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Enquiry on Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) Requirements

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Re: Enquiry on Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) Requirements

Postby hahnhahnhahn » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:54 pm

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hahnhahnhahn wrote:Master in Divinity.

Does this really exist?!?


Of course.. If not I would be lying here man... -_-

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Postby hahnhahnhahn » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:59 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:hahnhahnhahn,

Which part did you not understand?


I only have 2 doubts here (in my reply to fliperz)

1) During these 6-8 weeks of waiting, do you think it is advisable for us to go back to her home in China and conduct our customary marriage and come back again? Or should we stay and wait in SG throughout until the approval or result is out?
2) During our application for LTVP, does she need to have a return ticket to China? Cannot remember which one but I read from a thread here saying that ICA requires the applicant to have a return ticket ready, just in case the LTVP is not approve. Is this true? What if the LTVP is being approved, the air ticket go to waste? I don't mind wasting that few hundred bucks as long as she gets the LTVP.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:37 pm

Yes she needs a return trip ticket. Usually is will cost your around $150 if the rtn is canceled. cheap considering your whole future may well depend on it.

Depending on your finances as to whether or not it would be best to stay here or go home and await further info. I believe I'd go home if it is easy and not to much times involved to get a new visa to return to Singapore at short notice.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 9:05 am

It is a course in theological seminary --> Christian studies.

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Postby hahnhahnhahn » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yes she needs a return trip ticket. Usually is will cost your around $150 if the rtn is canceled. cheap considering your whole future may well depend on it.

Depending on your finances as to whether or not it would be best to stay here or go home and await further info. I believe I'd go home if it is easy and not to much times involved to get a new visa to return to Singapore at short notice.


Thanks sundaymorningstaple...

Allow me to query further on these 2 questions which are not explicitly stated on ICA website. Because ICA didn't state it clearly, I will also make a trip down and check with ICA this Sat. Pardon me for being naggy/windy/nosy here..

(Assuming we want to stay put in SG until the LTVP result comes out) For the return ticket, how will I know which date she needs to buy and return home if the LTVP is not approve? I mean ICA will need time to process the application which may take up to 6-8weeks. Does this means that prior to our application for LTVP, she needs to have a return ticket ready (but doesn't know when to return)? I'm not concern about that few hundred bucks but is concern about the date of the return ticket. Or is it during the date when the LTVP result is out, until the last day of her extended valid Visit Pass date, she will then have to buy return home air tickets within this limited period?

Secondly, in ICA website under Important Information to Note:
"The applicant and the local sponsor may be requested to turn up for an interview." From this statement, I guess ICA may call us up anytime if they want. To play safe, I reckon that it is best to stay put in SG and await the LTVP result to be out, before we leave SG for our customary marriage in china.

Let me know your thoughts =) Thanks.

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Postby hahnhahnhahn » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:04 pm

the lynx wrote:It is a course in theological seminary --> Christian studies.


Hi lynx, yes you are right.

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Postby hahnhahnhahn » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:25 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yes she needs a return trip ticket. Usually is will cost your around $150 if the rtn is canceled. cheap considering your whole future may well depend on it.

Depending on your finances as to whether or not it would be best to stay here or go home and await further info. I believe I'd go home if it is easy and not to much times involved to get a new visa to return to Singapore at short notice.


Hi SundayMS..

I think I got my answer from another thread..
sutra621684.html

Answer from bro75: "IMO, it is best to comply with government requirements to the letter or else there is the possibility of instant rejection. There is no guarantee of LTVP approval so the government wants to make sure that the applicant is prepared to leave singapore once her SVP runs out."

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:41 am

^
Your interpretation of that seem reasonable to me.

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Postby fliperz » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 8:17 pm

hahnhahnhahn wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:hahnhahnhahn,

Which part did you not understand?


I only have 2 doubts here (in my reply to fliperz)

1) During these 6-8 weeks of waiting, do you think it is advisable for us to go back to her home in China and conduct our customary marriage and come back again? Or should we stay and wait in SG throughout until the approval or result is out?
2) During our application for LTVP, does she need to have a return ticket to China? Cannot remember which one but I read from a thread here saying that ICA requires the applicant to have a return ticket ready, just in case the LTVP is not approve. Is this true? What if the LTVP is being approved, the air ticket go to waste? I don't mind wasting that few hundred bucks as long as she gets the LTVP.


Sorry for the late reply.
1)Its best not to go back to China. I heard that if your partner is not in singapore, you will have to put a deposit here. Try to register your marriage here first. Chances are definitely better!!!
2) I'm not sure about the return ticket cos we got married here. and my wife converted her WP to LTVP. she did not need to go back to China now. get married here first, its better. Trust me.

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Postby Thrael » Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:44 pm

Just wondering... did the original poster get the LTVP in the end??

I'm researching this because my boyfriend and I are in the same situation, except I'm the SC and he's the foreigner. It's so frustrating.


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