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LTVP for parent sponsored by PR

Postby Nuar » Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:17 am

Hi.
I'm PR married to SC. We are expecting a baby by end of this year and I would like to bring my mother to look after him.
From ICA website I understood that I can sponsor my mother for LTVP.
Hopefully those who were in similar situation can help me to clarify some questions

1. I noticed many salary requirements for such sponsorship for EP holders, but didn't find any salary requirements for PRs. Are there any?

2. Does my mother need to be present in Singapore during application? (ICA website doesn't say so, but says that interview may be required).

3. If the application is approved and I get In-Principle Approval letter, can my mother enter Singapore with this letter only? Or she still need to have a normal tourist visit pass to enter Singapore?

4. If she intends to stay here quite long (6 month minimum), will she be requested to produce return tickets?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: LTVP for parent sponsored by PR

Postby BBCWatcher » Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:36 am

Nuar wrote:1. I noticed many salary requirements for such sponsorship for EP holders, but didn't find any salary requirements for PRs. Are there any?

None published. ICA undoubtedly incorporates financial considerations into its decision, but it does so on a case-by-case basis.

2. Does my mother need to be present in Singapore during application? (ICA website doesn't say so, but says that interview may be required).

(On edit:) Upon application, yes. (There's a D/E card number requirement.) Once the application is submitted, no. For follow-up interviews (if any), yes.

3. If the application is approved and I get In-Principle Approval letter, can my mother enter Singapore with this letter only?

Yes. The IPA will include a STVP; it will be mentioned in the letter. She'll probably need to present that letter at airline check-in. Note that a couple countries -- India is one example -- have their own exit requirements that must be satisfied as a separate matter.

4. If she intends to stay here quite long (6 month minimum), will she be requested to produce return tickets?

ICA won't require a return ticket unless the IPA letter says otherwise, which is unlikely. Nonetheless, it's helpful if she's prepared to purchase a return ticket at her departure airport (even a fully refundable one). Airline check-in agents occasionally make up their own rules. Said another way, it's best if she's prepared, at least to some degree, for "reasonable disruptions" when she travels. ICA cannot promise a completely trouble free travel experience, especially outside Singapore. If her flight has to land in Hong Kong (or wherever) due to an onboard medical emergency (hopefully not hers), and she's only got $5 in her pocket, then she might be even more inconvenienced than otherwise. So just use good judgment here.
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Re: LTVP for parent sponsored by PR

Postby Nuar » Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:46 am

Oh wow, thank you for such a detailed reply.
Very helpful.
You confirmed my thoughts about the ticket, I think it's better to have it to avoid unnecessary questions in the airports, especially since her English is quite limited. :(

Thank you very much.

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Re: LTVP for parent sponsored by PR

Postby totoro79 » Tue, 19 Jul 2016 5:13 pm

hi a newbie here, was reading through the threads and also googling here and there, and try to look on ICA website.

Mentioned above, that parent does not need to be in Singapore during application of LTVP.

I am trying to apply LTVP for both of my parents (I am SPR), and when I did the e-application, need to indicate the DE Card (disembarkation card), so does it mean the applicant need to be present in Singapore during application? Do share the experience, I am a bit confused on this portion :)


thank you

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Re: LTVP for parent sponsored by PR

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 19 Jul 2016 9:16 pm

totoro79 wrote:Mentioned above, that parent does not need to be in Singapore during application of LTVP.

I am trying to apply LTVP for both of my parents (I am SPR), and when I did the e-application, need to indicate the DE Card (disembarkation card), so does it mean the applicant need to be present in Singapore during application? Do share the experience, I am a bit confused on this portion :)


The previous advice of not needed to be present is wrong, in my eyes.

You are correct, without a DE card, you can't proceed to file the online LTVP Application. I would suggest you to print out the Form and proceed to ICA and submit it over the counter. Explain to them the reason why you are not able to do an online submission.

Or let them come and with the DE card apply for LTVP, and once applied, they don't need to be here. Though the fun will start when you go to collect the card upon approval - as the Queue number is issued by scanning the DE- which, again, you can circumvent by explaining to the staff at the counter and getting a manual Q number.

PS: there was a (improper) suggestion on how to overcome the DE Card issue, but since it is not exactly right, I won't suggest you do that and find out how it went.
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Re: LTVP for parent sponsored by PR

Postby anandsubra87 » Sat, 13 Aug 2016 8:36 pm

Hi,

I had my ROM done on the 10th of July prior to which me and my Fiance had our pre-marriage assessment for LTVP application registered through ICA. The assessment has gotten through and now we are filing for the formal LTVP pass online. The issue being the DE card number. I have already exited Singapore and my DE card was obtained at the airport and the online application form is asking for the DE card number without which it wont go through.

Kindly suggest what can be done in this stuation.

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Re: RE: Re: LTVP for parent sponsored by PR

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:39 am

anandsubra87 wrote:Hi,

I had my ROM done on the 10th of July prior to which me and my Fiance had our pre-marriage assessment for LTVP application registered through ICA. The assessment has gotten through and now we are filing for the formal LTVP pass online. The issue being the DE card number. I have already exited Singapore and my DE card was obtained at the airport and the online application form is asking for the DE card number without which it wont go through.

Kindly suggest what can be done in this stuation.


As I said above, you need a DE card to file for LTVP Online. You should have noted down the number.

For now, Come here, get a white card, file and then go.

No two ways about it, from what I know.

And I don't know if you stay out of Singapore when you apply for long term, how it will affect your changes for approval - past experience where primary applicant was PR, didn't win favours, where primary applicant was SC, it didn't matter.

Plan B, I hope you read my post above yours before firing your request.

Btw, I doubt ICA tracks white card number to match for LTVP application but don't try keying a random number.

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Re: LTVP for parent sponsored by PR

Postby anandsubra87 » Tue, 16 Aug 2016 4:11 pm

Hi, Yes I have gone through your previous comment and was thinking maybe if i could file the online application with a new blank DE card number ( which is not the right way , of course). Anyways, i tried calling the ICA and they have suggested that i come back and apply online after which I can leave. Guess there is no way around it.

Thank you for your suggestion

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Re: RE: Re: LTVP for parent sponsored by PR

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 16 Aug 2016 5:27 pm

anandsubra87 wrote:Hi, Yes I have gone through your previous comment and was thinking maybe if i could file the online application with a new blank DE card number ( which is not the right way , of course). Anyways, i tried calling the ICA and they have suggested that i come back and apply online after which I can leave. Guess there is no way around it.

Thank you for your suggestion


Actually somebody suggested the above option, which, in my own view, is Wrong.

As ICA said, come and get a white card and then apply.


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