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working permition for the partner

Post by pelin » Wed, 29 Aug 2012 5:03 am

Hello,
I live in the UK with my fiancee. He has just got his working permition and moving to Singapore. Eventually I want to go and live with him over there. Does anybody know about working permition for the partner as I am working woman and wish continue that way. Please write anything you know as I don't even know where to start.

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Re: working permition for the partner

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Aug 2012 6:46 am

pelin wrote:Hello,
I live in the UK with my fiancee. He has just got his working permition and moving to Singapore. Eventually I want to go and live with him over there. Does anybody know about working permition for the partner as I am working woman and wish continue that way. Please write anything you know as I don't even know where to start.

Regards,

Pelin
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Re: working permition for the partner

Post by the lynx » Wed, 29 Aug 2012 8:52 am

pelin wrote:Hello,
I live in the UK with my fiancee. He has just got his working permition and moving to Singapore. Eventually I want to go and live with him over there. Does anybody know about working permition for the partner as I am working woman and wish continue that way. Please write anything you know as I don't even know where to start.

Regards,

Pelin
1. Yes there is and it is called Letter of Consent (LOC) for Dependent Pass (DP) holder.

2. If you're his fiancee and you have proof of cohabitation (shared billing address, notarised statement etc), you can get into Singapore via Long Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) or DP route (only for those married to EP holder, but not sure if fiancee is eligible).

3. But you're not allowed to work on LTSVP.

4. If you're under LTSVP instead, you can try to look for jobs and then apply for your own EP at your own merit.

With those above as clues, you can search the pages that sundaymorningstaple suggested for more reading. Good luck.

Come back here if you have specific questions that is not answered in any of your findings.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Aug 2012 9:03 am

To get an LoC it is recommended that one have at least O levels. I only mention this as I do know of a case or two where those without O levels were rejected. I only mention this due to your spelling of permission (permition)...... :-|
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Post by nakatago » Wed, 29 Aug 2012 9:13 am

@pelin: where are you from? SMS and I both think you're not native to the UK. This is relevant to your education which may or may not qualify you for LOC.
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Re: working permition for the partner

Post by beppi » Wed, 29 Aug 2012 3:13 pm

pelin wrote:I am working woman and wish continue that way.
Prostitution is heavily regulated and restricted in Singapore. I recommend you look for a different profession or, if you really want to remain "working woman" go to other places like Thailand.

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 29 Aug 2012 4:55 pm

nakatago wrote:@pelin: where are you from? SMS and I both think you're not native to the UK. This is relevant to your education which may or may not qualify you for LOC.
First they need to get married anyway.

@beppi, I actually like pretty much your more cynical alter ego but I think you are overdoing it sometimes.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 29 Aug 2012 9:54 pm

x9200 wrote:@beppi, I actually like pretty much your more cynical alter ego but I think you are overdoing it sometimes.
+1

Most of us do know what a "working woman" means, and in this context it is way out of line.

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Post by pelin » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 8:44 pm

Well I have a BA in international relationship and MBA in international business. I work for a very well known company as a manager in the UK.

Yes i am not UK nation but i have a right to be a citizen at any time.
I am together with my fiancée for 7 years and have every document to prove also I own a flat in the UK.

Are they good enough to live and work in Singapore for couple if years

What are my chances?

Thank you for all sensible answers

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Post by pelin » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 8:48 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
x9200 wrote:@beppi, I actually like pretty much your more cynical alter ego but I think you are overdoing it sometimes.
+1

Most of us do know what a "working woman" means, and in this context it is way out of line.
Well! It doesn't mean anything wrong over here so no need to be rude about it.

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Re: working permition for the partner

Post by pelin » Sat, 01 Sep 2012 8:50 pm

the lynx wrote:
pelin wrote:Hello,
I live in the UK with my fiancee. He has just got his working permition and moving to Singapore. Eventually I want to go and live with him over there. Does anybody know about working permition for the partner as I am working woman and wish continue that way. Please write anything you know as I don't even know where to start.

Regards,

Pelin
1. Yes there is and it is called Letter of Consent (LOC) for Dependent Pass (DP) holder.

2. If you're his fiancee and you have proof of cohabitation (shared billing address, notarised statement etc), you can get into Singapore via Long Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) or DP route (only for those married to EP holder, but not sure if fiancee is eligible).

3. But you're not allowed to work on LTSVP.

4. If you're under LTSVP instead, you can try to look for jobs and then apply for your own EP at your own merit.

With those above as clues, you can search the pages that sundaymorningstaple suggested for more reading. Good luck.

Come back here if you have specific questions that is not answered in any of your findings.
Thank you!

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Post by pelin » Sun, 02 Sep 2012 4:40 pm

Thank you Lynx and sundaymorningstaple,

I now know what are my options but, I still quite couldn't understand how working permition works with the LTVP. I think I qualify for the Common Law marriage so maybe I should better apply for that. Is it more difficult getting work pass than DP?
I have a MBA in international business and a good experience with my job in UK. I work in the hospitality business as a manager.

I want to surprise my partner with sorting this out all by myself any help much appratiated

Regards,

Pelin

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 02 Sep 2012 6:08 pm

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the lynx wrote:
pelin wrote:Hello,
I live in the UK with my fiancee. He has just got his working permition and moving to Singapore. Eventually I want to go and live with him over there. Does anybody know about working permition for the partner as I am working woman and wish continue that way. Please write anything you know as I don't even know where to start.

Regards,

Pelin
1. Yes there is and it is called Letter of Consent (LOC) for Dependent Pass (DP) holder.

2. If you're his fiancee and you have proof of cohabitation (shared billing address, notarised statement etc), you can get into Singapore via Long Term Social Visit Pass (LTSVP) or DP route (only for those married to EP holder, but not sure if fiancee is eligible).

3. But you're not allowed to work on LTSVP.

4. If you're under LTSVP instead, you can try to look for jobs and then apply for your own EP at your own merit.

With those above as clues, you can search the pages that sundaymorningstaple suggested for more reading. Good luck.

Come back here if you have specific questions that is not answered in any of your findings.
You cannot get a DP unless legally married.

You cannot work on a Letter of Consent unless on a DP.

You cannot work on an LTVP.

But, you can look for a job while on an LTVP and hope you can find an employer who will apply for an Employment Pass and be successful. Your credentials should be okay, but I would suggest you see if your uni is on the proscribed lists from the MOM site.

Good Luck.
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Post by nathan99 » Sun, 02 Sep 2012 9:29 pm

pelin wrote:Thank you Lynx and sundaymorningstaple,

I now know what are my options but, I still quite couldn't understand how working permition works with the LTVP. I think I qualify for the Common Law marriage so maybe I should better apply for that. Is it more difficult getting work pass than DP?
I have a MBA in international business and a good experience with my job in UK. I work in the hospitality business as a manager.

I want to surprise my partner with sorting this out all by myself any help much appratiated

Regards,

Pelin
Try asking your fiancee to get you a DP, then you can look for a job here. The service/hotel industries here and the new integrated resorts need more people.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 02 Sep 2012 10:28 pm

Nathan, did you bother to go to MOM, ICA or even read our responses in the thread? You cannot get a DP if you are not LEGALLY MARRIED. :roll:

Or are you just making inane posts trying to get your post count high enough to activate your PM function? :-/
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