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Who to go to for advice on which passes and immigration???

Post by FelineUK » Thu, 30 Sep 2010 1:56 pm

I need some guidance form people in the know... Who do i go to as our scenario is a little different....

I have been here working for nearly 4 years and am a PEP holder. I was married in April to a PR holder and I am currently on sabbatical and studying to change industry from IT consultant into design industry. For a PEP holder, I can only be unemployed on a PEP for 6 months and won't meet the requirements this year to keep the PEP. So come end of November, I will have to hand in my PEP. I have a PR application already in with immigration. As i am studying, I need to know which pass I need to apply for to cover my stay and travel in and out of Singapore until i hear back from PR application. I don't want to be away from my husband so will need a pass for about 6 months until i hear from immigration on my PR.

Any guidance??? Is it a long term visitors pass that i need? how long does that last for? Have looked online but am unsure who to ask...

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Post by Mad Scientist » Thu, 30 Sep 2010 2:02 pm

Yeah, you need to apply for LTSVP once PEP has expired. Your spouse will be your sponsor since he is a SPR.

It will last as long as you are married. Once you got that , then you can look for a job. If the employer agrees to employ you , you need to get EPEC from MOM. If approves surrender your LTSVP to ICA.
You cannot work when you are under LTSVP.
Regarding your PR application it will be between 1 to 2 yrs before anything concrete from ICA.
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Post by FelineUK » Thu, 30 Sep 2010 2:16 pm

Thanks for your quick response. The LTSVP seems to be for EP holders whereas my hubby is PR. Can i apply for that even if he is PR?

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 30 Sep 2010 2:34 pm

FelineUK wrote:Thanks for your quick response. The LTSVP seems to be for EP holders whereas my hubby is PR. Can i apply for that even if he is PR?
No, you have it backwards. People holding an EP can apply for a DP for their spouse and children. PR's must apply for a LTSVP.

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Post by FelineUK » Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:13 pm

Thank you very much for your feedback... I am looking into LTSVP :)

Very much appreciated :)

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Post by Mad Scientist » Fri, 01 Oct 2010 7:30 am

FelineUK wrote:Thank you very much for your feedback... I am looking into LTSVP :)

Very much appreciated :)
You can apply for student pass if the instution where you are studying is an approved one by MOM.
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Post by FelineUK » Fri, 01 Oct 2010 2:14 pm

No its a course from the UK done via correspondence so its not approved.

I have been looking at the LTSVP application form. It looks like it takes 5 weeks to apply which is fine. I have enough time.

Is the form completed by my husband or do i complete it? Th details on the from asks for the person who is EP to provide their details, is that me or husband who is PR? I am a little unsure whose perspective the application starts from. I was going to go to MOM and ask... The instructions are not clear.

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Post by ksl » Fri, 01 Oct 2010 6:48 pm

FelineUK wrote:No its a course from the UK done via correspondence so its not approved.

I have been looking at the LTSVP application form. It looks like it takes 5 weeks to apply which is fine. I have enough time.

Is the form completed by my husband or do i complete it? Th details on the from asks for the person who is EP to provide their details, is that me or husband who is PR? I am a little unsure whose perspective the application starts from. I was going to go to MOM and ask... The instructions are not clear.
Your husband is the sponsor for the LTVSP, he must apply for it, as he must supply his financial status too to support you, from his company. MS explains it could take 2 years or longer to fulfil the criteria for PR application and still there is no guarantee you will get it.

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