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How many short-term Visit Pass can apply in a year?

Post by kkboy1 » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 2:27 pm

My foreign girlfriend have already come to singapore on visit pass this feburary and return on march. When I try to apply for her again this june, it is rejected. How long I need to wait for another application

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 2:45 pm

When they get wise to the ruse, she might get banned altogether or made to stay out for a minimum of 6 months before returning. This especially so, if her address is not a hotel. Dead giveaway to immigration.
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Post by kkboy1 » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 3:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:When they get wise to the ruse, she might get banned altogether or made to stay out for a minimum of 6 months before returning. This especially so, if her address is not a hotel. Dead giveaway to immigration.
Which means that I cannot apply for her this year?

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 09 Jul 2011 7:37 pm

Why don't you go and visit her instead?

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Post by Mad Scientist » Sun, 10 Jul 2011 3:20 am

kkboy1 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:When they get wise to the ruse, she might get banned altogether or made to stay out for a minimum of 6 months before returning. This especially so, if her address is not a hotel. Dead giveaway to immigration.
Which means that I cannot apply for her this year?
Where is your gf from ?
Are you a Sger or PR ?
Do you earn more than $2.5K
Has she work in SG before and under what pass ?
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Post by Venomrush » Sun, 10 Jul 2011 5:00 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:When they get wise to the ruse, she might get banned altogether or made to stay out for a minimum of 6 months before returning. This especially so, if her address is not a hotel. Dead giveaway to immigration.
I've never heard of this. Please clarify as it's quite fussy what you're saying.

So a person cannot re-enter the country too many times in a course of 6 months if he/she does not use a hotel address?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:22 pm

First of all, it's against the law to rent to anybody unless the renter has some sort of "residency" here. e.g., Student Pass, Work Permit, Employment Pass, Dependent Pass, etc. A Social Visit Pass is not a residency pass. So. Therefore nobody entering Singapore, unless staying with relatives, would be, in practice, staying at a place which is listed as a private residence. Ergo, your address while staying in Singapore needs to be a commercial address.

This is generally not payed that much attention to, but after a couple of trips here, then ICA starts looking deeper as a person coming back over and over again in a short span of time is either trying to circumvent residency laws, working illegally, or co-habitating illegally with somebody here. ICA is not stupid. The average tourist stay in Singapore is only 3.5 days.

Foreigners think that Singapore is stupid. The one's that are stupid are those who try to pull the wool over the eyes of the gahmen here. Eventually, they get bitten in the butt and banished for a period of time.

Oh, just because you haven't hear of something, does not mean it doesn't exist. Fussy? I'd say it's just good observation. It only becomes fussy when you or someone you know gets caught trying to pull a fast one.

Even the hotel address can get you in trouble if you are an Asian girl and the address is in Geylang. :o
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