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Aaronsarah Aug 23rd 2016 5:59 pm

common law proof
 
Hi all,
I am currently in the process of moving over
to Singapore with my partner but it's proving a little more difficult as we are not married. Can anyone give me any kind of info into how/where I can get the proof of our partnership they need?
Many thanks

scot47 Aug 23rd 2016 6:41 pm

Re: common law proof
 
Not all jurisdictions accept common law marriage.

Aaronsarah Aug 23rd 2016 7:23 pm

Re: common law proof
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by scot47 (Post 12033366)
Not all jurisdictions accept common law marriage.

This is what we've been asked to get by the company.

Pulaski Aug 23rd 2016 7:36 pm

Re: common law proof
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by scot47 (Post 12033366)
Not all jurisdictions accept common law marriage.

Singapore can give a "long term visit pass" to an unmarried partner.

sayang Aug 26th 2016 3:41 am

Re: common law proof
 
Are you British?

As the UK government does not recognise common law marriage, you can't get the proof. An affadivit used to be enough, but SG govt now wants confirmation from the government involved (embassy/ high commission)

So, get married.

Aaronsarah Aug 26th 2016 10:06 am

Re: common law proof
 
[QUOTE=sayang;12035406]Are you British?

As the UK government does not recognise common law marriage, you can't get the proof. An affadivit used to be enough, but SG govt now wants confirmation from the government involved (embassy/ high commission)

So, get married.[/QUOT
thank you for your reply. Yes we are British. We've managed to find something online we have just got to get a solicitor to witness and sign so no need to get married 😂

Pulaski Aug 26th 2016 12:42 pm

Re: common law proof
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sayang (Post 12035406)
Are you British?

As the UK government does not recognise common law marriage, you can't get the proof. An affadivit used to be enough, but SG govt now wants confirmation from the government involved (embassy/ high commission)

So, get married.

You do NOT have to get married to obtain a "long term visitor pass". See post #4 above.

sayang Aug 29th 2016 8:19 am

Re: common law proof
 
Correct - but you do need to show that you are a common law spouse.

Under UK law, there is no such thing - there is marriage and civil partnership (civil partnership only available for same sex relationships - but outside NI same sex couples can also now get married)

. But Singapore requires:

Any one of the following: •Copy of the common-law marriage certificate.
•A letter from the embassy acknowledging that the work pass holder (WPH) and spouse are in a common-law relationship under the laws of their country.
•An affidavit from the WPH declaring that the WPH and spouse are in a common-law relationship under the laws of their country. The affidavit must also be notarised in that same country.

If MOM is still happy to accept an affidavit that the couple are living together etc and that counts as a common law marriage, even though there is no legal basis for it, then fine.

Karl1988 Aug 30th 2016 12:07 pm

Re: common law proof
 
I recently got a long term visit pass for my partner and we're unmarried. Myself, my partner and mother wrote affidavits (which were originally for an Australia visa application) and provided this to MOM and it got accepted within a few working days. Now we have both an Oz visa and Employment pass and LTVP in Singapore. Travelling last week in September :).

Aaronsarah Aug 30th 2016 7:06 pm

Re: common law proof
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Karl1988 (Post 12038821)
I recently got a long term visit pass for my partner and we're unmarried. Myself, my partner and mother wrote affidavits (which were originally for an Australia visa application) and provided this to MOM and it got accepted within a few working days. Now we have both an Oz visa and Employment pass and LTVP in Singapore. Travelling last week in September :).

That's fab, thanks for the advise 😉

scot47 Aug 30th 2016 8:31 pm

Re: common law proof
 
Aint no such thing as "UK Law". Different jurisdictions within the UK. Scots Law has long recognised "marriage by habit and repute"


I do agree that the best path is to get married but we do not know if there are impediments to that in this case.

bilbeym Oct 25th 2016 6:46 pm

Re: common law proof
 
Can you please advise what you found online??

Trine Nov 8th 2016 3:50 pm

Re: common law proof
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Aaronsarah (Post 12039333)
That's fab, thanks for the advise 😉

My son is trying to arrange a long term visit visa for his Japanese G/F they have been living in Tokyo he is British and his job is moving to Singapore if they get affidavit do they need to get that notarised in Japan order in UK

Trine Nov 10th 2016 7:20 am

Re: common law proof
 
[QUOTE=Trine;12098737]My son is trying to arrange a long term visit visa for his Japanese G/F they have been living in Tokyo he is British and his job is moving to Singapore if they get affidavit do they need to get that notarised in Japan or in the uk?

Tvrdavey Feb 7th 2017 10:15 am

Re: common law proof
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Karl1988 (Post 12038821)
I recently got a long term visit pass for my partner and we're unmarried. Myself, my partner and mother wrote affidavits (which were originally for an Australia visa application) and provided this to MOM and it got accepted within a few working days. Now we have both an Oz visa and Employment pass and LTVP in Singapore. Travelling last week in September :).

Hi Karl,

Did you submit your application manually or via Singpass?

Only ask as my employer submitted out by Singpass using exactly the same documents as you and it was rejected. Seems to be pot luck as to whether they accept the affidavit or not?

Dave


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