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unmarried couple with a child?

Post by jag » Wed, 21 Jul 2004 6:44 am

Hi
We are relocating to singapore pretty soon.
We are couple living together and have a son.
Do you think we going to experience difficulties as a we are not married. My partner does not need any working permit etc as she will be working (expecting our second child) ...


thank you for your help
Jag

easier

Post by easier » Wed, 21 Jul 2004 9:10 am

I think it is definitely easier to get dependent passes if you are married. We knew an engaged couple coming to Singapore for his job and their wedding was a few months away - it was easier to get her dependent pass if they were married, so they got married in a civil service before leaving for Singapore and then had their 'real' church wedding as planned later. I think the issue was she would have had to come on a temp tourist visa & not a dependent pass if they were not married. Hopefully others with more direct experience can offer advice, but I think it will be a lot of hassle for you if you are not married.

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Post by R Musgrave » Fri, 13 Aug 2004 9:07 am

I have heard that it is really expensive to live in Singapore and I have recently visited and got a general idea of how things work. I am not sure if we should bring all our belongings or just rent an apartment fully furnished. I have two kids 8 and 6, should they bring bikes etc.[font=Arial] [/font] :D

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Post by jpatokal » Sat, 14 Aug 2004 2:03 pm

Singapore is quite cheap compared to Europe or the US. Singapore, is on the other hand, quite expensive compared to most any other place in South-East Asia...

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