hihi, im a foreign students here who was holding work permit trainee pass before, because my course is hotel management, attachment is compulsory for every students, so after we completed our course, our school will apply a work permit trainee pass for every foreigner students so that we can be trained and work as a trainee in a hotel industry or a company, and now my attachment is over already, so does a work permit trainee pass holder or a ex--holder can marry to singaporean here? i have known my boyfriend for 4 years, and we're very happy to be together and enjoy our lives here,and my boyfriend planing to marry me in next year, but after reading all the posts here, im start to worry that my future hubby cannot marry me because i was a work permit trainee pass holder,or im not qualify......can anyone give some suggestions for our future? im really worry we will encourter same case as be banned of entering singapore.. im really so worried,,,, thanks for everyone's help
sundaymorningstaple wrote:When a Work Permit holder (female) enters the country and has her pass issued, she is also informed that she cannot marry a Singaporean as long as she is on a work permit AND after she finishes her Work Permit, she has to leave the country. If that isn't enough, Once she has worked in Singapore, by law, she MUST GET PERMISSION to marry a Singaporean. If she does not get permission to marry a Singaporean from the Singapore Authorities, She will be not allowed to enter Singapore and will have to wait endless amounts of time to be allowed back in even though the Husband has a job and so forth. I have a nephew living with me with that exact problem. His wife finished her contract here and later they got married in the Philippines. They then returned to Singapore and she initially got a LTSVP but when it was time for renewal she was forced to leave the country (with a 6 month old baby). We've been to the MP several times and also with the Minister for Home Affairs appealing this thing and we are still battling it. It's a bit rough on the father AND the mother (hopefully this doesn't go on too long as then the child might start feeling it as well).
It sucks, but Work Permit holders are aware of this before they sign on the dotted line so they only have themselves to blame for not asking questions if they didn't understand it.