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LTVP for P2 Pass holder

Postby ashishporwal » Mon, 13 May 2013 8:15 pm

Hi,

I am an Indian national and am working on a P2 pass in Singapore. I stay here with my wife and 1 year old kid. My mother lives alone in India and there is nobody to take care of her in India. I want to bring her to Singapore. With the new rules, she is not eligible for LTVP as I have a P2 pass and not a P1 pass. Please help me get answers to these questions:

1. Does ICA consider special cases like these and grant LTVP in such cases. Does it make sense to appeal to ICA for such cases?

2. Does it help if I am willing to deposit an amount with ICA / govt in order to show that I am financially capable of taking care of her. This way, can I get an LTVP for her?

3. I know she can keep extending her short term social visit pass by making visa runs to Malaysia, but how many times can she do that? Do you think that the immigration guys will not object her visa runs looking at our case that she cannot live alone in India?

4. Is there any other way she can stay with us for longer duration such as at least 6 months at a stretch after which she can visit India and come back?

5. Can a PR holder or citizen sponsor her stay/LTVP despite not being a blood relative?

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 14 May 2013 8:32 am

Start making Plans to go back to India if you want to stay with your mother. No ICA is absolutely ruthless in case of non immediate dependents. If it was the case of your child having a problem with visa, then too it would have been an almost impossible task to have them make an exception. In case of parents just fogged it. They will tell you pack up and leave, we don't care.

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Re: LTVP for P2 Pass holder

Postby the lynx » Tue, 14 May 2013 9:14 am

ashishporwal wrote:Hi,

I am an Indian national and am working on a P2 pass in Singapore. I stay here with my wife and 1 year old kid. My mother lives alone in India and there is nobody to take care of her in India. I want to bring her to Singapore. With the new rules, she is not eligible for LTVP as I have a P2 pass and not a P1 pass. Please help me get answers to these questions:

1. Does ICA consider special cases like these and grant LTVP in such cases. Does it make sense to appeal to ICA for such cases?

You can try. But your case is dime a dozen. Won't fly. Sorry.

2. Does it help if I am willing to deposit an amount with ICA / govt in order to show that I am financially capable of taking care of her. This way, can I get an LTVP for her?

No difference. If ICA allows that, we would have thousands of people in your shoes doing that for the longest time already.

3. I know she can keep extending her short term social visit pass by making visa runs to Malaysia, but how many times can she do that? Do you think that the immigration guys will not object her visa runs looking at our case that she cannot live alone in India?

Visa runs are very serious and we do not encourage. Your mother will end up being barred at the border on both sides!

4. Is there any other way she can stay with us for longer duration such as at least 6 months at a stretch after which she can visit India and come back?

If she is awarded with LTVP (if you can get her one), you can try to renew it but if it is rejected, she has to leave and you probably will need to apply for her again (or appeal).

5. Can a PR holder or citizen sponsor her stay/LTVP despite not being a blood relative?

Unfortunately no. Refer to my answer at 2.



Is there a way you can have someone to care for her while you're in Singapore? Like a nanny or a nursing home. Otherwise I will have to concur to Wd40 that you have to consider relocation back to India. Singapore has been making it very hard for foreign employees in the recent years.

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Postby lolipop99 » Wed, 22 May 2013 5:01 pm

Even I am a PR and I my parents LTVP were rejected as well, appeal is no use, if they approve your appeal, there are thousands of Indians who have the same problems too, how can they handle those? Even for P1 Pass, it is not automatically approved, same for PR. Bringing in more old people are not their desire


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