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Urgent Advise Needed Please - Moving To Singapore

Post by lilasiti » Wed, 24 Oct 2007 1:55 pm

I am a 20/f/singaporean and my partner is a 20/m/UK citizen. I have just graduated from Polytechnic and currently working full time. We are planning to stay together in Singapore. I urgently need advises from all you people out there:

1.How can he stay in Singapore longer other than applying for Employment Pass or Student Pass?

2.Ive also read up about visa runs in other countries, and I was wondering if its legal in Singapore to do that? Say if his visa extension is being turned down, are we able to go for short trip to border countries such as malaysia or indonesia and comes back to Singapore with new visa for him?

3.What are the kind of things the immigration would do if the immigration is suspicious of his reentry?

4.We actually planned to get married here in Singapore with my parents consent but him being below 21, do we need his parents to attend and consent personally or is there anything he needs to have in order the marriage is able to take place?

5.Getting married still doesnt solves or confirms that he can stay in Singapore or gets PR or even have his visa extension approved because its all subjected to approval, how can i make sure he can stay with me in Singapore?

Please Help!

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Post by Superglide » Wed, 24 Oct 2007 2:07 pm

My best advice,

Date some time longer before getting married, especially when getting married for a purely practical reason, such as a permit for Singapore.

Yes, you can do those so called visa runs, either by land to Malaysia (only 14 days entry in that case, when returning to Singapore) or by air (most of the time one month entrance when returning).

After a while though ICA will indeed ask you questions and may decide to no longer entertain you, in which case you have to leave for a certain period.

May I ask, on what visa is he now?

And why not trying to get an EP or student pass indeed?
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Post by lilasiti » Wed, 24 Oct 2007 2:28 pm

Thank you for ur advice Superglide, really appreciate it.

Currently, he is in UK now and he's planning to come by Singapore like in November. He came to Singapore as visitor 2 times and stayed here for about a month each time.

Regarding the visa run, how likely is it for the immigration to get suspicious? Is it a better chance to run visa via air or land? Or maybe, go malaysia by land and fly back to Singapore?

And like u say, "After a while though ICA will indeed ask you questions and may decide to no longer entertain you, in which case you have to leave for a certain period. ". :cry: It'd be the worst thing ever if this is gonan happen esp if we are already married!

Lastly, "And why not trying to get an EP or student pass indeed?". This is because I just graduated from Polytechnic my salary and our savings is insufficient to pay for our fees if i want to further school too, thus means i need to work. And if were staying together, we need more moneys to pay for the accommodations and all together. So getting student pass for him might get us in tighter situations especially if he is an international student. Theres so many things to consider knowing that our savings aren't enough to cover his school fees even tho I'll be working to help out for the accommodation.

And getting EP is not simple at all, I've read up loads bout EP getting rejected and I feel sorry for them. Its just disheartening if EP for him here will be rejected too.

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Post by viajera » Wed, 24 Oct 2007 4:43 pm

but what is he going to do while he's in singapore? if money is tight as you say, then it's all the more important that he finishes his degree or whatever qualification soonest so he can get a decent job, here in singapore or elsewhere. he might want to contact the universities and see if there are opportunities as an exchange student or as an intern.

if he already has qualifications, he might want to try and apply for an EPEC, which may allow him to stay for about a year while he looks for a job.

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Post by lilasiti » Wed, 24 Oct 2007 5:13 pm

thanks viajera for the suggestion anyway.

well, im just looking out for other alternative tho if there's way we can be together without him having to go through working or studying here.

*sigh*

:(

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