You are here

Foreigner living in malaysia, working in Singapore

146 posts / 0 new
Last post
david_xie
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 1 month ago
Joined: 2011-05-07 11:24
Foreigner living in malaysia, working in Singapore

Hi all,

I am Malaysian and my husband is from China.

The information that I obtained from this website (http://www.mywanderingstory.com/2010/11 … ysian.html)is, the Immigration department will place a Multiple Entry Visa on the your passport once your application for the long term social visit pass is successful.

My question now is,

We planned to work at Singapore and live at Johor Bahru because the house at Singapore is small and expensive.

So we have to go Singapore and back to Johor everyday. Does the official still need to stamp on his passport everytime when he go through the Malaysia check point (customs) everyday after he obtain the social visit pass?

If the offcial still need to stamp on his passport, then it is impossible for him to work at Singapore and live at Malaysia since his passport only has 48 pages which is only can stamp for 1 or 2 months.

Thanks.

Regards,
Annie

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

Hi Annie,

Most official will ask visa holder whether they want their passport to be chopped or not.
Since I've been living in Malaysia (arrived 7 years ago) I had my passport chopped only once while I was on a long term social pass (work permit or spouse program), and it was because I was too slow to react. So it should not be a problem, as long as your husband can secure work and visa in Singapore.

Hope this help Smile

Wilsonlow (not verified)

I'm working near Marina Bay Sands and commute daily between JB and Singapore. I found out that there is a cross border coach that directly fetch customers from Danga Bay Tune Hotel to Resort World and Marina Bay Sands directly. The name of the operator is Compass Coach / Odyssey = 07-2323092. RM25 for return trip, RM15 for one way.

The earliest slot is 7am. Reach RWS around 8.20am and then MBS around 8.45am. Just nice for work if you're working around there. Going back is 7pm from MBS and 7.30pm from RWS. Reach Danga Bay Tune Hotel around 8.45pm. They have other slots as well.

I've been using this service for about 1 year. The thing I like about this service is that it is very hassle free.
1) Parking is free at Tune Hotel with GUARDS Wink I can safely dump my car there.
2) The coach uses second link - less traffic
3) WiFi On-board
4) Super VIP seats - not crowded, about 26 persons / coach. Very comfortable.

I normally just hop on the coach and sleep or turn on my laptop to work / surf net. Just make sure you hop on and off at both sides of Immigration check points. Wink

So, even though the travelling time is slightly longer, but I find it more productive this way - can make full use of my time ^_^...

Semar
Semar's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 1 day ago
Joined: 2010-05-13 22:40

That is an awesome reply Wilsonlow.
Driving daily to Singapore sure is no sinecure.

kris (not verified)

can i hav the contact number plz.. so it will be easy for me to clear my dought regarding to get visa for daily going to singapore n malaysia daily...help me.. for visa matters...tx

harilin
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2011-12-29 14:02

can i hav the contact number plz.. so it will be easy for me to clear my dought regarding to get visa for daily going to singapore n malaysia daily...help me.. for visa matters...tx

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

Hi Harilin
Welcome on board Smile
Which contact number are you looking for ?

harilin
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 11 months ago
Joined: 2011-12-29 14:02

hi Jacques....

iam in malaysia married ....but iam from india.... want to work in singaqpore but daily i hav to go to singapore from malaysia.... so can it possible like that daily going n coming... if can means.. what type of visa i hav to look for n whom i hav to contact... pls guide me... so it will be useful to me.....

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

If you are married to a Malaysian you can be on a LTSVP. Not sure about your visa in Singapore. But it should be taken care of by your company. You can contact Zarrar on this forum (www.entouragerelocation.com). He is a moving / immigration specialist working out of Johor.

Anonymous (not verified)

tx jacques

once i contact that person i let u know...

