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Re: British - Moving to SG (Wife is SC)

Post by TropicalExpat » Wed, 12 Aug 2020 9:59 am

Sunjackal wrote:
Sat, 08 Aug 2020 2:10 am
We both work for a Casino Group in the UK. It is owned by Guoco but the company itself doesn’t have any presence in Asia. Not exactly the most secure looking industry post Covid - but plenty of transferable skills.
I think casinos will eventually pick up, as Chinese love to gamble and the government in opening the two integrated resorts backed this horse.

I'm sure your skills are transferable but Singapore is fortunate that it is the highest paid country in the region so the talent flocks here regionally, which might make it tough. Especially with the focus on retaining local staff.

Reverting back to your point about CPF, I suspect she probably didn't contribute as she was employed abroad (unless she was employed as an expat in the UK). But it's probably less of an issue.

Just focus on supporting her to get a job and at home. Once she has returned, just get her to apply for your PR and then you'll be sorted. As long as she has a job in Singapore you should get your PR.

Good luck in any way you approach this. It's a difficult time for everyone so I wish you all the best!

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Re: British - Moving to SG (Wife is SC)

Post by Sunjackal » Sun, 18 Oct 2020 10:40 pm


There’s a little update - so hopefully you can advise me.

She’s got a job with a Singaporean company. Due to Covid she can work remotely, so we are going to go back to the UK and wrap up our affairs.

In the interim, when we return back to SG - should I get her to apply for LTVP and go for a LOC or just go straight in with a PR application?

I don’t want to sit around and do nothing for 6 months. Can you do the LTVP/LOC route whilst waiting for PR?


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Re: British - Moving to SG (Wife is SC)

Post by PNGMK » Mon, 19 Oct 2020 9:01 am

LTVP will come first. Yes you can trigger both at once I believe. PR will take a long long time but LTVP is pretty straight forward.
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