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A Year in Singapore what will my girlfriend do?

Postby maxwello » Fri, 10 May 2013 5:45 pm

I have been given an opportunity to move to Singapore for a year with my company; however the move hinges on what opportunities there are for my girlfriend. She has recently completed her PGCE (Teacher Training in ART) but to be fully qualified she will need to complete a year’s work experience at a UK state school, but this can be deferred. I really want to understand what opportunities there would be in Singapore for her in terms of work and how it would work in terms of getting her a VISA.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: A Year in Singapore what will my girlfriend do?

Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 11 May 2013 7:07 am

maxwello wrote:I have been given an opportunity to move to Singapore for a year with my company; however the move hinges on what opportunities there are for my girlfriend. She has recently completed her PGCE (Teacher Training in ART) but to be fully qualified she will need to complete a year’s work experience at a UK state school, but this can be deferred. I really want to understand what opportunities there would be in Singapore for her in terms of work and how it would work in terms of getting her a VISA.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


See if she can teach English for the British Council. Otherwise, she can be a tourist for 5 days, go shopping the next 30, and then be mindless bored the last 330.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 11 May 2013 9:50 am

He might have a problem if he cannot get her in on a LTVP. That will be his biggest hurdle. After that, she can approach it from the Letter of Consent side of things which should allow her to bypass the normal EP hurdles. But, saying that, we all know that they have also been tightening up the criteria for obtaining a LoC as well, so even that might become a problem as we have seen a couple rejected even though they were not on the verbotten list of occupations.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 11 May 2013 10:59 am

LoC? You mean for her working as a volunteer?

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 11 May 2013 1:05 pm

You learn something new every day, I thought LTVP holders were not able to work at all, not eve with LoC.
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Postby AngMoG » Sat, 11 May 2013 1:20 pm

nutnut wrote:You learn something new every day, I thought LTVP holders were not able to work at all, not eve with LoC.


LTVP holders need to apply for EP/SPass afaik. If she gets a DP instead, however, she can apply for LoC.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 11 May 2013 7:25 pm

But for LTVP (and DP?) does he not need to establish she is his 'common law wife'?

i.e. There is no such thing a a 'girl/boyfriend visa' in Singapore.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 11 May 2013 7:52 pm

Yes he does, but this is (or used to be) relatively easy if they lived together for a while. DP is IMHO a different story and unless they are in common law marriage for years, have multiple poofs of cohabitation and best kids together I think it is very difficult to get.

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Postby nutnut » Sat, 11 May 2013 8:01 pm

JR8, yes, LTVP is the only one avaailble and that's assuming he can convince the ICA that she is a common law wife as opposed to just a GF.

DP not available for Common Law wives, only actual Wives.

AngMog - that's what I thought, then I checked MOM, I am not sure the difference between LTVP+ and LTVP though
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 11 May 2013 10:32 pm

nutnut wrote:JR8, yes, LTVP is the only one avaailble and that's assuming he can convince the ICA that she is a common law wife as opposed to just a GF.

DP not available for Common Law wives, only actual Wives.

AngMog - that's what I thought, then I checked MOM, I am not sure the difference between LTVP+ and LTVP though




Ok, thanks and noted.

p.s. LTVP vs LTVP+. AFAIK, the latter gives a possibility of working, via gaining a Letter of Consent (LoC), the former, the LTVP, you cannot work on ...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 12 May 2013 1:48 am

LTVP+ must be married to SC not EP. Must be married over two years and/or have a child. Again, it didn't register that spouse is not spouse at all therefore cannot get DP, but only LTVP.

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Postby Brah » Sun, 12 May 2013 1:06 pm

Moar acronym

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 13 May 2013 9:40 am

Brah wrote:Moar acronym


Welcome to Singapore, where a pie-lover will squeal in delight at the sight of many road signs pointing to PIE.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 13 May 2013 11:07 am

the lynx wrote:
Brah wrote:Moar acronym


Welcome to Singapore, where a pie-lover will squeal in delight at the sight of many road signs pointing to PIE.


The best is the iPhone voice navigation trying to pronounce those acronyms. The ECP sounds roughly like the 'ikip', and the AYE sounds like 'Aye' from 'Aye Aye Captain'.


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