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Relocating to US..

Postby ashesh » Fri, 30 Sep 2011 3:08 pm

Hi Experts,

This is my first post on this forum.....and i badly need ur suggestion guys.
I came to singapore early 2009 for my masters in NUS...after my studies i got a job as software developer in one of reputed semicon MNC in singapore.

Currently i am on EP (Q pass) valid till 2013.My company if offering me if i need to relocate to US.previously i had an offer to go US on assignment (it means am still in singapore payroll).But now suddenly they wanted me to relocate rather than go for assignment.

I had signed the MOE TGIS grant subsidy during my masters.As of now i have servd 1year of my bond.

The company is a singapore registered company,but if i relocate i am no more with singapore payroll and i will be earning in US$ package.Can someone guide me on how am i to proceed with this.I really wanted to come back and settle in singapore.

Is their any possibility to avoid paying the subsidy and come back here to work later two-three years.

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Ashesh

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Postby revhappy » Fri, 30 Sep 2011 5:05 pm

You cant have the cake and eat it too. You have to choose one or the other.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Sep 2011 5:30 pm

Hey Rev, he's one of your countrymen you know. And we ALL know what that means, right? He want's his cake, your cake and somebody else's cake as well AND he wants to eat it as well.

He post already said all we need to know........

He's got masters. :roll:

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Postby ashesh » Fri, 30 Sep 2011 5:45 pm

C'mon guys...i dont need to eat anyone's cake....
All i need to know is that,as its a singapore registered company,even though i work in US does it count towards serving he bond...?

If not,in TGIS faq section they have only mentioned of deferment in case of higher studies.....nothing really mentioned about employment scenario.I am not intrested to dig my hands into some one else cake as u mentioned in ur reply.

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Postby conversant » Sun, 09 Oct 2011 1:47 am

I read somewhere that this is possible since the company is registered in Singapore. I don't think the payroll matters as long as the company is 51% owned by Singapore(eans). I can't find the reference, but if I were you, I would ask through official channels because it would mean the difference between breaking your bond and not doing so. I'll post the link when I find it to where I saw the 51%, though.

What you won't get an answer for through official channels is, if the company made a subsidiary that is a U.S. corporation solely, then where does that put you? For example, HSBC Singapore, HSBC U.S.A., HSBC India. Do we know the structure of the corporations and how they are registered? Is it HSBC DBA HSBC India; DBA = doing business as? Or, is it purely HSBC India that has a contractual relationship with HSBC in other countries? You need to find that out.

My take on this is, you're better off in SG, though.

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Postby Ryan_ » Wed, 02 Nov 2011 5:42 pm

Normally when you are on a foriegn assignment, your monthly salary will be intact in your origin country and your employer will provide your daily allowances (per diem) including food, transportation and accomodation while on the US in this case... if they are an american registered company, they will apply for your intra-company visa so that you can legally work there. Now if your employer changes that and relocate you they must secure your working visa first (H1B) then with the DOLE regulations you must earned the regular rate on which state you will be assigned to. They must secure your working visa first then you can negotiate for your rate in USD.
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