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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Noobishyang,

Thank you for writing such an honest blog post. I admire your discipline on writing your daily expenses. Keep up the good work!

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Thanks!

Bryan said...

Hi Sir,

It is of great luck to chance upon your blog. My Thai GF and I are planning to settle down in Singapore (been dating for 1.2years) but it seems like there is a lot of red tapes for us to permanently settle down in Singapore. (chances for PR, etc...) She is a university grad from Kasertsart University and has expectation of job prospects in Singapore.

Do you have any advise on the PR application process and how each individual is being assessed?

Cheers bro.

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Hi Bryan,

Since she has a degree, she can start by getting a job here. After that she can try to apply for PR by her own merit. But it might be tough, nowadays government seems to be cutting back on such PR approvals.

The other way is get married, and then you apply for her as her sponsor. I have quite a few visitors who had success this way.

Process-wise, can check out the link https://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=151, just need to submit her documents depending on which group she fall under.

As to how they assess, they don't disclose it but from experience I can tell you family-type applications stand a higher chance these days. Even EP holder with high salary doesn't mean they will have better chance.

Bryan said...

Hi Bro,

How are you doing? Hope you are doing well!

Thanks for your reply. We are planning to get settled down in Singapore soon and hopefully she could get a internal transfer in her current company to Singapore (Huge MNC). We had passed the pre-marriage LTVP assessment but they had clearly stated this does not contribute to any merit during our application except only for faster processing time, how true is this? We are just worried that ICA may reject her application for LTVP.

Moreover how long does it take for foreign spouse to complete marriage registration in Singapore?

Cheers.

Bryan

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Hi Bryan,

I'm doing fine, thanks!

Don't worry about it, since they approved the pre-marriage assessment, I don't see why they should reject the LTVP application.

I think fastest is around 3-4 weeks, you need 21 days for the notice, after that you can get married and receive the marriage certificate. Fastest is to marry outside of ROM, find a venue, find a solemnizer, that's about it.

Dave said...

Hi

My wife is currently pregnant (we just found out a week ago)! so we're kind of concern with the potential fees of delivering our kid in SG. Just wondering if you've an estimation of the fees here? Eg. 10k?

Thanks
Dave

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Hi Dave,

What is your wife's residential status? If she is PR then the cost will be mostly halved.

But if she is a foreigner, then there is no subsidy so expect to pay full for everything.

For my wife's case as she is PR, the cost was ok as most of it was subsidized.

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

By the way you can check out these two links for rough idea:

C-section: https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/costs_and_financing/hospital-charges/Total-Hospital-Bills-By-condition-procedure/delivery_caesareansection.html

Normal delivery: https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/costs_and_financing/hospital-charges/Total-Hospital-Bills-By-condition-procedure/delivery_normal.html

My wife has heart problems so her case was a bit more complicated, end up she stay longer, but if your wife is healthy and don't need to stay in the hospital too long, then cost should be lower.

Mostly is the consultation and scan part because specialist is quite pricy.

Bryan said...

Hi Bro!

Thanks for your info! My wife and I had gotten married, gotten our LTVP approval in 3 days from application date!

Thanks for your kind comments!

Anonymous said...

Good day Bro,

Need some advise from here. currently i am abit lost of what to do due to my thai gf pregnant. should i apply for her pre marriage LTVP first? or bring her over to sg for ROM?

hope to hear from you soon! thanks alot!

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Hi,

Apply for the pre-marriage LTVP first. If ROM first later might be difficult to get LTVP.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Thanks for the reply! greatly appreciated. as for her bio data will i need to convert it at thailand first?or i bring her over to sg and convert it as you mention and apply pre marriage LTVP?

please advise:)

thanks in advance!

regards
BL

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

I think her passport is in english and thai, so no need to translate.

-]KuAn^GaL[- said...

