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Brit moving to Sing with Russian fiance - visa questions...

Post by EMK » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 11:47 pm

Hello,
I am a Scotsman moving to Singapore in about a month and would like my Russian fiance to come with me. My company will not issue a LOI or help with her visa as we are not married (HR policy again...).
The company say "get married", I say "not yet".

One option is a long stay visitor visa with a letter from a Singapore resident and then perhaps a student visa - is this possible?
Does anybody have any advice to offer???

I have already checked the immigration website and it is a little confusing.

Many thanks in advance.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 7:40 am

I heard about a similar case. The lady was from Poland, but I guess it doesn't make a big difference.

Yes the easiest way (in terms of immigration!) is to get married. But they also said "not yet".

In her case she got a long term social visit pass, with the help of the boyfriend's company. So it's possible.

Hope this helps.
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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 9:29 am

Carpe Diem wrote:I heard about a similar case. The lady was from Poland, but I guess it doesn't make a big difference.

Yes the easiest way (in terms of immigration!) is to get married. But they also said "not yet".

In her case she got a long term social visit pass, with the help of the boyfriend's company. So it's possible.

Hope this helps.



Or does she say Nyet? (get it not yet, nyet . . . :???: )

The situation doesn't look good - possibly you could get a stat dec saying that you have been a couple for x period etc . . . (I dd hear that certain nationalities are being treated stricter and Russians, especially females, are in this category)

Might be worth contacting the MoM directly http://www.mom.gov.sg/ (Ministry of Manpower)
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Post by Carpe Diem » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 9:35 am

Yes, I forgot to mention. Contacting MOM can only be helpful.

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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 10:02 am

Carpe Diem wrote:Yes, I forgot to mention. Contacting MOM can only be helpful.

Nice people.



CD is correct - all the government departments in Singapore are very helpful and surprisingly efficient - nice change from back home where they're pretty much a waste of space and a lesson in obfuscation.
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Post by Carpe Diem » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 10:10 am

Thanks. Looks like we're going along fine today. Feeling lonely? :wink:
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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 10:29 am

:) Feeling goooood -the sun is shining, birds are chirping and the world is a pretty ok place. Now, the highlight would be if my headhunter phones me and tells me I got the job I was interviewed for last week and that they will accept my staying here instead of HK or Sydney.

Then even the flowers will be fragrant.
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Post by Carpe Diem » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 10:32 am

I know what you're going through. Had the same process last year...

Well, keep fingers crossed then. :)
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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 11:19 am

Carpe Diem wrote:I know what you're going through. Had the same process last year...

Well, keep fingers crossed then. :)


Thank you, kind sir
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Post by Carpe Diem » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 11:21 am

You are most welcome.
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Post by EMK » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 5:45 pm

Thanks to both of you for the advice.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 5:56 pm

Welcome!
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