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foreigner marry to singapore citizen

Postby grace fifi » Sat, 03 Oct 2009 9:11 pm

:roll: grace fifi
hi,everyone, im a foreigner who's going to marry with a singapore citizen in next year, i studied in singapore since 2006,and i just completed my course this year september, and im not working in singapore so far. i will fly back to my own country soon but thinking about relocating in singapore in next year after i marry, i dont think i can get PR in singapore even i marry to the citizen because im not working in singapore. so what valid pass i can apply for and the government is most likely to approve during the period i stay in singapore with my future husband in next year?
could anyone give some suggestions for us?
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Re: foreigner marry to singapore citizen

Postby taxico » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 8:53 am

grace fifi wrote::roll: grace fifi
hi,everyone, im a foreigner who's going to marry with a singapore citizen in next year, i studied in singapore since 2006,and i just completed my course this year september, and im not working in singapore so far. i will fly back to my own country soon but thinking about relocating in singapore in next year after i marry, i dont think i can get PR in singapore even i marry to the citizen because im not working in singapore. so what valid pass i can apply for and the government is most likely to approve during the period i stay in singapore with my future husband in next year?
could anyone give some suggestions for us?


i think you can look at the long term social visit pass.

perhaps looking through the older posts (use the search box) may help.

also, check out the singapore immigration website. they have FAQs.
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Postby Saint » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 10:40 am

I'm married to a local and got my PR while not working or living in Singapore so it is possible.

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Postby econoMIC » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 4:24 pm

Saint wrote:I'm married to a local and got my PR while not working or living in Singapore so it is possible.


Dito!

@OP: I was in the same situation as you are now, I married my wife during my last term before graduating from uni in Singapore but we moved to the UK for two years afterwards. Now after two years we wanted to move back to SG and I applied for PR at the nearest High Commission. Within three months it was approved. The important thing is that the two of you will be able to support yourselves. If your future husband has a good job and sufficient income and you are a graduate from a recognised university in a recognised field, the odds that you get your PR should be quite high. You don't know until you tried and applying is free. You only have to pay once your PR is approved (at least this is how it was in my case).
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Postby grace fifi » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 9:57 pm

dito..
hi,thanks a lot for the replies.
your case is quite similar as me, what u mentioned to me that the most
important thing is my future husband has a good job and sufficient income and im a graduate from a recognised university in a recognised field, the odds that i get PR is higher right? but the problems im facing now is im graduate from a singapore private school, my highest qualification is only advance diploma. and my future husband is a property agent, his income is flexible:( ,he got try to go down ICA to check and fill in our particulars in a system and submit in order to know whether i can get PR or not once we're married and he put my occupation as a student ,no working. the result come out was FAILED, cant get PR. he guessed maybe its his income tax he put is low, or maybe im not working. so that's why its impossible. now we're quite worried and dont know where is the mistakes. so do you know that will the SG government see the foreigner's original country while making judgement ?






econoMIC wrote:
Saint wrote:I'm married to a local and got my PR while not working or living in Singapore so it is possible.


Dito!

@OP: I was in the same situation as you are now, I married my wife during my last term before graduating from uni in Singapore but we moved to the UK for two years afterwards. Now after two years we wanted to move back to SG and I applied for PR at the nearest High Commission. Within three months it was approved. The important thing is that the two of you will be able to support yourselves. If your future husband has a good job and sufficient income and you are a graduate from a recognised university in a recognised field, the odds that you get your PR should be quite high. You don't know until you tried and applying is free. You only have to pay once your PR is approved (at least this is how it was in my case).
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Postby econoMIC » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 11:12 pm

It doesn't really matter what the outcome was while you were a student. They are using a point system to determine whether you get your PR or not. While you were still a student you didn't get those points, so you didn't pass. Now that you graduated you will get those points and then it is something completely different. Also the PR process about three months for processing and an ICA officer can't just decided in two minutes. All this is only after you are official married of course (ROM, not Chinese wedding banquet).
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Postby grace fifi » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 11:37 pm

econoMIC wrote:It doesn't really matter what the outcome was while you were a student. They are using a point system to determine whether you get your PR or not. While you were still a student you didn't get those points, so you didn't pass. Now that you graduated you will get those points and then it is something completely different. Also the PR process about three months for processing and an ICA officer can't just decided in two minutes. All this is only after you are official married of course (ROM, not Chinese wedding banquet).

okie,,i get what u mean!! thanks a lot for yr information.
but still got one thing i dun really understand is why must be a graduated student will get those points ? that means if a foreigner is still a undergraduate student or never graduate then she/he is not able to get the PR or not qualify to marry the local?
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Postby econoMIC » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 4:47 am

grace fifi wrote:
econoMIC wrote:It doesn't really matter what the outcome was while you were a student. They are using a point system to determine whether you get your PR or not. While you were still a student you didn't get those points, so you didn't pass. Now that you graduated you will get those points and then it is something completely different. Also the PR process about three months for processing and an ICA officer can't just decided in two minutes. All this is only after you are official married of course (ROM, not Chinese wedding banquet).

okie,,i get what u mean!! thanks a lot for yr information.
but still got one thing i dun really understand is why must be a graduated student will get those points ? that means if a foreigner is still a undergraduate student or never graduate then she/he is not able to get the PR or not qualify to marry the local?


The first time when your future husband was told you wouldn't qualify you didn't receive enough points. Now as you graduate you get more points (you are not a graduate until you graduate...). The important thing is to get enough points, which is based on age, income, number of children, race maybe... So one needs to get enough points. We have quite a few users here who got their PR as the spouse of a Singaporean and who are not graduates. They maybe got more points in the income category or age, children, race categories. Bottom line is you will only get the educational points once you graduate, so once you have officially graduated you should apply with ICA.
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Postby taxico » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 7:35 am

econoMIC wrote:...so once you have officially graduated you should apply with ICA.

...after you are official married of course (ROM, not Chinese wedding banquet)....


(just in case)
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Postby econoMIC » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 3:09 pm

taxico wrote:
econoMIC wrote:...so once you have officially graduated you should apply with ICA.

...after you are official married of course (ROM, not Chinese wedding banquet)....


(just in case)


I still remember my mother in law telling me: don't get married first. Just register only. ROM is not marriage for them, they see it as a bloody engagement. So screw the law, what if you are legally married, as long as you have not had some grub with the homies a court or ICA will certainly see you as registered only, not married :roll: Bless her though, she is doing quite well these days and she isn't even asking for grandchildren (yet).
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