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Entering Singapore as a tourist while waiting for pass

Postby ve_blur » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 12:15 am

Hello everyone,
My husband and I are currently in the process of applying for our work passes. My future employer says it takes roughly two months and suggested that I can enter Singapore as a tourist while my pass is processing. I just want to make sure that it is legal. I'm a little hesitant since it is surely illegal to do a similar thing when coming to the USA. Do you say anything to the immigration officer if they ask?

Thanks!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 3:50 am

It's legal but if you don't get your passes before your visit pass expires, you will need to leave. Also, you cannot rent your permanent home before your get your work pass, only hotel or Serviced Apartment.

Two months is a very long time to get your average pass. Usually much faster, as little as 48 hours if applied online.

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Postby ve_blur » Sun, 25 Aug 2013 9:50 am

Strong Eagle wrote:It's legal but if you don't get your passes before your visit pass expires, you will need to leave. Also, you cannot rent your permanent home before your get your work pass, only hotel or Serviced Apartment.

Two months is a very long time to get your average pass. Usually much faster, as little as 48 hours if applied online.


Thank you for your answer! It's going to take longer for me because first I'm applying for my dental license and I guess that's what takes longer.


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