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British citizen relocating. What rules for Thai spouse?

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British citizen relocating. What rules for Thai spouse?

Post by Robin65 » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 4:56 am

Hi all,
I'm a Brit and hoping to be offered a position in Singapore soon, an indefinite relocation for an engineering role but I don't yet know what W.P. or visa I will be offered or may need.
My wife is originally Thai, we've been married over 5 years and we have two kids. She now has British citizenship along with a British passport.
I'm wondering, what, if any limitations would there be for her as a dependent compared to a British born partner? Also would she be able to work?
Perhaps this is too vague a question and I need to come back once my own W.P./visa situation is known?
Thanks.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 7:06 am

If she holds a UK passport she's British as far as Singapore is concerned. Provided, of course, you list her a british on the Dependent's Pass. But as long as you two are married it's really of no consequence. No worries.

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Post by chandra19998 » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 1:35 pm

This is no concern, she is Brit no matter where she was born or what her skin color is!!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 3:07 pm

No quite true.

She hold UK citizenship. She's definitely not British! :P

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Post by ksl » Tue, 13 Sep 2011 3:36 pm

Your wife is eligible to seek work under the dependant pass, there are a few Thailand businesses set up here in the F&B and her language skill maybe useful. Though some positions of employment are restricted to locals only check the list at the ministry of manpower(MOM)

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