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Postby triste » Tue, 14 Jan 2014 6:44 pm

I don't know where you got that spouse of SC have "mild benefits". There are exactly zero benefits until the spouse has been here as your spouse 3+ years and/or the two of you have a son. Employers would rather hire a spouse who is on a DP IME because they can get a LOC and not have to deal with passes at all.

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Postby Thrael » Tue, 14 Jan 2014 7:44 pm

Mild benefits: foreign spouse on LTVP can be hired on Work Permit without a foreign worker's levy needing to be paid or adding to the company's I reign worker quota.

It's not much but it is a concession of sorts :)
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Postby Beeroclock » Tue, 14 Jan 2014 9:13 pm

Not much I can contribute here but good luck, hope it works out for you!

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Postby triste » Wed, 15 Jan 2014 1:08 pm

Thrael wrote:Mild benefits: foreign spouse on LTVP can be hired on Work Permit without a foreign worker's levy needing to be paid or adding to the company's I reign worker quota.

It's not much but it is a concession of sorts :)


We'll agree to disagree on whether or not that is a benefit. :D I will say that it is odd to me that they won't let you marry a wp holder w/o consent, but then once you marry the only concession is for wp-level work.

just to add: Best of luck to you. I know how difficult it can be.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 15 Jan 2014 1:26 pm

Until the foreign spouse can get the LoC (have to be on an LTVP+ to qualify) the foreign spouse can still work on a WP if they can find an employer. The selling point to the employer is that hiring the spouse as a WP will not cost the employer any levy nor will it reduce their quote (both together add up to a considerable reason to hire the spouse). So yes, it's definitely a benefit considering that the whole thing sucks in the beginning as the spouse of an EP holders actually still has more advantages than the spouse of a SC. Obviously, the EP route is still available for the S, Q & P passes.

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Postby zane8080 » Sun, 02 Feb 2014 11:41 am

A wedding banquet should be the last thing you should do. Once you do it, you be in debt on top of incoming big debts you will be dealing with very soon. Unless money falls from the sky.

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Postby Thrael » Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:53 pm

zane8080 wrote:A wedding banquet should be the last thing you should do. Once you do it, you be in debt on top of incoming big debts you will be dealing with very soon. Unless money falls from the sky.


Thanks for the advice. What "incoming big debts" are you referring to?
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Postby Thrael » Tue, 11 Mar 2014 1:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Until the foreign spouse can get the LoC (have to be on an LTVP+ to qualify) the foreign spouse can still work on a WP if they can find an employer. The selling point to the employer is that hiring the spouse as a WP will not cost the employer any levy nor will it reduce their quote (both together add up to a considerable reason to hire the spouse). So yes, it's definitely a benefit considering that the whole thing sucks in the beginning as the spouse of an EP holders actually still has more advantages than the spouse of a SC. Obviously, the EP route is still available for the S, Q & P passes.


Exactly. :)

A very tiny benefit but one nonetheless.

Update: I got a promotion, $3.7... So hopefully the LTVP will work out when we do apply. Currently just hoping they approve his darn entry visa so we can go through with the ROM!
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Postby Angelus » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 2:34 pm

In my case my LTVP got approved after being married for 14 days. My wife is a PR in Singapore and I am from Europe. She is earning roughly 4.5k gross salary. Perhaps most importantly, the government lacks people of her profession.


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