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LTVP freelance

Post by eyetee » Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:44 am


I've read a few forum posts about freelancing on LTVP and would like to see if anyone can clarify on my situation.

My spouse have skills in the Arts (a degree in Art) and would like to teach private students.

I am planning to start a PTE LTD and then hire her on an EP as an instructor.

I am a PR so being a director/shareholder should not be a problem.

Is this advisable or would MOM (or even ICA??) see this as something bad and not approve the EP?

Personally I don't see a problem since we're trying to contribute by paying our taxes and earn an honest living, but I could be blinded by my eagerness for wife to work.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:52 am

This thread from 6 hrs ago seems to bear striking similarities to your position... ... highlight=

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Post by togeorgemathew » Fri, 20 Jul 2012 2:11 pm

Hello eyetee,

a simpler route would be for you to start a sole-proprietorship under your name and apply for a Letter of Consent (LOC) under your wife's LTVP. LOC's on LTVP's are being approved while getting an EP for a new Pte. Ltd. would be a complicated and expensive route, without a surety of success.

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