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SGD200 for statutory declaration for common-law spouse?!

Postby talan » Sun, 26 Feb 2012 4:43 pm

Hey,

I just got a quote from a lawyer that he wants 200$ for a statutory declaration for common-law spouse. It seems quite high.
What have you paid? Any lawyer you can recommend?

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 26 Feb 2012 5:08 pm

That seems pretty cheap for anything legal in the western world. I don't have any experience with legal costs locally though..

Before you pay though, have you confirmed your country's embassy/high commission/grand pooba will endorse it?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Sun, 26 Feb 2012 5:27 pm

Go to your own embassy , it cost you a fraction of what the lawyer charged you and yes, any notarisation by lawyer per piece of paper will cost $25.00 and the initial fee is $200.00 at minimum. This was the going rate 10 years ago !!
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Postby talan » Sun, 26 Feb 2012 8:25 pm

My embassy does not endorse any common-law spouse declarations.
Thanks for confirming that 200$ is the normal market price.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 26 Feb 2012 9:00 pm

talan wrote:My embassy does not endorse any common-law spouse declarations.
Thanks for confirming that 200$ is the normal market price.


And are you certain MOM or ICA will take one from an attorney?

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Postby talan » Sun, 26 Feb 2012 11:15 pm

Almost 100% certain. Otherwise there's no other way...

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Postby NZJen » Mon, 27 Feb 2012 4:33 pm

We needed a Stat Declaration too, when we called a lawyer here in Singapore & explained what we needed & why, he told us to just go down to the High Court & do it there as it would be much cheaper than using a lawyer. It costs around $20SGD, takes 5 minutes, no appointment necessary. We had to get some other documents from my Embassy & did another Stat Dec there too, we submitted both to MOM so I couldn't tell you which one was more acceptable :) HTH

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 27 Feb 2012 6:13 pm

talan wrote:Almost 100% certain. Otherwise there's no other way...


Right, sorry. I meant without your embassy also supporting it. As for the "no other way", that's part of my point, if your embassy doesn't support it, you're out of luck. At least, thats what I've been lead to believe by the numerous previous threads on this topic...

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Postby unmarriedbedok » Sun, 01 Apr 2012 1:17 pm

Are there any step by step Process or Guidelines on How to get that statutory declaration for common law spouse.
We dont need to be married to get it right?

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 01 Apr 2012 1:32 pm

unmarriedbedok wrote:Are there any step by step Process or Guidelines on How to get that statutory declaration for common law spouse.
We dont need to be married to get it right?


You need to contact your country's embassy in Singapore and ask them their procedure. They might not even do it for you.

And no, you don't need to be married... Wouldn't that defeat the point?

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Postby unmarriedbedok » Mon, 02 Apr 2012 11:26 am

zzm9980 wrote:
unmarriedbedok wrote:Are there any step by step Process or Guidelines on How to get that statutory declaration for common law spouse.
We dont need to be married to get it right?


You need to contact your country's embassy in Singapore and ask them their procedure. They might not even do it for you.

And no, you don't need to be married... Wouldn't that defeat the point?


Hahaha correct it will surely defeat the point hahaha.
Thank you very much Im off to our Embassy


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