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Qualifying for work pass

Postby Firehorse » Wed, 26 May 2010 1:05 am

Hello everyone,

I'm brand new to the board, please forgive me if my questions may not be appropriate for this thread. I have several questions:

1. In the midst of the economic crises in United States, I may have to file chapter 11 bankruptcy. Will a US bankruptcy effect my ability to obtain a work pass and eventually apply for PR and citizenship in Singapore?

2. I was born in Taiwan, I hold both US and Taiwan passport. I read somewhere that Singapore will not allow dual citizenship. Does that still apply if I were to elect to apply and granted Singapore citizenship?

3. I've lived in US for the past 35 years and have a bachelor's degree in marketing from an accredited university. I speak some mandarin (although it wouldn't take me long to brush up on my mandarin). I have over 20 years of sales experience along with some management experience. What type of work could I find in Singapore being that my degree is not highly specialized and my work experience has primarily been in sales (real estate as well as business brokerage). Would I be able to qualify for a work pass?

4. Would I have difficulty finding a place to live if I have 3 dogs all between 20-30lbs?

5. Would I have to move to Singapore first before searching for work or will companies be willing to interview those who are considering relocation to Singapore? Obviously with 3 dogs it's tougher to just pack up and move without having secured employment first. Dogs are like our kids.

I'm sure I'll have more questions later. These are all I can think of for now. Thank you all for your kindness and patience in advance. I'd love to get your feedback! :)

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Postby serve_the_servants » Wed, 26 May 2010 2:08 am

My friends daughter has 2 passports while he is on PR in Singapore, so I guess that dual citizenship is no problem as long you are not a Singaporean.

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Postby Firehorse » Wed, 26 May 2010 3:26 am

serve_the_servants wrote:My friends daughter has 2 passports while he is on PR in Singapore, so I guess that dual citizenship is no problem as long you are not a Singaporean.


Thank you, but I would be trying to apply for Singapore citizenship if I were to relocate there.

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Re: Qualifying for work pass

Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 26 May 2010 5:45 am

[quote="Firehorse"]Hello everyone,

I'm brand new to the board, please forgive me if my questions may not be appropriate for this thread. I have several questions:

1. In the midst of the economic crises in United States, I may have to file chapter 11 bankruptcy. Will a US bankruptcy effect my ability to obtain a work pass and eventually apply for PR and citizenship in Singapore?

Yes, it will affect for a PR application. I do not know for a work pass. Declarations form can be viewed at mom.gov.sg and ica.gov.sg

2. I was born in Taiwan, I hold both US and Taiwan passport. I read somewhere that Singapore will not allow dual citizenship. Does that still apply if I were to elect to apply and granted Singapore citizenship?

Correct

3. I've lived in US for the past 35 years and have a bachelor's degree in marketing from an accredited university. I speak some mandarin (although it wouldn't take me long to brush up on my mandarin). I have over 20 years of sales experience along with some management experience. What type of work could I find in Singapore being that my degree is not highly specialized and my work experience has primarily been in sales (real estate as well as business brokerage). Would I be able to qualify for a work pass?

You can try to see if you qualify, There is a mean test at mom.gov.sg. There are plenty here in your industry

4. Would I have difficulty finding a place to live if I have 3 dogs all between 20-30lbs?

Go to ava.gov.sg to find out more info

5. Would I have to move to Singapore first before searching for work or will companies be willing to interview those who are considering relocation to Singapore? Obviously with 3 dogs it's tougher to just pack up and move without having secured employment first. Dogs are like our kids.

Either way, best to secure a job b4 arrival. Remember the work pass either WP P1 or P2or whatever has to be applied by the employer to MOM. MOM decide if employer is allowed to employ you or not. You can try Entrepass. SE and SMS has more info on this
Alternatively arrive here on a Social Visit Pass and look for job which can be very challenging at this given time
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Postby therat » Wed, 26 May 2010 9:32 am

Firehorse wrote:Thank you, but I would be trying to apply for Singapore citizenship if I were to relocate there.


you will have to give up US and Taiwan passport

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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 26 May 2010 4:27 pm

chris.klinton wrote:My personal opinion is that there is no problem with dual citizenship.....


What makes you think that ?

Do you know anyone or something that we are not aware of ?

Please share it with us

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 26 May 2010 5:13 pm

I'm afraid he won't be answering your query MS. :cool:

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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 26 May 2010 5:15 pm

Yeah Mate !!

My best guess is the troll is back ?
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