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LTVP application for spouse

Postby dwandurr » Sat, 18 May 2013 9:24 pm

Hi everyone,

My fiancee and I are planning to get married later this year in SG. She's from Thailand while I'm a SC. I would like to seek advice wrt to her application for LTVP.

I read that I have to provide my income tax/cpf statements for the last 3 years to ICA. I only started working a year ago and am paid on a commission basis. Is it true that ICA only considers fixed monthly salary rather than commissions? For what its worth, I filed for tax last month with an income upwards of $50k working as a commission agent the past year (no CPF contribution). What are our chances of getting her LTVP approved based on this? She has a bachelors degree from Thailand but no work experience since graduating last year.

She does not currently plan to work here. Maybe in the future which we will apply for the relevant employment passes if need be. But our intention right now is to settle down here and start our life together. I appreciate any help and advice on the issue. Needless to say her getting the LTVP is crucial for our plans right now. Thanks!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 18 May 2013 10:53 pm

Without trying to sound blunt, I say you chances are rather slim, truth be known. You are correct in as much as you need a minimum basic salary of around 3K/mo. Or, if you are on basic plus commission, you would definitely need at least three years tax return to support your application. And without CPF contributions as well, I don't hold much hope.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 19 May 2013 12:36 pm

The income requirement is to establish that you will be able to support your wife. As commission is variable, it is not taken into consideration.

Rather than fighting the tide on this, have you considered spending a couple or few years working in Thailand?

If that were possible, it could be a plan #B.

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Postby DavaoBOY » Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:39 pm

Just want to share. Me (Singapore Citizen) and my wife (Filipino) got married last year dec. Apply LTVP for her and after 3 months of waiting, ICA gave her only a 1yr LTVP stay. Now that my wife is 3 months pregnant, I will be apply a PR for her by end of this month.

Better marry fast and apply the LTVP. But I am pretty sure ICA will check on your annual income or monthly salary. This one for sure.

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Postby Rfei » Mon, 15 Jul 2013 7:54 pm

Hi bro davaoboy, I need ur advise. My wife ltvp is still pending after 9 weeks. Can I check with u did u do anything like going down to ica during the 3 months wait? Also did ur wife leave sg during the wait. I m getting pretty worried by the long wait. N also I see people posting if we go out of country then the application will be rejected for sure. Is it true? Pls advise thank u somuch

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Jul 2013 8:32 pm

Rfei, if you will read his post carefully you will note that it took him 3 months to get her LTVP. That is either 12 or 13 weeks. So you still have some time to fret over it.


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