Got ‘fined’ in fine city of Singapore? Read this
MANILA – Filipinos who previously committed offenses in Singapore and want to return there are required to submit a visit pass application for consideration, the Philippine Embassy announced.
In an advisory posted on the Facebook page of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the embassy shared the information from the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on the requirements that need to be submitted by an applicant.
“Any Filipino citizen, with a record of an offense in Singapore, wishing to visit Singapore again may submit an application for Visit Pass through a local sponsor at the Visitor Services Center, 4th floor, ICA Building, 10 Kailang Road, Singapore 208718 for consideration,” the embassy stated.
The application, which will state the reasons or purpose of entry and duration of the visit, together with the supporting documents, will be assessed on its merits.
The documents required to support the application are the following:
1. Application Form 14 and V391 (duly completed and signed);
2. Photocopies of applicant’s passport pages showing the bio data page and signature of the passport holder;
3. Local sponsor’s Singapore I/C; and
4. Notice of refusal, if any.
The embassy reminded applicants that their local sponsors should be an individual Singapore citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident aged 21 and above or a Singapore registered company.
“In the case of the latter, a letter of undertaking stating the applicant’s purpose of visit and undertaking of the maintenance and repatriation of the applicant is required,” embassy said.
The local sponsor will mail the application, together with the relevant supporting documents and application forms duly completed and signed, to the following address:
Visitor Services Centre
Social Visit Pass Unit
10 Kallang Road #08-00
If the application is approved, the applicant will be issued a letter of permission to enter Singapore.
However, if the application is unsuccessful, the reason will not be revealed to the local sponsor or applicant on the ground of confidentiality.