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PR application appointment: presence of spouse ?

Post by bastien » Tue, 10 Oct 2017 1:34 pm

Hello,
My appointment for submission of PR application is coming up.
I'm the "main applicant", and we're applying as a family, with my spouse.
Should both of us be present for the SUBMISSION of the application (not the interview), or my spouse doesn't need to be there ?
The ICA FAQ doesn't seem to address this question, and I wasn't too successful with Google on this topic.
Thanks !

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Re: PR application appointment: presence of spouse ?

Post by brian_singapore » Tue, 10 Oct 2017 2:03 pm

When I submitted my application, the officer verified that the identify documents (passport, birth certificates, educational certificates etc.) for each of us. My wife and children had to be present so the officer could verify our passports.

I believe there are other submission methods available, but my experience for the appointment suggests all applicants need to be present.

There is also a support line you can call at ICA to ask questions that aren't immediately obvious from the FAQ. My experience is they are very helpful.

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Re: PR application appointment: presence of spouse ?

Post by luckycricket » Tue, 10 Oct 2017 2:15 pm

There is no formal interview for Singapore PR ... It is just the document submission and they ask very basic questions .. and yes.. all applicants have to be there for their document submission.

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Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 10 Oct 2017 2:48 pm

luckycricket wrote:There is no formal interview for Singapore PR ... It is just the document submission and they ask very basic questions .. and yes.. all applicants have to be there for their document submission.
When the officer sees a need for interview, it does happen rarely and it is not on the same day when you submit the application.

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Re: PR application appointment: presence of spouse ?

Post by jay1979 » Wed, 11 Oct 2017 9:04 am

I applied for pr as a family and went by myself to submit for the three of us. No questions asked they accepted the documents. According to me only the main applicant is needed.


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Re: PR application appointment: presence of spouse ?

Post by ecureilx » Wed, 11 Oct 2017 9:26 am

jay1979 wrote:I applied for pr as a family and went by myself to submit for the three of us. No questions asked they accepted the documents. According to me only the main applicant is needed.


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And when another guy collecting the forms decided to see the family..

Singapore officers don't nit pick..

But unless the rest of the family needs VIP security, what's more important than going along for this important step?

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Re: PR application appointment: presence of spouse ?

Post by jay1979 » Wed, 11 Oct 2017 3:38 pm

ecureilx wrote:
jay1979 wrote:I applied for pr as a family and went by myself to submit for the three of us. No questions asked they accepted the documents. According to me only the main applicant is needed.


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And when another guy collecting the forms decided to see the family..

Singapore officers don't nit pick..

But unless the rest of the family needs VIP security, what's more important than going along for this important step?
From what I remember when I called to check if all family members were required they said only the main applicant.

Again call and check.


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Re: PR application appointment: presence of spouse ?

Post by ecureilx » Wed, 11 Oct 2017 3:45 pm

jay1979 wrote: From what I remember when I called to check if all family members were required they said only the main applicant.

Again call and check.
Totally agreed.

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Re: PR application appointment: presence of spouse ?

Post by bastien » Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:24 am

Thanks all for your advice, I just called ICA, and only the main applicant needs to be present.

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Re: PR application appointment: presence of spouse ?

Post by brian_singapore » Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:22 pm

I wish I had called to check; I spent a lot of time entertaining 2 small children waiting for my number to pop up at the head of the queue! :D

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