PR Chances for European married to SG Citizen

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PR Chances for European married to SG Citizen

Post by chrispovoas » Mon, 07 Mar 2022 2:33 pm

Hi all, Chris Phillips .. been a while since i posted as we've been out of SG for about 5 years now, back in NZ.

My wife is a Singaporean, I am UK/NZ citizen. We are thinking of coming back next year as my wife parents are getting older. Should be easy for my wife to get a good paying job, but I'm wanting to find out the chances of getting PR just based on the fact that we are married. Im happy to find a job but ive been out of SG for 5 years and i know my chances of getting a job are better if im already a PR.

We have no kids and are in our late 40's. Intending to buy HDB and settle. Would I still need to do the usual like get a good paying job etc etc, or is being married enough?

What are your thoughts?

Cheers!!

Chris

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Re: PR Chances for European married to SG Citizen

Post by MOCHS » Mon, 07 Mar 2022 3:30 pm

If you’ve not been in SG for years, then your chances of getting a PR are slim. Furthermore your age and lack of progeny is against you.

You’re better off having your spouse sponsor a LTVP for you first, then gradually work your way to a PR once you’ve worked in SG for 2-3 years. ICA issued LTVP holders can work in SG without being subjected to foreigner worker quota, levy or CPF.

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Post by chrispovoas » Mon, 07 Mar 2022 3:39 pm

Hi Mochs, thats an awesome reply, thanks so much... Would the LTVP still be subject to the pass being tied to a company? i remember previously my EP was tied to my job, so loose the job, have to leave the country every 90 days!

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Re: PR Chances for European married to SG Citizen

Post by MOCHS » Mon, 07 Mar 2022 3:42 pm

Answer is available on ICA’s website. Do some reading up…

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Re: PR Chances for European married to SG Citizen

Post by chrispovoas » Mon, 07 Mar 2022 3:45 pm

Cheers mate, much appreciated

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Re: PR Chances for European married to SG Citizen

Post by PNGMK » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 4:21 pm

Chris - I've seen an British guy in his 60's just get PR in a very similar situation (married to a local Chinese girl). They were in the UAE for over 5 years and Australia for another 5 and he managed to get PR from outside Singapore. It is not impossible.
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Re: PR Chances for European married to SG Citizen

Post by chrispovoas » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 5:40 pm

Thanks mate, thas good to know!

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Re: PR Chances for European married to SG Citizen

Post by MOCHS » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 5:54 pm

Or just apply both LTVP & PR at the same time. Most likely LTVP would be approved first and PR would take an even longer processing time.

But LTVP application can only be done when the foreigner spouse is already in SG.

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Re: PR Chances for European married to SG Citizen

Post by chrispovoas » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 5:58 pm

Yeah, thanks for that.. hopefully we'll be back next year and we can give it a shot!

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