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Postby eone17 » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 2:16 am

Hi...Bros
Hope u all can enlighten me...

Im a SC, 30 , Mly , Diploma, basic + allowances = 2.9k
My Indo gf , ex WP holder abt 1 yr ago...now resides in Batam, (not her real hometown), (Clean Record) (Not Preg)
Planning To get married & settle in SG, (i do undrstand we do need approval from MoM)

Any Restrictions??? as Im a Mly, Any Advice..Assumptions, Solutions Anything....,

Hope U all reply me with ur best knowledge available....thx

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Postby ZDL » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 2:59 pm

Thanks sms.

She is a singer.

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Postby mloh81 » Thu, 18 Apr 2013 6:14 pm

Dear bro n sister,

I need help me really very blur and confuse after read this forum. I'm Singaporean and my wife to be is Filipino holding ex work permit before after that be upgraded to s-pass since 3years ago now expiry recently now back home since apply s-pass/ep again 3time rejected within a month. Before she leave Singapore I already submit marriage approval form to mom on the 8th of march now waiting for the answer but the question i dun know is correct or not i already online file in marriage in ROM on 14th of march after mail out 1week . The date of our ROM is on 11 of July.

Please anyone can alight me.

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Postby angeltan321 » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 9:23 am

Hi everybody good morning, I would like to share my story in 2 years ago.
I am a work permit holder since 2008 and I found out I got pregnant in August 2011, my bf is a singaporean, these are our profile:

My husband salary earn 1.2k per month and he worked under contract.
His higher qualifications is higher nitec ite.

I am a wp holder since 2008 my salary at that time 1.4k only. I am a msia chinese

I was so depressed at that time because I know some law that wp holder can't marriage a singaporean, n my pregnancy make things even worst. After that, we went to seek opinion from mp, mp helped us to write a letter to mom to seek for marriage approval. I was so worried that I will be band for entering singapore if my application got rejected. But surprisingly, I reveived a letter from mom within 2 weeks stated that my marriage application is approve.

And now, I and my husband married happily and I have a 1 year old son with me=)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 1:05 pm

Congratulations. That is a pleasant surprise as I would have not have though you would have gotten approval, truth be known. So, it look like the income requirements of the local spouse and Malaysian Chinese brides are not subject to the same rules as everybody else. Something to take note of.
Again, congratulations on both the marriage and the baby! ;-)

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Postby mloh81 » Wed, 24 Apr 2013 7:25 pm

Hi all,

Finally I received letter from mom stated that my marriage approval is successful.

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Postby cocoa_sparkle » Tue, 07 May 2013 2:58 pm

Hi all,

I am a singaporean chinese female want to marry a malaysian chinese guy he is holding a work permit his salary is about 1.8k to 2k and has been working in singapore for about 6 to 8 years and his brother and sister are all SPR.

we check online and notice that we have to seek mom approval and i just call mom they said they need alot of info like the payslip and etc.?\

cus i am a self employed anybody knows what supporting documents mom need for me to submit to them?

i am so afraid we would not get approval as our salary is low and am still about to RES course.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 07 May 2013 4:31 pm

If you are self employed you would need at least three years of tax assessments to prove your income. Or at least a record of your medisave contributions if you haven't been contributing CPF. You are required, by law, if self employed to contribute to your Medisave Fund even though you are not required to contribute to EPF. If you haven't been paying medisave, well, I'd think about moving to Malaysia.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 09 May 2013 11:06 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Congratulations. That is a pleasant surprise as I would have not have though you would have gotten approval, truth be known. So, it look like the income requirements of the local spouse and Malaysian Chinese brides are not subject to the same rules as everybody else. Something to take note of.
Again, congratulations on both the marriage and the baby! ;-)


I have seen many female Malaysian Chinese WP holders getting exemption letters from MOM from this WP restriction when they collect their card. Not sure what fits the profile but lowly paid executives and professionals get that letter most of the time.

I don't think they give that exemption letters out any more but approval to marry Singaporeans and PRs will still be easier for their case.

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Postby De_Titus » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 5:14 pm

Hi All,

Im quite confuse after reading so many post from seniors. So im gonna post my situation and hope some of you can give me advise on my situation.

Im earning $1500, take home $1200. Edu lvl: Higher Ni-tec
My gf is earning $2200 on wp currently. Edu lvl: Private Dip

Other info: My gf is currently pregnant 4 months, her wp contract is till next year. Currently our parents and her boss does not know about her pregnancy.

I would like to seek advise from seniors with past experiences on what are the chances that mom will allow me to marry her in sg? , what will happen if they find out she's pregnant?

Thanks
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 9:07 pm

Good question. Neither of you have very high educational levels (sorry :-( ) and your income level indicates you will be living at home for quite some time. Her income level isn't high enough and will likely stop after the delivery of the baby. Whether MOM will give permission or not remains to be seen. While I am assuming she and you are both Chinese, I'm not sure that is going to be magic enough to overcome the "already pregnant" and permission from MOM. They will take your education and income into consideration and if that happens I doubt that they will. I'm not sure if they will cancel her WP if, sorry, when her pregnancy is noted.

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Postby De_Titus » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 9:52 pm

Hi Sundaymorning,

Thanks for your advise. Is there by any chance you know the minimum requirement for Singaporeans to marry a WP holder? Like Edu level or income and anything else? Really appreiciate your help

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Jul 2013 10:36 pm

There are no minimum requirements, but getting a pass for her to remain here will require the ability to be able to support her. For a couple (without child) we "think" that the minimum income level the Singaporean would need is in the neighbourhood of 2.8K/mo (basic without any commissions) with $3K/mo being a much safer bet. This moreso, if with infant as you costs go up tremendously once there in a infant in the house, with all the additional costs involved therein.

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Postby angeltan321 » Mon, 08 Jul 2013 8:06 am

De_Titus wrote:Hi Sundaymorning,

Thanks for your advise. Is there by any chance you know the minimum requirement for Singaporeans to marry a WP holder? Like Edu level or income and anything else? Really appreiciate your help


Hi, your story is quite similar to me. Read my story above^^^

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Jul 2013 8:22 pm

http://www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/others/ ... orkers.pdf

• You cannot get pregnant or deliver a child
in Singapore during the validity of your
Work Permit unless you are already married
to a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
with the approval of the Controller of
Work Permit. This applies even after your
Work Permit has expired, been cancelled
or revoked.


So if she is already pregnant, she will lose her work permit and will also be refused permission to marry a Singaporean or PR.


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