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What Am I ??

Post by seespot » Fri, 10 May 2013 2:53 pm

My company transferred me to Singapore (from the US) last December. They took care of all the immigration stuff, set up the apartment, services, etc.., so I never thought much about my application or my status here.

I have a blue green card that says "Employment Pass" at the top and it looks to be good for two years.

Does this make me a "permanent resident"?

If not, can I sponsor my Indonesian girlfriend to live here (not work just stay with me) with my current status?

Thanks.

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Post by Sergei82 » Fri, 10 May 2013 3:06 pm

Not a permanent resident, and can't sponsor even if you become a permanent resident in the future.

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Post by ecureilx » Fri, 10 May 2013 3:52 pm

Sergei82 wrote:Not a permanent resident, and can't sponsor even if you become a permanent resident in the future.
unless of course he marries her :)

BTW, Indonesia is - or rather starts just across the sea - South China Sea .. so he isn't far from Indonesia anyway ;)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 10 May 2013 5:31 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Sergei82 wrote:Not a permanent resident, and can't sponsor even if you become a permanent resident in the future.
unless of course he marries her :)

BTW, Indonesia is - or rather starts just across the sea - South China Sea .. so he isn't far from Indonesia anyway ;)
Actually, it starts just across the harbour in Batam! :lol:
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Post by iloverice » Fri, 10 May 2013 5:46 pm

Total travel time (both way) including immigration clearance and waiting time for the ferry only 4hr.
And the immigration in Batam will love to accept you because of your visa on arrival fee. :D

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Re: What Am I ??

Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 11 May 2013 7:18 am

seespot wrote: Does this make me a "permanent resident"?

If not, can I sponsor my Indonesian girlfriend to live here (not work just stay with me) with my current status?

Thanks.
No you can't unless your marry her.

You're not a permanent resident. But, the US Embassy will treat you (and her if she gets here) as a resident of Singapore once you've been here for six months. That implication is important if you want to get a visa for her to ever go to the US.

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Post by seespot » Thu, 16 May 2013 4:55 pm

Thanks for the help, all.

So basically the Batam Ferry is the only way we have a chance (as long as I'm Singapore)? Oh well, I guess I've gone through worse for less.

:-|

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