Anonymous (not verified)

i am an Indian, with a one yr multiple entry visa issued in my passport. i am told i have to go out of malaysia, with in 30 days, each time i visit there but come again any number of times with in the expiry of the multiple entry visa. now my question is, whether i have to return to india with in one month or just go out of malaysia to singapore and come again the same day or the next day , so can i keep continuing my stay in malaysia by going out to singapore each month and return thru JB? also , each time ,the visa to singapore could be obtained at the check post in JB or should i apply for the visa from singapore cosulate in KL? plz clear my doubts.
thanks

Semar
Semar's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 1 day ago
Joined: 2010-05-13 22:40

If you plan to stay in Malaysia for long stretches of time, you should get a proper visa.
Doing Visa trip to Singapore or Thailand may become difficult after the first few times, especially as you'd have to do them every month. Worst case scenario, you may end up blacklisted in Malaysia for a few years.

kj sandhu (not verified)

seeking for help Sad

hi am a malaysian and my husband is from India.
here i will be applying for the Long Term Social visit pass for him this june.

but apparently to get a job here in malaysia is difficult.
my question here is if anyone know any agency that helps expats to look and apply for job here in malaysia (Penang / Kuala Lumpur).

regards
KJ

Hi, I did MBA finance and i want to job in Singapore, can any body inform me employment opportunities in Singapore?
thanks

Adnan (not verified)

I am from PAKISTAN , with a one year Work permit entry visa issued on my passport. i want to go out of malaysia, can i work in Singapore . at this time i am working in Malaysian Marine Heavy Engineering but the problem is language of Malay I can not speak and understand

Ramesh (not verified)

Hi, am an Indian living in Malaysia since one year under spouse visa valid for next five years. How can I apply for a work permit in Singapore? Am a paramedic & looking for a job in Singapore.
Kindly advise me.

Regards.

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20
Ramesh wrote:
Hi, am an Indian living in Malaysia since one year under spouse visa valid for next five years. How can I apply for a work permit in Singapore? Am a paramedic & looking for a job in Singapore.

The Singapore company should sponsor you.
So first, find a job.

roguegirl
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 2010-08-15 15:49
kj sandhu wrote:
seeking for help Sad

hi am a malaysian and my husband is from India.
here i will be applying for the Long Term Social visit pass for him this june.

but apparently to get a job here in malaysia is difficult.
my question here is if anyone know any agency that helps expats to look and apply for job here in malaysia (Penang / Kuala Lumpur).

regards
KJ

If you are looking for a job, try job search websites like jobstreet.com, jobsDB.com, Kelly Services, monster.com, etc. As you might have read at the topic, I doubt we are able to help you with a job search as this thread deals with visa issues.

roguegirl
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 2010-08-15 15:49
Baker wrote:
Hi, I did MBA finance and i want to job in Singapore, can any body inform me employment opportunities in Singapore? thanks

I no have MBA and I not know bodies to inform about employment opportunities in Singapore. Do you try newspaper? Maybe they have tell you about jobs.

roguegirl
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 2010-08-15 15:49
Adnan wrote:
I am from PAKISTAN , with a one year Work permit entry visa issued on my passport. i want to go out of malaysia, can i work in Singapore . at this time i am working in Malaysian Marine Heavy Engineering but the problem is language of Malay I can not speak and understand

Yes, you can. By all means.

Anonymous (not verified)

I am a filipino citizen married to a malaysian and planning to find a job in singapore, is it possible that i can go in and go out in malaysia everyday if I have a working permit in singapore?

Semar
Semar's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 1 day ago
Joined: 2010-05-13 22:40

I guess so.
But is it very convenient ?

Anne (not verified)

Hi,

We are from Indonesia, my husband is Q1, EPass Singapore, we are planning to settle together in JB, is is possible?

1. Chop things, do we have to do that everyday? Child go to school, Work in Spore?
2. Do we have to get a pass/visa to stay legally in Malaysia?
3. Can we buy a property there, but not following MY as my second home program.
4. The traffic in JB, for children go to school in the morning?
5. Spouse n children will be under Dependent Pass, we only want JB as our home as renting in SG is not affordable to us

pls give us your best solution, thank you very much for your help

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

If you neither of you have a Malaysian passport or work in Malaysia, then I believe your only option is MM2H.

Sabrina (not verified)

My uncle owns a recruitment company and are currently recruiting people to work in Malaysia and Singapore. If interested can you drop me email at

I will update you with some further information.

Regards
Sabrina Nair

ayishah (not verified)

Hi,

My roommate is a singaporean while i am on singapore e-pass. We are both working now in singapore and are planning to rent a place in JB instead given the lower costs of rental etc. We are willing to travel everyday from JB to Singapore for work. Here are our questions:

- do we both need a social visit pass to stay in JB while working in SG and if so, what pass/visa should an e-pass holder apply so he/she can stay or live in JB for a year or so.

