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Can I convert a visitor permit to a work visa in Singapore?

It is generally not possible to convert a visitor permit to a work visa while in Singapore. Foreign nationals interested in working in Singapore must typically apply for and receive a valid work pass or employment permit before starting work.


Immigration Laws and Lawsuits

This typically involves submitting documents, such as a valid passport, a job offer letter from a Singapore-based employer, and proof of qualifications and experience. The process can be lengthy and take several weeks to months.

Immigration Fraud Case Marriage Forgery

An Indonesian woman was detained in Japan in 2011 on suspicion of obtaining a visa using a false marriage document. The woman allegedly provided the forged document to back her request for a spouse visa. Inconsistencies in the paperwork led immigration officials to suspect the document was fake during a routine examination. The suspect was detained, and she was accused of forgery as well as breaking Japanese immigration rules.

To stop illegal immigration and safeguard national security, Japan has strict immigration rules. The nation has a stringent application procedure that requires applicants to present various documents and go through a careful screening process. Arrest, imprisonment, and deportation are possible outcomes for breaking these rules.

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Foreign Desks

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