Pre-Marriage Long Term Visit Pass Assessment (PMLA) Singapore Guide

Posted By Singapore Translators | Publised At 29/06/2021
Last Modified: 18th Dec 20212616

Complete Guide to Pre-Marriage Long Term Visit Pass

Planning to marry a foreign partner is an overwhelming task. It involves lots of paperwork and applications that need to be submitted to fulfill the requirement of marrying a foreign partner.

Pre-Marriage Long Term Visit Pass Assessment (PMLA) Singapore Guide

Especially, it becomes even more difficult for those couples whose partner is Singapore citizens, as Singapore doesn’t have any fiancé visa to allow foreign fiancé to visit Singapore and marry Singapore citizen‘s fiancé.

Moreover, in order to stay in Singapore, you will require marrying your Singapore citizen spouse to get eligible to apply for a long-term visit pass (LTVP) that allows foreign nationals to live in Singapore for two years and is also the pathway to apply for permanent residency; you can also Translate Long Term Visit Pass in Singapore.

Now, Singapore has introduced a pre-marriage long-term visit pass assessment form through which you can visit Singapore and marry a Singapore citizen’s spouse. It is also the pathway to get eligible to apply for the long-term visit pass if your assessment form gets approved. In this article will get complete details about how you can apply for the pre-marriage long-term visit pass.

Pre-marriage long-tern visit pass

A pre-marriage long-term visit pass is defined as a type of pass that allows foreign nationals to arrive in Singapore and marry Singapore citizen fiancé. Fortunately, you don’t have to pay any fees for the pre-marriage long-term visit pass assessment form. Therefore, the pre-marriage long-term visit pass assessment form is a greater opportunity for the foreign citizen spouse to plan the bright future with their Singapore citizen spouse.

Before a non-residents spouse applies for the pre-marriage long-term visit past assessment form, it is the responsibility of the Singapore citizen spouse to check if a non-resident is eligible to apply for the assessment form.

There is one misconception in everyone’s mind that if you marry to Singapore citizen, you will automatically receive Singapore citizenship, but it’s not like that marrying to Singapore citizen does not assure you of obtaining Singapore citizenship or any of the immigration facilities. Even after marrying a Singapore citizen, you will need to apply for a long-term visit pass to live in Singapore or any other pass/permits.

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How to apply pre-marriage LTVP

A foreign country citizen who intends to marry their Singapore citizen partner will require applying for a pre-marriage long-term visit pass.

If you have decided to move to Singapore by applying for pre-marriage Ltvp to join their Singapore partner but not finding the right way. So, don’t stress, below given are the steps following which you can apply for the pre-marriage long-term visit pass.

In order to apply for the pre-marriage long-term visit pass, you and your Singapore citizen spouse will both require contributing to the application process.

Since the application form is categorized into two parts, the first part of the application form will be completed by the Singapore citizen (SC). The second part is completed by a non-resident spouse (the foreign spouse who wishes to join their Singapore citizen spouse in Singapore).

In order to complete the first part of the application form, the Singapore citizen will require having a SingPass account. If you do not have a SingPass account, you will be required to create a SingPass account by visiting http://www.singpass.gov.sg.

Once Singapore citizens have created the SingPass account, they will require signing in to the thee-VPAA system to complete Part 1 of the application form. After part 1 of the application forms has been completed by Singapore citizens, the reference number and new password will be generated.

The reference number and new password generated after completing part 1 of the application form are used by the non-resident spouse to check the information provided by Singapore citizens in part 1

Of the application form. Before the non-resident proceeds to filling up part 2 of the application form, the non-resident spouse needs to declare that they have read all the information given by the Singapore citizen in part 1.

Once the Non-resident spouse has completed part 2 of the application form, Singapore citizen through their SingPass account can view the complete form, after seeing the information in the form, Singapore citizen has to declare that they have read the information furnished by a non-resident spouse before the final submission of the application form to ICA.

