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dependant pass/ S citizen married to foreigner

Post by cef » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 3:31 am

Hiya,

I'm a Singapore citizen married to my husband, a foreigner for more than a year now. We've been living overseas and are thinking to move back to Singapore. The thing is, we'll both be looking for new jobs if we return to Sg, so then I'm thinking at this point, a PR application for him would likely get rejected since we'll both be unemployed upon returning to sg. He has already got a job offer in sg, but they seemed hesistant about employment passes, was advised by various recruitment agencies instead alternatively that since I'm a citizen, he can easily get a dependant pass instead to get work. However, I've been reading the mom website, it doesn't sound like correct information. It sounds like he will need an employment pass and not just a dependant pass. Anyone out there who's got thru this scenario before too? Please advise. Thank you!

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Re: dependant pass/ S citizen married to foreigner

Post by kitin82 » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 12:05 pm

cef wrote:Hiya,

I'm a Singapore citizen married to my husband, a foreigner for more than a year now. We've been living overseas and are thinking to move back to Singapore. The thing is, we'll both be looking for new jobs if we return to Sg, so then I'm thinking at this point, a PR application for him would likely get rejected since we'll both be unemployed upon returning to sg. He has already got a job offer in sg, but they seemed hesistant about employment passes, was advised by various recruitment agencies instead alternatively that since I'm a citizen, he can easily get a dependant pass instead to get work. However, I've been reading the mom website, it doesn't sound like correct information. It sounds like he will need an employment pass and not just a dependant pass. Anyone out there who's got thru this scenario before too? Please advise. Thank you!
Hi,

For my opinion, i think its impossible to apply dependant pass for your husband, because if I'm not wrong dependant pass is only for an employment pass holder to sponsor the spouse. Dependant pass is only for adoption where citizens is concerned. As you are a Singaporean, you can only sponsor him under the Long Term Social Visit pass, which may be valid for 6-12 months...But the problem is LTSVP does not allow one to work using the pass, the person has to get an employment pass in order to work in Singapore..So I guess it's back to square one!!

What's you nationality of your husband? or maybe he can try to apply under landed PR?

Landed Permanent Residence (LPR) Scheme


If you have acceptable professional or tertiary qualifications and are interested in relocating to Singapore but are not yet working in Singapore, you can apply for LPR under this scheme. Successful applicants have up to 2 years to find a job or relocate their families to Singapore, upon which permanent residence will be granted.


How should I apply?
You may approach any of the following centres for an application form.


SMC offices:

SMC Management Consultants
Pte Ltd
51 Cuppage Road
#04-05 Starhub Centre
Singapore 229469
Tel: 65 - 6722 1766
Fax: 65 - 6734 8373
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.smcmc.com

SMC Consultants
Wisma Gading Permai - Kelapa Gading
Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok K01 No.12
Jakarta 14240
Indonesia
Tel: 6221 - 4584 4360
6221 - 4584 4362
Fax: 6221 - 4584 4349
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.smc.co.id

SMC Consultants Limited
Unit 902, 9th floor
Admiralty Centre Tower 1
18 Harcourt Road
Hong Kong
Tel: 852 - 2527 9886
Fax: 852 - 2527 0275
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.migration.com.hk

Contact Singapore
www.contactsingapore.org.sg

Singapore Overseas Missions
www.mfa.gov.sg/sections/smw/idx_smw.htm


What are the documents required when I apply for the LPR?
The following documents are required to support the application:


Applicant and Spouse

a. Identity Card (Front & Back)
b. Passport (Pages 1 & 2 and other pages which contain personal particulars)
c. Birth Certificate
d. Educational & Professional Qualifications (To include transcripts)
e. Current & Previous Employment Letters or Testimonials
f. Salary Slips for the last six months
g. Income Tax returns for the last three years
h. Marriage Certificate


Children

a. Identity Card (Front & Back)
b. Passport (Pages 1 & 2 and other pages which contain personal particulars)
c. Birth Certificate
d. Educational Qualifications
e. Employment Letter, if applicable
Note: If applicant is/was separated/divorced/widowed, copies of Separation Papers/Divorce Certificate/Death Certificate/Custody Papers for the children have to be produced.

If necessary, additional documents and information may be required to support the application (especially due to difference in nationalities).


Translation of Documents
All documents, which are not in English, are to be translated into English by a registered translator. Self translations and translations by freelance individuals are not acceptable. The original translations are to be submitted with the application.


Certification of Documents
Besides submitting the English translations, you also need to make photocopies of all the original documents and have them certified as true copies of the originals by a Singapore Mission/Contact Singapore Centre (www.contactsingapore.org.sg) or a Singapore Notary Public. Photocopies of English documents also need to be certified as true copies of the originals


Waiting Time for Decision

How long do I need to wait for Landed PR application to be approved?
The average processing time is about 6 months.



Or to double confirm, you can check the website @ www.ica.gov.sg or call them to be sure. I think the Singapore Embassy in your country should be able to help too!! Good luck...

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Post by cef » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 2:28 pm

Hi Kitin82,

Thanks for the reply!!! Yup, you're rite, that's what I thought as well. Just called MOM and Immigration dept, he does need an employment pass to work even though I'm a citizen, *sighs* back to square one. I just hope his employer/interested company will be willing to sponsor and apply for the EP. That info you provided is really useful! I've never seen that one before, I'm gonna read up that one and might take that option. He's korean by the way. Jobwise, there's quite a few openings, thing is I just don't know if they're willing to sponsor employment pass and if that'll be approved either. ARgggh... frustrating! Thanks though! :)

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