It took days for me to search the requirements as it's my first time getting the re-entry permit not in the airport. Last year they changed rules making it unavailable at the airport so one should get the re-entry at the nearest immigration office. Way back, I just had to bring with me my boarding pass, passport, picture of course plus completing the form.
Anyway, I went to the immigration office yesterday for that purpose, the traffic was a bit slow I got there by 11:00a.m. . I was pretty sure I could get my things done in the afternoon and I was right.
I had this guy I rode with in the same shuttle bus but he got his before lunchtime. What's the difference? Perhaps he made all the documents he needed prepared, I didn't.
Those were photocopies of the main passport page with my data , recent visa page and the entry form attached to my passport. Then I had them submitted along with the required form distributed at the immig office entrance plus the photo.
I got my stuff done by 11:30 considering me going to the basement for photocopies. I think the immigration officers do work fast. It's a bit laborious for them to announce each queue as the system wasn't working. The transaction was on C2, no worries the queue attendant guides anyway where the counter is and it's on the left. I can remember clearly that the number was still 79 for the passport claim when I got there, my number was 141 still on the submitting.
At twelve o'clock the queue was 135 then they went on until 138. I knew for sure nobody hold the 139 and 140 queue as during the submission of documents nobody stood for the numbers and as to claim, 141 was supposedly next but oopsss, it was 12:05 and we were told it was lunch break. It made me really smile.
I commend the officers imagine from 79 to almost 140 in less than half an hour doing the stamps is quite speedy for me. I had lunch at Chesters downstairs and returned at 1pm. I got my passport back really quick.
I made the day getting my re-entry. And by the way, Immigration office opens at 8:30.am.-12:00noon then 1:00pm to 4:30p.m. from Mondays to Fridays except holidays.