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LTSVP application issue

Postby scottishsteve » Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:32 am

Can anyone please tell me the definition of "common-law spouse"??

I understand you need "A letter from the EP holder's embassy confirming the status of his/her common-law marriage to the applicant in their country" when applying for LTVP.
But how can you get one if "common-law spouse" doesnt exist in the EP holder's country like UK?

If anyone has done it, can you please advise how??

Its a strange one and i dont know how to get around it

any advise would be appreciated.

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Re: LTSVP application issue

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:42 am

scottishsteve wrote:Can anyone please tell me the definition of "common-law spouse"??

I understand you need "A letter from the EP holder's embassy confirming the status of his/her common-law marriage to the applicant in their country" when applying for LTVP.
But how can you get one if "common-law spouse" doesnt exist in the EP holder's country like UK?

If anyone has done it, can you please advise how??

Its a strange one and i dont know how to get around it

any advise would be appreciated.


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Apparently, while the British Consulate no longer issues them there are other methods as you will see from the above threads (the earliest is first).

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Postby scottishsteve » Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:51 am

thanks sms,

im already living in sing she is with me at the moment. slighty different.

we met while she was working here last year and she stayed on after her contract (living with me as a tourist)

but its becoming a hassle exiting, (they are starting to be funny with her)

Ill try the company route to see how that works.

Im uk she is fillipino, i just know there will be hassle

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Aug 2009 1:39 pm

If she was here on a work permit, she could possibly really open up a can of worms that will be unsurmountable should you eventually decide to get married (she needs to have "Permission" from MOM in order to get married if she "EVER" worked on a work permit here (regardless of how long ago it was). There are a couple of threads on here about that as well.

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Postby scottishsteve » Tue, 11 Aug 2009 4:03 pm

Thanks SMS i have read through the posts on this but still confused, it was more towards singaporeans and pr's that need the permission not employment pass holders. ( I do undersand it could be a grey area though)

I guess its chance our luck at MOM and see what happens on the LTSVP,



reading one of the posts did your nephew ever get his wife and child sorted out.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Aug 2009 6:08 pm

Nope. It's still a

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Postby scottishsteve » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:45 pm

FYI,

I applied yesterday and we got approval today fo a 6 month LTSVP, no problems at all.

I did it through the company and did not need to provide any letters stating our Common Law status, (only thing i need to do is get the company to sign the declaration) which is not a problem.

THanks for your advise, much appreciated, I hope all goes well with your case.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 19 Aug 2009 1:00 pm

Good to hear successful stories occasionally here! Congratulations. Lets the both of you breathe a little easier now. :wink:

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Postby littlegreenman » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 3:32 am

Congrats, I hope things work out for the two of you. Just keep in mind, if you decided to tie the knot, you will need approval from MOM first, otherwise you might get her permanently kicked out of Singapore.

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Postby scottishsteve » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 6:34 pm

thanks mate, will do

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 03 Sep 2009 10:19 pm

aw happy story :)


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