Married - get her DP or go for the PR? (UK/Thai couple)

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Married - get her DP or go for the PR? (UK/Thai couple)

Post by sing_sling77 » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 4:47 pm

Now that I am married, legally in Singapore to my Thai girlfriend, and given her 1 year LTSVP expired in August, I am a PR from the UK with professional job, large salary to support etc, and we are both young however my wife has no formal qualifications education certs etc.

What are the odds now if I apply for her PR, or should I just go for the dependant's pass? Is there a big difference?

It would be really ideal if she could be free to find a job, run a hawker stall, study or whatever she wanted to do also ...

Any advice? I'm just asking because I don't want to get a PR application rejected, but would they do that given the length of our relationship and my status and economic contributions to Singapore?

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Post by Saint » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 4:51 pm

DP are only available to spouses of EP holders so that excludes that option I'm afraid

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Post by sing_sling77 » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 5:01 pm

Maybe I should have asked apply for another LTSVP or PR?

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Post by xtasy010 » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 5:58 pm

You might want to check out this thread. Apparently chances of getting PR are not that good unless you have been married for a while.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic ... highlight=

But then again, i'm not aware of your status and amount of contribution to Singapore, if you are contributing millions of dollars in taxes then thats a different story

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Re: Married - get her DP or go for the PR? (UK/Thai couple)

Post by ksl » Wed, 09 Dec 2009 10:54 pm

sing_sling77 wrote:Now that I am married, legally in Singapore to my Thai girlfriend, and given her 1 year LTSVP expired in August, I am a PR from the UK with professional job, large salary to support etc, and we are both young however my wife has no formal qualifications education certs etc.

What are the odds now if I apply for her PR, or should I just go for the dependant's pass? Is there a big difference?

It would be really ideal if she could be free to find a job, run a hawker stall, study or whatever she wanted to do also ...

Any advice? I'm just asking because I don't want to get a PR application rejected, but would they do that given the length of our relationship and my status and economic contributions to Singapore?
Get the LTVP first, then if she can find work she will be allowed to apply for S pass, because she is married to a PR, they may wish to interview you both, depending on many factors they will monitor her progress before handing out PR status

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Post by vangel » Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:38 pm

both me and my wife are PRs. From my experience I agree that DP is only available for EP holders.

The best and easiest option as mentioned before is LTSVP. Afert getting that or even an SVP your wife can apply for PR.

Dont be worried of rejection. Because one can keep applying repeatedly. Previous rejections are not considered when applications are reviewed. It is quite a lot like Lucky draw really (only with awesome chance of winning). I don't believe they go as much by contribution because I have seen better candidates rejected for no seemingly good reason. We never know why and we cant. But the good thing is, they dont care if you were rejected 100 times before.
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