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From Dependant Pass to Student Pass

Post by holymoon0 » Sat, 08 Sep 2012 10:29 am

Good Day Fellow Expat

Here is my story and Really hope you can give me some advice.
I am currently on E Pass now and my son is on Dependent Pass and my wife on Long Term Visit Pass.

Next Week we will renew my pass and the HR say it will be only S pass now and due to the new rule in MOM that only those who are earning above 2,800 will be granted dependent pass, so both my son's dependent pass and my wifes long term visit pass will also be cancelled along with my current EPass.

So from EPass to SPass right.

My concern is I already planned to enroll my son in a School next year he will be K2 and he just turned 5 this year.

Can anyone help me if they know should I apply for student pass now that he still have his Dependent Pass or should I wait for them to cancell my pass and then apply for Student Pass,
Do you think ICA will approve the Switch from Dependent to Student Pass, what are the complications of having a student pass compared to a dependent pass.

I just want to stay with my family and i think this is the only way they can stay, once the student pass has been approved my son can apply for long term visit pass for his mother right?

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Re: From Dependant Pass to Student Pass

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 08 Sep 2012 11:08 am

holymoon0 wrote:
I just want to stay with my family and i think this is the only way they can stay, once the student pass has been approved my son can apply for long term visit pass for his mother right?
I don't believe that is possible as the father (you) is already here on a work pass. Therefore I doubt seriously that the Pei Du (Study Momma) LTVP would be available as it is designed for children without immediate family members here. Additionally, it will not be possible to apply until her current LTVP has been cancelled as she will need an embarkation/disembarkation card number to apply.

I would suggest you talk seriously to your boss about giving you a raise at least to the minimum required to enable you to still be able to keep them here. Otherwise, you will be joining the ranks of the majority of S pass holders here who have had to leave their families at home. Sucks, but what to do? It their ball, their pitch, their country and their rules.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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