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by Saint
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR APPLICATION
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

This make me very confuse because my spouse only holding work permit can applying pr together with me? Can anyone please assist me? Thanks... your husband not eligible to apply PR because he holding work permit. you can only summit your application first after got approved then sponsor your husband...
by Saint
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Singapore among the most sleep deprived cities
Replies: 25
Views: 3066

With 4 month old twins............
by Saint
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Referring You To The Latest Airline Recruitment Ad
Replies: 36
Views: 5628

I think the word "Freelance" gives it away why Foreigners will not be eligible for these positions. These position will have no set hours, pay etc so how get a EP? I actually applaud SQ/Silk Air for this initiative as this is aimed at former SQ/Silk Air cabin crew who previously left to ha...
by Saint
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Getting a second UK passport?
Replies: 20
Views: 6467

Re: Using second UK passport

Hi All, Sorry to dredge an old thread, but I was wondering how people with second UK passports manage to use them? I obtained my second one for extensive business travel reasons. However, the MOM told my company only 1 passport can be registered per EP, and so I would not be able to use my second p...
by Saint
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Singapore citizen and British citizen ?
Replies: 90
Views: 18035

Question: You still need to go through some processes to inform the consular of the birth of child of a British citizen, right? No, need mandatory. This is what the British High Commission emailed me when I enquired a few months ago on whether I needed to register the births "Consular birth re...
by Saint
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Singapore citizen and British citizen ?
Replies: 90
Views: 18035

OK let's be clear on one thing If the child is born in Singapore from a Singaporean parent i,e one of them the child is a Singaporean To acquire another citizenship by virtue of one of the parent is from a different country, the process is not a given like in , JPN, Sweden, OZ and NZ Only USA has t...
by Saint
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Singapore citizen and British citizen ?
Replies: 90
Views: 18035

I will be applying for the boy's British Passports (I'm still trying to find out the best way of doing this so if anyone on here has been through this experience recently please let me know?). Just to double-check, you are a UK citizen born in the UK before 1 Jan, 1983, and the kids were born here ...
by Saint
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Singapore citizen and British citizen ?
Replies: 90
Views: 18035

My twin boys are both Singaporean and British by birth, fact and there's no denying them that. They now have their Singapore Passports (Applied Monday afternoon, approved by Wednesday morning, ready to collect Friday!!). On collecting the boy's passports the ICA officer specifically reminded the iss...
by Saint
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 8:56 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Any gotcha in full CPF contribution from employer?
Replies: 34
Views: 5824

Also, CPF contributions are exempt from income tax. The tax in Singapore is low, but not nothing, so this is another aspect to consider, especially if you plan to withdraw it after a few years (again tax-free ). :mad: :x :mad: ??? You know my stance on PR, it's not a short term tax free saving plan!
by Saint
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Any gotcha in full CPF contribution from employer?
Replies: 34
Views: 5824

beppi wrote:Also, CPF contributions are exempt from income tax.
The tax in Singapore is low, but not nothing, so this is another aspect to consider, especially if you plan to withdraw it after a few years (again tax-free).


:mad: :x :mad:
by Saint
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: EAGLES landing at THE JUBAN STAND on 25 July!
Replies: 90
Views: 12993

x9200 wrote:I defaulted recently so many times that I am not longer on the list. Damn.


I've never ever made it on to the list and I own the bloody bar!
by Saint
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: EAGLES landing at THE JUBAN STAND on 25 July!
Replies: 90
Views: 12993

25th July is fine, I'll put it in the diary
by Saint
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Banned books
Replies: 17
Views: 2701

PNGMK wrote:The general who shot that man now runs a restaurant in the USA and regrets shooting that V.C. even though he had been caught killing civilians (hence the summary execution). Perhaps there's something in his experience to learn.


He's been dead over 15 years!
by Saint
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Conundrum
Replies: 11
Views: 1263

maneo wrote:Isn't it the cars that have a single "beep" for unlocking that have multiple "beeps" on locking?


This is to help blind drivers ensure they have either locked or unlocked their cars.

HTH
by Saint
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: Helper/maid recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 6335

Re: heper with reference to take care of my 2 kids (2 and 3

Hi everybody, I am mummy of a girl (3,5 years old) and a boy (24 months). It's quite difficult everyday because they are very young both and they are very active. Fortunately, they go to school. We are French and we've been living for 1 year in Singapore. Now, I would like to hire a maid but with r...

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