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Questions About LTVP

Post by kiwiinsg » Tue, 05 Jan 2021 11:33 am

Hi everyone,

I have a few questions about LTVP that I was hoping someone could help answer.

I am a 31 year old New Zealand citizen who has been working in Singapore on an EP for 5 years. I married my wife, a Singapore PR, 4 months ago here in Singapore. I am looking to leave my job and start doing a short studying course, thus will apply for an LTVP to be able to stay and study here in Singapore.

1. Is there a minimum salary that my wife must earn for me to be able to get the LTVP through ICA through her? She earns $4,000 per month.

2. If I apply for and receive an LTVP and a PLOC while still working at my job, does my EP straight away get converted to an LTVP and can I continue to work for my company on my LTVP?

3. If I apply for and receive an LTVP, but do not get a PLOC, while still working at my job, can I continue to work for my company on my LTVP in the meantime while my company applies for an LOC for me?

4. The LTVP application through ICA asks for my Disembarkation/Embarkation (D/E) card. Since I'm an EP, I do not have that card as I'm not required to fill out one when I enter Singapore. I assume I just skip that document when applying. Is that correct?

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Re: Questions About LTVP

Post by gold.spot » Tue, 05 Jan 2021 12:04 pm

1. Yes.

2. Once you are issued an LTVP In Priciple approval letter, you have to cancel your EP and get your LTVP issued. Upon going to ICA to get your LTVP, your EP will be taken by the officer. You will be authorised to continue to work for a limited time after your EP is cancelled and you are issued your LTVP (I think this is about 30 days?). In this time, your company has to apply for your LOC (which gets approved fairly quickly if you were previously on an EP) for you to continue to work for the employer.

3. See (2)

4. You can enter your EP FIN.

This was the process about 3 years ago, should be more or less the same now, I'd suppose.

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Re: Questions About LTVP

Post by kiwiinsg » Tue, 05 Jan 2021 1:11 pm

gold.spot wrote:
Tue, 05 Jan 2021 12:04 pm
1. Yes.

2. Once you are issued an LTVP In Priciple approval letter, you have to cancel your EP and get your LTVP issued. Upon going to ICA to get your LTVP, your EP will be taken by the officer. You will be authorised to continue to work for a limited time after your EP is cancelled and you are issued your LTVP (I think this is about 30 days?). In this time, your company has to apply for your LOC (which gets approved fairly quickly if you were previously on an EP) for you to continue to work for the employer.

3. See (2)

4. You can enter your EP FIN.

This was the process about 3 years ago, should be more or less the same now, I'd suppose.
Thanks a bunch for your help, gold.spot.

I just had a question about your answer "1. Yes."

Did you mean - Yes there is a minimum salary requirement -- or -- Yes that with my wife earning $4,000 per month is enough

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Re: Questions About LTVP

Post by gold.spot » Wed, 06 Jan 2021 12:14 pm

There is nothing mentioned officially about a minimum, but whether an LTVP is issued or not is dependent on how much your spouse earns. What this 'minimum' number is, is privy only to ICA.

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Re: Questions About LTVP

Post by MOCHS » Wed, 06 Jan 2021 5:55 pm

For question 1, no one knows what the salary requirement is.

However, I earn less than your wife (I have a stickied post here in the board detailing the LTVP process and my salary range) and my husband still got his LTVP. :P

As long as both of you don’t have criminal records, the LTVP application should be okay.

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