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Long term visit pass.

Post by godframe » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 3:08 pm

Guys, I need some help. In order to apply ltvp for my foreign spouse, do I really need to have a full time job of at least 6months? as stated in ICA they will ask for 6 months payslip. Am I able to apply for my spouse for ltvp if I just started my new full time job not even a month yet?

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Re: Long term visit pass.

Post by MOCHS » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 4:00 pm

LTVP is dependent on whether the Singaporean can support their foreigner spouse…

If you don’t have a payslip, how can you apply to prove to ICA that you can support your spouse?

Wait till you get your first month payslip and furnish a letter of employment that has your start date which would explain why you don’t have six months worth of payslips.

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Post by Sgsy » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 4:35 pm

Just an add on to this. My husband is on ltvp and this is like his 2nd renewal. Not sure why this time we are on the 7th week and still receiving attention on submitted docs which is the medical and T&C. We received the approved in principle pending on medical and T&C. We did his medical as this is his 2nd year and not sure why since 19th Feb we submitted the 2 docs still showing as receiving attention. Wrote to them, emailed them, only received the standard holding email response. Any idea how long this will take. His current pass expires 20th March and he is employed

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Post by Sgsy » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 4:47 pm

Just an add on to this. My husband is on ltvp and this is like his 2nd renewal. Not sure why this time we are on the 7th week and still receiving attention on submitted docs which is the medical and T&C. We received the approved in principle pending on medical and T&C. We did his medical as this is his 2nd year and not sure why since 19th Feb we submitted the 2 docs still showing as receiving attention. Wrote to them, emailed them, only received the standard holding email response. Any idea how long this will take. His current pass expires 20th March and he is employed

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

Two other members on this forum have also recently feedback that their application is still at the “approved in principle (documents approved)” stage.

We have no idea what is happening either and it’s up to the forum members to update us when there is anything new.

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Post by WrongGin » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 9:12 pm

You don't really need 6 months. I applied for my spouse last year immediately after getting a job offer and didn't provide the payslip. However, I did write a letter to ICA to justify the reason for not providing the payslip. In the end I was still able to receive the approved in principle.

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Re: Long term visit pass.

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 9:22 pm

I've approved the above post only because there isn't enough information about poster to get a feel of their situation. I would take this with a grain of salt.
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Post by MOCHS » Tue, 08 Mar 2022 10:33 pm

WrongGin wrote:
Tue, 08 Mar 2022 9:12 pm
You don't really need 6 months. I applied for my spouse last year immediately after getting a job offer and didn't provide the payslip. However, I did write a letter to ICA to justify the reason for not providing the payslip. In the end I was still able to receive the approved in principle.
Maybe you already had a solid working history with previous companies? ICA looks at CPF contribution too.

If they saw you already worked before via the CPF contribution history and you just transferred to a new job without a gap in employment, they probably deem you to be financially stable enough to support yourself and spouse.

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Re: Long term visit pass.

Post by david85 » Wed, 09 Mar 2022 2:02 pm

Sgsy wrote:
Tue, 08 Mar 2022 4:35 pm
Just an add on to this. My husband is on ltvp and this is like his 2nd renewal. Not sure why this time we are on the 7th week and still receiving attention on submitted docs which is the medical and T&C. We received the approved in principle pending on medical and T&C. We did his medical as this is his 2nd year and not sure why since 19th Feb we submitted the 2 docs still showing as receiving attention. Wrote to them, emailed them, only received the standard holding email response. Any idea how long this will take. His current pass expires 20th March and he is employed
Hi sgsy,

until now have you received approval for your husband?

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Re: Long term visit pass.

Post by Sgsy » Wed, 09 Mar 2022 4:18 pm

No I have not received any update. Thinking to give them a call tmrw. Approved in principle but still on receiving attention on medical and T&C docs. This will be the 7th week

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Re: Long term visit pass.

Post by Sgsy » Wed, 09 Mar 2022 4:33 pm

Ok good news, just received his approval

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Re: Long term visit pass.

Post by WrongGin » Wed, 09 Mar 2022 11:18 pm

MOCHS wrote:
Tue, 08 Mar 2022 10:33 pm
WrongGin wrote:
Tue, 08 Mar 2022 9:12 pm
You don't really need 6 months. I applied for my spouse last year immediately after getting a job offer and didn't provide the payslip. However, I did write a letter to ICA to justify the reason for not providing the payslip. In the end I was still able to receive the approved in principle.
Maybe you already had a solid working history with previous companies? ICA looks at CPF contribution too.

If they saw you already worked before via the CPF contribution history and you just transferred to a new job without a gap in employment, they probably deem you to be financially stable enough to support yourself and spouse.
Apologies, forgot to add that I only just graduated last year as well. My timeline was as follow:
March 2021: Got married
March 2021: Applied for LTVP (1st time) but rejected (I think it may be because I was still schooling with no income)
June 2021: Graduated and began job hunting
July 2021: Offered a job
July 2021: Applied for LTVP again (wrote letter to ICA for not being able to provide 6 months salary)
Received in-principle approval roughly 2-3 weeks later

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Re: Long term visit pass.

Post by badaboum » Thu, 10 Mar 2022 4:30 pm

WrongGin wrote:
Tue, 08 Mar 2022 9:12 pm
You don't really need 6 months. I applied for my spouse last year immediately after getting a job offer and didn't provide the payslip. However, I did write a letter to ICA to justify the reason for not providing the payslip. In the end I was still able to receive the approved in principle.
I can second this experience. Got married, stayed in my home country for half a year, then quit our jobs and embarked on an epic honeymoon trip that lasted 1.5 years and ended in SG just when Covid started. We immediately applied for LTVP and immediately got rejected (not surprisingly, since we were both unemployed).

After a SVP extension, my wife finally found a job and we appealed the LTVP rejection immediately, supplying her work contract in lieu of any payslips, plus all sorts of unsolicited documents (bank statements, volunteer reference letters, ..., we were desperate).
Finally the appeal was granted and the LTVP approved. It might have been plain luck, compassion due to the pandemic, or the influence of the MP who supported our appeal, but it still shows that there's a chance even without payslips.

In the OPs position, I'd think there's nothing much to lose by applying now without the payslips, and if it's rejected, re-apply later once you have the payslips.

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Re: Long term visit pass.

Post by MOCHS » Thu, 10 Mar 2022 5:27 pm

You gotta pay the application fee every time you make a fresh LTVP application. Why waste the fee when you can easily wait for one month’s payslip??

And the pandemic is still ongoing, I’m sure STVP would be extended on these grounds.

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Re: Long term visit pass.

Post by david85 » Thu, 10 Mar 2022 11:33 pm

Sgsy wrote:
Wed, 09 Mar 2022 4:33 pm
Ok good news, just received his approval
Great thx. It took almost 20 days

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