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Dependents pass

Post by jezzman » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 3:00 pm

I've been reading about the dependents pass (DP) on several webpages, but there's still things I don't quite understand?

Does my wife automatically qualify for af DP, if I get a work permit?

If not what decides if she can get one?

Can my wife go job hunting with a DP?
Me, fail English?
But nooo, that's unpossible....

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Re: Dependents pass

Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 3:45 pm

jezzman wrote:I've been reading about the dependents pass (DP) on several webpages, but there's still things I don't quite understand?

Does my wife automatically qualify for af DP, if I get a work permit?YES

If not what decides if she can get one?N/A

Can my wife go job hunting with a DP?She would need to obtain a letter of consent from MOM to get a job.

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Re: Dependents pass

Post by jezzman » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 3:59 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
jezzman wrote:I've been reading about the dependents pass (DP) on several webpages, but there's still things I don't quite understand?

Does my wife automatically qualify for af DP, if I get a work permit?YES

If not what decides if she can get one?N/A

Can my wife go job hunting with a DP?She would need to obtain a letter of consent from MOM to get a job.
The letter of consent from MOM, just how hard do you think that is to obtain?
Me, fail English?
But nooo, that's unpossible....

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Re: Dependents pass

Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 5:27 pm

jezzman wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
jezzman wrote:I've been reading about the dependents pass (DP) on several webpages, but there's still things I don't quite understand?

Does my wife automatically qualify for af DP, if I get a work permit?YES

If not what decides if she can get one?N/A

Can my wife go job hunting with a DP?She would need to obtain a letter of consent from MOM to get a job.
The letter of consent from MOM, just how hard do you think that is to obtain?
If your wife wants to go out and be a hair dresser, probably pretty hard since it would be in direct competition with Singapore locals. If she is a nurse, a teacher, or a professional with some experience, probably not very hard at all.

Caveat: Others know more about DP's than I do.

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Post by jezzman » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 5:56 pm

Thanks a lot for answering... it's really nice to 'talk' to someone about this... :)

The reason I'm asking this question is that I've been told that it can be really, really hard for a spouse to get a work permit in Singapore. My wife doesn't really know how to sit still and do nothing, so I see a potential problem if she can't find work, or is allowed to.

My wife has a degree in Sales and is currently working as a purchase assistant, so I don't know if that qualifies her to be a 'professional'?
Me, fail English?
But nooo, that's unpossible....

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Post by ksl » Sun, 04 Mar 2007 3:53 am

My wife has a degree in Sales and is currently working as a purchase assistant, so I don't know if that qualifies her to be a 'professional'?
Nej det tror jeg ikke! but she can work freelance or self employed, or if she's really lucky, try Maersk at the docs. Sorry don't have Danish keyboard. I'm on DP also, work is not really a problem getting the permission, it's finding a job, althouh there are many Danes here, also doing buiness.

You may wish to know, there is a Danish shop, around south buona vista rd. for the whole grain dark bread. Not sure of the number of the shop, maybe 30. I'll try to find his business card.

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Post by jezzman » Sun, 04 Mar 2007 5:29 am

ksl wrote:
My wife has a degree in Sales and is currently working as a purchase assistant, so I don't know if that qualifies her to be a 'professional'?
Nej det tror jeg ikke! but she can work freelance or self employed, or if she's really lucky, try Maersk at the docs. Sorry don't have Danish keyboard. I'm on DP also, work is not really a problem getting the permission, it's finding a job, althouh there are many Danes here, also doing buiness.

You may wish to know, there is a Danish shop, around south buona vista rd. for the whole grain dark bread. Not sure of the number of the shop, maybe 30. I'll try to find his business card.
Thanks a lot, will appreciate the details of the Danish shop :)
Me, fail English?
But nooo, that's unpossible....

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 04 Mar 2007 9:32 am

Dependant's Pass

Employment Pass holders (P1, P2 and Q1) and S Pass holders (whose monthly basic salary is more than $2,500) may apply for Dependant's Passes (DPs) for their:

* Spouse; or
* Unmarried/legally adopted children under 21 years of age.

This taken from MOM's website. As long as you are NOT as "Work Permit" holder vrs "Employment Pass" holder and you earn more the $2500 SGD/mo as Dependants pass is not a problem.

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