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Frequently Asked Questions - Coming to Singapore / Immigration Matters
Question: I've now been in Singapore for over 2 months leaving a good job to relocate with my fiance who is a P1 pass holder. During my time here I have had 2 Employment Passes rejected, I am now thinking of appealing and would be grateful for any advice on the process and what type of things immigration look out for. The only alternative is to get married earlier than planned. Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation and have been able to solve this dilemma? (There's all this talk about attracting 'new talent' into the country, although they don't realise that most people come in pairs, married or not.)
Answer: Since you are planning to marry, you might consider marrying at the registry office. You would be legally married and then would still have your wedding later on as planned. It's not difficult and does not take long. If you are married to an employment pass holder then his company simply assists in your obtaining a dependent pass. This would also be done if you have any children.
Question: Once you have a dependents pass in Singapore, is it easy to obtain employment? Do you still have to obtain an employment pass? How do you go about applying for a dependents pass in the first place? How long does it take to be processed?
Answer: You can work full time on a dependent's pass. Your employer applies to the Ministry of Manpower for a "Letter of Consent" on your behalf. Just a form to fill in and send in with details of your employment, your cv, previous work references etc. This letter of consent applies only for that job, so if you change employers you need a new LOC.
Question : My partner has just found work here and starts soon. We have been together for some time but are not married. Does the Singapore government recognise this kind of de-facto relationship and can I therefore obtain a dependent's pass ?
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