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Working with a Dependant Visa

Post by gerrypat » Mon, 23 Jan 2006 4:23 pm

Wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to work in any job / industry with a Dependant Visa? I am concerned mainly with the "university degree" requirement that the employment visas seem to have.

Can a person without a 4-year degree "get around" this requirement with a Dependant Visa?

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Post by k1w1 » Thu, 26 Jan 2006 2:14 pm

I guess it depends a lot on the industry you work in as to whether you would have any skills not in the local workforce. When foreigners are hired here, the rule is that the company has to say that they have not been able to find a local who could do the same job. There are EP holders without degrees (not many I grant you, but they do exist).

A DP holder with an LOC (letter of consent to work) has to fill the same requirements, usually. Again, "usually" being the key word...

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Thanks, Kiwi

Post by gerrypat » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 3:14 pm

Thanks for the tip. I heard from a friend who lived there several years ago that a way around the "hassles" of getting the letter of consent is to register a single proprietorship company yourself and just write the letter of consent for YOU! It all sounds too simple, but he said is worked and essentially set himself up as a free agent in regards to getting work.

Any knowlege of this kind of thing?

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Post by k1w1 » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 8:38 pm

Nope... I think you must be thinking of another kind of pass. A DP is only for people whose spouse/parent is employed on an EP.

Is it an entre-pass? I am not 100% sure. Try the MOM (Ministry of manpower) website.

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Finding a job on a Dependant visa

Post by vane_mila » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 7:20 am

My future husband might be going to Singapore in as Expatriate.. so I will have to apply for the dependant visa.. but we were wondering how difficult would be for me to find a job before he really goes for this offer? You mentioned I will need to go to the same proccess as if I didn't have any permit and my employer would have to prove that I'm suitable for the job.. is that the case or did I missunderstood u??

A little bit of me..
I'm 25 years old...major in Political Science and International Relations...I have almost 2 years experience in business development in a software company.. I will also have about 6 months experience in a small export business that exports Latin American craft overseas...I speak English, Spanish, French and basic Portuguese, but no Mandarin ... what do you think my chances are in finding a job in a company?

Thanks a lot!!!

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Re: Thanks, Kiwi

Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 8:39 am

gerrypat wrote:Thanks for the tip. I heard from a friend who lived there several years ago that a way around the "hassles" of getting the letter of consent is to register a single proprietorship company yourself and just write the letter of consent for YOU! It all sounds too simple, but he said is worked and essentially set himself up as a free agent in regards to getting work.

Any knowlege of this kind of thing?
First, I don't think a sole proprietorship will cut it... you will need to regiater a private limited to be taken seriously, and it will take a private limited company (with directors) to guaranteed an EP, otherwise you will have to put up the $3000 bond anyway.

Second, filing to start a company requires a business plan. If you have a sound business idea and can demonstrate it (along with the investment necessary to make it go) you will get approved. But, just registering a business is insufficient. If your spouse has potential contracts to work on through an independent company this will go a long way to approval.

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