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LTVP OR WORK PERMIT

Post by sugarcoatedhaws » Thu, 29 May 2014 9:27 pm

Hello all,

Am glad if anyone can help me on this. Im currently a PR, have ROM with my foreigner boyfriend in singapore. So, we are legally married. He would like to find a job here first. So i was thinking should i apply LTVP for him first then he can stay to find a job or should he get a job first like WP or SP, then apply for LTVP ? Which one is easier in Singapore ?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 May 2014 9:47 pm

If you are legally married (I'm assuming he has never been on a Work Permit before) then apply for the LTVP first. Even if he finds a job while waiting for the LTVP, they can/will replace it with the WP or S pass if qualified. Meanwhile, if he doesn't, then the processing for the LTVP has already started.
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Post by sugarcoatedhaws » Sat, 31 May 2014 11:41 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you are legally married (I'm assuming he has never been on a Work Permit before) then apply for the LTVP first. Even if he finds a job while waiting for the LTVP, they can/will replace it with the WP or S pass if qualified. Meanwhile, if he doesn't, then the processing for the LTVP has already started.

I see. However i heard from a friend of mine who told me that in singapore a person cannot hold on to 2 passes. So if he is holding the LTVP, and found a job, apply for work permit, his LTVP must be cancelled. So, in the case, would it be better if he just apply for a work permit first ? Since getting the LTVP will also end up being cancelled after getting a work pass.

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 31 May 2014 2:39 pm

sugarcoatedhaws wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you are legally married (I'm assuming he has never been on a Work Permit before) then apply for the LTVP first. Even if he finds a job while waiting for the LTVP, they can/will replace it with the WP or S pass if qualified. Meanwhile, if he doesn't, then the processing for the LTVP has already started.

I see. However i heard from a friend of mine who told me that in singapore a person cannot hold on to 2 passes. So if he is holding the LTVP, and found a job, apply for work permit, his LTVP must be cancelled. So, in the case, would it be better if he just apply for a work permit first ? Since getting the LTVP will also end up being cancelled after getting a work pass.
I agree with SMS.

As it is, presumably he is abroad, or if he's here he is on a tourist (SVP?) visa. That doesn't give him status or stability regarding being a resident. He has a very limited time over here on SVPs alone...

I would suggest getting an LTVP. [As you're PR rather than an SC, he is unfortunately not able to apply for an LTVP+].

A local job-hunt will be much simpler and persuasive, if he's here for interviews, and has some form of 'settled temporary residency'. Far easier than him trying to get a job at arms length from abroad.

No, a person can't hold two passes. If he is LTVP, then any employer would apply for a work/employment pass. If granted, the LTVP would be canceled. If say he ceased work after some time, the work/employment pass would be canceled, and he would probably seek either a swift change of jobs, or recourse back to an LTVP.

The LTVP would at least give him some immediate local presence, and status and stability above and beyond the 1,000,001 others trying desperately to land jobs here from foreign shores.

There are some fiddly forms and procedures to applying for an LTVP, but given what he/you are trying to achieve, I can't see any net down-side to going that route.

Ref: http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=175&secid=171

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Post by TryingTBBMom » Sat, 31 May 2014 5:33 pm

He needs to apply for a LtVP+(plus).
As a PR or Singaporean citizen he would qualify if legally married to you.
This will allow him to work as well. The MOM has it listed on their website although there is some confusion on how issues it ICA or MOM… you should look on line or call directly. To insure you get it correct.

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Re: Visa's

Post by therat » Sat, 31 May 2014 5:41 pm

TryingTBBMom wrote:He needs to apply for a LtVP+(plus).
As a PR or Singaporean citizen he would qualify if legally married to you.
This will allow him to work as well. The MOM has it listed on their website although there is some confusion on how issues it ICA or MOM… you should look on line or call directly. To insure you get it correct.
LTVP+ only for spouse of citizen

http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/ica/apps/fcd_faq ... #FAQ_30273

Under section Long-Term Visit Pass - Plus (LTVP+)
Q5.

I am a PR in Singapore. Is my foreign wife eligible to apply for LTVP+?

No. The privilege of sponsoring a foreign spouse for LTVP+ is only applicable to Singapore citizens.

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Re: Visa's

Post by JR8 » Sat, 31 May 2014 5:46 pm

TryingTBBMom wrote:He needs to apply for a LtVP+(plus).
As a PR or Singaporean citizen he would qualify if legally married to you.
This will allow him to work as well. The MOM has it listed on their website although there is some confusion on how issues it ICA or MOM… you should look on line or call directly. To insure you get it correct.
Not as a spouse of a PR.

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From 1 April 2012, the Government will introduce a new scheme to help Singaporean families with foreign spouses. This new scheme, known as the Long-Term Visit Pass-Plus (or LTVP+), will provide foreign spouses of Singapore citizens who qualify, with greater certainty of stay here by granting the holder a longer period of residency.
http://www.ica.gov.sg/news_details.aspx?nid=12665
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