I'm an Indian citizen currently resident in the UK (working there), and will be going to Singapore on vacation soon. For my visa application, I submitted a hotel booking. However, it turns out that I will be able to stay with a friend in Singapore instead, and hence don't need the hotel booking any longer.
If I now cancel this hotel booking and stay with my friend instead, what should I say at Singapore immigration? I see the following possible options:
- Say it as it is: tell the immigration official that I initially planned to stay in a hotel but now that my friend's place is available, I'm staying with them instead. In case I do this though, will I need a completed Form V39A (Letter of Introduction for Visa Application) from my friend as I would have if this was the original accommodation plan in my visa application? Would doing this lead to any other problems/suspicions?
- Pretend I'm still using my original hotel booking: I still have a PDF of the booking confirmation, and I doubt that they're ever going to bother checking if I actually stayed at the hotel I mentioned. So I could just pretend that I'm following through with my original booking and say that plans changed extremely last minute in the unlikely case they actually do ask questions after I've cleared immigration?
What'd be the recommended approach in this situation? Would be grateful for any advice!