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Flyi in and out on Short Visit pass but with Work Exempt?

Postby Sputnik76 » Thu, 10 May 2012 9:01 pm

Can anyone advise me please?

I need to fly in and out of Singapore - perhaps 3 or 4 trips of less than 60-90 days each. I assume I can do this on Short Term Visit pass? The clock is reset each time I leave the county?

I will be doing some work on a short term assignment which qualifies under the Work Pass Exemption but I don't know if this has to be renewed each time or even if I have to apply for this exemption somehow?

Appreciate any advice.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 10 May 2012 9:30 pm

What you're talking about is trying to exploit the rules. If ICA catches you (and they're pretty good at this) you could face some serious consequences. From being temporarily denied entry to caning.

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Postby Sputnik76 » Thu, 10 May 2012 9:34 pm

Not trying to exploit the rules - just trying to abide by them.

I am doing some specialist temporary project work for a company in Singapore but it is too complicated for them to sponsor me for a work pass - especially as the work is temporary and will be completed by the end of the year. I am not a limited company in Singapore so cannot sponsor myself.

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Re: Flyi in and out on Short Visit pass but with Work Exempt

Postby JR8 » Thu, 10 May 2012 10:09 pm

Sputnik76 wrote:I need to fly in and out of Singapore - perhaps 3 or 4 trips of less than 60-90 days each. I assume I can do this on Short Term Visit pass? The clock is reset each time I leave the county?


The clock is 'reset', but at the same time your pattern of visits creates a profile which ICA will look at each time you seek to re-enter the country. ICA will make a judgment based upon many factors including your nationality, whether you returned to your home country between visits to SG, how long you were out of the country, where you declare you are staying, and so on. Ultimately there is no published decision tree, but we are aware of things that have caused people to run into trouble previously, like as an extreme de facto attempting to live in SG by doing day-trip border-runs on SVPs.


I will be doing some work on a short term assignment which qualifies under the Work Pass Exemption but I don't know if this has to be renewed each time or even if I have to apply for this exemption somehow?

I think a good starting point might be gathering some more information on this WPE scheme. For starters why not do a search on it using the Search buttons at the upper right?


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 May 2012 12:24 am

Unless you fall into one of the categories listed on the MOM site below, you can forget the Work Permit Extension. Additionally it has to be less than 60 days maximum and before engaging in these activities, they are required to submit an e-Notification to inform Ministry of Manpower. I think you will find that it is not less than 60 days on each instance but a total of 60 maximum. I cannot find clarification, but it would be the obvious ruling. Else EP/WP would be a unnecessary item as every two months they could take 5 days off in Malaysia and not need to have a work pass at all.

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Postby Sputnik76 » Fri, 11 May 2012 12:44 am

We definitely fall into the category for Work Permit Exclusion.


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