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LTVP application

Post by re7 » Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:23 am

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for your help in advance.

I am an Australian below 30 that has secured a new role in Singapore and will be coming over in March.

My girlfriend and I have lived with each for the past 2 years and been together for the last 3.

I am trying to establish how successful we would be in an application for an LTVP for her to live with me in Singapore for the next 1-2 years.

In the 'How to Apply' page I see it shows 'Common-law spouse' is part of the requirements. I am wondering without being married if she would be seen as my common-law spouse.

Any help is appreciated.

Kind Regards,

re7

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Re: LTVP application

Post by nakatago » Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:29 am

re7 wrote:Hello Everyone,

Thanks for your help in advance.

I am an Australian below 30 that has secured a new role in Singapore and will be coming over in March.

My girlfriend and I have lived with each for the past 2 years and been together for the last 3.

I am trying to establish how successful we would be in an application for an LTVP for her to live with me in Singapore for the next 1-2 years.

In the 'How to Apply' page I see it shows 'Common-law spouse' is part of the requirements. I am wondering without being married if she would be seen as my common-law spouse.

Any help is appreciated.

Kind Regards,

re7
It's been done before but the last confirmed case was so long ago (I personally know the couple) and the rules change more often than politicians change minds.

That said, the gist is Singapore doesn't recognize domestic partnerships but have been known to have to do so to let desirable foreign talent in. And said foreign talent needs their home country to officially (as in in writing) to recognize the domestic partner as a common law spouse. IIRC, Australia does but what documentation/procedure needed would vary state to state.

Moreover, other people have asked the same question and you could look for those threads using the search function above on the right hand corner.

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Re: LTVP application

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 15 Jan 2015 3:41 pm

Ring the Aust High Comm in Sing and see if they'll issue a document stating that you're relationship is accepted a defacto/common law marriage in Australia. IF you can get that, then you have a chance to get an LTVP for the sheila.
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Re: LTVP application

Post by variable » Thu, 15 Jan 2015 3:47 pm

hi i am/ was in the same situation. common law marriages are recognized where we are from, if you are together for 5yrs, your relationship can be considered as a common law marriage. we provided a certificate from the appropriate government entity, we also had a legal document drafted to support the certificate and submitted both

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Re: LTVP application

Post by re7 » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 5:52 pm

[quote="variable"]hi i am/ was in the same situation. common law marriages are recognized where we are from, if you are together for 5yrs, your relationship can be considered as a common law marriage. we provided a certificate from the appropriate government entity, we also had a legal document drafted to support the certificate and submitted both[/quote

Thank you for the reply 'variable' and with that certificate were you approved for the LTVP?

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Re: LTVP application

Post by janarie » Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:29 am

A friend of mine recently applied for LTVP. Got rejected during their first application. Appealed and got the pass within 2 days.


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