-as it is advisable to obtain MACS for the purpose of daily commute between the two countries, what type of a visa/pass is required to obtain MACS

Adira (not verified)

Hi ...I 'm singaporean and ,I'm planning to stay in jb for about 1 or 2 years whilst still working in singapore..I intend to bring a long my kids(all singaporean) and my wife singapore pr(while my wife n kids also working and studying in singapore)...Like many other singaporeans do...we travel to n fro to singapore and jb evryday....will there be any problems on the immigration side....We've applied macs for all of our passport....

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

As long as you can sort out visas for everyone on the Malaysian side and are ready to travel 1+ hour or so each way, that is an option. But which visa are you going to apply for in Malaysia ??

Also, if you're a Singaporean or Singaporean PR, you are only be allowed to drive SG registered car into Singapore.

Anonymous (not verified)

I am surprised I cannot find this info on the web so I will try on here. Jacques you may have answered this in a previous post but I want to clarify the following.

I am a UK passport holder living and working in JB. I have the MACS card and make regular social visits to Singapore on a weekend. I fill the white immigration card for Singapore and I recieve 2 stamps from the singapore side. As a result my passport is getting close to full. Someone at work observed me doing this and asked why I was doing it! Is it true as a MACS holder I do not need to complete the white immigration card for Singapore and as a result I will not get the stamps in my passport? If this is true then this is great as I am having to limit my visits currently due to the number of stamps I am collecting. Can someone confirm this as I cannot find the info elsewhere.

Thanks

James

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

Hi James,

Welcome on board Smile

As far as I know, the MACS only works for the Malaysian side.
Maybe there is a similar card for the Singaporean side, but I have not come across one yet.

Of course, if you have some pre-existing link to Singapore (employment, studying, PR, citizen) you can get in and out without having Immigration touch your passport.

amir (not verified)

Hi,

currently i working in singapore with EP holder.
but i residing in johor bahru (malaysian).
can i eligible to apply PR, since i reside in johor bahru.

Thanks,

Regards,
amir

Lau (not verified)

Hi Jacques,
Do you mean that it is not neccessary to let the Malaysia officer to chop a entry stamp on your passport if you have the 5 years LTSVP(spouse program)?

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

Yes. Unfortunately most immigration officer do not know about this and will stamp your passport even if you ask them not to.
This is especially true if you travel by road.

Lau (not verified)

Hi Jacques

Thanks for the reply.
But i personally go down and check with the immigration officer there.. some of them not sure, but some of them say need to be stampped.
Did you happen to travel by land transport which they did not stampped your passport upon entrying Malaysia? any problem when you exit ?
or you have some official email or reply from immigration saying do not need to be stampped? (i just worry will have problem during exit soon or later.) Sad

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

The LTSVP is a "multiple entry visa". By definition it should not require a stamp. I asked an immigration officer in the main office, who confirmed this. Unfortunately, immigration officers at the KL-Singapore TUAS or Woodland borders do not know this and simply "follow procedure" - i.e. stamp every time you enter or leave the country. I tried asking them not to stamp, they just ignore me.

Ramesh (not verified)

The truth is, there are plenty of job for a medic but all the Singapore companies are only looking for singaporeans or PR's or a Malaysian. What should I do in this case? Advice me.

roguegirl
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 2010-08-15 15:49
Ramesh wrote:
The truth is, there are plenty of job for a medic but all the Singapore companies are only looking for singaporeans or PR's or a Malaysian.

I believe that the Singapore government is obligated to keep local jobs for their own citizens and PR holders. I'm not sure if you like it if in your country of origin most jobs were taken up by foreigners.

Ramesh wrote:
What should I do in this case? Advice me.

How about applying for Singapore's PR? Might be a good common sense, I think.

Ramesh (not verified)

Thank u so much for your quick reply. I was actually contacted by an recruitment agency in Malaysia for getting me a job in Singapore, some three months before. I was so convinced that I couldn't hesitate to pay RM 500 as a service charge. She is an Indian named Rina Vasanth claimed she is a branch of vision recriutments Singapore. It has happened almost more than three months, I tried calling her the phone rings & there's no response. I actually trusted her so much by the way she spoke to me & never attend few of my interview which actually am sure that I would hit the job. After having doubt, I called vision recruitment in singpore, they told me there is no such employee in their company.

