I knew you would be utterly shocked by my previous post as it makes no sense at all. Just to let you have a grip on what is going on. The Gahmen is doing a fine balancing act. On one part trying to reduce the FTs and PRs due to the recent GE. On the other hand the low fertility rate.andrew22 wrote: Perhaps this stipulation seems immaterial, but we're just trying to most accurately weigh all of our options before we decide upon a plan of action. Two years would be a hell of a long time to stay in a foreign country while not working, especially as a fresh graduate. Certainly not too impressive as far as the new in-laws are concerned, either
There will be no real fix answers to your concerns. My brother an ex-cop , married overseas and have three boys born overseas. Came back after the third child was born. Applied for LTSVP for wife but was given only SVP for 6 months. She continously reapply for the next two years. Then on, given a 5 years LTSVP. Now she is a PR . The reasons that came to light is my brother has no CPF nor paid any taxes in SG after NS as he left for overseas work right after that hence I believe is seen as a burden to the healthcare system. The boys got their SG citizenship within a week but the mum has to jump over hoops to get one.
Can you see what I am getting at ?