S'poreans marrying foreigners: 3,900 couples a year do pre-marriage visa assessment before saying 'I do'

The Long Term Visit Pass Assessment allows such couples to "exchange key information about themselves". PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - An average of 3,920 transnational couples a year - between 2015 and last year - applied to undergo a pre-marriage assessment that looks at the likelihood of a foreigner qualifying for a long-term visit pass after tying the knot with the Singaporean.

The Pre-Marriage Long Term Visit Pass Assessment also allows such couples to "exchange key information about themselves", including their spouses and children from previous marriages, income and criminal records, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

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