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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

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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

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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 ^_^...

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

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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

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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

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

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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.....

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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.

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tx jacques

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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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....

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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

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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

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