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Post by badzman » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:19 am

hi guys,

My cousin got the letter of consent in marrying his malaysian pregnant gf but will he get a 2nd letter from MOM for checkup.

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Post by Xpatha » Sun, 09 Sep 2012 10:49 pm

Hi All,

I am Thai and an ex work permit holder. What I was told before I take on the permit was that I am only not allowed to marry a Singaporean during the period of my work. I had held 2 x 6months work permit on 2 occasions with the last one ending End 2011.

I met my Singaporean boyfriend in Thailand before I took on the 2nd work permit. I am now pregnant and we plan to settle down in Singapore. We were caught by surprise when we heard about the need to seek approval for marriage from MOM.

I started searching the topic on the internet and am glad to find this forum. I believe you guys can provide some good advices here. I think the first step now is to approach MOM for approval. Can any kind soul here help advice if I need to make an appointment with MOM or is there something like an online submission. Are there also any documents that I need to get ready with to somehow speed up the process?

We are getting ready to tackle this and we want to do it 'right' from now on.
Thank you very much in advance...

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Marrying a visa pass Foreign need MOM PERMISSION?

Post by way1way » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 9:38 am

hi sundaymorningstaple, sorry to hijack the thread. i just want to ask if i need to ask MOM for PERMISSION to marry a Foreign holding just a visit/visa pass of 2 months? if not, what are the steps to go about marrying her. ROM first? then apply for LTVP+? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Marrying a visa pass Foreign need MOM PERMISSION?

Post by the lynx » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 9:47 am

way1way wrote:hi sundaymorningstaple, sorry to hijack the thread. i just want to ask if i need to ask MOM for PERMISSION to marry a Foreign holding just a visit/visa pass of 2 months? if not, what are the steps to go about marrying her. ROM first? then apply for LTVP+? Thanks in advance!
This will help you. Similar case.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/sutra596771.html

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 9:48 am

way1way wrote:hi sundaymorningstaple, sorry to hijack the thread. i just want to ask if i need to ask MOM for PERMISSION to marry a Foreign holding just a visit/visa pass of 2 months? if not, what are the steps to go about marrying her. ROM first? then apply for LTVP+? Thanks in advance!
BTW you still can't apply for LTSVP+, you need to be married for THREE years. So LTSVP for now, then upgrade later.

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Re: Marrying a visa pass Foreign need MOM PERMISSION?

Post by way1way » Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:07 am

the lynx wrote:
way1way wrote:hi sundaymorningstaple, sorry to hijack the thread. i just want to ask if i need to ask MOM for PERMISSION to marry a Foreign holding just a visit/visa pass of 2 months? if not, what are the steps to go about marrying her. ROM first? then apply for LTVP+? Thanks in advance!
BTW you still can't apply for LTSVP+, you need to be married for THREE years. So LTSVP for now, then upgrade later.
thanks lynx! i see. noted. But do i need to ask MOM for PERMISSION? didn't mention in the other thread. and btw LTSVP can stay for how long?

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Post by ji_naing07 » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 5:12 pm

this is a tricky question which i have not found in 13 pages of this thread and most prob you guys will tell me to head to MOM for answers..

in any case just trying to seek for any info here..

the question is, seeking approval for a ex WP to get married to a sgrean, whereby she absconded during her work period previously.
the reason is that the she is sick during her employment and the employer refuse to cancel her work permit to allow her to repatriate to her country.
She is on a performing artisit WP.

appreciate for any info or anyone that has been thru this.
thank you.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 6:22 pm

If she went to MOM and canceled it herself BEFORE leaving Singapore she "might" have some luck. If she left, e.g., did a runner, you can forget it. The have a VERY, VERY long memory and her name will already be blacklisted regardless of the reason.

But there is nothing stopping you from trying. You won't lose your citizenship, but she could be banned from entering Singapore. In fact, has she ever entered since she did the runner? There is a good possibility, if she hasn't she could well be stopped by ICA if MOM flagged her name & Passport number.

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Male Malaysian / Female PRC

Post by Shawn87 » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 6:16 pm

Hi guy,

Im a male Malaysian Chinese and plan to marry a PRC in Singapore and both of us is WP holders. We want to continue work in SG after married.

I understand that i need to seek approval from MOM 1st before we ROM. For info she is divorce and have a mandarin version(Only) statement (Status single) and im a single. Additional info she accidentally put married status when she fill up the work permit form , is this a critical problem for us ?

Wondering can we register for marriage in SG?

Can we continue work after married?

Can our child become Singaporean after born?(Currently not pregnant)

Can we own a HDB if both of us is PR in future? Currently she work as a sales assistant and im a prison officer currently undergo training. Prison take WP Malaysian at this moment.

All above inquiry i want to find out for future planing. Please advise , thanks in advanced.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 7:31 pm

Technically, you do not need to get permission to marry if both of you are foreigners. Only Singaporean Citizens need permission. However, if one is a PR, it would be a good idea to get permission as PR is a stepping stone to citizenship.

She needs to get herself straightened out with MOM before you do anything. They need to see the divorce certificate as well as probably a Notiarized English translation of the divorce decree as well.

IF you get all that sorted out, there is nothing stopping you two from marrying in Singapore. Yes, you will still be able to work here. No, her baby will NOT get citizenship if born here. This will not happen if both of you are PR as well. Only if at least one is a Citizen.

Yes, PRs can buy a "resale" HDB flat. They cannot apply for a new flat as they are for Singaporeans ONLY.

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Post by Shawn87 » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 8:11 pm

Much appreciate for your quick reply .

I would like to enquiry one more important info !

For my situation , from your experience i should marry 1st or get PR 1st if I want to sponsor her to become PR also in future . What do you think bro ?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 8:26 pm

Shawn87 wrote:Much appreciate for your quick reply .

I would like to enquiry one more important info !

For my situation , from your experience i should marry 1st or get PR 1st if I want to sponsor her to become PR also in future . What do you think bro ?
This is were the problem begins. It's six of one and half a dozen of the other. Flip a coin.

First of all, unless you have AT LEAST an S pass you will not be getting PR. That much is pretty much guaranteed. So, assuming you find yourself with an S pass, you will still need enough salary (at least 2.8K/mo - more is better) before ICA would consider giving her an LTVP as you would have to be her sponsor. As long as she is working on a WP she is okay though. But as said, you need to figure out how to get at least a S pass first. Even then, it may well be difficult.

Think carefully.

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Post by Shawn87 » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 8:46 pm

Noted that S pass is stepping stone to get PR .

Im not in rushing to get either PR or marriage bro .

Im currently civil servant for SG although I'm Malaysian . I'm felt so proud that I can serve as a civil servant here lolx.

I hope to residing in Sg as long as Possible coz I like to be here .

My doubt is my future spouse ,is it after I get PR 1st before married she will stand a better chance to get PR as well ?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:22 pm

As she is a PRC, you would be better off being married for at least 2 years before trying to apply for PR for her. ICA takes a dim view of PRC wives as so many of them marry for "convenience" and after getting PR, disappear with somebody else and after cleaning out the spouse financially. I'm sure you already know this as I'm sure you read the local forums as well. Married with child, better chance some more. as would be said in the local vernacular.

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Post by specgals » Tue, 25 Sep 2012 1:35 pm

Good day! This forum is really helpful, I am a singaporean chinese girl, and i had gotten my consent letter to register marriage with my Malaysian Chinese bf who is still under Wp,really thankful! I just got an enquiry here, the given consent letter doesn't state the vadility dates, so does it means this letter do not have any expiry dates?

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