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Post by cdeans » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 4:04 am

My partner has secured a job in Singapore and we plan to move there in December with our two children. However, we are unmarried (although having lived together for 7 years, I am under UK law his common-law wife) does this mean that we will require to marry in order for me to get a Dependants Pass?

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Post by Charlatan » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 9:24 am

From my conversations with MOM, they say they don't recognize common law but will accept documents that can prove you are in a common law marriage (I never got clear answer on what document this would be).

I settled to get married.

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Post by cdeans » Thu, 06 Jul 2006 2:39 am

Thanks charlatan. Looks like that will be the easiest option. :lol:

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Post by bushbride » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 8:00 pm

You need a couple of letters from people who have known you that state - how long you have know each other, that you live in a defacto relationship, and signed and witnessed by a JP (Justice of the Peace - Oz term) etc. You need to write a statement letter youself also and both of you sign it (it needs to be witnessed also).

Take these letters to your Embassy, get them to write a letter saying that you are in a defacto relationship and that in your country this is recognised by law.

Then, you take all of this and had it over to the people arranging your visas and fingers crossed - you have a dependant pass.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 8:52 pm

bushbride wrote: and signed and witnessed by a JP (Justice of the Peace - Oz term) etc.
It's a US term as well.
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Re: Dependants Pass

Post by CardZeus » Wed, 12 Jul 2006 1:55 pm

cdeans wrote:My partner has secured a job in Singapore and we plan to move there in December with our two children. However, we are unmarried (although having lived together for 7 years, I am under UK law his common-law wife) does this mean that we will require to marry in order for me to get a Dependants Pass?

Thanks
No you are not - there is no such thing as common law wife/husband in the UK - except in Scotland where the criteria are pretty tough, such as being known by your friends as Mr and Mrs so and so. This is a common misconception.

"The term "common law marriage" is frequently used in England and Wales, however such a "marriage" is not recognised in law, and it does not confer any rights or obligations on the parties. See also English law. Genuine (that is, legal) common-law marriage was for practical purposes abolished under the Marriage Act, 1753."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common-law_marriage
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Post by sue1303 » Tue, 18 Jul 2006 9:06 pm

In the same boat....Me and my partner are engaged, just recently and were originally planning to get married next Easter but then the job in Singapore came up! We are still planning on getting married in the UK but have no definate date, depends on how the job goes, holidays etc... So would it be best to wait and then get a dependants pass? Is there another way I can join him on another type of visa?

Also I have a child that is not my partners, so if I didn't have a dependants pass and he isn't on the birth certificate would she have a problem getting a place in a school?

Thanks x

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Post by Charlatan » Wed, 19 Jul 2006 8:05 am

sue... why not just go get a quickie civil marriage at city hall? Don't tell the relatives. Then just have the big marriage next Easter?

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Post by sue1303 » Thu, 20 Jul 2006 1:58 am

Hmmm.....You sure you're not my dad in disguise, hoping I won't bother next Easter so he doesn't have to cough up any dosh to pay for it????? Hahahahahah!

Might be the best plan all round tho..

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Post by k1w1 » Thu, 20 Jul 2006 3:31 pm

sue1303 wrote: Also I have a child that is not my partners, so if I didn't have a dependants pass and he isn't on the birth certificate would she have a problem getting a place in a school?

Thanks x
She won't have trouble getting a place in a school, per se, but she is likely to have difficulty getting a dependant's pass. People on DP's are supposed to be "legal" dependants - spouse or child (biological or adoptive). I know this sounds archaic...

The good news is that (if this door doesn't appear to open), she can always get a students visa, which is all she will need to attend any school here anyway.

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Post by sue1303 » Thu, 20 Jul 2006 4:09 pm

Oh thats fab....cheers for that info

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Post by bushbride » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 9:19 pm

bushbride wrote:You need a couple of letters from people who have known you that state - how long you have know each other, that you live in a defacto relationship, and signed and witnessed by a JP (Justice of the Peace - Oz term) etc. You need to write a statement letter youself also and both of you sign it (it needs to be witnessed also).

Take these letters to your Embassy, get them to write a letter saying that you are in a defacto relationship and that in your country this is recognised by law.

Then, you take all of this and had it over to the people arranging your visas and fingers crossed - you have a dependant pass.
Hi All,

It has come to my attention that your partner needs to be on a particular level of Employment Pass for you to get a Dependant Pass bythe above method.

Your partner needs to be classified as a Employment Pass holder (P1, P2 and Q1) and then you may apply Dependant's Passes for common in law (defacto) relationships.

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