Marry to get DP for EU girlfriend - Before or after coming??

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Post by danvito » Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:55 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you found the answer, what's there to discuss? :P
Finding a thread and finding its end are two entirely different matters :)
sundaymorningstaple wrote: Welcome to the forum. We're an acerbic bunch at times, but we mean well. But, if you've been lurking here for a while you already know that. :wink:
Noted. Thanks for initiation ceremony. :D

So anyway, Mulherengo, of you're still out there please get in touch.

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Post by Mad Scientist » Fri, 28 Oct 2011 7:34 am

danvito wrote:
We went into the Australian High Commission with a letter several weeks back and they suggested we do a Statutory Declaration instead. But there is no notarization of any documents, it's just notarizing that I made my statement in front of them.
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I have done a number of Statutory Declaration in front of the Embassy Officials but not specific to your issue and it worked well when I submitted documents to ICA SG. , CID and even Mindef. Both Statutory Declaration or notorization by the Public Notary is good as gold.
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Congrats Mulherengo! Your case is very inspiring.

Post by Mrt4c » Fri, 17 Aug 2012 7:03 pm

Mulherengo wrote:Hi Guys,

Dependant's pass worked out afterall. Absolutely no problem! the company applied, and a week later the pass was issued.

So, good luck to others in the same situation - definitely possible!

cheers
We are in the similar situation and looking to do the same thing and file for DP. Though a little bit concern and wouldn't want the case to be rejected. My partner has similar qualification as you and the company is well established.
I would be appreciate if you could please share with me what was your HR reason that she was so confidence in filing the case for DP instead of LTVP. Is it possible that you could PM me please. Thank you

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Post by London2sing » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 7:12 am

Ok guys, so I want to apply for PEP and get my husband to be of 6yrs a DP. For the last 3yrs we been living the expat experience so the company pay for everything and we dont have any bills in our names. Does the Uk recognise common law husband. Would have to go to embassy in Africa to get the letter
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 9:21 am

Have you done a search of the forum yet? I seem to remember this discussion recently. I don't think the UK recognizes common law marriage so you may only be able to get a LTVP for your partner. In order to gain a DP the common law marriage has to be recognized as a legal couple in your country of origin. (The EP holder's country of origin).

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http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic77067.html
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Do I need a DP?

Post by naylera » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 6:15 pm

Hi, I've been searching the forum but not found an answer to my particular circumstances.

My husband of 16years got his EP for 1year at the beginning of September. His company have given him 6 months here initially and we don't know if they will extend or want him to return to the UK around March next year.

To date I've been staying in Singapore on my 90 day(UK) passport visitors pass. I have been back to the UK once for a week and away a couple of weekends to Indonesia and Malaysia. So far I haven't had any problems coming back into Singapore each time. I've been speaking to other wives, from UK and Eurpoe who say I should get a DP and now
am slightly concerned that imigration might pull me up on this.

Is it advisable for me to obtain a Dependant Pass? I want to do what is right to comply with the rules but not sure if it is needed.

The application process seems straight forward, the form is simple, however one slight problem is that our marriage certificate is back home in the UK. Is it mandatory to proivde one or can we provide other evidence as proof?

Thanks for any advice.

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Post by NicSG » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:55 am

i got married in Singapore, we are both foreigners, it was a breeze and we were not suspected of anything, it is VERY easy.
When you are ready to do it, just make an appointment on the ROM website...that easy

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 9:07 pm

To previous poster: I've heard of bigamy, but not remarrying your pre-existing husband! :)

To original poster: Are you not able to get a copy of your marriage certificate sent to you in SG? That would be the starting point to check.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:03 am

My sister remarried her 2nd husband. But they divorced first, so he was husband 2 & 3 out of 4. I believe Liz Taylor did the same? Don't lots of couples reaffirm their vows at 25 or 50 years as well?
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 19 Oct 2012 4:04 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:My sister remarried her 2nd husband. But they divorced first, so he was husband 2 & 3 out of 4. I believe Liz Taylor did the same? Don't lots of couples reaffirm their vows at 25 or 50 years as well?
Oh I meant marrying twice over, like er 'doubly married'.

Liz Taylor Vs. Richard Burton.... sigh what a drama that must have been...

p.s. Reaffirming vows is commonly held to signify one of the couple has been shagging someone else and got found out lol...

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