Preschools

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Education is essential for every child, and it can start as early as preschool years. Singapore Expats comprehensive list of schools from preschools to playgroups.

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Kindergarten

Rain Trees Kindergarten

BRITISH COUNCIL PRE-SCHOOL

Rain Trees Kindergarten is a small, family orientated preschool that provides a ‘home-from-home’ environment for children aged 2-6 from the international community.

We offer a caring, fun and friendly preschool with experienced international teachers in an integrated indoor-to-outdoor setting

Rain Trees Kindergarten , founded in 1999 is highly recommended by parents and is located in Bukit Timah on Kheam Hock Road.

For more information visit www.raintreeskindergarten.com

 

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Rosemount International School / Rosemount Kindergarten

Rosemount International School

Established in 1999, Rosemount International School is a private international school in Singapore providing schooling at the preparatory (kindergarten) and junior school (primary) levels.

Our curriculum is built on an inquiry-based philosophy in which students are encouraged to question, discover and communicate through an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to learning.

At Rosemount it is the combination of highly trained teachers, a challenging, yet flexible curriculum and an individual approach to learning that allows students to develop to their full potential.

For more information please contact admissions:

P: +65 6446 4636
E: admissions@rosemount.com.sg
A: 25 Ettrick Terrace, Siglap, Singapore 458588
W: www.ris.edu.sg

Preschools

British Council Pre-School

BRITISH COUNCIL PRE-SCHOOL

At British Council Pre-school, we believe that a forward-looking, stimulating environment is the key to developing your child’s inquisitive nature. Instil the love for learning in your child with our 21st century education.

Our mission

  • We will help every child fulfil his or her true potential.
  • We will provide a happy, secure and healthy learning environment.
  • We will work together with parents to nurture the leaders of tomorrow.

Our curriculum

We believe every child is unique and is constantly learning. Using the best pre-school practices from both the United Kingdom and Singapore, we provide holistic, hands-on and concrete learning, with a strong emphasis on language and literacy.

Our Daily Programme

Our 3-hour programmes are available in two sessions:
Morning   09:00 to 12:00
Afternoon 13:00 to 16:00

Delivered by a team of dedicated and passionate teachers with professional qualifications in early childhood education, children will learn about:

  • Language and Literacy: Immerse in a language-rich environment and learn about the multi-sensory Jolly Phonics programme
  • Speech and Drama: Build strong communication skills and confidence through fun activities
  • Art: Foster creativity through the exploration of art
  • Motor Skills Development: Develop coordination, control and movement through purposeful play
  • Music and Movement: Learn to appreciate music, sound and dance while honing gross motor coordination skills
  • Numeracy: Understand mathematical concepts through hands-on learning experiences
  • Discovery of the world: Build the foundation for learning science, history and geography
  • Social and Emotional Development: Through the reinforcement of “Golden Rules”, children cultivate a positive sense of themselves
  • Primary School Induction Programme: K2 students will experience new teaching styles in Terms 3 and 4
  • Chinese: Stories, songs, games and role-play will develop the confidence to use the language

Address:
11 Tampines Concourse  #01-02/03/04 Singapore 528729

Free school visits can be arranged. Call +65 6783 9209 to book an appointment now.


Canadian International School Kindergarten

Canadian International School

As one of Singapore’s leading international preschools, Canadian International School Kindergarten is recognised as a perfect place for discovery and exploration. The school focuses on unlocking young children’s potential through:

  1. A Tailored Global Language Programme
  2. Stimulating Learning Pods & Playgrounds
  3. A Hands-on Literacy & Numeracy Curriculum
  4. Dedicated Arts, Music & Physical Education Specialists

Global Language Programme
All students at Canadian International School (CIS) Kindergarten learn an additional language from 4 years of age. They have the opportunity to choose either French or Chinese taught by dedicated language specialists, or enrol in our pioneering bilingual Chinese-English programme. Our bilingual programme provides equal exposure to both Chinese and English, with two qualified teachers in each classroom.

Stimulating Learning Pods and Playgrounds
Our state-of-the art, purpose-built Kindergarten facilities are designed specifically to support play-based learning. At our Lakeside campus, classrooms are organised around stimulating ‘learning pods’(large, open learning spaces), where teachers can set up hands-on learning centres. Dedicated outdoor play areas include an early years playground, bike tracks, sandpits with water-play zones, a large wading pool (Lakeside campus only) and gym.

