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Vietnamese with Singaporean husband need an advive

Postby yapvan » Sun, 24 Aug 2008 11:02 pm

Hello all,

I'm Vietnamese who just got married with Singaporean man in this Jun. I want to live in Singapore but need time for PR application. I want to study or work in SIN before I can get PR. My questions are:

1- Can I study part-time course in SIN or I must study full-time course and the procedure will be as same as for int'l student? Mean that I will get student pass and unable to work.

2- I graduated in Vietnam as bachelor degree. Is it possible for me to find the job here (full time/ part time/ temporary) with my 3 years experience working in MNC in VN?

Thanks for you all in advance,
Cheers,

Vivian

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Postby Stoven » Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:56 am

yapvan,

Do you know how long it takes for PR application to be accepted? My wife is Singaporean and I applied for PR 3 months ago and am still waiting.

I think it will be very difficult to find a job without getting PR first. You can get a dependent pass to stay in Singapore but you will be unable to work until you get PR or find an employer that will get you an employment pass.

I was also thinking about studying, possibly getting my MBA from NUS or SMU and was wondering if PRs pay lower tuition than foreigners.


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Postby Saint » Tue, 26 Aug 2008 8:16 pm

Stoven wrote:Do you know how long it takes for PR application to be accepted? My wife is Singaporean and I applied for PR 3 months ago and am still waiting.


Mrs S is Singaporean and I applied for my PR from the UK, got the approval through in 2 months. I know that's not much help for for you but just goes to prove that there's just no standard time limit.

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Postby yapvan » Tue, 26 Aug 2008 8:28 pm

Stoven wrote:yapvan,

Do you know how long it takes for PR application to be accepted? My wife is Singaporean and I applied for PR 3 months ago and am still waiting.

I think it will be very difficult to find a job without getting PR first. You can get a dependent pass to stay in Singapore but you will be unable to work until you get PR or find an employer that will get you an employment pass.

I was also thinking about studying, possibly getting my MBA from NUS or SMU and was wondering if PRs pay lower tuition than foreigners.


Steve


Hi Steve, thank you for your reply.

Yes, I know PR procedure and preparing docs for that

Dependent pass will grant us to stay in SIN max. 6-9 months, rite?

As my searching, I think the total payment (not mean school fee) for PR will be lower a bit than int'l student as PR will not need to pay fee for int'l student (such as student pass application, blah blah which school will require us to pay to guarantee for int'l student in SIN as gov. request)
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Vivian

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Postby yapvan » Tue, 26 Aug 2008 8:36 pm

Saint wrote:
Mrs S is Singaporean and I applied for my PR from the UK, got the approval through in 2 months. I know that's not much help for for you but just goes to prove that there's just no standard time limit.


Hi Saint,

Wow, 2 months only huh? so fast!

But did ur wife need to submit point i, j and k in accompanying form 4 (docs for her finance)? as my hubby just changed his job so not enough 6 months to fulfill point i and he worked in oversea for 2 yrs so no income tax required as gov. advised, I dun know how to find the answer for this as we dun want to submit and fail for 1st application.
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Postby Saint » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 5:38 pm

yapvan wrote:
Saint wrote:
Mrs S is Singaporean and I applied for my PR from the UK, got the approval through in 2 months. I know that's not much help for for you but just goes to prove that there's just no standard time limit.


Hi Saint,

Wow, 2 months only huh? so fast!

But did ur wife need to submit point i, j and k in accompanying form 4 (docs for her finance)? as my hubby just changed his job so not enough 6 months to fulfill point i and he worked in oversea for 2 yrs so no income tax required as gov. advised, I dun know how to find the answer for this as we dun want to submit and fail for 1st application.


Point i - Mrs S and I had both been working for a few years for same companies so were able to provide the appropiate signed docs. I believe your statement, being the one applying for PR is more important.

Point j - Mrs S and I were both unable to produce Singapore Tax statements for the previous year so wrote a covering letter explaining that we were both working in UK so N/A

Point k - Mrs S just printed off her previous year's online CPF statement. Obviously didn't show any contributions but still showed current CPF totals etc.

We found that the PR application form wasn't really tailored to our situation but we included covering letters stating reason for not being able to fill out certain sections or provide supporting documents.

I submitted my application in person at the Singapore Oversea's Mission in London and paid a small fee to have all the documents verified/approved before they sent the application off to the ICA in Singapore.

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Postby yapvan » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:54 pm

thanks for your advice, i will try to follow for which points are not suitable with our case

we will apply PR in SIN so i think no need to submit point i for my side or i need to wait for next 6 months due to i also jut changed my job :(

anyway thanks so much.

and now, both of u are in SIN huh?
Cheers,



Vivian


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