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Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 9:12 am

JR8 wrote:
ecureilx wrote:Moi is only standing up for W- with a number - W12, W3, W24 :)

Which is NOT in the photo search results .. !!!

:)



Ok find proof your kind of chops exist then :)


I give up :) Nobody who got the Wxx chop is gonna be proud and go around and flaunt it .. ..

I have seen it with my two pretty eyes, W12 and W24, and former had been advised to stay away from Singapore for 12 months and latter for 24 months - and of late, ICA says "please apply permission before coming to Singapore again .. "

So in the meantime, have you seen the words "NFE" in a passport ?

And in a related matter, do you know what the US Embassy does, to those whose visa gets rejected ? :)

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:01 am

ecureilx wrote:
And in a related matter, do you know what the US Embassy does, to those whose visa gets rejected ? :)


I've heard the anecdotes that they stamp "Visa applied for", and the lack of a corresponding visa then implies rejection. I don't know anyone who's ever had their visa rejected to the US, but I know plenty who have been approved recently (wife included). None of them have an "applied for" stamp. Could be an oversight, or it could be an embassy by embassy basis. I'll admit my passport has a stamp that I applied for more passport pages in it :P


ecureilx wrote:I have seen it with my two pretty eyes, W12 and W24, and former had been advised to stay away from Singapore for 12 months and latter for 24 months - and of late, ICA says "please apply permission before coming to Singapore again .. "


I don't get why, when they could just silently track it in their computer system, or via biometrics. It's very easy to get new passports in most countries. Hell, even the US will give you a second concurrent passport for the explicit reason of concealing entry stamps from different countries. (e.g., one passport for Israel, one for everywhere else)

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:27 am

zzm9980 wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
And in a related matter, do you know what the US Embassy does, to those whose visa gets rejected ? :)


I've heard the anecdotes that they stamp "Visa applied for", and the lack of a corresponding visa then implies rejection. I don't know anyone who's ever had their visa rejected to the US, but I know plenty who have been approved recently (wife included). None of them have an "applied for" stamp. Could be an oversight, or it could be an embassy by embassy basis. I'll admit my passport has a stamp that I applied for more passport pages in it :P


Not gonna wade in there any more :)

ecureilx wrote:I have seen it with my two pretty eyes, W12 and W24, and former had been advised to stay away from Singapore for 12 months and latter for 24 months - and of late, ICA says "please apply permission before coming to Singapore again .. "


I don't get why, when they could just silently track it in their computer system, or via biometrics. It's very easy to get new passports in most countries. Hell, even the US will give you a second concurrent passport for the explicit reason of concealing entry stamps from different countries. (e.g., one passport for Israel, one for everywhere else)



See, once when I got NFE written on my passport, on one of my visa extension runs, the Malaysian guy kept staring at the page and walked over to his supervisor and then came back and asked me few more questions .. before allowing me in .. though I had a valid multiple entry visa for Malaysia (yah, I get 12 months Multiple entry visa for Malaysia, and arrival visa for Singapore.. )

From what I know - those little markers are for 'others'

Oh, well, immigration in Singapore is strict, but that doesn't deter a few who can still sneak in .. hence the current practice of fingerpringing all those who get denied entry based on travel pattern ..

Oh, by the way, did you notice that the ICA guys write down the flight ticket numbers in the White card sometimes - why would they do that, instead of keying into their system ? :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 1:37 pm

ecureilx wrote:Oh, by the way, did you notice that the ICA guys write down the flight ticket numbers in the White card sometimes - why would they do that, instead of keying into their system ? :)


They probably do both. The one in your DM/EM card is to let you know that they know?

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 01 Aug 2012 5:40 pm

ecureilx wrote:
JR8 wrote:
ecureilx wrote:Moi is only standing up for W- with a number - W12, W3, W24 :)
Which is NOT in the photo search results .. !!!
:)


Ok find proof your kind of chops exist then :)


I give up :) Nobody who got the Wxx chop is gonna be proud and go around and flaunt it .. ..

What not even anonymously via Google Image search? I think you are clutching at straws young man.


I have seen it with my two pretty eyes, W12 and W24, and former had been advised to stay away from Singapore for 12 months and latter for 24 months - and of late, ICA says "please apply permission before coming to Singapore again .. "

So in the meantime, have you seen the words "NFE" in a passport ?

Nope

And in a related matter, do you know what the US Embassy does, to those whose visa gets rejected ? :)

What is this, 20 questions?
Well they chop you with 'Application Received dd mm yyyy'... with rejection I've no idea..




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