Boyfriend/girlfriend category under Familial Ties Lane removed because it was being abused: Shanmugam

WATCH: Law Minister K Shanmugam addresses the scrapping of the boyfriend/girlfriend category under Familial Ties lane

27/7/2021 3:13:00 AM

WATCH: Law Minister K Shanmugam addresses the scrapping of the boyfriend/girlfriend category under Familial Ties lane

SINGAPORE — The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) quickly removed a provision that allowed boyfriends or girlfriends of Singapore citizens and permanent residents to enter the country when it saw that it was likely being abused, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said on Monday (July 26).

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Boyfriend/girlfriend category under Familial Ties Lane removed because it was being abused: ShanmugamSINGAPORE — The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) quickly removed a provision that allowed boyfriends or girlfriends of Singapore citizens and permanent residents to enter the country when it saw that it was likely being abused, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said on Monday (July 26). Why the first place there is such 'boyfriend /girlfriend' lane. Who 'invents' such thing. “We looked at it, scratched our heads, the applications raised concerns,” Mr K Shanmugam said, citing examples such as how one Vietnamese applicant had multiple sponsors claiming to be her boyfriend. Read more: SHOCKING

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