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LTSVP app for Mother-in-law & cancelling LTSVP of parent

Postby LongTimeHere » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:56 am

Dear All,

Thanks for reading the post, any inputs would be welcome.

Background:
I've tried applying for a long term visa for my mother-in-law during my wife's previous pregnancy but it's been rejected.Back then my wife was earning a monthly SGD 4K salary, we are both PR's for over 10 years and I make 100k+ annually. So reapplying is unlikely to help especially that the wife is not working at the moment.

My wife is pregnant again and it would really help if my mother-in-law could stay longer than 89 days.

Here's my query:
Since we are from the unwanted category would returning my parents 5 year long term visit pass help?

My own parents have medical issues since last year (accident) and unable to visit us in Singapore anymore.

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 12:11 pm

Feel sorry for you man. I doubt whether anyone here can reply your question with reasonable certainty. My guess is it wont make a difference.

I suggest try meeting ICA people in person, take MP's recommendation etc. to get the LTSVP for your mother-in-law.

But, most importantly, make sure you have Plan B, Plan C in place, like getting them on short term visas and doing a couple of visa runs, having a maid or doing the delivery in India.

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Postby LongTimeHere » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 2:49 pm

wd40:

Thanks for your concern. Backup plan is already in place with experienced helper already on the job, planned delivery to optimize 89 days and long time friends as volunteers to baby sit our two year old when wife is warded. Just that a helper is a helper and having family is something else.

Delivery in India is out of the question, after 17 years in Singapore I have little leverage there.

Singapore is where I can get things done (apart from immigration of course LOL). Was hoping the moderators and others with vast experience might be able to advise.

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Re: LTSVP app for Mother-in-law & cancelling LTSVP of pa

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 3:37 pm

LongTimeHere wrote:Since we are from the unwanted category would returning my parents 5 year long term visit pass help?


unwanted category ? I wouldn't say that ..

No, it wouldn't help .. no swapping, if you did mean that :)

Wd40: talking to MP etc. etc. etc would NOT help much .. I know as a neighbour pleaded, or virtually cried, for a similiar situation, to get the Mother in Law of the husband, as the husband and wife both work

No go for ICA with all the sob story being played out, MP Letter etc. etc. .... and though their combined pay came close to OP's pay I suspect ICA only sees the Husband's pay, which fell short.

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 3:44 pm

Wow, 17 years! You have chosen the perfect nick for yourself ;).
When we were in similar situation 2 years back, my thinking was completely opposite. I have absolutely 0 leverage here. Luckily in our customs/traditions the 1st child is supposed to be born at the wife's parents place and they are supposed to take care of the whole thing, kind of an extended dowry :lol:

But seriously, I can't imagine the stress I would have had to go through if we were to have the delivery done here. With both of us very inexperienced, being the 1st child. India, ofcourse is completely opposite. My inlaws place is a big joint family with like 3 generations living together(our baby was the 1st child in the 4th generation :) ) and so much of experience and the ceremonies and festive atmosphere associated with it, can never be replicated in Singapore.

But I also know several colleagues of mine who have handled the delivery of 1st child/2nd child here all by themselves, without any help, here in Singapore. Hats off to them.


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