More Overseas nationals who got married to the citizens of Singapore are residing in the nation on longer period visa scheme to make their work and living easier in the country. This inturn increasing the foreign nationals marrying Singapore citizens count. Teo Chee Hean the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and governing party member of people’s action party revealed that, by the end of September around 7,300 overseas spouses came to Singapore on a scheme of Long-Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+).
However, the LTVP+ scheme which was introduced in the month of April in 2012 for overseas national’s spouses to live and work for a period of five years, which is now extended to longer periods than those visitors who are under long-term visit pass scheme. For foreign spouses who are under the LTVP+ are now qualified to gain additional benefits of health- care and business.
Mr Hri Kumar Nair (Singaporean politician and lawyer) asked Deputy Prime Minister about the recent figure of foreign spouses who entered on the LTVP+ scheme and also asked government plans in granting LTVP+ to overseas spouses as a rule who stayed for over five years.
Mr Teo replied that each and every request for LTVP+ will be accessed only on the range of few particular factors than a solitary one.
To make the overseas national’s spouse’s work and living easier in the country for longer period, Singapore government has planned to introduce the new visa scheme of LTVP+.