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Stepfather expat

Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 5:07 pm
by Anntk
My husband might be getting a job in Singapore, and we would like to move there for about one year.
We are married, and have a daughter. I have one more daughter, my husband is her stepfather, but not legal father. Would we be able to move there without any problems relating to this?

Re: Stepfather expat

Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 5:19 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
From what I've been told, It shouldn't be a problem as long as he has adopted her legally Otherwise there is no legal relationship with her that would allow her to be his legal dependent here. I may be wrong and maybe somebody else here has some better information as I cannot provide a link to support this.

This is the closest I've been able to find thus far but it geared more towards adoption and less towards a stepchild from a spouse's previous marriage.

https://www.msf.gov.sg/Adoption/Pages/A ... -Pass.aspx

This from an earlier post on this forum from 4 years ago....

viewtopic.php?f=78&t=101288&p=683952&hi ... vp#p683948

This from another expat forum some of us used to frequent a dozen years ago before it went sour. This thread is 12 years old but I don't think anything has changed since then. It says pretty much what I've said and the previous link says....

http://www.expatsingapore.com/forum/ind ... #msg222336

Another regular here, PNGMK, may have more insight here with that regard as I think he has adopted while he has been here (he's a long-timer like my self with over 25 years here).

Re: Stepfather expat

Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 6:05 pm
by Anntk
8-[ Thank you so much, I will study the links you attached. He has not adopted her, and that will not be an option.. I really hope that this will not be an issue.. 8-[