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Need help regarding PMLA ltvp assessment

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Re: Need help regarding PMLA ltvp assessment

Post by malcontent » Mon, 01 May 2023 4:35 pm

@malcontent thanks for your inputs once again.

1) her source of income is managing a online store which she have enough for her rent and daily expenses. Her aunt live with her own family and she lives alone.

2) I have submitted PMLA again and emailed in my NoA for the past two years, our ROM dates and proof that I have a HDB ready this year. I wanted to let the officer in charge know that in any case they are worried i am not able to take care of my future spouse i am fully capable. I hope this help.

3) if everything else fail, I will really have to consider looking for a job in thailand because I really love my girlfriend and want to start a family soon.
I can understand the desire to start a family soon given both of your ages. If you’ve already secured your singles scheme HDB flat, I’m not sure what the MOP rules are - can you immediately rent it out if moving abroad? If yes, and assuming your CPF is enough to service the loan, you should have enough rental income to comfortably move in with your GF in Thailand, even without a job. Once married, you’d be eligible for an O visa in Thailand which can be extended annually. That would free you up to explore other options you might not have considered in your life. Just a thought.
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Re: Need help regarding PMLA ltvp assessment

Post by Raffles1015 » Tue, 02 May 2023 9:31 am

Bringing her to Singapore in May is a good idea. If she get called into the room for an interview and rejected straight away. You know she is somehow "blacklisted" for entry. LTVP approval has a 0% chance.

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Re: Need help regarding PMLA ltvp assessment

Post by visionaryz » Tue, 02 May 2023 12:22 pm

Thanks @MOCHS for your inputs
1) Yes, I will proceed with our plans to ROM in this coming August 18th
2) In the PMLA application, there isn't any questions indicating if I have received any financial gains from this marriage. The questions might have changed.
3) Yes, I am positive that she have never been to Singapore before. She has been to other countries like Japan and Korea.

@x9200
1) Yes, I will email to ICA to let them know she is self employed rather than putting unemployed as it will make the overall profile looks better. Thanks for your kind advice!

Thank @GTR1307 for sharing your experience
1) I think for your wife working previously in Singapore play a big part in the PMLA evaluation, do you think ICA will have a records or cross check with MOM even you put unemployed during the application?
2) I will pray hard that ICA review my case again because we are devastated and demoralized when we received the unsuccessful result.

@malcontent, really appreciate your alternatives and thinking out of the box.
1) I think i can't rent out my house during the first 5 years of MOP unless I am going overseas to work. Will have to write in a appeal to HDB for such cases.
2) I am prepared to give up my job in Singapore to look for another job in Thailand if all else fail, I just feel that sometimes it is really due to many cases of scam marriages that led to stricter profiling by ICA.

@Raffles1015
1) Yes, I think this will give us a clearer picture of whether she can come in or not. & also to know if she is blacklisted in the system for any reason.
2) Do you think it will be better if i ask her to come to JB then i drive her in? At least I will be beside her if immigration ask or post any question.

Once again, thank you everyone for sharing your inputs. It really helped a lot!

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Post by Raffles1015 » Tue, 02 May 2023 3:03 pm

I would suggest flying her directly to Singapore. Just to share, my cousin's girlfriend is also Thai and blacklisted when entering Singapore. She was caught and sent back when working in KTV. Her history is also unknown to my cousin.

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Re: Need help regarding PMLA ltvp assessment

Post by GTR1307 » Tue, 02 May 2023 3:40 pm

visionaryz wrote:
Tue, 02 May 2023 12:22 pm
Thank @GTR1307 for sharing your experience
1) I think for your wife working previously in Singapore play a big part in the PMLA evaluation, do you think ICA will have a records or cross check with MOM even you put unemployed during the application?
2) I will pray hard that ICA review my case again because we are devastated and demoralized when we received the unsuccessful result.
I actually got approval from MOM prior application of PMLA & Yes, It's probably all in the gov system.

All the best mate!

