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Dependent Visa for Civil Union Partner

Post by jmmalone » Sat, 23 Feb 2013 9:22 pm

Hello,
I've read a lot of posts and none seem to be exactly the same as mine.
My boyfriend is moving to singapore for work. He is getting an Employment Pass and I am hoping to get a Dependent Pass.

We are not married but we are in a civil union in France called "PACS". Also I am American and he is French.

I need to be able to work in Singapore but my company (which has an office there) can't sponsor me. So I want to get the DP through my boyfriend's pass.

The Guidemesingapore website seems to say the DP is just for spouses but I am hoping the recognize civil unions (as a note we are a heterosexual couple).

Thank you for any help!

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 1:13 am

You might find these topic of use...

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic65174.html

and

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic76536.html


(I'm not suggesting you're a same sex couple by the way :), but the issue of civil partnership and so on comes up in the above threads).

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:02 am

I'm guessing you don't eat Freedom Fries then. :lol:
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Post by jmmalone » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 4:59 pm

Thank you. I had read both of those threads - everything I find on civil partnerships seems to involve same sex couples, which is why I asked. From what I read singapore seems pretty strict about not giving DP to same sex partners so I wasn't sure if it would be easier for a hetero. couple in a civil union...

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Re: Dependent Visa for Civil Union Partner

Post by nakatago » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 5:05 pm

jmmalone wrote:Hello,
I've read a lot of posts and none seem to be exactly the same as mine.
My boyfriend is moving to singapore for work. He is getting an Employment Pass and I am hoping to get a Dependent Pass.

We are not married but we are in a civil union in France called "PACS". Also I am American and he is French.

I need to be able to work in Singapore but my company (which has an office there) can't sponsor me. So I want to get the DP through my boyfriend's pass.

The Guidemesingapore website seems to say the DP is just for spouses but I am hoping the recognize civil unions (as a note we are a heterosexual couple).

Thank you for any help!
Search for adione's posts on how he got his girlfriend a visa so they could be together in Singapore.
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Post by jmmalone » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 5:41 pm

Thank you! I did a search for adione and found a great thread! appreciate the tip!

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Post by jmmalone » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 5:46 pm

Thank you. I had read both of those threads - everything I find on civil partnerships seems to involve same sex couples, which is why I asked. From what I read singapore seems pretty strict about not giving DP to same sex partners so I wasn't sure if it would be easier for a hetero. couple in a civil union...

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 7:15 pm

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic77067-0.html
'Moving to SG with long term girlfriend'


The above thread might also help guide you.

Good luck!

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LTSVP

Post by ringo100100 » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 4:31 pm

If you are not married, you will probably only qualify for a LTSVP. I'm on an EP and I was able to bring my long term partner here on the LTSVP. But you won't be able to work with type of visa.

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 6:25 pm

Something else to try, I'd suggest you do a search on these terms:
'common law marriage'
in the search box, above/right.

Your situation might fall into such a definition, in which case it has been discussed before, though it was a year or two back.

Let us know what you find!

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Re: LTSVP

Post by tonycur » Thu, 07 Mar 2013 2:47 pm

ringo100100 wrote:If you are not married, you will probably only qualify for a LTSVP. I'm on an EP and I was able to bring my long term partner here on the LTSVP. But you won't be able to work with type of visa.
My experience exactly.... now I'm in the situation where if I want her to work, I have to marry her! Makes a cost-benefit analysis EXTREMELY tough :)

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Post by PNGMK » Sat, 23 Aug 2014 5:48 pm

brylemartin12 wrote:Thanks for that useful information! Several states have expanded the legal rights available to spouses in same sex relationships through civil union or domestic partnerships. Apparently, Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has made a landmark decision that could continue to redefine family and marriage. She authorized the civil union of three people, two women and a male. Let the conventional salvos come.
About time Polygamy was recognized as a legitimate form of marriage (outside of Islam). If we're going to cry "oh let them marry, they love/need/phuck each other" about m/m and f/f couples then really any combination of f and m that satisfies the above criteria should be alloeed and for ghey marriage supporters (in particular) to deny such a thing is hypocritical in the extreme (It just me noticing gheys have a negative bias towards the real sexual minorities - bisexuals and asexuals??).

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Post by uscate » Sat, 23 Aug 2014 7:42 pm

To the OP, my sig other and I are in a long term relationship (we're from the US). When he moved to Sing, we had to provide documentation as being "common law" spouses. I then could only apply for an LTVP, which did NOT allow me to work….AT ALL….not even for a company outside of Singapore (as an online, remote employee). In addition, as part of the LTVP application process I had to provide a resume and documentation of ALL higher education. This was 2 years ago….I hope you're able to get your DP, although unless you have skills that fit a certain important niche in Singapore, I fear you may have a rough go….Good luck to you -

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