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Spouse accompanying EPEC holder

Post by nishantalex » Tue, 29 Sep 2009 4:59 pm

Dear All,
I am an electronics engineer from India working in Kuwait, and planning to move to Singapore. My wife is also an electronics engineer who used to work as a lecturer and has her Master degeree from one of the institutions accepted by MOM's list for EPEC. I would like to know if she gets eligible with the EPEC is it possible for me the spouse (husband) to accompany her. i.e. before she gets a job offer in Singapore. If so how long could the stay be. I have searched extensively on the internet but could not find much help,
I would appreciate if you guys could help me with this.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 29 Sep 2009 5:12 pm

First of all, unless you are myopic, it's rather rude to use bold faced large fonts to make posts.

As far as you are concerned, I cannot remember any instance where the spouse was accompanying the EPEC holder as one usually would stay back and hold onto their current job just in case the EPEC holder has not been able to find a job. This keeps the funds in the war chest from shrinking to rapidly. This is especially true since they have tightened up criteria in the past two weeks. (Has your wife checked her suitability in the past two weeks?

I don't really know, but it only makes sense that you would have to come on a normal tourist visa and try to apply for a LTSVP upon arrival. A call to ICA would probably be the best bet.
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Post by nishantalex » Tue, 29 Sep 2009 5:30 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:First of all, unless you are myopic, it's rather rude to use bold faced large fonts to make posts.

As far as you are concerned, I cannot remember any instance where the spouse was accompanying the EPEC holder as one usually would stay back and hold onto their current job just in case the EPEC holder has not been able to find a job. This keeps the funds in the war chest from shrinking to rapidly. This is especially true since they have tightened up criteria in the past two weeks. (Has your wife checked her suitability in the past two weeks?

I don't really know, but it only makes sense that you would have to come on a normal tourist visa and try to apply for a LTSVP upon arrival. A call to ICA would probably be the best bet.
Thanks a lot for you instant reply and advice. sorry for using bold letters, I was infact myopic and had a lasik surgery done after which I have become Hyperopic (longsighted) have difficulty in seeing nearby objects without glasses.

I havent planned on leaving my present job but was just concerned if it is allowed by the ICA for the spouse to accompany the EPEC holder,or get a SVP if needed.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 29 Sep 2009 5:52 pm

You would be able to get a SVP with no problem but it would be only the normal social visit pass of I believe 30 days. You might be able to extend it after arrival for up to 90 days but that is dependent solely on ICA and is not carved in stone.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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