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DP for same sex partner

Post by jois1 » Sun, 10 Nov 2019 9:26 pm

hi! first of all, great forum!
Any advice on my situation here; m/m couple, both dutch nationals legally married, one with EP. I read all the pertinent threads but not clear if there has been any case of DP issued to same sex partner where both foreigners. my question is ; should we bother to apply for his DP or just skip it and try to get him an EP in his own merit? ( he works in fitness - no Uni education - so i assume possibilities for EP are low).
Any insight welcomed :)
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Re: DP for same sex partner

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Nov 2019 1:49 am

Assuming you have documentation of this marriage, there shouldn't be any real problems. It's the de facto partners (hetero), and gay marriages that are not actually recognized by your home countries (might recognize as a civil union but for same sex marriages it will not work) . Quick search of the archives turned this one up on first query:
viewtopic.php?t=111704 Quick read, but last post give some indication.

There are others where we know of it happening but you will find little in actual writing confirming same as while the government knows that there are some people that they need, they also know they need to be able to bend somewhat, albeit grudgingly. But I think as long as you have the legal marriage certificates in hand, you should be okay, although they may want your employer to sponsor your mate and might be limited in employment options (re dependent pass and the Letter of Consent.

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Re: DP for same sex partner

Post by jois1 » Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:45 pm

thanks for your advice, much appreciated! we are indeed legally married so no prob on that front. Company would have no prob to sponsor him as dependant ( that is the policy with any other couple relocating globally) however HR and external consultant advised that DP or LTVP are not open to us given we are in a same sex marriage....hence the original question

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Re: DP for same sex partner

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:34 am

They're out of date.
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!

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Re: DP for same sex partner

Post by jois1 » Wed, 13 Nov 2019 1:51 pm

well, to their credit, they already tried but the MInistry system does not allow them to add DPs with same gender...:(

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Nov 2019 3:06 pm

You will have to venture down there, make an appointment to see an officer, explain the situation (accompanied with relevant documents) and have it done manually. As I explained, they do not advertise the capability for the obvious reasons (for the Non-LGBTPQ crowd). And, I suspect they will not make it a walk in the park but will have you going in circles.

Or he can try to find a job as a Professional Trainer or a recognized Yoga Instructor (does he have a proper international certification in either?)

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Re: DP for same sex partner

Post by jois1 » Thu, 14 Nov 2019 5:03 am

many thanks for the reply! we may try that route indeed ... I understand there are no guarantees but guess worth a try at least! `otherwise yeah we will go down the route of his own DP. Worst case - guess we will need to move to a different country after a time if he doesn't get the visa at all.
Thanks again for your guidance above, much appreciated!

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