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Postby Santosh007 » Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:26 pm

I am holding P2 EP and willing to apply for PR. I got married in India 2 years back and am in a bad marriage, my wife didn't accept me, she married me due to parental pressure, my marriage happened in traditional Hindu way and it's still not registered. My wife lives in India with her parents and we don't have any communication. She works as software engineer in India. As such she will not be willing to relocate to Singapore. Can I apply for PR without marriage certificate? Kindly help!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:43 pm

Don't waste your time. Two things. One, you are not the flavour they are currently looking for, nor do you earn the type of bread to overcome the flavour barrier. Secondly, married without your wife here just will not fly.

Sorry, but that is my feelings anyway. Take 'em for what it's worth.

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Postby Wd40 » Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:49 pm

SMS, he seems to be one of those who dont care about rejection and apply anyways and hence he is asking "Can I apply for PR without marriage certificate?"

Santosh007, yes you can apply without the Marriage Certificate, if you applying for yourself alone. The Marriage Certificate is required only if you are including your wife in your application. But whether your application will be actually approved? Read SMS's post above.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:56 pm

Interesting, so he is going to lie on the application with regards to his marital status? Isn't he legally married in India, then? What did he put down on the EP application? Single or Married? While it doesn't matter for the EP, it could bite him in the butt if the PR application is different. Die-die for sure.

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Postby Wd40 » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 9:22 am

No, I didn't say he should lie. If you notice, the only question he is asking is whether a marriage certificate is necessary.

You can mention that you are married but don't include your wife in the PR application. Just like few people who have kids do mention it in the application but its not necessary to apply for PR for all of them.

The marriage certificate or kids birth certificate is necessary only if want to sponsor them.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:50 am

If you will reread his original post carefully, I don't think he meant the Marriage Certificate "alone".

"my marriage happened in traditional Hindu way and it's still not registered. My wife lives in India with her parents and we don't have any communication"

To me it sounds like he's trying to claim he isn't really married and doesn't plan on even mentioning that fact.

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Postby Santosh007 » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:18 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you will reread his original post carefully, I don't think he meant the Marriage Certificate "alone".

"my marriage happened in traditional Hindu way and it's still not registered. My wife lives in India with her parents and we don't have any communication"

To me it sounds like he's trying to claim he isn't really married and doesn't plan on even mentioning that fact.


I am married but don't have marriage certificate. I had mentioned 'Married' status in my EP application as well. Thanks guys, your replies really helped me.

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Postby vishalgupta2 » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:12 pm

Santosh007 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you will reread his original post carefully, I don't think he meant the Marriage Certificate "alone".

"my marriage happened in traditional Hindu way and it's still not registered. My wife lives in India with her parents and we don't have any communication"

To me it sounds like he's trying to claim he isn't really married and doesn't plan on even mentioning that fact.


I am married but don't have marriage certificate. I had mentioned 'Married' status in my EP application as well. Thanks guys, your replies really helped me.


Marriage certificate is not the end of the world. You should say married on the forms and as long as you have some pictures from the marriage you can go show them to the ica officer (on demand) and also explain your situation.

This is my feeling and I don't have data to prove it, but I guess the guys out there at ica are reasonable.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:52 pm

My question, if I were an ICA officer, is why isn't he bringing his wife over and if it's a bad marriage, why isn't he getting a divorce. Add to that, only a P2 and to me the odds don't look too good. I might be wrong, though......

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Postby IronMac » Sun, 17 Mar 2013 5:17 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:My question, if I were an ICA officer, is why isn't he bringing his wife over and if it's a bad marriage, why isn't he getting a divorce. Add to that, only a P2 and to me the odds don't look too good. I might be wrong, though......


Definitely agree with you that there is no way that this one will be saluted if run up the flagpole.


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