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Correct visa for my girlfriend

Postby matt1298 » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 9:09 pm

Hey,

In February, me and my girlfriend who are both Australian will be moving to Singapore. I am moving there for a job, but my girlfriend will be looking for one.

Any tips on what visa she could get or what the plan should be for getting her work?

Thanks,
Matt

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Re: Correct visa for my girlfriend

Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 9:40 pm

matt1298 wrote:Hey,

In February, me and my girlfriend who are both Australian will be moving to Singapore. I am moving there for a job, but my girlfriend will be looking for one.

Any tips on what visa she could get or what the plan should be for getting her work?

Thanks,
Matt


She can stay for a limited time on a social visit pass. Following that you'll need to sponsor her for a longer stay on a Long Term Visit Pass. You may need proof of common law marriage to do so. Check out www.ica.gov.sg

Oops - mistake - she may need a DP which depends on your visa class. Check out MOM.gov.sg for details.
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Postby melissasvn » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:20 pm

she cant stay here unless she can get a job. otherwise she has to leave Singapore once her Social Visit Pass expire. You cant sponser her for any pass such as: Long Time Visit Pass or Dependent Pass because of your relationship isnt Spouces

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Postby melissasvn » Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:27 pm

she might need a working pass. it can be an Employment pass or S pass. for more detail you can visit www.ica.gov.sg or www.mom.gov.sg

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:09 am

melissasvn wrote:she cant stay here unless she can get a job. otherwise she has to leave Singapore once her Social Visit Pass expire. You cant sponser her for any pass such as: Long Time Visit Pass or Dependent Pass because of your relationship isnt Spouces


Sorry to have to say this, but it's not exactly true. She CAN get a LTVP or even a DP if she can provide the necessary documentation that would suggest that they were living in a de facto or common law marriage. Doing a search of this forum using "de facto" or "common law marriage" will turn up a wealth of information from those who have been successful in this.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 8:24 am

^^^

But beware the Pandora's box that could open. If you want her to stay enough to claim common law marriage, just go get married at the ROM. By signing a declaration of common law marriage just to get a visa, be prepared for her to also sue your ass for support if you break up.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:36 pm

This is also true.

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Postby Cath C » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:53 pm

With regard to the plan for her getting work, when you arrive, get her to have a look at these websites:

sg.jobsdb.com/
www.jobstreet.com.sg

There are also a number of recruitment agencies, but the right one will depend on her experience and education.

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Postby matt1298 » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 8:34 pm

Thanks guys, you have all been very helpful.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Tue, 11 Dec 2012 9:40 pm

Cath C wrote:With regard to the plan for her getting work, when you arrive, get her to have a look at these websites:

sg.jobsdb.com/
www.jobstreet.com.sg

There are also a number of recruitment agencies, but the right one will depend on her experience and education.


No - don't waste your time on those sites.... their only for local yokels. If she has any decent quals and prospects point her at my post on linkedin.
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Postby matt1298 » Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:32 am

offshoreoildude wrote:
Cath C wrote:With regard to the plan for her getting work, when you arrive, get her to have a look at these websites:

sg.jobsdb.com/
www.jobstreet.com.sg

There are also a number of recruitment agencies, but the right one will depend on her experience and education.


No - don't waste your time on those sites.... their only for local yokels. If she has any decent quals and prospects point her at my post on linkedin.


Thanks Cath. She does have good qualifications and exp. Whats your Linkedin account?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 12 Dec 2012 6:53 am

offshoreoildude wrote:
Cath C wrote:With regard to the plan for her getting work, when you arrive, get her to have a look at these websites:

sg.jobsdb.com/
www.jobstreet.com.sg

There are also a number of recruitment agencies, but the right one will depend on her experience and education.


No - don't waste your time on those sites.... their only for local yokels. If she has any decent quals and prospects point her at my post on linkedin.


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Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 12 Dec 2012 8:36 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:
Cath C wrote:With regard to the plan for her getting work, when you arrive, get her to have a look at these websites:

sg.jobsdb.com/
www.jobstreet.com.sg

There are also a number of recruitment agencies, but the right one will depend on her experience and education.


No - don't waste your time on those sites.... their only for local yokels. If she has any decent quals and prospects point her at my post on linkedin.


Tic...toc....tic....toc......

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I was referring to the post I wrote explaining how I found a job in Singapore using LinkedIn.
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Postby the lynx » Wed, 12 Dec 2012 9:08 am

offshoreoildude wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:
Cath C wrote:With regard to the plan for her getting work, when you arrive, get her to have a look at these websites:

sg.jobsdb.com/
www.jobstreet.com.sg

There are also a number of recruitment agencies, but the right one will depend on her experience and education.


No - don't waste your time on those sites.... their only for local yokels. If she has any decent quals and prospects point her at my post on linkedin.


Tic...toc....tic....toc......

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I was referring to the post I wrote explaining how I found a job in Singapore using LinkedIn.


Just to help out, here's the thread on LinkedIn that OSOD mentioned.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic89985.html

(I think this is not the first time I did this :P)


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