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Relocation requirements for a Domestic Partner

Postby BEXHILL » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 11:09 am

I will be relocating to Singapore for about 18 months from the US for a project with my company, what requirements do I need to bring my Domestic Partner with me to live there during that time.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 12:09 pm

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Postby familyof5 » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 2:38 pm

I know HR departments can be pretty useless at the best of times, but surely they can help you???

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 3:37 pm

Maybe not. We still need more info regarding a translation of the term "Domestic Partner".

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Postby seasider » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 4:25 pm

Well it may be the company I keep, but I would interpret it as same-sex partner in which case not easy, lots of visa runs required.

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Postby durain » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 4:30 pm

i heard about domestic helper, but not domestic partner! :P

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Postby familyof5 » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 5:24 pm

there you go. i assumed unmarried hetro relationship.

shall we take bets?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 5:42 pm

seasider wrote:Well it may be the company I keep, but I would interpret it as same-sex partner in which case not easy, lots of visa runs required.


No bets, but that was my inclination in interpretation as well. Most other would just use girlfriend, boyfriend, Common law or de Facto spouse or Wife or Husband.

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Postby durain » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 6:03 pm

now i know why the wife wont allow me to have a "domestic helper"! :P :wink: :roll: could turn into a domestic partner? :-|

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Postby seasider » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 6:15 pm

Whatever the circumstances, I don't think it's easy unless you are married or your partner can get an Employment Pass in their own right. We're a little bit behind the times in that respect. (I know a gay couple here that has been together for 17 years but that counts for nothing in a land where homosexuality is illegal.)

I'm not sure of the ease of getting a DP for a (hetero) de facto spouse; well I know from friends that it's not easy, but I'm sure somebody on here will have done it and will hopefully advise.

Anyway, enough speculation. Good Luck to you. :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 6:49 pm

If it's a heterosexual relationship, they can usually get a LTSVP but whether or not it's renewable I don't know. deFacto spouses that can prove that they co-habitated together in their home countries, like utility bills in one name and telephone bills in another at the same address. If their Embassy will give them a letter stating same then Singapore will allow them usually to stay and long as the relationship in not in violation of local law.

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Postby cbavasi » Fri, 08 Feb 2008 7:28 pm

i actually thought hetero relationship too... but only b/c when i first started working in london my boss kept referring to his 'partner' and i just assumed he was gay (coming from the states where my gay friends all said 'partner')... boy was i surprised when his 'partner' came to the xmas party and she was a beautiful blonde girl! :oops:

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Postby madura » Fri, 22 Feb 2008 2:16 pm

cbavasi wrote:i actually thought hetero relationship too... but only b/c when i first started working in london my boss kept referring to his 'partner' and i just assumed he was gay (coming from the states where my gay friends all said 'partner')... boy was i surprised when his 'partner' came to the xmas party and she was a beautiful blonde girl! :oops:


lol! :D

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Postby chicago_dude » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 3:37 am

Hey group,
I am about to relocate to Singapore on a working visa and have a domestic partner ( gay ) to bring along from the USA. Is this even doable or do i keep my partner on few months at a time and has to come in and out of the country to avoid a violation.
Any advice is appreciated

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Postby Eau2011 » Thu, 03 Mar 2011 3:41 am

chicago_dude wrote:Hey group,
I am about to relocate to Singapore on a working visa and have a domestic partner ( gay ) to bring along from the USA. Is this even doable or do i keep my partner on few months at a time and has to come in and out of the country to avoid a violation.
Any advice is appreciated


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