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Looking forward to enter SG in coming days. Suggest me!

Postby gopilog » Thu, 10 May 2012 2:46 pm

Hello expats,
I am a software enginner working in chennai with 5+yrs exp in dot net technology and have plans to move to singapore to get a best oppurtunity due to financial and personal reason. its a first time for me to arrive singapore. I dont know nobody in sg. Could you please suggest me about the following questions which ll be helpfull for my life


1. Can I get the Visitor Pass for 89 days in the airport campus itself?

2. Where do i get a normal accomadation in a moderate rate once I get out from the airport? can you mention the places where I can get the HBD?

3. Is it possible to get a job by follow the classifieds only since I have referred the thread in the forum and people suggested as to read the classifieds.

4. Planning to bring S$2500. Is this money ok for a single spending this amount for all needs for a month in sg? Hope I get a job in a month

5. What ll be your personal suggestion if you have any about an idea to take me forward?

Hope I get a best suggestion from you guys. Thanks in advance :)
Gopi

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 10 May 2012 3:43 pm

I ought to just let revhappy or singaporeflyer answer this one as you ain't gonna like what I'm gonna say.

gopilog wrote:Hello expats,
I am a software enginner working in chennai with 5+yrs exp in dot net technology and have plans to move to singapore to get a best oppurtunity due to financial and personal reason. its a first time for me to arrive singapore. I dont know nobody in sg. Could you please suggest me about the following questions which ll be helpfull for my life


1. Can I get the Visitor Pass for 89 days in the airport campus itself?

No.

2. Where do i get a normal accomadation in a moderate rate once I get out from the airport? can you mention the places where I can get the HBD?

Normal is a relative term. You cannot rent anything EXCEPT a hotel/hostel/serviced apt without a residency permit (S/EP/PEP/DP or LTVP with at least 6 months duration) Cheap (not normal) hotel will cost you $50-80/night ($1500~2400/mo)


3. Is it possible to get a job by follow the classifieds only since I have referred the thread in the forum and people suggested as to read the classifieds.

Possible. But not very probable.

4. Planning to bring S$2500. Is this money ok for a single spending this amount for all needs for a month in sg? Hope I get a job in a month

I'd say it's about one half of what you may need. What are you going to do if you get a job offer 3 days before your visa is up? It may take from 3 days to 3 weeks to get a pass approved OR rejected. An appeal can take up to 3 more weeks.


5. What ll be your personal suggestion if you have any about an idea to take me forward?

I'll refrain from answering that.

Hope I get a best suggestion from you guys. Thanks in advance :)

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Postby beppi » Thu, 10 May 2012 4:06 pm

Finding a reasonable job within just a month is very unlikely.
After finding the job, it also takes time (up to a month or more) to get the EP (work visa) approved, and since most employers pay at the end of a month you should have enough money to survive three months, two of them in (expensive) temporary accommodation as you are not allowed to stay elsewhere without EP, plus the deposit (usually one month rent) and first month rent for your permanent accommodation.
To put a number to all this: In the best (i.e. cheapest and fastest) case, you'll need S$7000 before your first salary comes in. I personally wouldn't want to come with less than S$10000, so I could extend the job seach for a month and still have money for a flight back home if all else fails.

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 10 May 2012 4:35 pm

for a month?..with 2.5k?..just stay where you are.

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Postby gopilog » Thu, 10 May 2012 6:26 pm

Thank you one and all guys. So Its not easy to migrate to there unless one is a millionaire/having work already :o. I got a better idea now after reading your posts. Sure I ll be active in this forum whenever I need an assistance for my migration to SG.

I keep your valuable suggestions before moving to SG :)
Gopi

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 10 May 2012 9:16 pm

You may try to come to Singapore to look for jobs but you have to be VERY prepared that your visa may run out even before you can secure a pass, and doing visa run is what we frown upon.

Try securing a job from where you are, and move only after they successfully apply the pass for you.

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Postby AndyWillie » Fri, 11 May 2012 1:15 pm

You're not going to get very far with $2500. Most companies take 2-3 weeks to get back to applicants..just staying in a hotel alone is going to wipe out your budget. 8-)


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