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Postby expat_singapore » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 1:08 pm

I will be coming to Singapore by December End. My salary is 6800 SGD. I also need to bring along my parents with me. Having read the visa guidelines, what I understood is we can bring along parents for long time only if I have P1 EP. As per my salary, i think I will be getting an P2 EP.

So can you all please advice, what is the maximum duration my parents can stay with me, or any other advice if you can give.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 1:26 pm

Bog standard social visit pass aka the tourist visa. Most probably 30 days.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 1:29 pm

90 days from select western countries, 30 days everywhere else. I rather doubt that they will be given more than a single extension as it will become obvious that they are trying to abuse your visa status especially seeing that it's a new criteria change to the Q & P2 passes.

My suggestion? Leave them at home.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 1:31 pm

FYI, OP is from India.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 1:39 pm

Just thought I'd give advice to all who might be harbouring similar thoughts. Don't forget, the National Dish of the UK is curry. :P

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 1:59 pm

I knew right away, from reading the title that he is from India :)
His first post only confirmed it.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 3:33 pm

Wd40 wrote:I knew right away, from reading the title that he is from India :)
His first post only confirmed it.


Me too but I double-checked with his posting history.

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Postby Saint » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 4:04 pm

nakatago wrote:FYI, OP is from India.


I would have never have guessed!

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Postby expat_singapore » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 4:24 pm

Yes from India, so it means maximum 30 days they can stay,if suppose my wife also gets a job there, and then our combined income will go above 10000 SGD, in this case it is it feasible to bring parents on long term pass.

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Postby AngMoG » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 4:33 pm

expat_singapore wrote:Yes from India, so it means maximum 30 days they can stay,if suppose my wife also gets a job there, and then our combined income will go above 10000 SGD, in this case it is it feasible to bring parents on long term pass.


Not sure why you do not read it directly from MoM website...

Combined income does not count. You can take your wife and children here on DP, but parents are only allowed for P1 pass holders.

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 4:35 pm

expat_singapore wrote:Yes from India, so it means maximum 30 days they can stay,if suppose my wife also gets a job there, and then our combined income will go above 10000 SGD, in this case it is it feasible to bring parents on long term pass.


The answer is no.
Reason: If your salary is above 8k you can bring your parents but not your inlaws. If your wife's salary is above 8k and she has her own EP, she can bring her parents but not your parents. So combined salary 8k is of no use, you meet only partial requirements for each of your parents.

Also btw, salary 8k doesnt mean P1 pass is assured. They may still keep you on P2.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 4:42 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Also btw, salary 8k doesnt mean P1 pass is assured. They may still keep you on P2.


Correct! 8K/mo is the minimum salary to be eligible to get a P1 pass, but it is not an automatic issuance of a P1 visa. There are huge numbers of S pass holders making in excess of P2 minimums, but are still on S passes. MOM will place you in the category that THEY want. You have absolutely NO say in the matter and all the appeals in the world won't get you there if they don't want you there.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 6:46 pm

Saint wrote:
nakatago wrote:FYI, OP is from India.


I would have never have guessed!


Me neither!

This weird fixation with taking the parents along for your whole life.... :???:

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Postby expat_singapore » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 6:52 pm

JR8 wrote:
Saint wrote:
nakatago wrote:FYI, OP is from India.


I would have never have guessed!


Me neither!

This weird fixation with taking the parents along for your whole life.... :???:


Its personal choice, I don't want to take my parents because i have to , i want to take them because I would love if they stay with me

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 22 Nov 2013 7:05 pm

Conflicts with ---->


You wishing to move to a country who doesn't want them to come.


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