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by PNGMK
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Can apply Long term visiting pass for Spouse that is in overseas ?
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: Can apply Long term visiting pass for Spouse that is in overseas ?

You can use a blank one I believe; (an unfilled in DE card that is). Post it to her to use when she comes in.
by PNGMK
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Early Termination of Lease - One month penalty??
Replies: 5
Views: 3607

Re: Early Termination of Lease - One month penalty??

Hi all, I have issues with early termination as well. Due to some valid reason i have to leave my job and leave country. However I had signed my house agreement for 1.5 years and will complete on 6 months out of all. I have diplomatic clause for 12 months and 2 months notice. Owner agent doesnt wan...
by PNGMK
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax implications when working in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Tax implications when working in Singapore

Thank you ! To be on the safe side I will seek advice from a tax accountant and hopefully they will confirm what you have said. There are financial advisors who will try to sell your insurance bonds or something for Australia on a tax saving basis. Test that with your tax accountant before investin...
by PNGMK
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: LTVP application **PLS HELP**
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: LTVP application **PLS HELP**

The answer is 'no' - you didn't enter the marriage as a marriage of convenience in order to get an LTVP. You've got the logic inside out - you're applying for an LTVP because you're are married. I think you read it as "*Did you apply for this LTVP with you spouse to enable you to obtain long-te...
by PNGMK
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax implications when working in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Tax implications when working in Singapore

Seek advice but in general you should attempt to be none tax resident in Australia while in Singapore. On your return and taking up residency you can bring savings etc. If questioned explain they are from savings earned while non tax resident. Note that tax residency in Australia means not having a ...
by PNGMK
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR application rejected
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: PR application rejected

Take a step back. You're letting Singapore PR cloud your view. WHERE should you be to best leverage your PHD? I can't believe the answer is Singapore.
by PNGMK
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Assessing citizenship application chance of success
Replies: 13
Views: 2757

Re: Assessing citizenship application chance of success

As SMS said probably not really... you're over the entry barrier that's the main thing (4k or 6k or whatever it is p.m.). The primary drive behind the ICA approvals is population growth to fix their TFR issue. You can read their papers on it (the Annual Statistics report makes it clear what PR and ...
by PNGMK
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Swede + Singaporean PR gf
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: Swede + Singaporean PR gf

Thank you. I recently paid a visit to one such company in Singapore, and was far from impressed. Virtually no legal advice whatsoever, just a long list of services I may or may not need and their associated costs. Basically only information already available on their website. It also seems that som...
by PNGMK
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: All PR applications pending
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: All PR applications pending

If there is a pause in approvals it's most likely related to the rhythm's of government rather than anything dreadful. For example Tax submittal season is on us and we suspect the ICA pull the IRAS data as part of their approval review process... I personally think April to June is a bad time to try...
by PNGMK
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: Is a full time live in maid my only option?
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Is a full time live in maid my only option?

Bring one of your mothers over? Seriously what you're looking for doesn't exist for the money that a school teacher can pay. My wife got around this by having her school agree the our daughter could spend the first half and last half hour in my wife's classroom. It was not ideal. You really need a ...
by PNGMK
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I kissed a maid and crapped in my nest
Replies: 14
Views: 3699

Re: PR REP Renewal

This is an easy one to solve. Hire an unattractive maid! Many of my colleagues are very trigger happy to hire a maid and send their wives to work. I tell them it is a land mine, be very careful. I let my wife stay at home and do household work, we don't want to get into any kind of mess. Sent from ...
by PNGMK
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Swede + Singaporean PR gf
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: Swede + Singaporean PR gf

SE - his SPR girlfriend can be the requisite resident director (but not secretary) - that solves his problem. I agree for this case it's a pretty easy path forward as the OP has a viable business to transfer into Singapore. In fact there is a new visa coming out for these cases (some sort of new IT ...
by PNGMK
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Question regarding NS exemption
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Question regarding NS exemption

If you have no plans to give up Singapore citizenship then the gahmen will see this as a ploy for your son to duck NS. He may not get through. The general advice from MS (our expert) is the whole family need to cut ties (CPF, HDB etc) to truly guarantee an exemption. As to your third/second question...
by PNGMK
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR application rejected
Replies: 9
Views: 1564

Re: PR application rejected

find a job reapply as a family later.
by PNGMK
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Assessing citizenship application chance of success
Replies: 13
Views: 2757

Re: Assessing citizenship application chance of success

Handed in my application last week,wonder how long will it take and what is my chance of approval? mainland Chinese, female, MBA from Europe, early 40's, divorced no children, EP from 2011, PR applied March 2015 granted Sept 2015; annual income $700K to $ 1m during 4 years depending on bonus. worki...

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