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LTSVP/Common law marriage witnessed by Commissioner of Oaths

Postby notwavingdrowning » Fri, 25 Jul 2008 7:02 pm

It seems we need to secure a statutory declaration of our common law marriage witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths...

The Australian Embassy used to provide this service but stopped issuing these certificates 18 months ago.

Once I hold this statutory declaration of our common law marriage we can easily get the LTSVP through my partners employer and then potentially an employer could sponsor my work pass..

At the very least I will not have to exit and re enter the Country every 3 months...

Does anyone know where I could secure the assistance of a Comm of Oaths and what else I would need...the evidence I hold supporting our relationship is slim as everything has been in his name.

I do hold two credit cards in my name linked to his bank account. Letter from our Australian landlord confirming my residence there but no joint bills...

Of course family and friends would be happy to sign Stat Decs confirming our relationship but none are here in Singapore.. We have been together for 2 years.

Has anyone done this or know someone who has been in our position and can give advice..

Thanking you in advance
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Postby Levikane » Fri, 25 Jul 2008 7:09 pm

I did the same.

A commisioner of oaths can be found in the yellow pages. Usually co-located with law firms (or are lawyers themselves). Similar to a Justice of the Peace in other countries.

You dont need to present any proof - it's basically a statutory declaration, and only the EP holder needs to be present.

Cost me about $30.

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Thank you

Postby notwavingdrowning » Fri, 25 Jul 2008 8:34 pm

Thank you Levikane for your prompt response. Very much appreciated. Thank you also to SMS :wink:
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Postby unmarriedbedok » Sun, 01 Apr 2012 12:25 pm

Is DP for common Law Spouse applicable to all Foreigners?

I have a Partner for more than 8 years now and we already have a 4 year old son who is already my dependent pass.

I was wondering how I can make my partner Stay in Singapore to take care of our son.

Can anyone share some information on where to go to declare that we are common law spouse and what are the steps.

thank you very much

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 01 Apr 2012 1:08 pm

unmarriedbedok wrote:Is DP for common Law Spouse applicable to all Foreigners?

I have a Partner for more than 8 years now and we already have a 4 year old son who is already my dependent pass.

I was wondering how I can make my partner Stay in Singapore to take care of our son.

Can anyone share some information on where to go to declare that we are common law spouse and what are the steps.

thank you very much


You have to be legally recognized as common law in your country of origin. Your country of origin's embassy/high commission in Singapore must also be willing to attest to the legal status of your common law relationship. Contact them about it. They'll know right away if they do it or not, and will most likely provide you exact guidance on what you need to do.


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