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Broodje_kaas
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Post by Broodje_kaas » Tue, 22 Sep 2009 3:58 pm

Agree, it's you :?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Sep 2009 8:32 pm

Broodje_kaas wrote:Hi,

I think i'm also in a similar situation. I'm a Dutch citizen working in Singapore, holding a P1 pass at the moment. I met a lady in China during one of my business trips. We know each other for almost 2 year now. I'm constantly travelling to China to see her. I would like to bring her to Singapore so that we can stay together. We are not married but we have plans in the future. I read all the treads and visited the MoM website. i still don't know how to continue.
1 - Which documents do i need?
2 - A PR is need for a Long term visitors pass application, how should i proceed if i want to apply for this pass?
3 - Fi she comes to Singapore and we get married, does this speed up the visa process ?

I hope you guys can help me to answer some of my questions.

Thanks in advance.
I'm afraid it doesn't sound like a de facto relationship to me. Sounds like a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship that you could have just as easily set up here in Singapore. Relationships entered into after arriving in Singapore are generally not looked at as de facto but more as a shackjob (no insult implied or intended - just a general observation) especially if the lady is an Asian carrying an Asian passport without out residency papers in a western country beforehand. I can sympathize with you as I am married to an Asian whom I met after I arrived in Singapore as well.

You may have some problems, but good luck.

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Post by Broodje_kaas » Tue, 22 Sep 2009 8:39 pm

Hi SMS,

Thanks for you reply, really appreciate it. I know it's difficult, but i will give it a try. I don't have much options.

Thanks

Broodje_kaas

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:47 pm

Broodje_kaas wrote:Thanks for you reply, really appreciate it. I know it's difficult, but i will give it a try. I don't have much options.
If you're serious about this, you do have an option -- marry her.
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Post by Broodje_kaas » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:59 pm

Yes, i'm thinking about that option. But then i still have to get her here to get married. Does Singapore government accept if i marry in China ?
Anyone has an idea about this?

Thanks

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Post by ksl » Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:07 pm

Broodje_kaas wrote:Yes, i'm thinking about that option. But then i still have to get her here to get married. Does Singapore government accept if i marry in China ?
Anyone has an idea about this?

Thanks
They will think it's odd, if I was you, I would ask the Singapore authorities probably ICA, explain that you have been dating for 2 years and want to marry, will their be any difficulty, get it in writing. Maybe you could marry here, ask! Defacto also has a minimum qualifying period in various Countries, the UK used to be 2 years, though that was many moons ago.

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Post by econoMIC » Fri, 25 Sep 2009 3:48 pm

You could still legally marry her in Singapore and then do the "wedding" (what the Chinese really care about) ie. the dinner in China. Believe me though, having a Singaporean ROM certificate is worth a lot if you are both planning on staying in Singapore long term.
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