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Advice on What Visa to Apply

Postby gormee » Mon, 03 Mar 2014 5:18 pm

Hi All,

I'm a Singaporean and was planning on getting married to my GF from China. She has been in Singapore since Dec 13 as I applied a double entry visa for her and we got extended a further 18 days or so because we have a ROM (registry of marriage) date booked.

However, my GF's grandmother recently fell quite sick so we are postponing the ROM registration and are rushing back to China before the date of the initial ROM. My question is:

1) Is it possible that I apply for a SVP for my GF for her to come down in Apr and help with re-arranging the ROM registration? She was here close to 90 days (Dec to Mar) and it would only be a month in between before we apply for another SVP, from what I understand chances aren't great for approval.

2) The date of ROM is uncertain as it depends on her grandmother's condition. I would like her to come back and help me re-arrange the ROM date but as it is uncertain when we will be booking the date, what purpose of visit should I give ICA when I apply for the SVP?

3) ROM only allows us to book dates 3 months in advance, meaning that the earliest date I can get is around Jul if I were to book a date now. Would ICA be difficult in letting me extend her visa till Jul due to our previous changing of the ROM date?

I have tried speaking to ICA but their general enquiries line is not very helpful. Would appreciate any opinions on what I should do.

Thanks!!!

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Re: Advice on What Visa to Apply

Postby taxico » Mon, 03 Mar 2014 6:20 pm

gormee wrote:1) Is it possible that I apply for a SVP for my GF for her to come down in Apr and help with re-arranging the ROM registration? She was here close to 90 days (Dec to Mar) and it would only be a month in between before we apply for another SVP, from what I understand chances aren't great for approval.


it is absolutely possible to apply for SVP for her, or anyone else. whether or not she will get it is something else that no one here can answer with any certainty. but you knew that.

gormee wrote:2) The date of ROM is uncertain as it depends on her grandmother's condition. I would like her to come back and help me re-arrange the ROM date but as it is uncertain when we will be booking the date, what purpose of visit should I give ICA when I apply for the SVP?


why does she need to come back to help you "re-arrange the ROM date?" isn't this done on the internet and paid using a credit card/nets/cash card?

if you don't know when you will register your marriage, how are you going to answer to ICA about exactly when you two are getting married? (seeing that the reason for her to remain in singapore is for the purposes of getting married - there is no fiancee/fiance visa in singapore, FYI)

so what reason does she have to stay in singapore? if you two wanted to get your marriage registered in well under a week, it is absolutely doable. it takes like 30 minutes! (including waiting time at the registry itself)

it's not a traditional chinese pow wow banquet hotel swan dry ice slide show 20 course meal dinner ang pow thank you wedding, so what does ROM have to do with her grandmother?

ROM is just a formality. it's not what is important to chinese people.

gormee wrote:3) ROM only allows us to book dates 3 months in advance, meaning that the earliest date I can get is around Jul if I were to book a date now. Would ICA be difficult in letting me extend her visa till Jul due to our previous changing of the ROM date?


well... so she was here from dec '13 to mar '14... and you want her to stay here from april or may (?) to july... and both of you can't confirm when the big day will be, possibly later this december... or october... but possibly probably not definitely july...

if there is way to do what you want to achieve, i think many many singaporean men and non-singaporean women would be interested to know how.
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