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Old Feb 22nd 2024, 10:07 am
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Hello guys, As a semi-retired IT Tech guy, I would like to live in Singapore with my friend, for about 6 months or later, is this possible?
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Hello guys, As a semi-retired IT Tech guy, I would like to live in Singapore with my friend, for about 6 months or later, is this possible?
No..... with a European and US passport you can stay for up to 90 days without a visa. Anything longer requires a visa.
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Ok so i am a resident in Portugal with a Canadian Passport.. i will need to apply for a visa I suppose.. thank you SDG
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Default Re: staying 6mths or more in Singapore

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Ok so i am a resident in Portugal with a Canadian Passport.. i will need to apply for a visa I suppose.. thank you SDG
Then you only have 30 days if you're Canadian. So yes, if you want to stay longer and be able to work you'll need a visa. https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits

Do also check to make sure you won't lose your Portuguese residency if you think you may want to return there.

Good luck.

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Default Re: staying 6mths or more in Singapore

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Then you only have 30 days if you're Canadian. So yes, if you want to stay longer and be able to work you'll need a visa. https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits

Do also check to make sure you won't lose your Portuguese residency if you think you may want to return there.

Good luck.
Wonder why Canadians only get 30 days...?
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Going back home to Canada around the middle of August...done here in Portugal TY SDG, to expensive to live here housing is not controlled so the happy scammers continue to scam for rental places.
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Going back home to Canada around the middle of August...done here in Portugal TY SDG, to expensive to live here housing is not controlled so the happy scammers continue to scam for rental places.
If you think Portugal is too expensive to live in then Singapore may not be a good idea.
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If you think Portugal is too expensive to live in then Singapore may not be a good idea.
Quite agree.......
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Good question, I myself was wondering why
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Yes nice question, and also strict, am just going to see a close friend who has been for me to stay i will probably see if i can find a job in my field of work. Network security,
taken into consideration., Being on early retirement, i need my money to go the extra mile so to speak and travel is for me
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Yes nice question, and also strict, am just going to see a close friend who has been for me to stay i will probably see if i can find a job in my field of work. Network security,
taken into consideration., Being on early retirement, i need my money to go the extra mile so to speak and travel is for me
You’d need a job offer anyway to get a work visa from what I understand. See the link above.

But do investigate the cost of living, Singapore is insanely expensive so unless you can find a high paying job your money isn’t likely to go an extra metre, never mind an extra mile. https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2023/11/30/...urich-eiu.html

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Correct ..and i working with someone on companies. waiting to her from a couple of companies MS Oracle, Khule and Nagel
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the dollar is worth 84C buying a euro is worth 1.48 dollars, my logic is I go back to Toronto, and then from there do what I need to do. I am allowed 6 months but if I do get a sponsored work visa I will then proceed to move.... I will be saving a lot of dollars by exchanging for euros

Any good ideas to doing this would be appreciated.
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the dollar is worth 84C buying a euro is worth 1.48 dollars, my logic is I go back to Toronto, and then from there do what I need to do. I am allowed 6 months but if I do get a sponsored work visa I will then proceed to move.... I will be saving a lot of dollars by exchanging for euros

Any good ideas to doing this would be appreciated.
I'm not really understanding the plan tbh. So you can only stay in Toronto for 6 months? But you're going back just to buy currency? Why can't you do that from Portugal?
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Is Malaysia not on your travel radar? Not sure about employment there, in your area of expertise it maybe would have to be either Kuala Lumpur or Penang which are not really the cheapest places to live in that country. But anywhere in Malaysia would beat Singapore a thousandfold in lower living costs.

Although I'm Canadian (dual nationality Australian) I use my Aussie passport to Malaysia and get 90 days on a tourist visa. Traveling in and out of that country as I regularly do, there is always the possibility that an immigration officer could take a dislike to my (basically honest) face and refuse me entry, that or limit me to one month or even one week as I've been told has happened in the past. Malaysia has always been tourist-friendly but some immigration staff have quite odd attitudes to travelers arriving. In the '70s I was once branded as a "suspected hippy" (I was wearing a pair of clean jeans) and given seven days in and out of the country. A more sensible immi officer in KL vetoed the seven days conditional visas and issued me with the usual 14 days which was the norm back then.

Applying for a longer term or a working visa are matters I know nothing about, so I'll pass. If you decide Malaysia could be for you, I' sure others here will step in with useful information, BE regular posters are supremely good at this.

Re your previous post, like christmasoompa I too am at a complete loss to figure out what you are saying. Obviously, with a Canadian passport (= you are a citizen) you can return and stay there indefinitely, but if you think the cost of living in Portugal is high you will be in for a rude shock when you hit the shores of Toronto.

Do you intend to go to Canada only to buy dollars to exchange to Euros? I reckon a bank in Portugal could easily do this and save you the cost of a return airfare. Or a quick trip to London and a visit to a reputable bank. Please put us out of our misery and explain your plan, we are all madly curious... and save you

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