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Trying to find a job and is moving to Singapore!

Postby pewpewpew » Thu, 08 Dec 2011 5:42 pm

Hi All, I just found this forum today and found a lot of helpful information here. So I just want to post my story to see if anyone have any suggestions for me.

I am from China and I have been searching a job in Singapore since 4 months. I have almost 2 year experience working as coordinator in an international post production company in China with branches in Europe and America. I also have 2 related bachelor degrees from both Canada and China.

My boyfriend got hired by a big company in Singapore this year and I quitted my job to move to Singapore with him. We already rent an apartment under his name.

I applied for the 2 biggest post production houses in Singapore as well as some small post production/animation/advertisement companies.(in total applied for around 10-15 companies) But so far I only got 1 company shown interests in me, the lucky thing is that this is one of the bigger companies. They did 3 online/phone interviews with me which stretched into 3 month but haven't given me an answer yet. Since the last interview, it has been more than 10 days, and I am worried it will turn out to be a bad news.

I already have been in Singapore for 1 month with the SVP and then I went to US with my boyfriend when he was on business trip there for 3 months. Now he is back in Singapore and I am in China. I just got my EPEC approved and I am applying for a LTVP, but as you all know, EPEC program just got cancelled this month so I will only get a 3 month LTVP instead of 1 year.

What should I do now?
Of course I will still keep crossing fingers for the job but if that failed, what else can I do to stay in Singapore?
What's the chance I get another job offer if I keep applying for the small companies?

Thank you so much and all suggestions will be appreciated!
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Postby pewpewpew » Thu, 08 Dec 2011 5:44 pm

And forgot 1 thing, what's the odds my EP application get rejected if I get an offer?

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Postby beppi » Thu, 08 Dec 2011 8:46 pm

If you lived together with your partner for some time before in a de-facto relationship, and can prove this, you can get a DP (Dependents Pass) to stay with him here.
Once on DP, you can get a LOC (Letter of Consent) to work here without EP.
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Postby pewpewpew » Thu, 08 Dec 2011 8:58 pm

beppi wrote:If you lived together with your partner for some time before in a de-facto relationship, and can prove this, you can get a DP (Dependents Pass) to stay with him here.
You can then get a LOC (Letter od Consent) to work here without EP.

Thanks for the suggestion!
We had thought of that but we are not sure where we get a paper to prove our relationship.(we have been together for like a bit less than 2 years)
We tried first in his embassy but the embassy said they have stopped giving out paper for "common law spouse" and Chinese government doesn't recognize this kind of relation in law.
We are not sure where we should turn to now. any idea?

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Postby pewpewpew » Tue, 13 Dec 2011 3:49 pm

I read a bit in the forum and did some search on the internet, figured out that now what we need is a PUBLIC NOTARY of our common-law spouse relationship, is that right?(As getting a letter from either embassy seems impossible)
The information I found online is that we can do that with lawyers and maybe the supreme court in Singapore, but I am not sure if this is correct. Please let me know if you have any experience in this...will keep you updated once I will get anything done.

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Postby pewpewpew » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 7:55 am

Hey, I just got my LTVP approved(EPEC), valid for only 3 months:(
I will be traveling to Singapore as soon as I get the entry visa. Still no news for job search...

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 8:02 am

Pew Pew Barley Magrew.

Any relation? :)

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 9:39 am

JR8 wrote:Pew Pew Barley Magrew.

Any relation? :)


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Postby pewpewpew » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 10:45 am

I use PEW PEW PEW as username because it's a word I use often while chatting...just to attract attention from the others. :lol:

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 20 Dec 2011 10:49 am

pewpewpew wrote:I use PEW PEW PEW as username because it's a word I use often while chatting...just to attract attention from the others. :lol:


And attention you do get! :lol:
Especially from die-hard sci-fi geeks :P

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Sad ending

Postby pewpewpew » Wed, 28 Dec 2011 1:15 pm

Hi All,
unfortunately there's a big change now in my plan, which is that my boyfriend broke up with me. So I am not moving to Singapore unless a company gives me a good offer.
I will probably move to Canada now as I have permanent residentship there.

I will still fly to Singapore to collect all my things, my question now is that WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DON'T GO TO GET MY APPROVED LTVP?

How long will it be valid for me to get it? I will just stop in Singapore for a couple of days so I don't really think I have to time go through the procedure.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Dec 2011 3:05 pm

What will happen? Nothing. It's over. Habis. Fini. Kaput. Bzzzzt! EPEC dies with it as the program has been shelved. If you go to Canada, enjoy your future there. It does get cold there in the winter though.

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Postby pewpewpew » Wed, 28 Dec 2011 3:09 pm

good to know that I don't need to do anything with my LTVP.

Thanks for the advice for the cold, I don't really love that but I have been there for 3 years so I guess I can deal with it :)

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Re: Sad ending

Postby JR8 » Wed, 28 Dec 2011 5:49 pm

pewpewpew wrote: my question now is that WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DON'T GO TO GET MY APPROVED LTVP?

How long will it be valid for me to get it? I will just stop in Singapore for a couple of days so I don't really think I have to time go through the procedure.


From what you have said you have an EPEC but not an LTVP. Your EPEC can be used as a basis to apply for an LTVP but it does not automatically entitle you to one, i.e. your LTVP is not 'approved'.

You can file your application for the LTVP within the validity of the EPEC. They used to be valid for one year, but more recently I understand they have been issued with a 2 year validity.

No issue arises from having an EPEC and not applying for the LTVP. It might be worth hanging onto the EPEC whilst still valid, in case your plans change again!

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Re: Sad ending

Postby pewpewpew » Wed, 28 Dec 2011 5:54 pm

JR8 wrote:
pewpewpew wrote: my question now is that WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DON'T GO TO GET MY APPROVED LTVP?

How long will it be valid for me to get it? I will just stop in Singapore for a couple of days so I don't really think I have to time go through the procedure.


From what you have said you have an EPEC but not an LTVP. Your EPEC can be used as a basis to apply for an LTVP but it does not automatically entitle you to one, i.e. your LTVP is not 'approved'.

You can file your application for the LTVP within the validity of the EPEC. They used to be valid for one year, but more recently I understand they have been issued with a 2 year validity.

No issue arises from having an EPEC and not applying for the LTVP. It might be worth hanging onto the EPEC whilst still valid, in case your plans change again!


I already applied for the LTVP and I made all the payment online already. It's basically approved but I still need to do a medical exam and go get the LTVP in Singapore.
Hope that will not be a issue if I just don't do anything about it.


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