Hands-on Literacy & Numeracy Curriculum
Literacy and numeracy learning is built into the daily schedule. Concepts are taught based on an inquiry, play-based approach (for example our students explore volume and capacity through ‘hands-on’ water play activities) and tailored to a wide range of academic abilities.

Dedicated Arts, Music & Physical Education Specialists
Students at CIS Kindergarten engage in Physical Education and Arts (Music, Visual Art, Dance, Drama) classes with single subject specialists. Our Physical Education lessons focus on movement (running and jumping) and gross motor development while our Arts lessons focus on teaching children how to express themselves through different types of mediums.

A quote from a happy parent
“ Our CIS experience has been a great one. There is a wide range of hands-on activities, so both Matias and Luciana are always engaged in learning new things. Both of them really enjoy the bilingual classes”. Evelyn Carvajal, CIS Kindergarten parent, June 2015.

www.cis.edu.sg/kindergarten

Lakeside Campus (ECE to Grade 12)
Jurong West Street 41
Singapore 649414
E: admissions@cis.edu.sg
T: +65 6467 1732

Tanjong Katong Campus (ECE to Grade 8)
371 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437128
E: admissionstk@cis.edu.sg
T: +65 6345 1573


Capella International Preschool

Capella International PreSchool

Capella International Preschool
Capella International Preschool is housed at a quaint bungalow with a large field and a spacious open backyard for healthy outdoor activities. Our field also houses a little garden where our children can learn how to grow and care for the greenery.

Our Philosophy
We strive to create a cheerful, fun and positive difference in our children’s growing up. We encourage our children to be inquisitive, creative and with a boldness to explore the world around them. We endeavour to guide and nurture our children to shine the brightest that they can be, and emerge as a happy and well-rounded child under our care. We strive to enhance the learning experience of our children through open communication and close partnership with our children’s parents.

Every Capella child is our STAR!

  • Seeker
  • Thinker
  • Adventurer
  • Really happy kid!

The Curriculum
Capella International Preschool adopts the International Preschool Curriculum®. The IPC was developed to raise international Early Childhood Education (ECE) standards by adopting and implementing proven research.

IPC Key Characteristics:

  • Objective Based
  • Inquiry Based
  • Play Based
  • Developmentally Appropriate
  • Family Involvement
  • Content Learning Areas
  • Peer reviewed
  • Updated Regularly
  • International

Mandarin Programme:
As part of the partnership with IPC, Capella International Preschool also implements a challenging and exciting Mandarin curriculum developed by the CI-NTU (Confucius Institute – Nanyang Technological University). CI-NTU has been jointly established by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and NTU in Singapore.

Field Trips
We arrange monthly field trips to take our children to different places in Singapore such as goat/frog farms, museums, parks, and many more. These trips are always an excitable time for our children as the new environment intrigue their curiosity under the watchful eyes of our teachers.

Our School
Address:
11 Margate Road
Singapore 438052
Contact Us: 6342 1377
Email: admin@capellaintlpresch.com


German European School Singapore

German European School Singapore

The first school you choose for your child is one of the most important milestones in your child's life. Knowing this, the GESS Pre-School Department provides a learning environment that is fun, safe, and stimulating. One that promotes passion and enthusiasm for learning to children between 18 months to 6 years. As a bilingual Department, we provide a unique German and English Language Programme designed specifically to meet the diverse language levels of our students. Additionally, we are offering a fully integrated Danish Mother Tongue programme to our Danish students two afternoons a week.

  • In Kindergarten and Pre-Primary, we offer the IB PYP inquiry-driven approach to teaching and learning. Along with our learning curriculum, we are promoting pre-reading and pre-writing skills, science, sports, music, drama, ICT, arts, cooking as well as using play as a learning tool. GESS provides lots of space to run, explore and embrace the natural environment around us. We foster our cultural diversity by celebrating European and Singaporean festivities. Parent-Child groups are suited for children aged from 18 months - 3 years. The groups are kept to a small number and are using generous group rooms as well as extra rooms for crafts, music, movement and a generously laid-out playground.
  • In preparation for starting Kindergarten, GESS offers Toddler groups from 2-3 years, to ensure a smooth transition from those first steps of independence to full-time kindergarten attendance.
  • In our Kindergarten classes, we provide heterogeneous grouping, for 3 to 5 years old. This uniqueness promotes a child-centred approach, where the structure for play is closely linked to real life.
  • Our Pre-Primary is for our five and six year’s old students and is located at the "Habitat" on Junior School Campus.

