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Moving to Singapore THEN looking for work.

Postby Oslo82 » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 2:09 pm

Thanks for all the usefull info on this forum.

I understand that my chances are slim / next to none

But F it! I`ll only live once, and I`m not getting any younger

I`m 29, Norwegian citizent. No degree, only 8 years experience as an security officer.

My GF Is relocating to Singapore with a big company, and I will follow.

Do I stand any chance at all of getting a work as a security officer / guard?

I don`t care how low the salary is.

Or am I just waisting my time, and current job here in Norway?

is it ilegal to go on a visa run out of Singapore when my tourist visa expires?
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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 2:14 pm

Oslo82 wrote:Thanks for all the usefull info on this forum.

I understand that my chances are slim / next to none

But F it! I`ll only live once, and I`m not getting any younger

I`m 29, Norwegian citizent. No degree, only 8 years experience as an security officer.

My GF Is relocating to Singapore with a big company, and I will follow.

Proof common law marriage to MOM and apply for LTSVP. You cannot work on this pass but at least you can live here with your gf. Then on look for job. If you secure one, convert your LTSVP to EP


Do I stand any chance at all of getting a work as a security officer / guard?

I really am not in position to advice you on this but IMHO zero chance

I don`t care how low the salary is.

Or am I just waisting my time, and current job here in Norway?

Maybe


is it ilegal to go on a visa run out of Singapore when my tourist visa expires?

Most definitely unless you want your bum to get a kick
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Postby Oslo82 » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 2:37 pm

Thanks Mad Scientist

Do u by any chance know how i legally can extend a tourist visa? or how long I would have to be out of the country before I could reenter legally?

LTVP: We have been a couple 5 years, but we have not lived together. We have been living i seperate countries now for 1 year.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 2:57 pm

Your odds are virtually zero. I wouldn't bet a slug nickle on you even getting an LTVP. Doing visa runs will get you bounced as soon as they seen the pattern and you will be banned for 6 months or more. You might want to fall back and have another look at the whole scenario.

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Postby Oslo82 » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 7:56 pm

Yea, I realize that I`ll probably be forced to move back home, with an empty wallet and broken spirit.

But I`ll give it a try.

Any advise on how long I will have to be out of Singapore before re-entering, for it to be legal?

And do anyone know if I can take courses while on Tourist visa?
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 8:30 pm

I won't try and answer the previous as it's not my area. But what I'll say is that you're not going to approximate living in Singapore on tourist visas for very long before the authorities call you on it.

You can't go the common-law route as you don't and haven't lived together. The only option I see, given there is no such thing as a 'Boyfriend visa', is to marry her.

Edit to add: Here's a thought. How about going to SG on a 90 day tourist visa, living with your girlfriend (for the first time!) and during that time considering whether marrying her would be the right thing to do? You've been together/apart for 5 years, but seem to be looking to perpetuate the prevarication.

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Postby therat » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:31 pm

You cannot apply security officer.

http://www.spf.gov.sg/licence/PI/others ... uced2.html

Applying for Security Officer Licence
Please take note that only Singapore Citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident and Malaysian Work Permit Holder need to apply.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:52 pm

therat wrote:You cannot apply security officer.

http://www.spf.gov.sg/licence/PI/others ... uced2.html

Applying for Security Officer Licence
Please take note that only Singapore Citizen, Singapore Permanent Resident and Malaysian Work Permit Holder need to apply.


Ah. I was looking for that to reply with. Someone told me that but I couldn't find the documentation to back it up.

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Postby Global Player » Sat, 31 Mar 2012 9:19 am

If you going to do visa runs stay out of the country about 2 weeks, eg. fly to Bali or Bangkok with your GF. IMHO this *could* work for 1 year+ .

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Postby seagullinsingapore » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 10:26 pm

I have just moved here, and my partner is in the same position.
Please dont take this advice as gospel, because I have only heard this through the company that got my Visa sorted out.

I think You can get a long term social visitors pass which will be dependant on your partner who is working here. It lasts one year. The MOM dont want people in the country who cant be financially self sufficient, if your partner can support you I think they take this into consideration. It doesnt matter if you are married, but it helps.

One thing you definitely cant do unless you utilise a local lawyer and are prepared to spend/wait alot, is get a dependants pass (different to social visitor) without being married. Apparently its just not worth the hassle!

Thinking outside the box, and if you can afford it, why not enrol at uni? it will give you a reason for being in the country and you will be contributing to the economy.

RE the border hopping. This is a technique suggested in the latest Rough Guide to Singapore. alot of people do it. I dont know how many times you
will get away with it. No one does, unless they have tried it themselves I guess!
Good luck mate.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:06 am

The previous should come with large 'Someone told me' and 'I read it in a book' flags on it.

There is no boyfriend/girlfriend visa. The nearest thing is establishing and documenting a common-law relationship that is the legal equivalent to a marriage in the country of origin.

The Rough Guide, also state the following:
'Upon arrival in Singapore, citizens of the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are normally stamped in for fourteen days, though a month's stay can be granted if requested. Extending your stay for up to three months is possible but extensions beyond this are rare. If you have any problems extending your stay, there's always the option of taking a bus up to Johor Bahru just inside Malaysia, then returning to Singapore, whereupon you're given a new entry stamp.'
http://www.roughguides.com/travel/asia/ ... ments.aspx

You might be able to make do and work around with this kind of hocum if you're on holiday or a regional tour but heavens help you if you're trying to lay out the tracks for future years based upon it.


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