A proof of living together needs to be provided for the application. The standard document for this used to be a letter from the embassy of the one of the parties involved. This would usually state that the couple are considered to be in a 'common-law' marriage according to the laws of one of their countries.East Dragon wrote:This topic is about moving to SG with long term GF. What about a Singaporean bring a long term GF into SG?
I am a Singaporean, divorce, have been with my Vietnam GF (fiancee) for 3 years. Every 3 months I would visit her in Vietnam and every 6 months I would together with her enter into Singapore for one month. Most of the time, upon entry, she would be asked to the ICA office for verification. I am very worry that one day, she would be refused from entry and subsequent visit to Singapore would be ban.
From what I understand from this topic, foreigner who are working in SG can apply for a LTVP for their GF. Can I know as a Singaporean who are working here, in their own country, have any procedure to apply for a LTVP for their fiancee?
I am self employer, my last few years income are between $40K to $70K before tax.
Some western country embassies provide this letter and that is how these applications were approved. I am quite sure these common-law marriage confirmations are not provided by Singapore or Vietnam governments.
Unless you manage to get a letter stating this for your case, it would be very difficult to convince ICA.
In almost all cases, if you are sure about it, then getting married would be the simplest way to solve these problems. If your girlfriend had previously lived in Singapore on certain work passes (like WP), you need to get prior approval from MOM before you marry her.