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american marrying singaporean citizen. needs advice

Postby juanfakhirmartinez » Wed, 05 Sep 2012 2:55 am

Well i am comming to singapore to visit my fiancee and her family. she is an I.T. Engineer. I am comming on a visit pass, she said that she will have to sponsor me for the length of my visit.. and my funds are limited i will only be bringing little under 300$USD. my passport is good until 2022. I am a professional chef from Seattle washington. and i really want to study some of singapore finest cuisine and experience the culture. she wants to marry while i am there, but i want to marry in the U.S. she says that i could still get PR while i am there after getting extension for stay if we got married there.. and then i would be able to attend the culinary class i wanted to go to since she will be paying for it...$4,500 sgd. Sunrice Culinary School. my problem is when applying for my PR. i have 3 old felonies on my record from the United States, i have made restitution and paid all my fines or i would not of been able to get U.S. passport. the oldes feloniy is from 1994 when i was only 19 and the lastest was in 2004. and i have since then never again broken the law, not as so much as jay walked accross the street. it took me years to actually be accepted back into my community and to pay off all debts to the goverment before they would even issue my passport... what advice? or what is the likely chance to being able to start a family in singapore. with someone of my background..and how far back on the application do they do background check... or does the background check only apply to Singaporeans, also need to know? because I will be wanting to do National Service..if I am to become PR one day...
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Postby sterling_archer » Thu, 06 Sep 2012 7:50 pm

your visa would only be valid for 30days
but you could apply for an extended visit pass which would give you 60 or 90 days
you could also look into a work holiday pass which if you are eligible could give you 6 months
you can always get out the details on

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Re: american marrying singaporean citizen. needs advice

Postby Ginner-Sg » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:50 pm

I thought US Passport you would get 90 day Visa, same as UK. Anyways whnt have you got to lose my friend, I was a little like you in 2009, I came across to SG for the 1st time to meet my now wife. I had about 500 GBP on me and that was it. It was hard going, after about 3mths I went back to the UK and carried on working. Then at Xmas I went back again and got married. Went back to UK again!! and stayed for 4 mths there working. And then once again went back to SG, this time we applied for LTVP which of course my wife was sponsor of. Was on that for 3mths and then applied PR, now that took about 8mths to get approved. After being PR for 3mths the letter came for NS, but because I'm in my thirty's I think I'm was a little to old :lol: I wish you luck :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 1:55 pm

Ginner-Sg, you are, of course, correct.

Sterling_archer hasn't learned that a little knowledge is often more dangerous than no knowledge at all.

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Postby nutnut » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 3:22 pm

OP, ever heard of paragraphs? :wink: :wink:

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Postby offshoreoildude » Fri, 07 Sep 2012 9:25 pm

Singapore is actually quite advanced in it's treatment of ex cons - far more than my own home country. I don't believe your record will stop you from going ahead. I WOULD get married in Singapore - it's just a registration exercise - you can have a fancy church wedding back in the USA later.

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