A quote from a happy mother:
“Up to now, my son has loved each and every day at class and sometimes even demands on the weekends to go to school!" - Maria Gialakis, Mother

Main Campus
72 Bukit Tinggi Road
Singapore 289760
Tel: 6469 1131
Email: info@gess.sg

Junior School Campus
300 Jalan Jurong Kechil
Singapore 598668
Tel: 6461 0802
Email: info@gess.sg


Raffles Montessori Kindergarten

Raffles Montessori Kindergarten

Located off Still Road (East Coast), Raffles Montessori Kindergarten is ensconced in a beautiful detached house, with an immaculate carpet grass lawn, exciting outdoor playground equipment, and herbal gardens for the children to enjoy. At Raffles Montessori, we aim to give the children the best start in life, an environment conducive for learning, social interactions and physical development.

SPECIAL TALK ON 8TH NOVEMBER 2014 DR EMMA WADDINGTON
Clinical Psychologist / Adjunct Associate Professor, NUS

TOPIC:  THE ART OF VALIDATION: HOW TO USE VALIDATION TO HELP YOUR CHILD THRIVE

VENUE: Raffles Montessori Kindergarten (Still Road)

TIME:    10AM- 12.30PM

To Register, Please Call 6344 0077 or Email: info@rafflesmontessori.com.sg

Why Raffles Montessori?

  • Individualized learning
  • Full set of authentic Montessori materials
  • Bilingual curriculum
  • Programmes for toddler age through kindergarten
  • MOE registered School
  • Holistic experience

Contact Us
Phone: +65 6344 0077
Address: 105 Lorong Stangee Singapore 425080
Email: info@rafflesmontessori.com.sg
Web: www.rafflesmontessori.com.sg


White Lodge

White Lodge

White Lodge is a well established pre-school and kindergarten with eight centres across Singapore. It caters for children aged 6 months to 6.5 years providing an inspirational and nurturing learning journey for each individual. White Lodge strives to provide an education with “something more“.

Over the years, White Lodge’s passionate team of early childhood educators continually work to develop a curriculum that supports the growth and development of children as unique individuals. Teachers liberate, empower and motivate the children to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity. Children are given the opportunities to develop as intelligent, confident, wise and lovable young people.

The schools facilitate active learning, involvement and discovery through a hands-on teaching approach. White Lodge’s curriculum framework is based on the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The Mandarin programme is designed in line with the requirements of Ministry of Education, Singapore and is comparable to the Primary One to Primary Three syllabus.

White Lodge’s Parent-and-Child Workshops are available to children from 6 months – 18 months of age. Socialising and fun sensory activities are a part of these workshops that encompass a great community spirit giving parents a chance to meet. The pre-nursery program from 18 months allows a child to attend White Lodge on their own making the transition onwards all the way up to kindergarten. Children are stimulated, challenged and nurtured to prepare them for the next step of their lives.

White Lodge believes that children should experience learning as an adventure, and that stimulation inspires and encourages the development of their imagination. White Lodge provides a world in which children can explore and express themselves best.

For more information visit www.whitelodge.com.sg or call a White Lodge close to you on the numbers below where you can arrange a time to visit the school and speak with teachers.

Bukit Timah 39 Linden Drive, Tel: 6468 8846
Central North 45 Burghley Drive, Tel: 6280 7388
East Coast 102 Guillemard Road, Tel: 6440 6690
Loewen Gardens 75E Loewen Road, Tel: 6475 7262
Phoenix Park 310 Tanglin Road, Tel: 6235 5310
Upper Bukit Timah 1 Jalan Siap, Tel: 6314 5481
Upper East Coast 36 Toh Drive, Tel: 6543 1802
West Coast 9 South Buona Vista Road, Tel: 6779 8465
Email: admin@whitelodge.com.sg
Web: www.whitelodge.com.sg


Preschools at Bukit Timah

Cherrybrook Kindergarten
Address: 5 Vanda Road, Singapore 287775
Tel: (65) 6468 6550

German European School Singapore
Address : 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760
Tel: (65) 6469 1131

Raffles House Preschool Pte Ltd
Address: 1 Robin Drive, Singapore 258261
Tel: (65) 6732 1455


Preschools at Holland

Buttercups Montessori Kindergarten Pte Ltd
Address: 37 Grove Lane, Singapore 279029
Tel: (65) 6462 4838

Faith Montessori Centre
Address: 4 Moonbeam Walk, Singapore 277219
Tel: (65) 6465 2751

