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One way flight??

Post by Richleeson » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 8:24 pm

Hi all, just accepted a job offer in sing!
My company are asking if i can get a one way flight, i always thought this was not possible until work visa is authorised?
Can anyone point me in the direction of the appropriate information?
Thanks, rich

Edit: i should mention that im coming from the UK as a UK citizen

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Post by katbh » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 9:38 pm

You need an outgoing ticket until you get your work pass. But you can just buy a ticket for Sing to KL for $20 or so (on special).

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:03 pm

If you have accepted a job offer already, then the company should have or will be filing for your employment pass BEFORE you get on the plane. If filed electronically, it can be ready in just a couple of days. Get it emailed to you.

It's not the Singapore government in this case that would want a return ticket... after all, they've issued you a work pass. It is the airlines that don't want to be stuck holding the bag. Make sure that your airline will let you fly in with your approval letter.

And if your company hasn't got the work permit yet... well... they are getting harder to get these days.

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Post by Richleeson » Tue, 18 Jun 2013 1:16 am

Thanks for the help guys, it sounds easier if i just get a return flight to come back to the UK early next year.

As for the EP they havnt mentioned it yet, i hope that it will be successful, im 25 with no spouse or dependants, i have plenty of quals and 8 years experience. The job is for an engineer in the marine industry.
Am i likely to have any issues?

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Post by bobypf » Tue, 18 Jun 2013 9:40 am

Mate, buy a two-way ticket. You can always open the return date so you will just use it one day when you decide to go back home. This is what I've been doing since the very beginning. My tickets always start from Europe, not Singapore.

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Post by katbh » Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:32 am

Tickets are usually cheaper if you buy them in Singapore for return to Europe. I know it is mad but it is usually the case.

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Post by Saint » Tue, 18 Jun 2013 3:24 pm

The last 3 times Ive flown back to Singapore from Heathrow I've been asked at the check in counter how long I plan to stay in Singapore and can I produce an onwards ticket?

I politely say forever and then produce my NRIC card. Only then will they proceed with checking me in.

So unless you have your EP IPA letter at least I would risk just buying a one way ticket.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 18 Jun 2013 5:34 pm

Saint wrote:The last 3 times Ive flown back to Singapore from Heathrow I've been asked at the check in counter how long I plan to stay in Singapore and can I produce an onwards ticket?
Funny that, they don't ask me.

[But maybe it's my pretty face ;;]

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Post by Strong Eagle » Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:23 pm

Saint wrote:The last 3 times Ive flown back to Singapore from Heathrow I've been asked at the check in counter how long I plan to stay in Singapore and can I produce an onwards ticket?

I politely say forever and then produce my NRIC card. Only then will they proceed with checking me in.

So unless you have your EP IPA letter at least I would risk just buying a one way ticket.
I was asked that same question several times in Hong Kong... at the central check in (airport train terminal) and not at the airport, though.

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Post by katbh » Wed, 19 Jun 2013 7:37 am

I just hand over my IC with my passport whenever I check in at any airport. Whenever I don't hand it over, I am always asked.

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Post by Barnsley » Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:52 am

I just came on a one way ticket along with my IPA letter from the Govt.

No worries
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 19 Jun 2013 3:46 pm

I came with a one way ticket and a contract for a company located in Singapore but was not going to work in Singapore. Of course that was way back in 1982 though. Now, I get asked and as mentioned, I just automatically flip our my NRIC and wiz through. Actually, I usually on my return airfare anyway.
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Post by Richleeson » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 1:45 pm

Thanks for all your help, im going down the one way route as this is what my relocation allowance allows.
Filled out my employment pass form and sent it to my company yesterday, finger crossed all will be ok!
Looking forward to it!

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Post by katbh » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 3:50 pm

Unless you have a valid employment pass, and have the pass in your hand, it is unlikely that you will be allowed on the aeroplane without an onward journey.
It is best to be prepared.
I would suggest going on airasia/tiger/scoot website and buying a $20 airfare somewhere from Singapore. It is better to do this than to be caught at the airport and having to pay full price fare for your onward flight.

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Post by Richleeson » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 2:10 am

Hmmm, it may be worth me ringing the airline i.e emirates and asking them if i can come one way if i have my IPA to hand

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