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PR for foreign spouse? I'm an SC.

Post by mywifeiskorean » Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:44 am

Hi folks,

I'm a typical Singaporean citizen while my fiancee is a Korean, living and working in Korea at the moment. We intend to get a hdb flat and live happily ever after here in SG :D .

After our marriage, is there an advisable time frame to apply for PR? With the HDB application in mind, i would like to get her to apply for PR asap, though is it worth waiting to do so only after she's secured a job, or after staying here for a while etc? And the obvious question with the not so obvious answer.. how long do you guys think it will take?

I'm a local grad and have been working for a few years with my salary > S$5000.
She's a grad from a Korean uni, working as a cabin attendant.

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:06 am

mywifeiskorean wrote:Hi folks,

I'm a typical Singaporean citizen while my fiancee is a Korean, living and working in Korea at the moment. We intend to get a hdb flat and live happily ever after here in SG :D .

After our marriage, is there an advisable time frame to apply for PR? With the HDB application in mind, i would like to get her to apply for PR asap, though is it worth waiting to do so only after she's secured a job, or after staying here for a while etc? And the obvious question with the not so obvious answer.. how long do you guys think it will take?

I'm a local grad and have been working for a few years with my salary > S$5000.
She's a grad from a Korean uni, working as a cabin attendant.
As of now, LTVP will be sooner to get.

PR will be favorable after 3 years, but that shouldn't stop you from applying after a year.

With the current changes, with LTVP, you can seek advice from HDB, after marriage.

How long will LTVP take ? 4 to 6 weeks.

How long with PR take ? 6 months to 18 months.

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Post by taxico » Mon, 10 Oct 2016 3:58 pm

mywifeiskorean wrote:I'm a typical Singaporean citizen while my fiancee is a Korean, living and working in Korea at the moment. We intend to get a hdb flat and live happily ever after here in SG :D

After our marriage, is there an advisable time frame to apply for PR? With the HDB application in mind, i would like to get her to apply for PR asap, though is it worth waiting to do so only after she's secured a job, or after staying here for a while etc? And the obvious question with the not so obvious answer.. how long do you guys think it will take?

I'm a local grad and have been working for a few years with my salary > S$5000.
She's a grad from a Korean uni, working as a cabin attendant.
she does not need to be PR for the two of you to buy a resale flat.

after you two are married, you two are eligible to buy one if she has LTVP/work pass (min validity of 6 months during application if younger than 35 - as for completion, so long as she has a valid LTVP/work pass it will be accepted, no minimum validity needed).

are you sure she will be happy living in a flat? has she lived in housing estate in sg/kr before? if she's used to living in a >65 pyung samseong/daechi-dong type apartment... she might be in for a bit of a shock.

also, if your fiancee has worked really, really hard to get her FA job... and she plans to fly with an SG carrier, you may want to adjust her expectations and friendliness accordingly.
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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 10 Oct 2016 5:24 pm

taxico wrote: also, if your fiancee has worked really, really hard to get her FA job... and she plans to fly with an SG carrier, you may want to adjust her expectations and friendliness accordingly.
She could always go for KA, EVA or one of the many "Korean" call centers :).

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Post by taxico » Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:29 pm

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Post by mywifeiskorean » Tue, 11 Oct 2016 2:28 am

thanks for the feedback! yup i'm aware of the resale flats eligibility, just that I'm more keen on BTO which unfortunately we won't qualify for without the PR. if 6 to 18 months is the norm then.. oh well..

>65 pyung sounds like a huge ass kampong. luckily she's well adapted to our awesome HDB size by now, so no prob with that. on-job friendliness? haha i'll send the msg across. the job search will be another headache no doubt

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Post by kimls » Thu, 01 Feb 2018 2:00 pm

mywifeiskorean wrote:thanks for the feedback! yup i'm aware of the resale flats eligibility, just that I'm more keen on BTO which unfortunately we won't qualify for without the PR. if 6 to 18 months is the norm then.. oh well..

>65 pyung sounds like a huge ass kampong. luckily she's well adapted to our awesome HDB size by now, so no prob with that. on-job friendliness? haha i'll send the msg across. the job search will be another headache no doubt
Hello! May i ask if you registered your marriage in Korea? As I am also preparing for PR application for my Korean spouse (We registered in Korea). And having difficulty finding the MARRIAGE CERT NUMBER on our korean wedding cert. Any idea?

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Post by pewiepew » Thu, 28 Nov 2019 11:49 pm

Hello! I am also a soon-to-be Korean wife to my Singaporean fiance and we both want to live happily ever after in Singapore too! We also want to go the bto route and while we are thinking of having kids in the long run, we aren't thinking of that immediately. We are quite similar in situation so..

So if you do get your PR, we would love love love if you could update on your wife's status when you can! I will keep tabs on this forum eagerly.

1) How long after marriage did you apply PR
2) How long did the PR take to approve.
3) Whether your wife was pregnant at the time.
4) And if it won't be too difficult, your age + her age if possible.

Thank you so much!!!

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Post by singaporeflyer » Fri, 29 Nov 2019 10:46 am

pewiepew wrote:
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 11:49 pm
Hello! I am also a soon-to-be Korean wife to my Singaporean fiance and we both want to live happily ever after in Singapore too! We also want to go the bto route and while we are thinking of having kids in the long run, we aren't thinking of that immediately. We are quite similar in situation so..

So if you do get your PR, we would love love love if you could update on your wife's status when you can! I will keep tabs on this forum eagerly.

1) How long after marriage did you apply PR
2) How long did the PR take to approve.
3) Whether your wife was pregnant at the time.
4) And if it won't be too difficult, your age + her age if possible.

Thank you so much!!!
These details wont surely help. Please Don't be disheartened. Because whatever the replies come in, it may not be applicable for you or it might have been true 5 years ago and not anymore?


As long as you are legally married for 2 years, your sponsor is making a decent salary from his work in SG, you have a good chance for PR after 2 years of marriage or after having a kid (whichever happens earlier). Also provided both of you are residing in SG. Please do not rush PR just for getting the BTO.

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