Nanyang Kindergarten
Address: 118 Kings Road, Singapore 268155
Tel: (65) 6466 3375

NTUC Childcare Centre
Address: 170 Ghim Moh Road #03-03 Ulu Pandan Community Building,
Singapore 279621
Tel: (65) 6468 3725

St James’ Church Kindergarten
Address: 1 Leedon Road, Singapore 267878
Tel: (65) 6468 7609


Preschools at East Coast

Raffles Montessori Pte Ltd
Address: No.95 Telok Kurau Road, Singapore 423797
Tel: (65) 6841 1111

Christ Methodist Church Kindergarten
Address: 597 East Coast Road, Singapore 429082
Tel: (65) 6344 8823

Schoolhouse By The Bay
Address: 51 Kampong Arang Road, Singapore 438178
Tel: (65) 63458258

NTUC Childcare Centre
Address: 1 Haig Road #01-555, Singapore 430001
Tel: (65) 6846 3065

Learning Tree Preschool Pte Ltd
Address: 26A Ulu Siglap, Singapore 457184
Tel: (65) 6242 9975


Preschools at West Coast

Ellas Kindergarten Pte Ltd
Address: 12 West Coast Walk #02-16 West Coast Recreation Centre,
Singapore 127157
Tel: (65) 6778 1293

Japanese Kindergarten (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Address: 251 West Coast Road, Singapore 127390
Tel: (65) 6779 3434 / (65) 6776 2930

Tanglin Trust School Limited
Address: Portsdown Road, Singapore 139294
Tel: (65) 67703171

TownforKids Pte Ltd
Address: 10 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139940
Tel: (65) 6776 1888


Preschools at North

Cherie Hearts Kids-At-Play Pte Ltd
Address: 34 Westlake Ave, Singapore 574245
Tel: (65)  6352 4889
Email : elaine.kng@cheriehearts.sg
URL : www.cherieheartskidsatplay.com.sg

Kinderland Preschool
Address: 449 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 805946
Tel: (65) 6483 2261

Modern Montessori Preschool Centre
Address: Block 750 Woodlands Avenue 4, #01-317, Singapore 730750
Tel: (65) 6369 0700

Sonrise Preschool
Address: 2 Kovan Road #01-01 Simon Plaza, Singapore 548008
Tel: (65) 6285 5911

Jansen Preschool
Address: 39 Jansen Rd, Singapore 548441
Tel: (65) 6487 6116


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Re: Visa for parent of Employment Pass holder

x9200:

Why do you think it is possible? What would be the incentive for the Singapore gov. to do it? I believe the practice so far was just opposite, once a pass was expired/revoked all the dependant passes were revoked or exchanged to short term visit passes.

Re: Visa for parent of Employment Pass holder

x9200:
Ravi, the only thing I could think of is to talk one level higher above your standard HR level. Admittedly I don't know the banking environment but I had once somehow similar situation of HR refusing to sponsor my than unmarried spouse. I went to the HR director and managed to convince him. Try the same, you have nothing to lose. Prepare some supporting story/documents why do you think it is critical that she joins you in Singapore.

Re: Visa for parent of Employment Pass holder

nakatago:

It's not your bank. The parents are simply not eligible to have DP under your EP.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permit ... ligibility
You can get a pass for the following family members:

Legally married spouse.
Unmarried children under 21 years old, including legally adopted children.

If your salary is above 10k you can try to get an LTVP for your mother:
http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permit ... ligibility

but again, your company needs to sponsor the application. Are they also not happy to do it for LTVPs?

Short term visa will only work for 1-3 extensions/reapplications and then she will be asked (at best) to wait half a year or so before coming again.


Thanks a lot for your taking the time to respond.

I earn over 10k a month. My employer is a large bank and has refused to sponsor anyone beyond my spouse and child (I think it's because it's very sensitive to exposing itself to regulatory/legislative attention). I am groping for answers. I admit I accepted the job assuming I will be able to persuade local HR to come around or bring my mom under short term visa (she will as it is want to limit her stay to 2-3 months at a time). I am not at loss to find a solution.

Kindly let me know if you think or know of any way this may be possible.

Best regards,

Ravi

Singapore's visa/immigration rules are pretty black and white so a DP is a definite no even if your bank employer was willing. You (well, your mother) would qualify for LTVP (because > 10k) but you need your employer to agree. They don't so unless you can convince your employer, forget that.

