correct environment. Children are challenged with 2 languages here in Singapore, English and mother tongue, plus Singlish is an obstacle to overcome.

You can check the ICA website, I think you may find it under LTVSP for 1 parent of student
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Postby angel00a » Sun, 12 Jun 2011 6:11 pm

Thanks ksl for your quick reply.Highly appreciated.To get admission in Singapore schools is there any long procedure? Also from where should i begin with?Do have I to find a school which will give a student visa or all schools provide a student visa? Also for my visa how should I proceed? Thanks in advance

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 13 Jun 2011 4:55 am

Try this

http://www.ica.gov.sg/services_centre_o ... pageid=256

and just in case you are still in doubt, the whole transcript below

Eligibility

Any foreigner wishing to pursue full-time studies in Singapore in a CaseTrusted institution that:

is registered with the Ministry of Education (MOE); or

is not required to be registerd with MOE but had obtained permission from the Commissioner, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to submit Student's Pass applications for international students intending to take up its courses; or

is licensed by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) to operate as a Childcare centre.

A foreigner is exempted from applying for a Student's Pass if he/she is a:

Dependant’s Pass holder studying in a Government/ Government-Aided/ Independent school/ Foreign System School/ Kindergarten registered with MOE or Childcare centre licensed by MCYS;

Immigration Exemption Order holder; and

Visitor who has been granted a short term Social Visit Pass at the Singapore Checkpoint and wish to attend a short course that can be completed within the validity of the initial Social Visit Pass granted to him/her at the Singapore Checkpoint or 30 days, whichever is shorter. It must satisfy two other criteria, that are, the course:

Must be a complete module and stand-alone module of its own. Courses with multiple programme modules are excluded from this Student’s Pass exemption scheme; and

Must not involve hands-on practical occupational training and/or industrial attachment which have interaction with walk-in customers or be conducted at premises that are also places of business, e.g. hair salons and beauty salons.

Procedure

a) Approved Private Education Organizations/ Kindergartens registered with MOE/Childcare centres licensed by MCYS

Basic Requirement

To apply for a Student's Pass, applicant must first be accepted by an approved Private Education Organization, a Kindergartens registered with Ministry of Education or a Childcare centre licensed by Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports to pursue an approved full-time course.

With EDB’s launch of the new initiatives under the Education Excellence Framework, from 1 September 2005, all private education organizations will need to be awarded with the CaseTrust for Education to offer school placement for international students. With effect from 1 September 2005, Student's Pass applications will be accepted only if they are for foreign students who are enrolled in a CaseTrusted institution.

For details on the CaseTrust for Education and the list of CaseTrusted institutions, please click here to link up to CASE’s website.

Local Sponsor

A local sponsor is required for the application for a Student's Pass and applicant is required to submit the application through the local sponsor. Applicant's nominated local sponsor must be a Singapore Citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident above the age of 21 years old or the educational institution where applicant intends to study.

Submission of Application

The Student's Pass application must be submitted at least two months and not more than six months from the course commencement date. The completed application form, together with the required documents, can be submitted through the following ways:

a) By dropping in any of the Drop-in Boxes located at:

Information/Queue Ticket Counter
Visitor Services Centre
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
4th Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Singapore 208718

b) By post to:

Visitor Services Centre
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
4th Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, #08-00
Singapore 208718
Attn: Student's Pass II Unit

Note: If the applicant is a People's Republic of China (PRC) national who wishes to pursue a language, commercial, vocational, fine arts course etc at a private education organization in Singapore, the applicant is required to submit the new Student's Pass application through the Singapore Embassy in Beijing. Please note that applications will not be accepted at the Visitor Services Centre, ICA. The Student's Pass application can be submitted to:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore - Beijing
No. 1 Xiu Shui Bei Jie
Jian Guo Men Wai, Chao Yang District
Beijing 100600
People's Republic of China

However, PRC nationals may submit their Student’s Pass applications directly to the Visitor Services Centre, ICA, if:

They intend to study in kindergartens registered with MOE / childcare centres licensed by MCYS;

They intend to take up a full-time course at an approved private education organisation that is awarded Singapore Quality Class for Private Education Organisation SQC(PEO) by SPRING, Singapore;

They are 19 years old and below at the time of applying for a Student’s Pass to attend a full-time course at an approved private education organisation (i.e, they have applied for a Student’s Pass on or before the 19th birthday); or

They intend to take up a full-time university degree (Graduate/Post-Graduate) programme, except for the University of London (UOL) tuition programmes, at an approved private education organisation.

