Singapore Expats Forum

Need help applying for a LTVP!

Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
User avatar
justin_sg
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed, 15 Apr 2015

Need help applying for a LTVP!

Postby justin_sg » Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:58 pm

Hello everyone,

I've just moved to Singapore and have an EP myself with a contract signed to stay here for 3 years.

My partner has come with me and we are trying to apply for a LTVP for her. We are not married so are struggling with options.

Has anyone had any luck applying for a LTVP? And if so, could you help shed some light on what we need to do??

Thanks in advance! Justin.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34789
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Re: Need help applying for a LTVP!

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Apr 2015 2:02 pm

justin_sg wrote:Hello everyone,

I've just moved to Singapore and have an EP myself with a contract signed to stay here for 3 years.

My partner has come with me and we are trying to apply for a LTVP for her. We are not married so are struggling with options.

Has anyone had any luck applying for a LTVP? And if so, could you help shed some light on what we need to do??

Thanks in advance! Justin.


It is a shame you did not find this board before moving to Singapore. It might have saved you a lot of potential grief and hardship.

Unless your "partner's" relationship with you is recognized as either a 'common law' or 'de facto' marriage, in your country of origin, you are not likely to get an LTVP for him/her. It used to be, if you could get a letter from your embassy attesting to your relationship and had documentary proof of co-habitation, like bills with both names or each having bills but with the same address for the same period of time, then ICA would allow it, but in recent years, the only way they will 'recognize' the relationship is if the relationship is recognized at home. Options? If it is a normal heterosexual relationship, I might suggest marriage, but even that is too late because ICA will know the reason for the "arranged" union. I'm afraid you might have a hard row to hoe, truth be known. I've not hear of too many in recent years. Maybe somebody else has and will respond.

A search of our archives may turn up something as it commonly crops up. I believe the Australian Embassy still will give a letter, but from what I've heard, the British Embassy will no longer give you a statutory letter attesting to same. It varies from country to country.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests