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Boyfriend is iranian and I am a singaporen,

Postby lynnngsl » Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:41 pm

Hi, need some advise here. My boyfriend is from Iran but currently doing his MBA in Malaysia. He is planning to come here to settle down with me but heard that its difficult because of his nationality and singapore immigration might reject. Is there anyone that faces the same problem and can advise me what I can do...I really need to know...thks alot in advance :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:43 pm

You will probably have to immigrate to Iran. No accounting for taste is there. Can't for the life of me, understand what an Iranian would see in a Singaporean, other than a ticket out of Iran.

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Postby lynnngsl » Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:54 pm

sundaymorningstaple, if you cannot give any advise..pls do not post anything...appreciate that...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:10 am

I'm being quite honest. Unless you are making in the neighbourhood of 4K/mo and are prepared to have him live in Malaysia while you live in Singapore, this is what you will be stuck with. It is doubtful whether ICA will even give him an LTVP. So unless you are prepared to immigrate to Iran, it looks like a marriage of convenience for him. ICA will look at it exactly the same way.

Do you think that it's only Foreign girls that look for tickets out of their countries by marrying Singaporeans? Surely you read the newspapers. Men also do the same thing. Especially men from 3rd world countries. If you came here looking for answers to validate your own feelings, I'm afraid that's not what we do here. We tell it like it is. Forewarned is forearmed. Ignore at your own peril.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 7:40 am

lynnngsl wrote:sundaymorningstaple, if you cannot give any advise..pls do not post anything...appreciate that...


You wanted advice and you got one, just not the one that you'd like to hear. You take the bad with the good. That's how we run things here so sorry to disappoint you if we don't conform to your ideal responders.

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Postby Saint » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 9:15 am

I was best man at a wedding between a Singaporean Lass and an Iraqi. He's never had a problem with visas

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Re: Boyfriend is iranian and I am a singaporen,

Postby the lynx » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 9:19 am

lynnngsl wrote:Hi, need some advise here. My boyfriend is from Iran but currently doing his MBA in Malaysia. He is planning to come here to settle down with me but heard that its difficult because of his nationality and singapore immigration might reject. Is there anyone that faces the same problem and can advise me what I can do...I really need to know...thks alot in advance :)


You can try to apply LTVP, PR etc with you as his sponsor but to be honest, at the current climate, ICA is very very strict on certain foreigners from certain countries.

Perhaps he can try to come here on his merit as foreign worker after he finishes his MBA. Does he have any niched skills that MOM is interested to approve? If not, also another no-go. Which industry he'd be specialise in?

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 9:49 am

Saint wrote:I was best man at a wedding between a Singaporean Lass and an Iraqi. He's never had a problem with visas


Iraq and Iran are very different nowadays, Iraq is certainly more favourable nowadays than Iran!
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Re: Boyfriend is iranian and I am a singaporen,

Postby lynnngsl » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:37 am

the lynx wrote:
lynnngsl wrote:Hi, need some advise here. My boyfriend is from Iran but currently doing his MBA in Malaysia. He is planning to come here to settle down with me but heard that its difficult because of his nationality and singapore immigration might reject. Is there anyone that faces the same problem and can advise me what I can do...I really need to know...thks alot in advance :)


You can try to apply LTVP, PR etc with you as his sponsor but to be honest, at the current climate, ICA is very very strict on certain foreigners from certain countries.

Perhaps he can try to come here on his merit as foreign worker after he finishes his MBA. Does he have any niched skills that MOM is interested to approve? If not, also another no-go. Which industry he'd be specialise in?


Hi the lynx, yes i know it will be tough. I am checking with ICA on the possibilities, we heard some cases about his friends was offered a job here but there application is rejected by ICA. Kind of disappointed because of their nationality.

I am not sure about the skills that MOM will be interested in but trying our best to find out how he can come here.

Their nationality is something that they cannot change and there will be people that will still think they come here with motive. I understand that but not everyone of them is the same..

He is doing MBA - Strategic Management

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Postby lynnngsl » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:38 am

nutnut wrote:
Saint wrote:I was best man at a wedding between a Singaporean Lass and an Iraqi. He's never had a problem with visas


Iraq and Iran are very different nowadays, Iraq is certainly more favourable nowadays than Iran!


Yes and I think thats what makes it tough for those that really want to come here for work purpose...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:40 am

Yeah, but you know your own government. They tend to tar everybody with the same brush, regardless. One size fits all. That sort of thing. All Singaporeans aren't rude nor are all Kiasu, but enough of them are that it's become the national identity. It's not correct, but what to do?

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 7:27 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: Especially men from 3rd world countries.



Iran, 3rd world!? How so?

In terms of GDP by country, it ranks around 25/190.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 7:56 pm

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: Especially men from 3rd world countries.



Iran, 3rd world!? How so?

In terms of GDP by country, it ranks around 25/190.


Socially and culturally? You know, stoning alleged adulters in public. I could post a video, but I'd rather not be banned. Just imagine some immobile human sized clumps of white cloth getting pelted with stones, and slowly turning red, with some vaguely religious chanting in the background.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 8:14 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: Especially men from 3rd world countries.



Iran, 3rd world!? How so?

In terms of GDP by country, it ranks around 25/190.


Socially and culturally? You know, stoning alleged adulters in public. I could post a video, but I'd rather not be banned. Just imagine some immobile human sized clumps of white cloth getting pelted with stones, and slowly turning red, with some vaguely religious chanting in the background.


just like witch burning?
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 8:16 pm

That is not only in Iran. Let's just say that that is a faith-based practice.

How about close proximity is that law '3rd-world' too?

The death penalty (and if so, what is the most humane way to perform such state-sanctioned murder)?

I think one has to be careful not to see and judge via the prism of your own culture and social mores.


[And no, I'm not looking for a bun-fight, more just thinking aloud!]


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