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both foreigners female (WP holder) male (S PASS holder)

Post by bushbaby » Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:17 am

Is there any restrictions between a Filipino S PASS holder marrying a Filipina work permit holder without asking permission to MOM?

Please can anyone clarify this...Your help will be highly appreciated..

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Post by Mad Scientist » Mon, 25 Apr 2011 4:28 am

No, as both of you are foreigners. WP restriction only restrict WP marrying a local or SPR
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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:20 am

Mad Scientist wrote:No, as both of you are foreigners. WP restriction only restrict WP marrying a local or SPR
I thought the restriction applied to "MAIDS" marrying ..

Unless the OP meant he is marrying a maid .. or I lost the plot somewhere ..

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Post by ksl » Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:42 am

Think work permit holder must have permission to marry!

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:49 am

ksl wrote:Think work permit holder must have permission to marry!
WP = maid permit need permission - if the person intend to convert to DP/LTVP or such ..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:50 pm

The WP holder only needs permission to marry IF the prospective spouse is either a Singapore Citizen or a Singapore Permanent Resident.

http://app.mfa.gov.sg/generator/asppage ... rriage.asp

http://www.thinkcentre.org/article.cfm?ArticleID=1398
June 1993 PRESS RELEASE

MINISTRY OF LABOUR

PRIOR PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR MARRIAGE OF WORK PERMIT HOLDERS TO SINGAPORE CITIZENS

One significant facet of Singapore`s economic growth has been the easy employment situation for young school leavers and others still in their teens. They come into contact with equally young workers, on work permits in Singapore.

It is natural for these young workers on work permits, having found their bearing, to make friends and mix freely in our society. After a time, many of them may want to marry, settle down, and raise families in Singapore.

This evolution can result in a healthy infusion of vigorous and hardworking types to Singapore`s population; provided they have acquired work skills, and are industrious and thrifty. These qualities are essential if these young people are to be integrated successfully into Singapore society. However, it takes time for such attributes to be proven in regular and successful employment.

Unless a work permit worker is adjusted to the different and faster pace of life in a highly disciplined and urbanised society, and to the ethos of small planned families, marriage between a work permit holder and a Singapore citizen can lead to difficulties for themselves, and for Singapore. The Ministry of Labour has decided to discourage these young workers on work permits from contracting early marriages, until they have shown that they are able to settle down successfully in Singapore and to support a small family.

From 1 July 1973, it will be necessary for a work permit holder to first obtain the approval of the Comissioner for Employment before contracting marriage with a Singapore citizen. Marriage between work permit holders, where Singapore citizenship, or permanent residence, in Singapore is not acquired nor desired, will not require prior approval.

With effect from 1 July 1973, a condition precedent in all work permits will apply, viz that a work permit is automatically forfeited where the holder, having less than 5 years of continuous employment in Singapore, marries a Singapore citizen, unless such marriage has had the prior approval of the Commissioner for Employment. This provision cannot be evaded by the work permit holder giving up the work permit and then contracting marriage with a Singapore citizen in another country.

Immigration laws at present forbid the entry into or residence in Singapore of anyone who is not a citizen except where permission may have been given. Accordingly, marriage to a Singapore citizen does not automatically confer upon a non-citizen rights of entry, or residence, in Singapore, except with the permission of the Immigration authorities.

Further, any Singapore Citizen, male or female, who marries a work permit holder, without having first obtained the permission of the Commissioner for Employment, would not be eligible to apply for a Housing and Development Board flat, nor world their children be entitled to free education, nor would the family enjoy subsidised medical treatment.
The key words here are "nor desired," So the answer is NO they do not need permission but YES they do if they are contemplating PR or Citizenship in Singapore at some point in the future. Therefore, they need to think carefully and make sure nobody gets knocked up before knowing all the repercussions.
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Post by Mad Scientist » Tue, 26 Apr 2011 3:50 am

Thank you Sir , SMS, you were quick to clarify on this as I was away yesterday.
Anyway , WP does not entirely means or focussed on foreign maids. It is for production operators etcs are in this category too.
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