Can I remain in SG without an EP?

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Can I remain in SG without an EP?

Post by SGBrit » Sun, 21 Nov 2021 6:24 pm

As an EP holder, if I lose my job is there any way that I can remain here in Singapore to continue living with my long-term girlfriend (also EP holder, not married, joint tenancy contract on our apartment together) or would I be forced to leave the country without her?

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Re: Can I remain in SG without an EP?

Post by smoulder » Sun, 21 Nov 2021 7:32 pm

You can only stay on here on a valid visa or permit, so yes, you will have to leave. Doesn't matter that you have a tenancy agreement in your name - that's not going to give you any right of residence.
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Re: Can I remain in SG without an EP?

Post by SGBrit » Sun, 21 Nov 2021 9:07 pm

smoulder wrote:
Sun, 21 Nov 2021 7:32 pm
You can only stay on here on a valid visa or permit, so yes, you will have to leave. Doesn't matter that you have a tenancy agreement in your na - that's not going to give you any right of residence.
Thanks. Yes I knew a tenancy agreement doesn't give right of residence but more the fact of my long term partner being on an EP and us being together. Is there something like a DP for those who aren't married?

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Re: Can I remain in SG without an EP?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 22 Nov 2021 1:44 am

Nope, not unless you have provable de facto/common law marriage in you country of origin. Otherwise you are out of luck. If you can get a letter of attestation of your common law status from your embassy you may be able to get a LTVP but it will have to be sponsored by your employer and most are hesitant to do that unless there is a legal connection between the couple.
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