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Employment documents for sole director (for spouse LTVP)

Postby zha » Sun, 29 May 2016 4:52 pm

I am a Singapore PR, running own Pte Ltd company as sole director. It is a one person company, ie., I am the 100% owner and sole shareholder & sole employee.

My wife is foreigner and she arrived few weeks back. I applied for LTVP for her and got an in-principle approval. The documents requested include 6 month payslip & letter of employment.

Now, I am in a dilemma with below questions.

1. As I am the sole employee & director, I have to create my letter of employment myself & sign it myself. Also, the payslips as well. Is this valid / acceptable by ICA ?

2. Even though company started 1 year back, I started paying myself salary of 3.8K just 3 months back. Prior to that I didn't take salary for 6 months (except just once as director fee). Hope this suffices. Is there any thing I could do to strengthen my case?

3. I submitted LTVP application stating that I am 'employed' and not 'self-employed'. I believe this is correct as my company is not sole-proprietorship. Did anyone have similar experience to confirm this is fine?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Employment documents for sole director (for spouse LTVP)

Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 30 May 2016 3:57 am

zha wrote:I am a Singapore PR, running own Pte Ltd company as sole director. It is a one person company, ie., I am the 100% owner and sole shareholder & sole employee.

My wife is foreigner and she arrived few weeks back. I applied for LTVP for her and got an in-principle approval. The documents requested include 6 month payslip & letter of employment.

Now, I am in a dilemma with below questions.

1. As I am the sole employee & director, I have to create my letter of employment myself & sign it myself. Also, the payslips as well. Is this valid / acceptable by ICA ?


Yes. You are the managing director for the company, and you would be the entity that submits the documents. If ICA had any questions, they would ask for additional details but I judge that to be unlikely.

2. Even though company started 1 year back, I started paying myself salary of 3.8K just 3 months back. Prior to that I didn't take salary for 6 months (except just once as director fee). Hope this suffices. Is there any thing I could do to strengthen my case?


You should include a letter of explanation that says something like you were preserving capital at startup and are now making enough profits to make a regular salary. You should also include a project of future income and salary 1, 3, and 5 years out to show that you expect to earn more and thus increase your chances of a successful application.

3. I submitted LTVP application stating that I am 'employed' and not 'self-employed'. I believe this is correct as my company is not sole-proprietorship. Did anyone have similar experience to confirm this is fine?

Thanks in advance!


Yes, Since you have a separate legal entity in the form of a Pte Ltd it is fine to say that you are employed as opposed to self employed.


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