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slots all full for pr formalities?

Postby limjz » Thu, 28 Nov 2013 1:04 am

So I recently got my pr approved, and went ahead to book the appointment. Once in the system I realised all the slots have been book till 20th DEC. And the following days are all in white box (not released/unavailable) even for the next few months. Any idea why?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Nov 2013 6:49 am

That's easy. All the slots are full. :roll: It's nothing to have a 3 month wait for an open slot, although if you log in every morning you might find one open for a little while where somebody has canceled. However, you cannot keep changing. I think two times is all. A search on their forum will turn up the answer (recent) but I've got not time at the moment to do so as I've to go to work.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 28 Nov 2013 9:32 am

I was recently in a similar Catch-22 situation, I could not book an appointment at ICA for weeks, not before the expiry of my non-extendible visit pass.

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Step - 1
E-mail them, outline the situation and dilemma, ask for their suggested resolution. In a way, that's like putting a written marker down, that you're attempting to do the required/correct thing, but simply cannot.

Step - 2
Expect them to perhaps reply, and say, 'Turn up at 7.30am on Xday or Yday and queue for a walk-in appointment'. Then plan on it being a joyless half-day process. --- What this means is you're not pre-booked, but you're on 'stand-by'. You get seen, when someone else with a fixed-time appointment does not turn up for their time-slot.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:47 am

December 20th isn't really that far away.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 28 Nov 2013 1:15 pm

zzm9980 wrote:December 20th isn't really that far away.


some may have other urgent priorities .. like .. traveling out of SG ?? .. just guessing .. though, 20th December is NOT FAR OFF, vs next year Jan/Feb ..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Nov 2013 1:46 pm

Maybe they also have PR appointments pending in Aus & Canada running concurrently? :devil:


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