Security Deposit

Where applicable, a security deposit may be required from the local sponsor upon approval of the application. The security deposit is not required from the applicant, unless otherwise stated. The amount of security deposit can be seen in the table below:

Country


Rate per person and Form of Security Deposit

Malaysia and Brunei


Nil

Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand


S$1,000 in the form of a Banker's Guarantee from any established banks in Singapore or Cashier's Order or NETS

People's Republic of China, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar


S$5,000 in the form of a Banker's Guarantee from any established banks in Singapore or Cashier's Order

Others


S$1,500 in the form of a Banker's Guarantee from any established banks in Singapore or Cashier's Order or NETS


Exemption from the requirement to furnish a security deposit:

Malaysians/ Brunei nationals; Holders of valid Dependant’s Pass, long term social visit pass, and work pass; Children of Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents; Foreign students who study in kindergartens registered with MOE / childcare centres licensed by MCYS; Foreign students who attend a full-time course at an approved private education organisation that is awarded Singapore Quality Class for Private Education Organisation, that is, SQC(PEO) by SPRING, Singapore; and Foreign students who pursue a full-time university degree (Graduate/Post-Graduate) programme, except for the University of London (UOL) tuition programmes, at an approved private education organisation.


b) Foreign System Schools

Basic Requirement

To apply for a Student's Pass, applicant must first be accepted by a Foreign System School to pursue an approved full-time course.

Submission of Application

The Student's Pass application must be submitted at least two months from the course commencement date. The completed forms together with supporting documents are to be submitted with queue tickets obtainable at:

Information/Queue Ticket Counter
Visitor Services Centre
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
4th Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Singapore 208718

c) Institutes of Technical Education

Basic Requirement

To apply for a Student's Pass, applicant must first be accepted by an Institute of Technical Education to pursue an approved full-time course.

Local Sponsor

A local sponsor is required for the application for a Student's Pass and applicant is required to submit the application through the local sponsor. Applicant's nominated local sponsor must be a Singapore Citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident above the age of 21 years old or the educational institution where applicant intends to study.

Submission of Application

The Student's Pass application must be submitted at least two months from the course commencement date. The completed forms together with supporting documents are to be submitted with queue tickets obtainable at:

Information/Queue Ticket Counter
Visitor Services Centre
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
4th Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road, Singapore 208718

d) Government/Government-aided/Independent Schools

Basic Requirement

To apply for a Student's Pass, applicant must first be accepted by a Government/Government-Aided/Independent School.

Local Sponsor

A local sponsor is required for the application of a Student’s Pass. The local sponsor must be a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) above the age of 21 years old. Companies/ Organisations are not allowed to act as sponsors.
If any of the applicant’s parents/ step-parents is a SC/ SPR, the Student’s Pass application must be sponsored by the SC/ SPR parent or step-parent.

Security Deposit

Applicant is exempted from the requirement of a security bond and security deposit.

Submission of Application

The application for a Student's Pass must be submitted at least one month before the course commencement date. Applications can be submitted by post or to ICA directly at the following address:

Visitor Services Centre (VSC)
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
ICA Building
4th Storey, Student’s Pass Unit
10 Kallang Road, Singapore 208718

e) Polytechnics and Universities

Basic Requirement

With effect from 01st January 2005, all applications by foreign students for Student’s Passes to pursue courses offered by the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Singapore are to be submitted via the Student’s Pass On-Line Application & Registration (SOLAR) system. A foreigner who has been offered a place as a full-time matriculated student at any of the IHL has to apply for a Student’s Pass electronically via the Internet using the SOLAR system.

The IHLs include National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Insead (Singapore), University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (Singapore), Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Ecole Superieure Des Sciences Economiques Et Commerciales (ESSEC), S.P. Jain Center of Management Singapore, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Singapore and UNSW Asia, The University of New South Wales.

Submission of Application

For electronic submission through the Student's Pass Online Application and Registration (SOLAR) System.

You should have the following documents:

A valid travel document.

A Letter of Offer to take up a course from the Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) in Singapore, which has accepted you.

A notification from the IHL providing you with the information to submit your Student's Pass application electronically.

Note

Applicant and local sponsor will have to furnish additional information and documents whenever necessary.

Please note that all original documents must be presented for verification. Official translations of the documents are required if they are not in the English language.

Please kindly ensure that all forms are duly signed and completed by applicant and the school. Applications with incomplete forms or documents will NOT be accepted for processing.

Where applicable, a security deposit may be required from the local sponsor upon approval of the application. The security deposit is not required from the applicant, unless otherwise stated. Applicants are advised to request for receipt for any payment made to the school.

ICA may share your personal information with other Government agencies to process any applications you have made or to render you a service, so as to serve you in a most efficient and effective way, unless such sharing is prohibited by legislation.
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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 13 Jun 2011 1:44 pm

what's your nationality, if I may ask ??

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Postby angel00a » Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:39 pm

Thanks MS. I had been on this site and still reading it...Upto what age the child can have a guardian as per Singapore regulations.Can you please specify.And ecureilx asked regarding my nationality.Is that really considered when I apply for a guardian visa? I mean like do they give any preference to particular nationality.Please clarify.

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Re: guardian visa for mother

Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 15 Jun 2011 4:20 am

angel00a wrote:Thanks MS. I had been on this site and still reading it...Upto what age the child can have a guardian as per Singapore regulations.Can you please specify.And ecureilx asked regarding my nationality.Is that really considered when I apply for a guardian visa? I mean like do they give any preference to particular nationality.Please clarify.


From my understanding is at school going age which is literally at 7 till 21
I think it is called "study mama pass"
Nationalities I am not aware of this.
Wait for ecureilx for reply
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Postby angel00a » Thu, 16 Jun 2011 7:39 pm

Thanks MS.me too waiting for ecureilx to reply.


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