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moving to singapore for marriage

Postby winthan » Wed, 15 May 2013 12:00 am

Hello Singapore Expats, I am very new to this forum, please correct me if I am wrong; :)

Well, I have quick questions regarding about US Citizen moving to Singapore in next 3 months for marriage to a PR. Marriage ceremony will held in Singapore. I think, I am going to stay/work with her in Singapore for a while (may be 3 to 5 years) after buying a condo in Singapore.

As background, I am 28 y.o. with Bachelor in Computer Applications(BCA). Also, I have 7 yrs exp. as a Web Designer/ACE Master.

Question: After marriage should I apply PR thru marriage? Should I stay with EP? Will that be easy for me? What will be your suggestion/opinions?

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Re: moving to singapore for marriage

Postby the lynx » Wed, 15 May 2013 9:18 am

winthan wrote:Hello Singapore Expats, I am very new to this forum, please correct me if I am wrong; :)

Well, I have quick questions regarding about US Citizen moving to Singapore in next 3 months for marriage to a PR. Marriage ceremony will held in Singapore. I think, I am going to stay/work with her in Singapore for a while (may be 3 to 5 years) after buying a condo in Singapore.

As background, I am 28 y.o. with Bachelor in Computer Applications(BCA). Also, I have 7 yrs exp. as a Web Designer/ACE Master.

Question: After marriage should I apply PR thru marriage? Should I stay with EP? Will that be easy for me? What will be your suggestion/opinions?


1. After marriage you can try to apply for PR under Family Ties Scheme. (a) In the meantime, try to get a job at your own merit and get EP.

2. If 1 fails, at least you have your work pass from (a) to remain in Singapore with your wife.

3. If 1 fails and also (a), try to get LTVP. But you can't work under this Long Term Visit Pass and you still need to go through 1(a) route to live in Singapore with your wife.

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Postby Saint » Wed, 15 May 2013 9:52 am

Even though you are a US Citizen, if you apply for PR straightaway after getting married it will raise alarm bells as a Marriage of Convenience

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Re: moving to singapore for marriage

Postby BedokAmerican » Wed, 15 May 2013 9:23 pm

winthan wrote:Hello Singapore Expats, I am very new to this forum, please correct me if I am wrong; :)

Well, I have quick questions regarding about US Citizen moving to Singapore in next 3 months for marriage to a PR. Marriage ceremony will held in Singapore. I think, I am going to stay/work with her in Singapore for a while (may be 3 to 5 years) after buying a condo in Singapore.

As background, I am 28 y.o. with Bachelor in Computer Applications(BCA). Also, I have 7 yrs exp. as a Web Designer/ACE Master.

Question: After marriage should I apply PR thru marriage? Should I stay with EP? Will that be easy for me? What will be your suggestion/opinions?


Please forgive me if I'm insulting your intelligence because that's not what I'm trying to do, but have you been to Singapore before? If not, maybe you should come here on a tourist pass (good up to 90 days) before committing to 3-5 years. You also say you "think" you're going to stay with her. You need to be 100% sure about where you're going to live. Rent here is very pricey.

Another thing, your message says you're coming here for marriage. The way you worded this makes it sound like this is an arranged marriage. However, maybe it's just the way I'm interpreting the message and I'm sorry if I'm misreading it. Please be sure this woman isn't taking you for a ride.


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