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Applying for PR for my Australian stepson

Post by kirstysimps » Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:13 pm

Hi, I couldn't find any info regarding the topic so I thought I would try asking here. I appreciate any help and advice.

I am a Singaporean citizen, married to my Australian husband. I have Australian PR and we live in Australia. We are thinking of moving to Singapore.

As my spouse, I understand the procedures of my husband obtaining a Singaporean PR.

However, my husband has a son (my step son) who I have looked after since he was 3. He has no relationship with and we have no contact whatsoever with his biological mother. He is now 10 years old.

All we have is a document from the Australian authorities stating that my husband is the sole parent of the child. We also had his passport successfully made when he was 4 (the Australia government had to track down the biological mother in another state to ask for permission but she never responded to the document and never attended the court session wherever she was to object) so the passport was granted.

How do we go about applying for PR for our son? Will we have any problems since we have no contact and can't obtain permission from the biological mother? Does it help that my husband and I are married?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Re: Applying for PR for my Australian stepson

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:58 pm

kirstysimps wrote:Hi, I couldn't find any info regarding the topic so I thought I would try asking here. I appreciate any help and advice.

I am a Singaporean citizen, married to my Australian husband. I have Australian PR and we live in Australia. We are thinking of moving to Singapore.

As my spouse, I understand the procedures of my husband obtaining a Singaporean PR.

However, my husband has a son (my step son) who I have looked after since he was 3. He has no relationship with and we have no contact whatsoever with his biological mother. He is now 10 years old.

All we have is a document from the Australian authorities stating that my husband is the sole parent of the child. We also had his passport successfully made when he was 4 (the Australia government had to track down the biological mother in another state to ask for permission but she never responded to the document and never attended the court session wherever she was to object) so the passport was granted.

How do we go about applying for PR for our son? Will we have any problems since we have no contact and can't obtain permission from the biological mother? Does it help that my husband and I are married?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
In my view you should either;

1. Consider adopting the child - this severs the bio-mothers rights and allows you to act as the child legal parent.

2. Obtaining an affadavit from the mother permitting such an act.

3. Obtaining a guardianship order which does the same as 1 without an adoption. Without this it, it will hard for the icA to make a decision IMO

(PS - all three to be done in oz before coming to Singapore)

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Post by Saint » Thu, 29 Aug 2013 9:17 am

PR Application Form 4 Section E, just need to fill out this section with your step son's details

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Post by katbh » Thu, 29 Aug 2013 3:44 pm

Why not start with a Student Pass first. This should not be difficult. Then you can wait until he is older to see if he want to go PR as he may not be wanting to do NS.

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Post by kirstysimps » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:43 pm

Hi all, thank you so much for your replies. I appreciate it.
I understand a student pass is an option. However, if my step son remains a foreigner with a student pass, the school fees are so much more expensive than if he were to be a PR.

Thanks for the suggestion though. Any other ideas or anyone knows if my information is wrong? Thanks again in advance

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Post by PNGMK » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 1:56 pm

kirstysimps wrote:Hi all, thank you so much for your replies. I appreciate it.
I understand a student pass is an option. However, if my step son remains a foreigner with a student pass, the school fees are so much more expensive than if he were to be a PR.

Thanks for the suggestion though. Any other ideas or anyone knows if my information is wrong? Thanks again in advance
From what MS says (and he should know) and what I've recently learnt you are good to go for applying for PR for him

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