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P1 EP, checks on marriage for dependants pass

Postby maria202 » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:05 pm

Hello,

I am a Brit and got married to a Brit in Singapore a long time ago. We live in the UK.

It's looking likely we'll be coming to Singapore with me on a P1 Employment Pass for 12 months.

My spouse doesn't qualify in his own right for a working permit/visa.

We are currently together but our relationship has been very rocky / on-off / we've had many different separate addresses since being back in the UK. We even had a full 2 year separation. At one point I even filed for divorce.

When we submit a Dependant's Pass application for him, will any checks be done with any UK agency that may reveal that our relationship has not been particularly stable? Does that kind of dialogue exist between countries, or will they see the Singapore marriage certificate and wave that on through (on paper there's nothing abnormal about our circumstances).

I suppose I am most worried about being embarrassed in front of my new employer should any of that detail come out!

Sorry this may seem quite a trivial issue but it's playing on my mind.

Many thanks

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:07 am

I dont think it should be a problem. You live together or seperate doesnt matter. Legally you are still married, aren't you? Until you are divorced you are husband wifes in the eyes of law. On that basis you should be able to get the DP.

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Postby maria202 » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:14 am

Thankyou for the reply.

Yes, we decided to get divorced in 2010 and filed the initial paperwork with the courts. However we ended up reconciling.

We are currently fairly stable and under the same roof but we've been to hell and back. I wouldn't particularly like to answer any questions on our rocky road if they wanted to enquire!

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:45 am

What UK agency would have records of the 'stability' of your marriage?

Do you mean the police?

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Postby maria202 » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 1:15 am

No, no police involved

We were separated by law under a separation agreement drawn up by solicitors.

Also separate addresses at various times for tax, drivers licenses, passports, totally financially separate.

We do now share the same address.

Is none of this a factor for a DP? After all we've been through, turning up with a piece of paper saying we're married just seems a little easy!

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 2:03 am

Well I'm not a lawyer, but I can't see how it has anything to do with the SGn authorities. The latter tend to be very black and white, and the fact is that you're legally married.

Many married people encounter relative low-points in their relationship. But like I said, you're married and that's that.

If I were you I'd look at the DP application form just to check what questions they ask. But that said, I can't see the personal details within your legal marriage have anything to do with them.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 6:54 am

As long as your marriage has not been legally dissolved by the court, you are still married. Therefore that is all that is required. You marriage certificate is sufficient.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 6:36 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:As long as your marriage has not been legally dissolved by the court, you are still married. Therefore that is all that is required. You marriage certificate is sufficient.

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And even if it was, if you showed up with your original marriage certificate I don't think there is any way they'd know you were divorced overseas unless you told them. But don't do that, as it is illegal.


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