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PMLA Eligibility

Post by redblimp » Sat, 13 Mar 2021 10:33 pm

Hello,

I am a foreigner living in Singapore for >5 years on an EP. I will soon be getting married in Singapore to my fiancee who is a Singapore PR not Singapore Citizen. Both of our monthly incomes are high.

Reviewed the ICA website but couldn't decipher the following.
Are we eligible to go through the PMLA process? Or is it only for SC and Foreigner couples not SPR and Foreigner couples?

TIA

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Re: PMLA Eligibility

Post by MOCHS » Sun, 14 Mar 2021 6:48 am

You’ll need to re-read the PMLA details again.
The information on this page is a guide for Singapore Citizen – Non-Resident (SC-NR) couples wanting to submit a Pre-Marriage LTVP Assessment (PMLA).
Is that clear enough?

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Re: PMLA Eligibility

Post by redblimp » Sun, 14 Mar 2021 2:05 pm

Hi - yes it seems obvious - I.e. only applies exclusively when one spouse is a SC not SPR however the LTVP is applicable to spouses of both SCs and SPRs hence my question - as PMLA is a preamble to the LTVP

See my point?

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Re: PMLA Eligibility

Post by MOCHS » Sun, 14 Mar 2021 9:09 pm

LTVP is eligible for various groups of people as long as they can qualify...

As stated on the website, PMLA is to “provide greater clarity on whether the intended non-resident spouse may qualify for long-term stay in Singapore”.

PMLA is just for non-resident spouses of Singaporeans. Make of that what you will.

When PMLA is approved, it just shortens the LTVP process to 6 weeks instead of the usual 6 months. It is not a pass by itself, it is just a letter stating they are eligible for LTVP. That is all. I know of a Singaporean acquaintance who didn’t get PMLA for her foreigner spouse but the LTVP got approved.

Since you’re a spouse-to-be of a PR and not a citizenship, you can just apply for LTVP after getting married. You don’t have to worry that you don’t have a PMLA.

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Re: PMLA Eligibility

Post by redblimp » Mon, 15 Mar 2021 12:12 pm

Hi - thanks again for your reply.

I got curious so I gave ICA a call. They said it only applies to prospective spouses of SCs not SPRs so you were correct.

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