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LTVP question

Post by rumibile » Fri, 11 Feb 2022 9:39 am


I am a Singaporean living in Singapore. My husband is an American currently working in Malaysia. We are hoping that he can get a job posting to Singapore.

1. Can I apply for LTVP when he is not in Singapore? The application has a field for disembarkation information. (I mean, I can apply for it when he enters Singapore but I'm not sure if it will affect his departure from the country?)

2. Assuming he does get a posting and the company proceeds to apply for his work permit, can application submissions for work permit (by company) and LTVP (by me) be made concurrently?

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Re: LTVP question

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 11 Feb 2022 9:45 am

1. No apparently not. He has to come in on an STVP and then upgrade to an LTVP. As a yank he gets 90 days anyways.
2. Yes.
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Re: LTVP question

Post by MOCHS » Fri, 11 Feb 2022 11:11 am

1. Cannot, must be in SG. You can look up Sunjackal and ashtag06, they also asked the same question too. Both came into SG last year and applied LTVP shortly after.

2. Work permit (WP) is for people from certain countries, US isn’t in the list. He should be eligible for S-pass or EP if the company wants to apply for him.

Take note LTVP holders can request for the pre-approved letter of consent (PLOC) in the LTVP application. Remember to check “yes” for that question. With PLOC, he won’t be counted to the foreign worker quota, company no need to pay levy or CPF.

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