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Post by malcontent » Wed, 03 May 2023 1:41 am

visionaryz wrote:
Tue, 02 May 2023 12:22 pm
3) Yes, I am positive that she have never been to Singapore before. She has been to other countries like Japan and Korea.
Any idea how she could afford that? Any idea what she did when she went there? Not doubting her, just something you had better know (it might even be asked when she attempts to enter Singapore).
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Re: Need help regarding PMLA ltvp assessment

Post by Raffles1015 » Wed, 03 May 2023 7:46 am

It is not cheap to travel to Japan and Korea.

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Re: Need help regarding PMLA ltvp assessment

Post by winger7 » Tue, 23 Apr 2024 8:53 pm

Hi there,

Stumbled upon this thread and was wondering if OP had any updates and whether it worked out for him, I certainly hope so!

I'm in a similar situation, feel devastated but actually also shocked that our PMLA assessment was rejected as I (foreigner) made upwards of $20K/ month in salary, but have not worked for 1 year now. I am a Canadian national or Chinese descent. Yes my partner (SC) does not make much but all I can think of is the fact that we only met for 2 years.

Not much in our control now except to hope that the LTVP assessment may change if I start working (be it abroad).

Thanks!

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Post by winger7 » Tue, 23 Apr 2024 8:54 pm

Hi there,

Stumbled upon this thread and was wondering if OP had any updates and whether it worked out for him, I certainly hope so!

I'm in a similar situation, feel devastated but actually also shocked that our PMLA assessment was rejected as I (foreigner) made upwards of $20K/ month in salary, but have not worked for 1 year now. I am a Canadian national or Chinese descent. Yes my partner (SC) does not make much but all I can think of is the fact that we only met for 2 years.

Not much in our control now except to hope that the LTVP assessment may change if I start working (be it abroad).

Thanks!

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Re: Need help regarding PMLA ltvp assessment

Post by malcontent » Tue, 23 Apr 2024 11:50 pm

@winger7 — high earning potential isn’t going to sway them, and if your SC partner doesn’t have enough to support you both while you’re not working, being denied shouldn’t come as a surprise. They want productive members of society here, and are happy to put the squeeze on anyone who doesn’t maintain that standard. Having Canadian citizenship might make them squeeze you even harder, because you appear to have options that could free up space here for more productive members of society than yourself and your partner. It may sound harsh, but optimizing the limited space here is a priority.
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Re: Need help regarding PMLA ltvp assessment

Post by winger7 » Wed, 24 Apr 2024 1:08 pm

Thank you for the feedback @malcontent ! Yes totally understandable that the country needs to look after it's interests. Since we are planning to get married, I suppose, as this thread had previously mentioned, being together for a longer period of time may help, and if she does generate more income though it's her own business that she runs in Singapore. Just a concern that we are not that young anymore (38M / 32F). Would be grateful for any additional advice as well. Thanks again!

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Post by hopeislife » Wed, 24 Apr 2024 3:38 pm

winger7 wrote:
Wed, 24 Apr 2024 1:08 pm
Thank you for the feedback @malcontent ! Yes totally understandable that the country needs to look after it's interests. Since we are planning to get married, I suppose, as this thread had previously mentioned, being together for a longer period of time may help, and if she does generate more income though it's her own business that she runs in Singapore. Just a concern that we are not that young anymore (38M / 32F). Would be grateful for any additional advice as well. Thanks again!
Wow, just saw your old post and may be ica can see this, that you both knew since 2009 :lol: and approve pmla.
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Fri, 01 May 2009 4:44 pm
hey man, sorry i cant give u a lot of help but i would say im on the same boat as u, my gf is a citizen there and i've been wanting to move there for the past year. I've gone thru the list of agencies on this website and generic websites and like u said - no luck either for me. If uve made up ur mind to move there maybe u can pick up a visa and start looking for jobs once ur physically there cuz for me ive been looking for jobs outside of singapore..
Anyway it is what it is. I dont recommend marrying without pmla approval either. May be you can try to have a direct meeting with ica officer and get some opinions.

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Re: Need help regarding PMLA ltvp assessment

Post by winger7 » Thu, 25 Apr 2024 12:15 am

Wow, just saw your old post and may be ica can see this, that you both knew since 2009 :lol: and approve pmla.
Not sure if you're referring to my posts from 2009? (I've not been on this forum for 10+ years). If you are then that was a different girlfriend! ](*,)

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