For LTSVP holders that are married to Sger/ SPR is not allowed to find employment unless given permission from ICA/MOM.
This is correct, that everything is case by case, even EP applications and that is nothing new.
Though it only applies to Singaporeans/PR's who meet the requirements of $2500 a month, that get LTVSP for their wives.
My point is that if a citizen/PR is married with spouse on LTVSP, they will be informed on their electronic reply on what to do.
A few I know that have been married to Taiwanese have never asked MOM as they have never noticed the wording on the LTVSP reply.
In respect of a Citizen/PR who is earning $2500 with a wife/husband on LTVSP I believe the LTVSP holder is exempt from earing $2500.
Some spouses want flexibility, as they look after Children and only want part time work for example 15 to 20 hrs, in which a work permit is not issued, so the controller of works can authorise this part time work, just like the Dependant pass holders get written approval, that's what I meant.
Of course it is case by case like everything here!
But all along the gripe is that if it isn't on the website you cannot do it approach, and that is not the case.
SMS calls them loop holes but they are not loop holes as such, they are rules and agreements for direct dependants between MOM & ICA and they are there to be negotiated to the satisfaction of MOM.
Though it's a little unfair to hold this information back, when some spouses have been stuck here for several years without knowing how to help their own circumstances.
My point is that if their LTVSP has a warning that written consent from a controller is required. Then it doesn't help that they are turned away from the front desk, saying it is not possible to work, because you have a LTVSP.
As this is for the controller to decide and not the front desk workers, basically when i went with this person, they had been rejected at the reception before, and they also tried to reject us too.
Until I asked them if they had difficulty understanding the words (Written Consent from a controller)in English. It was only then, that the person was sent to the correct cubicle, and it is only then that any options you have are explained. In Singapore has a spouse on LTVSP, if you find a full time job, naturally they will see if you qualify for the work permit or any other work pass.
Though if you do not qualify because of hours you want to work, they can authorise with written permission on a case by case scenario to cover part time work.
This is extremely helpful for spouses looking after Children.