You need to submit the assessment form to the immigration and checkpoints Authority (ICA) no later than 14 days from the day the reference number and new password were generated. If the applicant failed to submit the assessment form to the immigration and checkpoints Authority (ICA) within 14 days, the assessment would automatically be withdrawn.

You don’t have to invest too much time in completing the application form. Both part one and part two of the application form require 15 minutes each to fill completely.

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Documents required

The Singapore citizen and the intended non-resident spouse will require having the following information to fill the form:

  • The applicant is required to provide the biodata document, which contains the applicant’s date of birth.
  • You need to mention the permanent residential address of the applicant.
  • You need to include the document of the immigration records, which includes any previous travel history to Singapore.
  • The applicant will require to mention the marital status document only if required.
  • All the education certificate and diploma also needs to be provided
  • Applicants need to attach the document that provides the income information.
  • You need to provide the information related to medical. This document is required to ensure that the applicant are physically fit and will not rely on the health care service of Singapore.
  • Also, the applicant will require to present the police clearance certificate mentioning that the applicant is not involved in any of the criminal activity.

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Note

The Singapore citizen and intended non-resident will require declaring that all the information given in the assessment form is true. If any of the information or declaration made by Singapore citizens and intended non-resident spouses while filling the assessment form is wrong, then it might affect the assessment form and make it invalid.

Any update related to the application form will be mailed to the Singapore citizen and intended non-resident to their provided residential or mailing address while filling the form.

Once checkpoints and authorities approve the application form (ICA), the applicant will be provided with a letter of LTVP eligibility. LLE is only valid for one year. Don’t take LLE as your long-term visit pass, as it only makes you eligible to apply for the LTVP.

Even after you received LLE, you will still require applying to Long-Term Visit Pass (LTVP). Only if a non-resident spouse wishes to stay in Singapore for a long time after getting married to their Singapore spouse they can apply for the LTVP, and after getting the PMLA the spouse also wants to get employed as nowadays women don’t want to sit idle at home and husbands asks Can My Foreign Wife Work in Singapore, yes obviously Singapore never leave any chance to empower women.

FAQs for Pre-Marriage Long Term Visit Pass Assessment (PMLA)  

When can a non-resident spouse apply for a long-term visit pass application?

A non-resident spouse can apply for the long-term visit pass application once the applicant has obtained LLE and they are married to a Singapore citizen spouse.

Pre-Marriage LTVP Assessment processing time

The processing time of the pre-marriage long-term visit pass assessment form is not fixed as it depends on the clarity of the application and the documents provided by the applicant. But the estimated time taken by the immigration and checkpoints authority to approve the assessment form is four weeks or maybe less.

What happens if I directly apply for a long-term visit pass before applying for the pre-marriage long-term visit pass statement form?

If you apply for a long-term visit pass application prior to the pre-marriage long-term visit pass assessment form. It will take six months for your application to get processed, but if you first apply for a pre-marriage LTVP form, it will only take 4 weeks to get processed.

What is a valid letter of LTVP eligibility?

When you apply for a pre-marriage long-term visit pass assessment form, you receive a letter of LTVP eligibility upon its approval, which indicates that you are eligible to apply for the LTVP application. This letter is valid for one year. You can use this letter to fill the application form once you are married to Singapore citizenship. If you failed to submit the pre-marriage LTVP assessment form, it might take longer for your post-marriage LTVP application to get processed.

How long does it take for LTVP to be approved?

On average, it takes up to 3 to 6 months for the long-term visit application to get processed. If the Singapore authority requires the additional document so it might take some extra time to get processed. You have the online facility to check the status of your long-term visit pass application online. If your application gets approved, the Ministry of manpower will mail you the in-principal approval letter, which indicates your application has been approved, and you can make arrangements to travel to Singapore.

Can I enter Singapore with LLE?

It’s not the approval for the long-term visit pass. Once you are legally married to your Singapore citizen spouse, you will require submitting a formal application to apply for the long-term visit pass only if a non-resident foreign spouse has an intention to live and work in Singapore.

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The above-given information related to the Pre-marriage long-term visit pass Singapore was sufficient for you to understand how you can join your Singapore citizen spouse.

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