Visa Issues WHP - entry possible before IPA?

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Visa Issues WHP - entry possible before IPA?

Post by 12cars » Thu, 17 Jan 2013 8:45 pm

hey guys,

i just got an internship placement in Singapore and the job starts in about two weeks. Personally, that's not a problem, but the ministry of manpower estimates the processing time of the work visa to be about 21days.

So i was wondering if i could maybe enter the country with just a tourist visa and then collect the working holiday pass later on? Or do i need the IPA to enter the country first?

Many thanks for your help

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Jan 2013 8:50 pm

It depends on where you are coming from. If a western country, you can come in on a bog standard SVP (anywhere from 30 to 90 days depending on your country of origin. Some asian countries require visa or the IPA in hand.
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Post by 12cars » Thu, 17 Jan 2013 8:53 pm

Awesome, thanks for the fast reply!

So i could actually use a singaporean address to apply for a WHP-visa?

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Post by beppi » Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:03 pm

But you should under no circumstances start work before you have the WHP. That would be illegal and land you in deep trouble very quickly!

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