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looking at the prospect of relocating to SG

Postby Jemil » Mon, 15 Aug 2011 3:12 am

Hi All,

Registered a while back but never posted!!

My wife is a Singaporean, we've been married for 5 years and we'd like to re-locate to Singapore (from London) to start a family.

I have many many questions, which I will no doubt find the answers to here in these forums (so I shall spare you all for the moment!!). However my main concern is I do not have a degree and wondered how much this would affect my chances of finding a decent role?

I have 12 years experience in IT (95% of my career thus far!) and I'm a fully qualified Project Manager, worked for large organisations (Northgate, the Police) as well as small business experience.

I'm just updating my CV ready to hit the job sites (thanks to a forum user for his suggestion in another topic).

Many Thanks!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Aug 2011 8:58 am

It's possible, with a local wife of 5 years already. But unless she has a position here bring in at least 3K/mo she may not be able to as as a sponsor for your Long Term Visit Pass. Otherwise you will have to be able to get a job offering you a salary in excess of 8K/mo so as to qualify you for a P1 visa which has recently been upped to 8K and as a result of last nights PM's National Day speech, looks to be raised further or the criteria made more stringent or both. At the moment, P1 would be the only Employment Pass you could get without a degree in the current climate here. You could qualify for a P2 with at least 5 years documented experience in your specialty, but again, after last nights speech, it remains to be seen the level of the tightening up that they are proposing. Give it a try & see how it goes. We've have one regular here, Saint, who got his PR while still in the UK (married to a Singaporean wife for a number of years already) but this was just prior to the last two years of criteria tightening and it's gotten even worse since May's GE here. Last night's speech by the Prime Minister, forebodes even more bad news for "FT's".

If you are heavy in Project Management of IT infrastructure projects across multiple platforms and multiple countries, Strong Eagle is the man you might want to talk to. He is also one of our Moderators here.

http://www.catalystprojectsolutions.com/

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Postby Jemil » Tue, 16 Aug 2011 4:56 am

sundaymorningstaple

Many thanks for the fast response and tip, very much appreciated.

Predominantly my experience is in software and smaller infrastructure projects, but I will contact Strong Eagle to see if he can help me out (even if its just a nose in the right direction). I'd be looking to get a position first and then attempt PR a little later (perhaps 6mo's - 1 year). As my wife lives and works here (unless it makes no difference where she works, but I'm assuming it does) I'd have to go for a P1/P2.

Enjoy your day!


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