Your options:
* Plan 2-3 trips for your mother and space them out; e.g. 1 month every 4 months. Banking on visa extensions is a gamble
* Relocate here in JB (caveat emptor: I don't know the immigration rules for Malaysia).
* Accept the fact that you will be an absentee son and move on
* Don't move to Singapore

Why is Singapore doing this?
* to avoid "4 for the price of 1" immigrants (one EP holder plus spouse, child and a parent)
* parents are old, need a lot of care and in the eyes of the government, just a burden on its social welfare systems. They don't care how much love and attention you have to give to parents. Let me repeat: Singapore doesn't care.

Re: Student pass for LTVP holders

bro75:
LTVP holders can get a student pass LOC but you have to ask ICA if you are eligible for this.

Re: Banking jobs in Singapore

brian_singapore:
I came to SG looking for work a little over 2 years ago, in bank/technology. My experience is you need to be on the ground or most recruiters and companies won't speak with you. I came for 30 days and towards the end started getting good interviews and extended my stay by another 30 days to wrap things up.

I don't know about risk, but in general I don't see a lot of competition from locals when I am recruiting to fill my own roles in technology. Despite measures like the fair consideration framework and a very heavy focus on recruiting locals / PRs from our HR I just don't receive very many cvs (often none) from them.

I was in a unique situation which allowed me to take 3 months off work to come looking with no risk to my own position back hime if things disn't workout.

Re: Expenses Breakdown and Salary Suggestion - Company transfer but no expat package

earthfriendly:
A lot has to do with how well you can jive with the new lifestyle / culture. Not just the $$$ side.

I love high density living. In Shanghai, there is a section where old residences are converted into shops. What strikes me? The aisle way is very narrow, flanked by houses on both sides with numerous huge tall windows (covering over 50 % of the walls). A person walking on that aisle can easily popped his head into those windows and say "hi" :wave: . Since the aisle separating the two rows are so narrow, the neighbors can easily hold a conversation with each other. Across the aisle. I can't help but sense that they like to be in close proximity of each other. And out goes your privacy. Thru those huge tall windows. And I would imagine, those inhabitants would regularly leave them open. To glimpse into the world outside and vice versa.

Re: Student pass for LTVP holders

Barnsley:
hi,

i am an LTVP holder and got admitted to kaplan mba program. however, ICA demands that I will need a student pass to pursue studies in singapore.
my question is what will become of my LTVP after i apply for a student pass? will it get cancelled? I wish to apply for jobs while I do my mba . getting a job seems impossible if I am on a student pass. :cry: :cry: :cry:

One Pass at a time in Singapore.

If you are worth an employment pass then an employer can apply I expect , however upon gaining employment you will lose your student pass.

Also , there is no guarantee you will get a student pass.

25M / Singaporean Chinese / Tourism Industry

hyocca:
Hi Everyone,

I would like to welcome all the expats who are currently in Singapore or in the process of coming to Singapore for a working holiday.

My name is Paul and I have travelled quite a bit around the world, the best part about travelling is that you meet different people living in completely unique cultures who shares similar interests and habits. The bond is just special and the friendship is unforgettable.

I seek to make more friends from any part of the region within my age group of course. Lol.
I was previously working as a communications specialist for the tourism industry in Singapore and have also studied in Melb/Perth for my diploma in tourism.

I am the TGIF kind of weekend guy. So I am definitely up for beers at a bar, exploring around cafes, hitting the clubs, UFC preview at Molly Roffey's or even Netflix and Cheetos :D

You can talk to me more, just

Hope you all have a great time in Singapore ~

Regards
Paul.

Re: Beware of meeting weird people from the forum

hyocca:
It saddens me to read this.Totally ruined the forum experience, these weird people.
Over the past few weeks, I have tried messaging both Male and Female posters and only the male guys replied for a hangout. Fair enough :)
But comeón there are nice guys on the forums.
Just give them a chance and speak to them at least.

I recently had a case where a lady on this forum replied my message, gave me her contact. but totally ignored the whatsapp after that. Could have been a post like such she had chanced upon that avoided saying Hello completely.

That's sad. As a lady, you should have figured a strategy to tell which is the bad/good guys. Those asking straight for meaningless sex and those who sincerely seek to make friends with an expat to show them around Singapore.

I am still to open to making friends of any sexes.
feel free to PM me. always here to answer your questions.

