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Moving to Singapore with partner but working in Aus

Postby tamed01 » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:50 pm


My partner has been offered work in Singapore for 1-2 years with the company she works for in Perth, Western Australia. We have decided we will only go if we can both move together. I have a job in WA on a 2wk on 2wk off roster flying in and out of Perth. The idea would be to move to Singapore and for me to fly to Perth every 2 weeks for my work period. We are both Engineers and my job in WA is too good to give up right now. So essentially I would still be 'based in Perth' for my current job but be 'visiting' my partner and home in Singapore every 2 weeks for 2 weeks.

This is a complicated case and there are many factors, does anyone have comment on if this is possible with me in and out of the country visa wise? Will I have trouble at immigration? I am also interested in knowing what it will be like to live in Singapore for 2 weeks at a time with my partner at work all day. Will there be enough to keep me occupied since I will be leaving my family and friends and hobbies that I would normally have in my 2 week rest period from work here back home?

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 15 Sep 2012 1:05 pm

I can't possibly comment if Singapore will keep you "occupied" or not, as that is quite subjective. If you enjoy browsing overpriced high end shopping malls, you'll be fine. If you're ok with extremely hot humid weather, you'll probably find something outside to do.

Search the forums (there is a box in the top right of your screen, click "search" in that box) for LTVP for 'partners', or boyfriend/girlfriend, or couples, etc. If you're married, it's simple. Since you're not, it is possible, but you'll have to jump through hoops.

If you come in and out 2 weeks on/2weeks off, it'll probably work for a while, especially since you're Australian. Eventually though immigration will suspect something and you may be barred entry.

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