Kindly advice me what should I, am helpless in Malaysia.
Also kindly advice me on few recruitment agency in Singapore.

Thanks.

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

Hi Ramesh,

Sounds like you've been tricked
You should get in touch with a lawyer in Malaysia.
Be sure to provide them with the bank account you sent the money to.

Good luck

Ramesh (not verified)

Bro, she's non other, please go to the 23rd comment, the one with the email is the person. I actually wanted to put this here so that others can atleast be aware this women named Rina Vasanth.

Can I make a police report on her?

Rgds.

Ramesh (not verified)

Bro, can you advice me on few recruitment agencies in Singapore who could help me to get a job in Singapore.

Regards.

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

Yes. You should do a police report.
But you will have to provide more info than this for the police to be able to act on it.

Recruitment agencies work by industry in Singapore. You should contact your chamber of commerce, and trade association.

Ramesh (not verified)

Kindly do not trust the above message and don't email to oceanbooks2012@gmail, this women has changed her name to Sabrina nair, her name is Rina Vasanth, I am a victim. She'll say her uncle is an recruiter in Singapore, & will find a job. She'll ask to deposit money in to her account named Devi in CIMB. Dear users be ware of this women.
Ramesh.

Angel (not verified)

Hi,

Im a Filipino, holding a philippine passport with an E-pass, im currently working in singapore contracted for 2 years, im planning to stay in JB, my friend has an occupied house there and she invited me to stay there instead in singapore to have a less expenses renting a house. Is it possible to enter and exit singapore everyday without stamped by the immigration? what should i do? can you please help me, do i need to apply another visa for that? if possible what type of visa do i need to acquire? Thank you...

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

Hi Angel

Welcome on board Smile

As an EP holder, you can enter and leave Singapore without stamping. But you can not do the same in Malaysia. That means that each time you reach the Malaysian border, the immigration will stamp your passport with a "tourist visa". Many Singaporean do this on a daily basis. The immigration close one eye. I don't know whether they would keep it close if the one doing it is Filipino.

Aji (not verified)

Hi,

I am an Indian wishing to get marry a malaysian girl. I am having 1 year Multiple visa of Malaysia bt i need to exit malaysia each 30 days. how can i get spouse visa. to whom i have to contact for it. and can i work in malaysia or singapore.

roguegirl
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 2010-08-15 15:49
Aji wrote:

Hi,

I am an Indian wishing to get marry a malaysian girl.

You are very the wishing to marry a malaysian girl or you already have a malaysian girlfriend to marry?

Aji wrote:
I am having 1 year Multiple visa of Malaysia bt i need to exit malaysia each 30 days. how can i get spouse visa. to whom i have to contact for it. and can i work in malaysia or singapore.

If you marry a malaysian girl, she will be your spouse. Then, you can apply spouse visa. If you not have malaysian girl to marry, maybe try find one or more. If one not want to marry you, ask the next one.

Happy trying! Smile

Jacques
Jacques's picture
Offline
Last seen: 47 min 38 sec ago
Joined: 2010-03-05 01:20

And if you are married to a Malaysian, your spouse visa (LTSVP) allows you to work in Malaysia.

hannah s (not verified)

Hi, I am an Indian citizen, I have an S-Pass to Singapore. I have a one year visit visa to Malaysia. Can I live in JB and work in Singapore. The reason I would like to do this is because of the low cost of living in JB.

Spectrre (not verified)

Hi, i am a singaporean who wish to travel to malaysia regularly and stay there for long period of time.

Planning to stay there for 3 weeks, go back singapore for 2-3 days and go back malaysia again. I have a vietnamese wife who i am planning to bring over to, same period of stay like me.

Will there be any problem arising from this arrangement?

This will probably goes on for the rest of my life.

roguegirl
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 2010-08-15 15:49
hannah s wrote:
Hi, I am an Indian citizen, I have an S-Pass to Singapore. I have a one year visit visa to Malaysia. Can I live in JB and work in Singapore. The reason I would like to do this is because of the low cost of living in JB.

Yes you can. Not sure what sort of arrangement you'll have to sort with regard to the visa and whatnot (I'm sure some of you here would be able to help). I know lots of people do that. In fact some Malaysian parents send their kids to study in Singapore and they commute everyday.

Pages

Add new comment