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LTSVP for spouse of citizen

Post by privateuly » Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:31 pm

Hi,

My wife (who is a SG citizen) and I are US-based. We started a business there that is fairly successful and is now run by a manager. We have a lot of family in Singapore, so we would like to move to Singapore. What is the likelihood that she can successfully sponsor me for Long Term Social Visit Pass so I can stay in Singapore long term? She has not had much CPF contributions since she has been away all these years. She also doesn't have any Singapore-based income, but our income from our US business is more than enough to support our living cost.

And dare I ask if there is any possibility of me getting a PR through her?

Thank you.

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Re: LTSVP for spouse of citizen

Post by Mad Scientist » Tue, 21 Feb 2012 3:11 am

privateuly wrote:Hi,

My wife (who is a SG citizen) and I are US-based. We started a business there that is fairly successful and is now run by a manager. We have a lot of family in Singapore, so we would like to move to Singapore. What is the likelihood that she can successfully sponsor me for Long Term Social Visit Pass so I can stay in Singapore long term? She has not had much CPF contributions since she has been away all these years. She also doesn't have any Singapore-based income, but our income from our US business is more than enough to support our living cost.

To apply for LTSVP your SG wife needs to have a min. income of $2.8K per month . Proof of abilities to support you.i.e saving, US income tax etc...

And dare I ask if there is any possibility of me getting a PR through her?

NO chance for the moment. You will be lucky to get 6 months to a year LTSVP for a first time applicant

Thank you.
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Re: LTSVP for spouse of citizen

Post by privateuly » Tue, 21 Feb 2012 9:29 am

Hi Mad Scientist,

Thank you for the info. One more question, if you don't mind: are the criteria for LTSVP renewal generally the same as those for the initial application? I am just wondering whether this is a good long term option for me, or whether they will just give me a one-time LTSVP with no renewal.

Thanks again!

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privateuly wrote:Hi,

My wife (who is a SG citizen) and I are US-based. We started a business there that is fairly successful and is now run by a manager. We have a lot of family in Singapore, so we would like to move to Singapore. What is the likelihood that she can successfully sponsor me for Long Term Social Visit Pass so I can stay in Singapore long term? She has not had much CPF contributions since she has been away all these years. She also doesn't have any Singapore-based income, but our income from our US business is more than enough to support our living cost.

To apply for LTSVP your SG wife needs to have a min. income of $2.8K per month . Proof of abilities to support you.i.e saving, US income tax etc...

And dare I ask if there is any possibility of me getting a PR through her?

NO chance for the moment. You will be lucky to get 6 months to a year LTSVP for a first time applicant

Thank you.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:34 pm

Big gamble. There have been times (many times) that they only give 3 days. Long enough to pack your bags when they think you are abusing the system. Which is what you will be trying to do.

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Re: LTSVP for spouse of citizen

Post by Saint » Tue, 21 Feb 2012 1:25 pm

privateuly wrote: And dare I ask if there is any possibility of me getting a PR through her?

Thank you.
Yes it is possible, been there, done it and got the t-shirt, but that was 4 years ago. I wouldn't say there's no chance at that momment as mentioned by MS as I know of a couple who were in the same situation as you who's husband was granted PR not long ago. A major factor is how long you've been married.

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