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Trying to bring girlfriend to SG

Post by CCC78 » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 7:01 pm

Hi,

I'm from Ireland and I've been offered a job in Singapore. The company are going to look after all my visa requirements. I want to bring my girlfriend over with me. I've read a couple of posts on the subject so I know one option is to marry so that she can get a LTSVP.

She'd be happy enough with low wages, staying there is the priority, I'll be earning the money really.

If anyone can supply me with answers to the questions below I'd really appreciate it.

What is the longest she can stay on a social visit pass?
Can she leave after that period and enter on a second SVP?
If she enters on a SVP can she look for work on her own merits?
Her qualificartions are in graphic design and she currently works in office admin. I've had a look on some websites and there seems to be a lot of employers looking for admin staff. Would she be free to apply for these jobs once she is in SG?

Thanks for any advice

C

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Re: Trying to bring girlfriend to SG

Post by Saint » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 7:52 pm

CCC78 wrote:.

What is the longest she can stay on a social visit pass?

She'll get a 30 day stamp SVP on entering Singapore

Can she leave after that period and enter on a second SVP?

She can, if she flies in and out she'll most probably get another 30 days. If she goes by land or sea she could be unlucky and only get 7/14 days when coming back into Singapore.

If she enters on a SVP can she look for work on her own merits?

She can look for work but must not start any type of paid work until the appropiate visa has been approved

Her qualificartions are in graphic design and she currently works in office admin. I've had a look on some websites and there seems to be a lot of employers looking for admin staff. Would she be free to apply for these jobs once she is in SG?

She would be free to apply for these positions but you might want to check that the positions aren't open only for Singaporeans/PR.

The biggest problem she'll have is that she'll be competing with locals for these positions and even if she got offered the a position the company would still have justify to the MOM that no local could do the job when applying for a visa. That will be the tough part to be honest
Just marry the young lady and all your problems would be solved :cool: :lol:

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Post by durain » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 8:00 pm

btw, you cant keep going out and in to renew your visa as they will catch on to you! like saint said, get down on your knees.

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Post by Saint » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 8:06 pm

durain wrote:btw, you cant keep going out and in to renew your visa as they will catch on to you! like saint said, get down on your knees.
Was meaning to put that bit in :oops:

Get yourself down to Argos lunch time and buy a nice Cubic Zirconia ring and pop the question!

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Re: Trying to bring girlfriend to SG

Post by Plavt » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 8:14 pm

Saint wrote:
Just marry the young lady and all your problems would be solved :cool: :lol:
Or just begin... oops. :P

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Post by Zeenit » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 8:23 pm

Saint wrote:
durain wrote:btw, you cant keep going out and in to renew your visa as they will catch on to you! like saint said, get down on your knees.
Was meaning to put that bit in :oops:

Get yourself down to Argos lunch time and buy a nice Cubic Zirconia ring and pop the question!
Saint, I had hoped more from you :P
At least tell him to propose, she does him the honour of saying " If I must, Go on then" :P
And most importantly when they get to SG, invite us all to the pub to celebrate giving them this advise...... 8-)
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Post by Saint » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 9:44 pm

Zeenit wrote: Saint, I had hoped more from you :P
At least tell him to propose, she does him the honour of saying " If I must, Go on then" :P
And most importantly when they get to SG, invite us all to the pub to celebrate giving them this advise...... 8-)
So when you taking me to the pub then :cool:

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Post by Zeenit » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 9:49 pm

Saint wrote:
Zeenit wrote: Saint, I had hoped more from you :P
At least tell him to propose, she does him the honour of saying " If I must, Go on then" :P
And most importantly when they get to SG, invite us all to the pub to celebrate giving them this advise...... 8-)
So when you taking me to the pub then :cool:
Well you have to be there for me to buy pint. I know we in the same country now BUT :cool:

BTW, are you proposing to me......heheheh, then you will have to buy SMS a pint as I owe him one as well.
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Post by durain » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 9:52 pm

Zeenit wrote: BTW, are you proposing to me......heheheh
no argos in singapore. :P

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Post by Zeenit » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 9:53 pm

durain wrote:
Zeenit wrote: BTW, are you proposing to me......heheheh
no argos in singapore. :P
Durain, does that mean Saint won't propose or just wont buy all his mates a drink??
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Post by Saint » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 9:57 pm

Zeenit wrote:
durain wrote:
Zeenit wrote: BTW, are you proposing to me......heheheh
no argos in singapore. :P
Durain, does that mean Saint won't propose or just wont buy all his mates a drink??
I propose you buy SMS, Durain and Me a drink!

I think we've hijacked this thread slightly

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Post by Zeenit » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 10:05 pm

3 drinks = the same price as a CZ ring from Argos??
Durain, am I been stitched up on more than one account?
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Post by skye » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 10:42 pm

If you are in a long-term relationship. look into getting a Long Term Social Visit Pass for your girlfriend, which will let her live here with you without worrying about visa runs and extensions. She can't work with an LTSVP but can look for a job if she wants, so she can get her own EP. Have a search on this website and the ICA website as well for more info. Then you won't need to get married or buy these guys beer!

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Post by Saint » Tue, 05 Aug 2008 11:06 pm

skye wrote:If you are in a long-term relationship. look into getting a Long Term Social Visit Pass for your girlfriend, which will let her live here with you without worrying about visa runs and extensions. She can't work with an LTSVP but can look for a job if she wants, so she can get her own EP. Have a search on this website and the ICA website as well for more info. Then you won't need to get married or buy these guys beer!
http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ptopic49199

Probably a good thread to read explaining how to maybe get a LTSVP

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Aug 2008 1:04 am

skye wrote:If you are in a long-term relationship. look into getting a Long Term Social Visit Pass for your girlfriend, which will let her live here with you without worrying about visa runs and extensions. She can't work with an LTSVP but can look for a job if she wants, so she can get her own EP. Have a search on this website and the ICA website as well for more info. Then you won't need to get married or buy these guys beer!
Hey, most of the information here has been from me over the years! I deserve a pint for sure! (And I'm finished my diet as well!) :cool:

Saint deserves one for continuously digging up me old threads to link to!
(Now Saint you owe me one as well!) :wink:
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