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Friday, November 11, 2005
work permit
my work permit will expire in 7 months' time. the cover letter in my work permit states that i need to renew the work permit 90 days before the expiration date. the government website states 6 months before the expiration date.

i am confused by their message. i am not sure whether the applicant renews the work permit, jon's company or my bank renews it. jon's company applied for my work permit last year and they have our information. it will be ideal if they can renew it for us as they can help to explain background and reply to government's queries. my bank does not sponsor staff to work in the firm. thus, i doubt they can renew my work permit. my boss, R is concerned but very confident that my work permit will be renewed. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

jon will be in china from nov 14 and i will be in singapore from nov 21. i really hope thatthe work permit issue can be resolved by dec 05. jon and i would like to celebrate christmas happily.
posted by sharon at 9:46 AM | Permalink |


At 2:35 PM, Blogger singaporegrrl

Whomever granted you the initial work permit is responsible for renewing it. It sounds like you have an EAD that allows you to work freely, unlike myself, trapped in an H1B. It sounds like your husband is under L status and you have a work permit through him by being his dependent, then, they are responsible for renewing it. My H1B is expiring on 1/1/06 and my lawyer says to begin renewal by 12/1/05, if I haven't heard from US Embassy in S'pr regarding consular processing for PR. Keeping toes and fingers crossed about that!


At 9:51 PM, Blogger sharon

thanks. i thought so too. but my husband still want me to check with my bank.

i maybe wrong, i thought if your husband is a us citizen, you will get a green card for 2 years.

anyway, all the best for on the visa processing.


At 10:27 AM, Blogger singaporegrrl

My lovely husband is a U.S. citizen, but I am not applying for P.R. through marriage, I am applying through employment as I began the process before I even met my husband! I'm almost at the end of the process, so might as well stick with it. Even if I changed and applied through marriage, I still will have to wait for about a year b4 being issued with a green card. It's not automatic. Very long and winding process as well, as you can imagine. Good luck to you!


At 6:50 PM, Blogger sharon

thanks for updating me. it is definitely a long process. i am sure your visa will be renewed in early dec 05.

happy thanksgiving!