Singapore Expats

pass for foreign spouse

Moving to Singapore? Ask our regular expats in Singapore questions on relocation and their experience here. Ask about banking, employment pass, insurance, visa, work permit, citizenship or immigration issues.

Sponsored by:

Utrust Immigration
Post Reply
evo86
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:03 am

pass for foreign spouse

Post by evo86 » Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:34 am

hi all, I would need some help and advises. Recently we seek MOM for approval for marriage as the foreign spouse is holding a work permit. MOM have approved.

As I understand that now there is long term visit pass assessment, long term visit pass, long term visit pass plus and PR

here are some background of us

I am a Singaporean, working as a bank officer, with a bachelor degree and have been contributing CPF, earning 2.8k per month

My foreign spouse is a divorcee, she has 1 children however is not under her care and she do not require to pay any maintenance fees, she is a Malaysian working here as a work permit holder since late last year, she hold an SPM, earning 1.4k per month.

I need to know what are the chances and which types of pass shall I apply for my foreign spouse.


Thanks

User avatar
PNGMK
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9088
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 9:06 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Sinkapore

Re: pass for foreign spouse

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:21 am

I think you'll succeed in applying for an LTVP+ (which gives her the right to work). However if she is on a WP and you have MOM permission and her WP is not cancelled then there is no need to do anything at all while her WP is valid. Just move in together. Best wishes.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 40437
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 21
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: pass for foreign spouse

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Feb 2016 2:42 pm

I'll see PNGMK, and raise him one.

Once she is married, apply for the LTVP+ and then tell her employer to change her WP to a Letter of Consent. This will take her off the quota system for her employer and it will remove any foreign worker levies they are paying as well (that figure is currently anywhere between 400~700/for a M'sian FW. If she handles it smoothly, maybe she can score say 50% of the levy she is saving the employer as an increase in her base salary until such time as she ultimately receives PR which will then subject her to CPF.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

evo86
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:03 am

Re: pass for foreign spouse

Post by evo86 » Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:14 am

Thanks both,

I look through ICA website for LTPV+ one of the criteria is that the local sponsor's Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the last 3 years and CPF Statement showing monthly CPF contribution for the last 12 months.

what if I did not contribute income tax but I have made a contribution of my CPF for more than 12 months. what are the chances for ICA to grant LTPV+ ?

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 40437
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 21
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: pass for foreign spouse

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 06 Feb 2016 3:42 pm

To me, it's sounds like trying to buy your way in. You are saying you did not have any income? Or your income was less than 22K per year? If neither apply, good luck. I feel you may need a pretty good spoonful of luck if either guess is correct.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

BBCWatcher
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1035
Joined: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 4:43 pm

Re: pass for foreign spouse

Post by BBCWatcher » Sat, 06 Feb 2016 8:35 pm

FYI, both LTVP and LTVP+ holding foreign spouses of Singaporeans and PRs are now able to obtain Letters of Consent from the Ministry of Manpower. The government extended LoCs to LTVP holding foreign spouses starting on February 1, 2015, so it's a fairly recent change.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 40437
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 21
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: pass for foreign spouse

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 06 Feb 2016 9:00 pm

Old news. I've written here about it before. In fact, I changed one of my employees from S pass to LoC in the original tranche in February last year. Just had approval for another one (LoC for male foreign spouse of a Singapore Citizen) who will be starting on the 10th. The first one is female foreign spouse who's sponsor is her PR husband who is a lecturer at one of the local uni's.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewto ... 87#p713487

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewto ... 43#p723743
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

BBCWatcher
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1035
Joined: Sun, 13 Sep 2015 4:43 pm

Re: pass for foreign spouse

Post by BBCWatcher » Sun, 07 Feb 2016 8:19 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Old news. I've written here about it before.
If by "here" you mean in another thread, that could well be true. But isn't it nice that somebody finally mentioned that an LTVP is sufficient for LoC purposes given that the original poster's spouse might not qualify for an LTVP+? I'd say that's being helpful where and when it counts.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Relocating, Moving to Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests