Basically, MOM take care of Manpower issue, and of course act and regulation under MOM, ICA is the authoritative of deciding your ban issue!
So..in actual facts, you hv 2 department to deal with
It is not true that those who flaunt the "Marriage Policy" cannot enter Singapore again, they can, but it will be like walk bare-footed on spiky stone, though the distance is short!
in my experience, your 10 years restriction is too long, and I may say so, you may have not know the procedure and process well enough to appeal for lifting of the ban
Yes, I can tell you this, you can come back, but tackle your issue with care
nursabrina wrote:starbucke wrote:If you have been holding a work pass, and you married a Singapore national/PR w/o permission, you wud have contravene the Marriage Policy, and this carries a very long period of ban
It is tough to get this lifted as you have more than 1 department to deal with
Believe me, is tough, stressing and time consuming! I have dealt with numerous of this contravening cases
nursabrina wrote:I'm also facing the same problem...well I'm not a Singaporean but I am married to a Singaporean guy for nearly 10 years now. And sad to say we are living separately for those long years until now. My husband is been appealing to MOM to lift the ban but to no avail.....its been rejected for I don't know what reasons. Is there anyone here could give me some piece of advice coz we are so desperate already to be together. and our 8 years old son is also affected with this problem.
I only have to deal with MOM, I've no problem with Immigration. they also felt bad about the ban and the only advised they gave us was to appeal to MOM. We've been doing that for almost 10 years. It's really so depressing every time we receive an "unsuccessful result" from them. They should at least tell us the reason why until now they couldn't lift the ban.
Yes, I am aware of that policy that if you are a work permit hold or even an ex-work permit holder you are not allowed to marry a Singaporean. I just happened to fell in love...I don't see anything wrong with that. I know countless of illegal workers there in Singapore, not to mention those prostitutes who can freely go in and out of Singapore using different names. That you call a "strict policy"?
I ever thought of doing that also, changing my name and my identity since this things seems okey in Singapore but I just can't stomach to do that. My husband is even thinking of giving up his citizenship and migrate here in the Philippines just to be with us. For 10 years we are patiently waiting for the ban to be lifted, if there's no chance they should tell us so at least we could think of other way to be together .