Regards
Hyocca
25M/Chinese/Singaporean

Student pass for LTVP holders

K_khan:
hi,

i am an LTVP holder and got admitted to kaplan mba program. however, ICA demands that I will need a student pass to pursue studies in singapore.
my question is what will become of my LTVP after i apply for a student pass? will it get cancelled? I wish to apply for jobs while I do my mba . getting a job seems impossible if I am on a student pass. :cry: :cry: :cry:

Re: Expenses Breakdown and Salary Suggestion - Company transfer but no expat package

Brah:
Everything JR8 said in the post subsequent to this is spot on.

I would add:


The larger demographic are those Westerners not on a expat package. Like many of us on this forum. I could not imagine, even if I was single, to come here for 100k.

To live and save money here on even more than that is difficult.

You do have a deflating property market in your favor.

Re: RE: Submitted application today - had to make a lot of amendments

dynoto:
Hi guys,

I'm just curious if any of you were asked to make amendments during your application submission? I had to make changes in about 5 different places (at least) and was told to populate the Annexe A form on behalf of my company (my company submitted a letter instead of populating the form)? I was also told to write a note to explain the situation. I was also asked to make a new photocopy of my ID because the one submitted was not clear.

Is this normal? Or is my application down the drain? :s

Thanks..

Nothing is down the drain.

I suspect your company HR hasn't submitted anything and playing safe.

Unless they showed the amendments requested by MOM.
Same happened to me aswell.
I wrote my race as Chinese but was told to strike out that portion because none of my certificate identifies myself as a Chinese.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
How Chinese are you ? 1% ? 10% ? 50% ?

I understand that Singapore may be getting bit careful with folks claiming Chinese heritage, and that could crowd the crowded city.

Especially those hoping for a one up in passes and PR.

100% well both my mom and dad have chinese ancestry, thing is in indonesia my grandparents decide to play safe by adopting a non-chinese name officially in our birth certificates to better assimilate in society and mitigating any kind of racism or backlash due to having chinese names.

well didn't know that it might have impact down the drain when applying PR :-k

Re: Visa for parent of Employment Pass holder

ravi26:
Hi group!

I have recently relocated to Singapore from India and have joined a European bank under Employment Pass. My mother is dependent on me and needs to join me here. Salarywise, I am eligible to bring my parents along. However, my bank's policies do not allow it to sponsor dependent pass for parents.

I was considering bringing her on short term visitor visa as a workaround but I have been led to believe she cannot stay more than 30 days at a time. I am also worried about requesting extensions every time.

I will really appreciate if anyone has any suggestion? I welcome all suggestions!
It's not your bank. The parents are simply not eligible to have DP under your EP.

http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permit ... ligibility
You can get a pass for the following family members:

Legally married spouse.
Unmarried children under 21 years old, including legally adopted children.

If your salary is above 10k you can try to get an LTVP for your mother:
http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permit ... ligibility

but again, your company needs to sponsor the application. Are they also not happy to do it for LTVPs?

Short term visa will only work for 1-3 extensions/reapplications and then she will be asked (at best) to wait half a year or so before coming again.


Thanks a lot for your taking the time to respond.

I earn over 10k a month. My employer is a large bank and has refused to sponsor anyone beyond my spouse and child (I think it's because it's very sensitive to exposing itself to regulatory/legislative attention). I am groping for answers. I admit I accepted the job assuming I will be able to persuade local HR to come around or bring my mom under short term visa (she will as it is want to limit her stay to 2-3 months at a time). I am not at loss to find a solution.

Kindly let me know if you think or know of any way this may be possible.

Best regards,

Ravi

Re: Visa for parent of Employment Pass holder

ravi26:
Hi BBCWatcher,

Thank you so much for your kind response. I receive fixed salary (including pension benefit in cash) just under 12000 per month so I am not sure I qualify for Personalised Employment Pass.

Even if I were eligible, in your experience/knowledge, how open is an employer to allowing such pass to be applied for seeing as how easily it allows the expat employee to switch jobs?

Do you think/know of any other way my mother may be allowed to stay at least 6 months a year (alternating 2 months in and out of Singapore each)? Does MoM make exception on a case to case basis?

I know I am likely asking stupid questions but I am desperate for a solution.

Regards,

Ravi

Re: RE: Re: Free Medical Help in UK for Tourists ?

ecureilx:


Welcome your thoughts. ( Context: Filipino, 2 week holiday, limited means, no insurance ).

Why wouldn't you get travel insurance?

Seems a bit of an oversight.

I guess Martin in enquiring on behalf of somebody else !!

Martin, get the cheapest travel insurance, should be less than 60$, though with high excess.