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Impact of leaving / returning on your 90 day visitors pass?

Postby Goldy740 » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:43 am

Hi all,

I am out here looking for work and i have a 90 day pass which started on the 1st of august. my parents are coming out here in september and i am going to go with them to bali for 5 days. when i come back through immigration will i still be on the same pass (i.e. it'll end around the1st october)?

is there any way they might grant me a new one to start from 90 days all over again? I know it seems unlikely but they have already done this - i originally came out to singapore in june for a week and then went to perth for 2 months, I came back to singapore on the 1st of august which is when i got the current 90 day visitors pass.

wondering whether the easiest way of giving yourself more time out here is simply to leave the country for a few days and then re-enter. something tells me this won't continue to work... hopefully i'll have a job soon so won't have to worry.

many thanks for any advice

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:43 am

You'll get a new 90 days. However do note that the more often you do this and/or the more suspicions you raise with ICA, you're liable to be denied entry eventually.

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:52 am

That means OP has to apply again? Cause I thought 1 month is the default duration.

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Postby Goldy740 » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:55 pm

i was told i would get 30 days when i came back for a second time but i have been given 90 days. i am concerned that if i go and come back they might give me 30 days therefore shortening may stay here

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 2:35 pm

v4jr4 wrote:That means OP has to apply again? Cause I thought 1 month is the default duration.


There is no "applying". You show up and they chop your passport. The 'default' duration is based on where you're from, but is entirely at the whim of the ICA agent at the border.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 2:39 pm

Goldy740 wrote:i was told i would get 30 days when i came back for a second time but i have been given 90 days. i am concerned that if i go and come back they might give me 30 days therefore shortening may stay here


As mentioned above, they may 'default' to 90 days, but quite often you'll get less time or sometimes even rejected if they feel you're abusing the system. There are no published guidelines on this, and it is entirely at ICA's whim. Just assume that the risk of not receiving a 90-day SVP increases the more often you enter Singapore without spending a reasonable amount of time outside of it.

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Postby durain » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 6:57 pm

the "default" is usually 90 days at the airport and 30 days at the causeway. please note the default is not absolute!


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