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LTVP, PR for returning Singaporean Foreign Spouse

Post by uschogm » Sat, 21 Nov 2015 7:25 am

I have an interesting situation that I was looking for advice/experience on.

I am a Singaporean, married to a US spouse now for 5 years.

My US Spouse had a P1 Employment Pass for 5+ years here in Singapore before taking a posting back in the US in early 2014.

At the time of the relocation to the US his PR application was still in process. It was eventually rejected as we had moved out of Singapore.

Now we are moving back to Singapore. I have a job starting in January, my spouse is still working for the same company, but will open a home office after the company incorporates a Singaporean entity. He will then apply for his EP with the new corporation. He will still be employed by this company during this entire process, but through the US corporation, not the Singapore corporation.

The biggest questions:

- Should he apply for LTVP immediately upon our arrival in Singapore in December or wait until my job starts? This will be before I start my job in January. Will the lack of the last 2 years of Income Tax and CPF because I was not working overseas affect anything? Does his employment status matter? He is working, but just not for a Singaporean company.

- Should he apply for PR right away again, without the LTVP or the EP? What are the chances?

Any advice, experience or similar situation comments would be appreciated.

Thank you very much.

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Re: LTVP, PR for returning Singaporean Foreign Spouse

Post by bro75 » Sat, 21 Nov 2015 7:42 am

If he is going to get an EP from his company, then he does not need to apply for a LTVP.

PR applications take very long to process, so he will need a pass to stay in Singapore. The EP will do.

Whether he should apply right away or not, I do not know. It is difficult to gauge his chances. Eventually, if he establishes long term residence in Singapore, the chances of approval are higher.

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