Hi all.. thanks for all the info here. Just to share a little n also to enquire.. im a malaysian chinese ex wp holder married to an sc with mom's approval on the 2nd of dec 2016. On 6th Dec 2016 My husband applied for ltvp and also booked a appointment for pr application on 15th May 2017. I finally got my ltvp ipa yesterday after 4 months of waiting as we did not go through PMLA. There's a few things I'd like to ask here.
- as I'm now 33 weeks pregnant do I still need a medical report or just a letter from the gynae stating my edd?
- will I be able to get ltvp+?
- my svp is expiring soon and i need to heat to ica to renew it anyway. Is it possible to try for a walk in appointment to complete the formalities on the same day as the doctor advice against moving around too much during this last stage of pregnancy?
- will my chances of getting pr be affected since I'm heavily pregnant and unemployed during the time of application?
Ty all in advance for willing to shed some light on this.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir

I am SC and im planning to get married to WP holder. I understand we need to seek MOM's approval before marriage.

Currently, im working as a part-time driver (daily paid job) with no cpf contribution. I started only last month. My partner is WP in marine sector.

They also requested 6 months payslip from my previous employer. Is it okay just to submit my 6months cpf contribution as i misplaced my pay slips?

Will my marriage application be rejected because of my employment?

Thank you.

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Hi,

Better call MOM and check with them if you are not sure because I don't have information on marriage approval.

Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

I think it's really motivating to read your blog; to see you achieve the little things that matter.

I just need to find a platform to voice out my thoughts to people of similar situations as myself.

I'm a young SC (early 20s) who had started working 3 years back, and married to a Malaysian, currently LTVP. We want to get our own house, but like you, we can only get a small resale. Sadly, my pay is relatively low as I'm only a diploma holder. Thus, I am only entitled to ~$150K loan from HDB. That is, after the deduction of loan and grants, we got to fork out approx $100K in cash.

I feel pretty disappointed at how I am not eligible for higher loans just because I chose a foreigner. HDB's reason being "an occupier does not pay for the loan". But hey he's my husband and it's our house. Note: I'm not talking about the CPF grants, but the loan.

Not sure if you, or anyone else reading this, knows exactly how I'm feeling currently.

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Wow, 100k cash is a lot of money, did you manage to raise it? If no I think stay with parents first, if cannot get along, then no choice have to rent.

For SG-foreigner couple most difficult part is the housing, I'm sure there are many in same situation. For me I bought my flat when I was 31, I had some savings in CPF so still not so bad, but cannot buy bigger because not enough money so no choice settle for 2-room. If I can get a bigger loan then maybe can buy 3-room, so actually I was also in same situation.

But if your husband have PR then easier, can apply BTO.

Anonymous said...

Hihi,

Yup, 100K is a lot. And nope we haven't raised it. we're still staying with my parents. Rental isn't one of the option for us cause we both felt that it's a waste of money to pay for a room which can never be ours. So I Guess we could only "suck it up" and save as much as we can.

We're definitely applying a PR status for my Husband. But then again, the approval rates are getting low so not putting much hopes in it either :(

I just wish Singapore's government could provide a little more support for people like us.

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

This year seems to be a good year to apply for PR, I have a few visitors their foreign spouse PR approved, just keep trying, my wife got hers on the second try but that's a few years back.

I think slowly policy for our group is changing, there are some new schemes introduced, some good (2-room bto but need 35 years old), some bad (pre-marriage ltvp assessment), hopefully it will get better as our group gets bigger. The reason why government changed their stance is because our group is growing, there are statistics to show this, but short-term I don't think there will be drastic changes, so yeah, really have to bear with it.

Anonymous said...

Yupyup. But cause we got married last December, I'm waiting for this December or next January to submit the application. Just in case they say fraud marriage.

Thanks tho! Will continue to read your blog cause it's really so therapeutic hahaha

Anonymous said...

Hi there

Would need advice on Pre Marriage Long Term Visit Pass Assessment PMLA.. It is stated getting approval on this would means it is easier to get LTVP after marriage.

Is this true?

I am a Singaporean going to marry a non citizen.. Thus, wondering if this would increase chance of getting LTVP

Most appreciate it! Thank you (:

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Hi,

Yes, it is true, it is also stated on ICA website that the LTVP processing time will be shorter.

All the best!

Anonymous said...

Hi, thank you for prompt response! It is most helpful (: