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What sort of visa for my girlfriend (defacto)

Postby toc » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 11:42 am

Hi Guys,

First of all, thanks in advance for any help here, i'd appreciate it.

I've just got a job in Singapore starting in Jan and I wanted to know what sort of visa my girlfriend is going to need?

We have been living together in Australia (although i'm English, shes ozzie) and have a defacto visa here with her. Ultimately she wants to find a job out here as she is an architectural drafter.

So, can anyone shed some light on what visa(s) she can / will have to get in order to come and live with me and then look for work later on.

Again, any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 12:26 pm

Please use the search function located just below the profile link at the upper right side of the page. It's been discussed umpteen times.

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Postby toc » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 1:06 pm

Being a member of a number of internet forums I do understand the 'search is your freind, before asking away..'

BUT

I did, and frankly it was more confusing than helpful, espcially with the number of different visa options available.

So, I was hoping that some one who is and expat and has the info to help me out would be willing to, seeing as this is a forum for helping people?!

Again, any help which is directly attributed to the question/situation in my post would be appreciated.

Cheers :D

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Postby durain » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 2:02 pm

i just did a search on "visa for girlfriend" and got lots of info there. you sure you know how to use the search function?

for your info, your girlfriend will get bog standard 90 days visa. for more info on all visa option, goto the singapore immigration site at www.ica.gov.sg.

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Postby toc » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 2:08 pm

Durain - thanks.

But what I'm looking for is more clarification on

-EPEC
-PEP
-LTSVP

preferably explained by someone who has experience with each of them and its benefits/cons etc as the search results just threw out many threads with the term used within them rather than specific info on them...

That being said, i'll stand corrected if you can point me (read link me) to a specific previous post outlining this info.

Thanks again :D

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Postby Pepijn » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 4:05 pm

EPEC you can apply for at MoM. It's a EP application "light" process and basically states that you will be very likely to get an EP when you get a job. With this you can apply for a LTSVP with ICA. This will be valid for 1 year. EPEC is only supplied once.
If you can proof that, with your (in this case her) qualifications and job history you would fit in the P1 slot (S$7000 per month and up), don't worry, you will get it, otherwise it might be a different story.

PEP, only applies to those that have a work history on EP (officially for 2 years, but at my second EP inpriciple approval letter it stated I would be eligable for this one as well). So this will not be a way to go.

At least this is what my previous research has shown.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 01 Dec 2009 5:54 pm

durain, you are right. MOM's ability index has sure dropped in recent years. Hopefully, the increased rigidity since Sept will hold for a while.

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Postby adione » Mon, 28 Dec 2009 2:01 pm

toc wrote:But what I'm looking for is more clarification on

-EPEC
-PEP
-LTSVP

preferably explained by someone who has experience with each of them and its benefits/cons etc as the search results just threw out many threads with the term used within them rather than specific info on them...


I'm an expat in such a situation, let me suggest u this:
http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal ... visit.html

u need a statement from ur employer that will sponsorship the application
and any other supporting documentation u can provide,
in my case I went to my embassy and asked for an official statement + provided the apt. rental contract we used to have prior moving to SG.

With this pass ur GF can stay in SG as long as your work pass last;
she cannot work though but once she'll gets a job, she will have her own work pass.

And lastly: the LTVP can be issued more than one time, so if ur GF gets a job and thus her work pass and later she loose job and work pass,
she can apply again for the LTVP.


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