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Long term visit pass rejected. what to do for longer stay

Postby vinothkanna » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 6:41 pm

I applied for long term visit pass as I am looking for a job in Singapore and it has got rejected. I was given a white card in case if the status has not been announced to use.
Can I use this card to apply for a visa? can I get longer at least for 3 months stay if I apply using the disembark card now?
Please advice soon. My pass is expiring in few days. help please.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 7:11 pm

vinothkanna wrote:I applied for long term visit pass as I am looking for a job in Singapore and it has got rejected.

Do you mean to say that you had an EPEC, and when you went to apply for the LTVP to be issued the application was rejected?

I was given a white card in case if the status has not been announced to use.
Can I use this card to apply for a visa?
can I get longer at least for 3 months stay if I apply using the disembark card now?

Do you mean that you are on a tourist visa (SVP)?

The 'disembark card' does not in itself entitle you to a visa, say an LTVP, it is simply a record of the current visa that you have in your passport.


Please advice soon. My pass is expiring in few days. help please.

Have you looked on the ICA site, and checked whether you are eligible to make a one-time e-extension (i.e. online application to extend your current tourist visa)?

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Postby vinothkanna » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 7:16 pm

I was in LTVP already. But it is getting expired this december. So ICA asked me to apply a new application in IHL scheme. So the new application has got rejected recently. I am having few interviews in coming days. But my LTVP expires. I need to stay in Singapore for few months. What can I do? Somebody please help!

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Postby vinothkanna » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 7:19 pm

JR8 wrote:
vinothkanna wrote:I applied for long term visit pass as I am looking for a job in Singapore and it has got rejected.

Do you mean to say that you had an EPEC, and when you went to apply for the LTVP to be issued the application was rejected?

I was given a white card in case if the status has not been announced to use.
Can I use this card to apply for a visa?
can I get longer at least for 3 months stay if I apply using the disembark card now?

Do you mean that you are on a tourist visa (SVP)?

The 'disembark card' does not in itself entitle you to a visa, say an LTVP, it is simply a record of the current visa that you have in your passport.


Please advice soon. My pass is expiring in few days. help please.

Have you looked on the ICA site, and checked whether you are eligible to make a one-time e-extension (i.e. online application to extend your current tourist visa)?

I was in LTVP (IHL scheme) already. But it is getting expired this december. So ICA asked me to apply a new application in IHL scheme. So the new application has got rejected recently. I am having few interviews in coming days. But my LTVP expires. I need to stay in Singapore for few months. What can I do? Somebody please help!

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 7:32 pm

I don't know anything about this 'IHL scheme', but there will be others here that do. So I better leave this for them to reply to.

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Postby vinothkanna » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 7:41 pm

It is not about IHL scheme. It has got rejected. Now I want to know what kind of visa I can get to stay in Singapore. Because I have interviews in the following weeks. I cant afford to go back home and come again. So Please help me its very urgent.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 8:43 pm

If you have been tried by ICA and found wanting, you are wasting your time. There is no LEGAL way to stay here. And the penalties for overstaying tend to be a bit harsh (deliberately - so as to discourage people from doing it - it's called caning). My suggestion? If you have been here on an LTVP (you didn't say how long the initial one was for) and an extension has already been rejected, sadly I have to say, give it up. Go home. Singapore doesn't want you. Simple, blunt, but probably true.

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Postby vinothkanna » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 8:48 pm

Hi, is it possible to get any short stay for around a month here? Because I am having interviews. Though my LTVP expires only on 7th December. PS. Don't be rude. I always follow the law and order.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:12 pm

Now I understand WHY you don't have a job yet. Go back and read my last post. Again.

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Postby vinothkanna » Sat, 03 Dec 2011 7:55 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Now I understand WHY you don't have a job yet. Go back and read my last post. Again.
I think I did not make the question clear. My LTVP expires on 7th December. I believe we need to submit the LTVP card and get a short stay from ICA. I want to know how long it is. Because my interview schedules are over the weeks. I wish I could get a proper reply.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Sat, 03 Dec 2011 8:07 am

vinothkanna wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Now I understand WHY you don't have a job yet. Go back and read my last post. Again.
I think I did not make the question clear. My LTVP expires on 7th December. I believe we need to submit the LTVP card and get a short stay from ICA. I want to know how long it is. Because my interview schedules are over the weeks. I wish I could get a proper reply.


IHL scheme does not get LTSVP instead Student Pass. You confuse yourself BIG TIME. Am I right on this. Which institute are you from and have you graduated or NOT ? To change from Student Pass to LTSVP you need to apply subject to ICA requirement. You will get a six month of ONE Year LTSVP if you are from the approved institution. If your LTSVP expires prior to your job interviews, show proof of the interview dates to ICA, you MAY get a month or even three month SVP.
Does this answer your question?
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Postby vinothkanna » Sat, 03 Dec 2011 8:35 am

Mad Scientist wrote:
vinothkanna wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Now I understand WHY you don't have a job yet. Go back and read my last post. Again.
I think I did not make the question clear. My LTVP expires on 7th December. I believe we need to submit the LTVP card and get a short stay from ICA. I want to know how long it is. Because my interview schedules are over the weeks. I wish I could get a proper reply.


IHL scheme does not get LTSVP instead Student Pass. You confuse yourself BIG TIME. Am I right on this. Which institute are you from and have you graduated or NOT ? To change from Student Pass to LTSVP you need to apply subject to ICA requirement. You will get a six month of ONE Year LTSVP if you are from the approved institution. If your LTSVP expires prior to your job interviews, show proof of the interview dates to ICA, you MAY get a month or even three month SVP.
Does this answer your question?

Sorry for not being clear to you.
I graduated from NTU. I changed my student's pass to long term visit pass through Institute of Higher learning scheme and it expires on 7dec. So I called up ICA. They told me to make a new application as IHL is not extendable. So I did and I am unfortunate to make it. Now I need to return my current long term visit pass and get some stay on the passport. I am not sure how long. Am I clear now?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Sat, 03 Dec 2011 10:17 am

So I am right then. The only way is to apply Social Visit Pass and request for 90 days. You will likely get 30 days but your max is 90 days for the One Year Period. Submit proof of job interviews to support your request. You are the last stretch if this fails, prepare to go back home.
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Postby msabd1 » Sat, 16 Nov 2013 1:05 am

I am in the same situation. I just re-applied for LTVP under IHL scheme and now ICA is asking me to come down to submit documents .. but they are all full and it is 5 days before my 30 day SVP expires ( I got 30 days after I cancelled my old Long Term Pass).

Any idea whether ICA's reply asking me to submit documents is a sign that they are considering my application? Or is it just a computer generated reply? I am worried because LTVP under IHL scheme is supposed to be non-renewable but when I called ICA, they asked me to re-apply and try my luck. I am wondering if them asking me to submit documents is a positive sign?


Thank you so much and I hope someone can share his or her insight!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 16 Nov 2013 6:51 am

It is what it is. A request to see documents. No, it's not usually a computer generated letter, and yes, I'd suggest standing in line all day if that's what it takes. Provided you sincerely want/need the LTVP, that is.


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