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Can LTVP holder work in Singapore?

Postby justinec » Thu, 12 Jan 2012 6:38 pm

Dear all,

Is a Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP) holder eligible to work in Singapore?

Thank you.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 12 Jan 2012 7:40 pm

No.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 12 Jan 2012 7:58 pm

To expand on the above, they can LOOK for work while on LTVP, and hopefully find a position where the company is willing to sponsor the appropriate pass. (primarily based on income)

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Postby justinec » Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:34 am

Thank you for the reply. They are very helpful.

I have another question:
For LTVP holder, is it easy to find a job? as I heard in Singapore a lot of company only hire people with EP or PR...

And sometimes, for the job ad, when it says requiring valid visa, that means EP/PR or a LTVP is fine too?

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Postby beppi » Fri, 13 Jan 2012 2:22 am

Having or not having an LTVP makes no difference in your job search.
If the ad says requiring valid visa, they mean PR or PEP (or possibly DP with LOC). Even EP holders cannot switch jobs, but need to apply for a new EP.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 13 Jan 2012 3:05 am

justinec wrote:Dear all,

>Hi, Justine, welcome to the forum. I will try and throw out some thoughts for your consideration, but please note I am no expert on work visas, but there are others here that are, and if you’re lucky they might come along later...

I am Chinese nationality with Singapore PR, while my husband is French nationality with neither PR nor EP.
I was working in Singapore and after marriage, I joined my husband in France. Now, we are thinking of moving back to Singapore to work and I have a job.

> The first questions to me is how long have you been away? And did you transfer to France because your SGn employer transfered you there? Have you continued paying CPF and SGn taxes?
If not, I think you risk having gone against the spirit of PR, which of course is to be a Permanent Resident, and this might impact your ability to return and sponsor a dependent (i.e. your husband’s LTVP). As I understand it for a PR to sponsor a dependent on an LTVP, they have to be able to produce copies of the past three years Income Tax returns with the application.


I would like to know:
1) what kind of visa my husband should apply in order to find a job in Singapore?

> I think you might look at this another way. Rather than what visa to find a job, rather, does he have the skills/status necessary to get a job? This might be considered important as having the skills gets you the job offers, and the job offers result in the employer applying for the EP.
As Beppi said in your other thread, you can seek a job whilst on a tourist visa (SVP), or an LTVP (as above, if your status makes him eligible for one).


2) Can he apply it in France before living?

> There is no need for an SVP, he would get that on arrival. An LTVP, I do not believe he has to start the process from outside the country, the important question is is he eligible though (refer above).

3) how long time it takes before he can get the right visa so that he can start looking for a job in Singapore?

> Well, he does not need any visa to look for a job from France.
Did you write a third thread somewhere about ads only wanting people with PR or visas...?* Oh well and either way, I think that is a bit of a red herring... he is not PR, your PR status is rather up in the air, and a potential employer is not expecting foreign candidates to come ready with EPs (PEPs excluded, but I’d suggest that is niche and can be overlooked for the purposes of this discussion).

Maybe Beppi and his fellow experts have further thoughts on this... ?


Edit to add: Oh I see you asked it as a follow-on in this topic above. Well, it does not change my comments here.



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Postby vnpan » Fri, 13 Jan 2012 9:57 am

Hi OP,

Actually, a LTVP holder has more advantage of time to seek job than those having no resident visa, it means as long as your LTVP is valid, you can stay here and seek job. On the other hand, since LTVP holder is not allowed to work (there are some exceptions approved on case by case basic though), when LTVP holder found a job offer, he/she must give up the LTVP first, then apply for an appropriate work-pass.
Refer this: http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... lders.aspx

Hope it helps.
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Postby justinec » Thu, 26 Jan 2012 5:36 pm

Thank you all for the reply. They are very very comprehensive and useful info.

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Postby moiqbal » Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:35 pm

Can someone please help me navigate the MOM link that you posted.
I can view the link by clicking it but I cant seem to find the same info while navigating the MOM website independently.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:13 pm

moiqbal wrote:Can someone please help me navigate the MOM link that you posted.
I can view the link by clicking it but I cant seem to find the same info while navigating the MOM website independently.


http://www.mom.gov.sg/Pages/default.aspx

Click third tab: "Foreign Manpower" then click "Passes & Visas"

Scroll to the bottom of the page "Passes & Visas" for the last subheading "For Long Term Visit Pass holders" and click the "read more" in the first paragraph and Bob's yer Uncle!

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Postby moiqbal » Sun, 22 Dec 2013 9:41 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
moiqbal wrote:Can someone please help me navigate the MOM link that you posted.
I can view the link by clicking it but I cant seem to find the same info while navigating the MOM website independently.


http://www.mom.gov.sg/Pages/default.aspx

Click third tab: "Foreign Manpower" then click "Passes & Visas"

Scroll to the bottom of the page "Passes & Visas" for the last subheading "For Long Term Visit Pass holders" and click the "read more" in the first paragraph and Bob's yer Uncle!



Thank you so much for your prompt reply

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Postby RecruiterZT » Wed, 05 Feb 2014 3:21 am

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Postby beppi » Wed, 05 Feb 2014 3:55 am

The poster above (RecruiterZT) does not know what he is talking about and should thus be avoided as a recruiter:
- As explained above, it is NOT ALLOWED to work on an LTVP, under any circumstances. Holders of LTVP+ and DP can apply for a Letter of Consent (LoC) from MoM to work for a certain employer. It is allowed (on any visa) to LOOK FOR work, but before starting the job a proper work visa or LoC must be acquired.
- Recruitment agencies in Singapore are forbidden (by law) to charge the job seeker any fee. Those who do (like the above poster) are criminals and will not help you find a job.


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