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Permitted for only one week in Singapore ?

Postby sandqiu » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 8:45 pm

Hello,

Today I was questioned at the immigration upon arriving to Singapore, there were few times where I stayed for nearly a month here. But not the last few times, still, I got questioned what am I doing here and I did not know what to reply

My questions are :
1. What should I answer next time whenever asked what am I doing in Singapore? I stayed for at least 2 weeks everytime and I am actually looking for a job.
My S pass got rejected once and I appealed, which still in process and might take at least 1 more week.

2.Now that I am only allowed for 1 week in Singapore this trip, will the next trip be difficult ? Or even deported ? How to avoid this situation ? I really want to work here, I studied here for my degree.

EDIT : Also, I Have a very different stamp / chop, this is the first time I've got this kind of stamp from Singapore
Can Anyone tell me what does it mean / indicate ?

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Thank you very much for the replies, I appreciate it

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Postby sandqiu » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 8:49 pm

Also my sister and her husband have an HDB here. I am staying here, so I suppose I should not have a problem staying here for a longer period ? Perhaps there are better ways to answer their question to prevent this next time ? Please enlighten me, thank you.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 9:26 pm

The odds are that this will be your last trip here for at least 6 months or longer as ICA are on to you.

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Re: Permitted for only one week in Singapore ?

Postby the lynx » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:10 pm

sandqiu wrote:Hello,

Today I was questioned at the immigration upon arriving to Singapore, there were few times where I stayed for nearly a month here. But not the last few times, still, I got questioned what am I doing here and I did not know what to reply

My questions are :
1. What should I answer next time whenever asked what am I doing in Singapore? I stayed for at least 2 weeks everytime and I am actually looking for a job.
My S pass got rejected once and I appealed, which still in process and might take at least 1 more week.

Well I won't encourage you to lie but saying that you're looking for job won't be favourable either.

2.Now that I am only allowed for 1 week in Singapore this trip, will the next trip be difficult ? Or even deported ? How to avoid this situation ? I really want to work here, I studied here for my degree.

Yes. Like what SMS said, your border crossing pattern has been picked up by ICA already. Uh oh! I can only advise one thing: Better resolve whatever you need to resolve within that one week, and scoot back and then wait until you have green light before coming back here again.

Doesn't concern ICA if your family members are here or not, have HDB or not etc.

Next time, you may be denied entry. But maybe not. Wouldn't gamble if I were you.


Thank you very much for the replies, I appreciate it

Alvin

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:41 pm

Where are you from?

Rule of thumb posted by MS in a previous thread was you need to be out of the country for at least six months every three months you're in it. Of course it's likely interpreted loosely depending on the ICA person's mood and their opinion of you.

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Postby sandqiu » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:24 am

Thanks guys for the replies, I am from Indonesia btw.
I added a picture of the stamp, can anyone provide me some information on the stamp? And whether I should come back to SG anytime soon ? Because I had to find job I can't wait for 6 months or 1 year.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 2:34 am

sandqiu wrote:Thanks guys for the replies, I am from Indonesia btw.
I added a picture of the stamp, can anyone provide me some information on the stamp? And whether I should come back to SG anytime soon ? Because I had to find job I can't wait for 6 months or 1 year.


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Re: Permitted for only one week in Singapore ?

Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:28 am

sandqiu wrote:Hello,

Today I was questioned at the immigration upon arriving to Singapore, there were few times where I stayed for nearly a month here. But not the last few times, still, I got questioned what am I doing here and I did not know what to reply

My questions are :
1. What should I answer next time whenever asked what am I doing in Singapore? I stayed for at least 2 weeks everytime and I am actually looking for a job.
My S pass got rejected once and I appealed, which still in process and might take at least 1 more week.

2.Now that I am only allowed for 1 week in Singapore this trip, will the next trip be difficult ? Or even deported ? How to avoid this situation ? I really want to work here, I studied here for my degree.

EDIT : Also, I Have a very different stamp / chop, this is the first time I've got this kind of stamp from Singapore
Can Anyone tell me what does it mean / indicate ?

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Thank you very much for the replies, I appreciate it

Alvin


I assume you got the stamp after several visits plus after the S-pass appeal. You have been "marked".

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Postby sandqiu » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 2:00 pm

Hello guys

What do you mean by not good
Can I get in without trouble next trip?

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 2:06 pm

sandqiu wrote:Hello guys

What do you mean by not good
Can I get in without trouble next trip?


In literal sense, you will be denied entry if you try to enter in the next trip within X period of months (work out the math yourself, how many cumulative days have you been to Singapore so far?).

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 2:12 pm

sandqiu wrote:Hello guys

What do you mean by not good
Can I get in without trouble next trip?


Possibly not. Here's the most interesting part:

sandqiu wrote:I stayed for at least 2 weeks everytime and I am actually looking for a job.
My S pass got rejected once and I appealed, which still in process and might take at least 1 more week.


How many "2 weeks" that you spent in SG? Since your S-pass is rejected once, well, they have your records. Literally marked.
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Postby sandqiu » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 2:22 pm

Sum up to about 90 days+-
I hv 2 sisters who own house here
2 nephews and 1 niece
Social visit pass is for visiting purpose aren't they
And i thought as long as i stay away from sg for at least 5 days every trip i should be fine ? Also i stayed away for 3 weeks this time
It's subjective to the officer right?
I'm only afraid of the stamp that looks different
Else next trip by air should be fine imo.
Is the stamp really mean im marked or it's just a stamp used for 7 o 14 days permit ?
Sry i asked lots of question but it's really bothering me
Im just hoping my s pass would be approved.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 2:56 pm

It would appear to the immigration officer that you are staying in Singapore without any visible means of support. This could amount to a couple of thoughts, immoral or criminal activities. The fact that you have relatives living here means absolutely nothing unless they can apply for LTVP pass for you.

What was the reason for your S pass rejection? If it said you don't meet the criteria, then making an appeal without any additional or new information will just result in another rejection. I'm afraid you have been marked and you will find yourself forbidden to re-enter Singapore for a period of time (not 5 days, but as I noted before, probably at least 6 months).

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 3:06 pm

sandqiu wrote:Sum up to about 90 days+-
I hv 2 sisters who own house here
2 nephews and 1 niece
Social visit pass is for visiting purpose aren't they


Yes, but did they apply it for you? If not, then you're just an ordinary tourist that has no link with someone who stays in Singapore. How should the immigration know that you have sisters in Singapore if your sisters never tell? :)
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Postby sandqiu » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 3:18 pm

I tried extending for 90 days 3 months ago.
They gave me 1 month only even though my sis sponsored for me.
I'm thinking of renewing my passport since the expiry date is also within 1 year
Im going back to indonesia the day aft tomorrow
Will new passport do me any good? Since it won't have the stamps in it
Though they should be able to check from the database
Not sure if they will do that though
Any idea?

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