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American trying to move to Singapore

Post by usatosg » Tue, 14 Jan 2014 5:19 am

I'm an United States citizen currently living in the USA. My girlfriend is being transferred to Singapore by her company. I have been applying to jobs in Singapore but with no success since I would require Visa sponsorship. I work for a major dot com in digital advertising and posses over 10yrs of sales experience. I'm considering going to Singapore on a social visa then seeking employment. Does anyone have suggestions for the best means to go about this transition? Would I get a 90 days social visa upon entry? Would I need a return ticket? Are their any companies that notoriously hire westerners? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 14 Jan 2014 6:52 am

Yes, yes & not any longer.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by usatosg » Tue, 14 Jan 2014 6:56 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yes, yes & not any longer.
Thanks for the reply.

What do you think about me finding a job/work visa during my 90day social visit?

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Re: American trying to move to Singapore

Post by JR8 » Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:15 am

usatosg wrote:I'm an United States citizen currently living in the USA. My girlfriend is being transferred to Singapore by her company. I have been applying to jobs in Singapore but with no success since I would require Visa sponsorship. I work for a major dot com in digital advertising and posses over 10yrs of sales experience. I'm considering going to Singapore on a social visa then seeking employment. Does anyone have suggestions for the best means to go about this transition? Would I get a 90 days social visa upon entry? Would I need a return ticket? Are their any companies that notoriously hire westerners? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers!!
I'm unclear what you mean by 'visa sponsorship'. An employer hiring a foreigner will (have to) sponsor the visa. Perhaps you are applying for jobs that are pitched at locals, and/or where the hiring company has no 'government-approved headcount quota' to hire foreigners?

Job-hunting from here has it's advantages. If you search the archives you'll find many others who've conducted job-searches whilst visiting here on an SVP.
- From what you've said, you should get a 90 day SVP (also note that an SVP can be extendible)
- Return ticket? I no longer know re: this detail. But most people visiting here will have some plan to leave. If not a plane ticket out back home, you might be planning to take a bus or train to Thailand or Malaysia - and I don't think you can be expected to have arranged that from the US, prior to even arriving here.
- I don't know zip about your industry. But if I were you I'd be trawling the online job-ads here to see what applicable/comparative is on offer...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:31 am

Visa Sponsorship is by the Employer unless you are coming in on a PEP.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 14 Jan 2014 1:32 pm

Most companies that hire foreigners (most of them) are completely fine with sponsoring your employment pass. It's a normal thing. 2 of the 5 million people in Singapore are 'foreigners' and at least half of those on employment pass or work permit tied to their employer.

Your hard part will be finding a job you want in your area. Google has a large sales operation here, have you looked at them? (Or perhaps you already work for them?)

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