I have some issues and hope the Pros here could advice.
My wife is a Vietnamese, we got married in fed 2012. I have a kid from with my later wife.
So after ROM with my Viet Wife, i applied for long term pass as she canceled her SP. It was not approved and of 4mths + of appeal we got a 6mths short term. During this waiting time we have been going in n out Msian about 4 time and we where hold back by the Msian custom ( whom wanna a ang pow ), so its a bad ideal.
Ok so her pass expired around christmas, and we have re-apply , a long term pass via Ica.
Guess what it was not approved again with no reason stated.
Its very stressful as we have a kid at home and he will be in Pri 1 next year. I have to work and she gotta take care of him.
If I'm not wrong, our PM Lee said we need children( birth rate ). So we got married.
I did as what my country needed and plan to have kids. But ICA is making things difficult for Man With Foreign Wife.
A friend of my with a 3yrs old gal also had a hard time getting a long term pass for the mother of their child.
So pls try to advice me on;
What i should do?
What are the reasons its not approved?
Many Thanks in advance
My 2¢, for what it's worth.....
I feel that maybe the ICA is looking at the chain of events surrounding your marriage. Let me elaborate (and I hope I'm wrong on 2nd guessing ICA):
You have only been married to a Vietnamese wife for less than a year. Shortly after marrying she quits her job. ICA is protective of it male citizens here and maybe they are wondering WHY after securing a Singaporean husband, she is giving up her S pass. I would have to ask the same question. Wouldn't it be better if she had continued to be employed? Or was her job in jeopardy anyway and she was looking for a way to stay in Singapore without any problems.
Who was looking after your child before you married this woman? Couldn't that same person continue to help look after the child after you married? I'm not dissing your decisions, but just asking questions that may have occurred to the ICA officer who rejected her application.
You comment about PM Lee saying the country needs children doesn't gell. You already have a child and your marriage to your current spouse has not produced any children. Additionally, while we know your income level. If it's not at least $2,800/mo and possibly over 3K/mo, regardless of having ROM'd in Singapore, ICA will not give her an LTVP as they don't feel you can support her (this especially so with her having quit her job, some more). Add to that the additional costs of a schooling child, the level of income required would probably be pushed up from 2.8l~3K/mo to maybe more than 3.5K/mo.
At least that is the way I'm reading it at the moment....