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Student Pass for Kindergarten was rejected

Postby baboonz » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:19 pm

Hello,

I just found out that my son's student pass application to enter Nursery 1 has been rejected. According to ICA, they don't give out student pass for students who are not yet 4 years old. However, this rule was not stated anywhere else. Even the school was unaware that such rule exists.

Has anybody heard of such rule before? Should I try to appeal my case?

I don't hold any passes at the moment. However, I grew up in Singapore and went to school there for primary and secondary. My son was also born in Singapore. Currently, I own a property in Singapore and the plan was for me to apply for a long term visit pass should the student pass was approved. ICA allows either the mother or grandmother to apply for long term visit pass while the child is under student pass.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:35 pm

Wait until your child is more than 4 years old. How complicated is that?

Sounds like you a running a scam anyway... enroll your child so that you can get a LTVP.

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Postby baboonz » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:45 pm

Strong Eagle,

Unfortunately getting into a school that you want for your child is not easy. I am sure you are aware of that. Right now, my son is accepted to a good school that is closed to our home. I think it would be wasteful to lose this opportunity.

About the LTVP.... since I plan to take care of my son, hence, I will need to be by his side. Hence, it is natural that I have to apply for a LTVP so that I can accompany him and be his guardian. There's no scamming on this part!!

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:47 pm

I'm confused. Neither of you are SGn, and apparently neither of you live here, but you're applying to local schools. On what basis?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:47 pm

Where to you live now?

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:49 pm

If it smells like a bad kipper...

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Postby baboonz » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:57 pm

JR8,

according to the rules, any foreigner can enroll their children to any school in SG. I plan for my son to be educated there.... hence, we do have a plan to live in SG.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:30 pm

baboonz wrote:JR8,

according to the rules, any foreigner can enroll their children to any school in SG. I plan for my son to be educated there.... hence, we do have a plan to live in SG.

Thanks!


I'm sorry... but any sane person can see that your entire plan is to find a way to gain legal residence in Singapore. I predict that it doesn't matter how old your child is... it aint gonna happen... else, there would be a tidal wave of nursery school applications.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:34 pm

It's like when Glenn Close is reaching for the ice-pick. Psycho but ultimately going nowhere.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:17 am

baboonz wrote:JR8,

according to the rules, any foreigner can enroll their children to any school in SG. I plan for my son to be educated there.... hence, we do have a plan to live in SG.

Thanks!


What are your plans for supporting yourself? The gahmen is concerned about people that show up but don't make any money to support themselves. As you noted, IF this worked, what would be your income stream?

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Postby baboonz » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 8:19 am

Strong eagle,

My nieces are already in SG studying and both parents are neither citizen, PR, nor any pass holder.

Of course I have to gain a legal status in SG while my son is studying there. Nobody wants to be caught and fined for illegally overstaying. Besides, the LTVP is not for forever. It only lasts for the time your kid is in school. After that, it's done.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 8:27 am

Strong Eagle wrote:What are your plans for supporting yourself?


Since OP said she already owns property here, I'm guessing fleecing the citizens of Malaysia, Indonesia, PRC, Philippines, etc...

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 8:29 am

baboonz wrote:Strong eagle,

My nieces are already in SG studying and both parents are neither citizen, PR, nor any pass holder.

Of course I have to gain a legal status in SG while my son is studying there. Nobody wants to be caught and fined for illegally overstaying. Besides, the LTVP is not for forever. It only lasts for the time your kid is in school. After that, it's done.

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Baboonz,

Be aware that your profile matches that of someone attempting to exploit immigration rules. Said rules require your child to be four, so you have no other choice but to wait. Nothing can be done unless you can find employment here, or have enough cash lying around (eight figures +) to go straight to PR.

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Postby baboonz » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 8:58 am

Exploit immigration rules? All i am trying to find out is whether such the 4 years old rule exists and not be critized about my actions. The reason I brought it up in this forum is that the 4 years old rule thing cannot be found anywhere. I have browse through the entire ICA website and there was no mention about it. I meant no harm and I have no intention to exploit or critize the immigration rules. I would really appreciate if all of you stop thinking negatively.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 24 Oct 2012 9:13 am

Here's the thing: Singapore is crowded and right now, the easiest ones to blame for problems associated with crowding are us foreigners. And admittedly, a lot of those foreigners are leeching off the country. Like what zzm said, your profile is within the ballpark of those people. We're not saying you are (and we can't blame you for being defensive about it) but aside from looking out for our own interest, we also do what we can for Singapore's general populace as well.

Sure, you may disagree with how some people here do it--and I agree, some approaches do leave much to be desired. But think of it from our point of view as well. We just want to do the right thing and inevitably, there will be disagreements on what we and other people see as what's right.


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