My Personal, Family and Business Support Package are:
You choose a package dependent on how you want to experience the move.
A negotiable monthly retainer of a 20-hour week, for three months, monthly renewal.
Alternatively, you set the task and suggest a value for a fee.
Hourly, 100 SGD, plus expenses, fees taxis etc.
The range of my activities may include but don't have to be limited to support for immigration, business administration, family office, property search, school admissions, personal assistant, and travel fixer. I can arrange translators and translations but I only speak English.
Stories of coming to Singapore are personal and yours will be unique.
I offer my services to your family based on my experience of relocating my own family to Singapore in 2007. At the time, it was not easy. I had just started a new job in a new country for a small start-up with no relocation package. I often had to skip work to go to the ICA and search for an apartment to move out of our hotel. Despite the challenges, I learned from my experiences and can now make the process smoother for you. It all depends on what kind of experience you want for yourself, your family, or your co-workers.
My experience during the first few years was extensive and worth sharing. Initially, the plan was to start in Singapore and then move to Thailand. I had incorporated a company in Thailand and was running operational services for my Singapore employer. However, it soon became clear that Singapore was a better place for my children’s future and my own. My wife and I agreed on a new direction. Today, my three sons are adult Singaporeans. Two have completed their national service, one as a police officer and one in the army, while the third is an academic.
My journey of migrating my family of five to Singapore began in 2007. I met my wife in Thailand in 2004, and we got married there in 2008. In 2009, my wife and children moved permanently to Singapore.
Singapore is a small country, but it has a big place in my heart. It is where I found my home, my career, and my family. But it wasn’t always easy. This is the story of how I moved to Singapore in 2007 and never looked back. I often had to skip work to go to the ICA and search for an apartment to move out of our hotel.
I checked my watch nervously as I waited in line at the ICA. It was already 10:30 a.m. and I had an important meeting at 11:00 a.m. I hoped my boss wouldn’t notice my absence. I had no choice but to come here today. The hotel was too expensive and too cramped for our family of five. We needed to find an apartment soon.
Back in Thailand… we packed our bags and headed to the airport.
One of the biggest challenges we faced was getting our children enrolled in school. The local schools were full and the international schools were too expensive. We had to find a solution. After weeks of searching and applying, we finally found a school that accepted our children. It was a bilingual school that taught both English and Mandarin. We were relieved and happy that our children would get a good education and learn a new language.
My story is about finding my place in the world. It is about how I left my comfort zone and embraced a new culture. It is about how I discovered my true self and my true family in Singapore.
This is my story, at times it felt like I was writing it on my own, my family where there with me giving love but someone or an organisation in support would have been nice. Let me help you write your story of coming to Singapore.
My milestones, that you might follow.
I rented family-sized apartments in 2007, 2009, and 2011.
Purchased a leasehold apartment in 2015.
Arranged admissions for my three sons at a primary, and two secondary schools.
Company incorporation in Thailand with the use of a Thai lawyer and in Singapore with the use of Rikvin Pte . Ltd.
Naturalised citizenship in Singapore for myself and my three sons via the ICA, MSF, Singapore Famly Courts and local legal firm.
Renounced citizenship for myself from the United Kingdom and my three sons from Thailand.
Obtained my employment pass and four dependency passes from the Ministry of Manpower.
Obtained permanent Residency (PR) for myself from the ICA.
Obtained permanent Residency (PR) for my wife from the ICA.
Three rejected attempts to obtain permanent Residency (PR) for three sons from the ICA.
Lobby my local Member of Parliament on behalf of my son's request for RP.
Adoptions via the Singapore Family Courts of my three sons and their Citizenship.
Two of my sons wait at the village bus stop, all packed and ready to start their journey to live a new life in Singapore.
2015 my youngest in his secondary school uniform
All grown up Christmas in Singapore
The family with the late King 9 Thailand
Son completes National Servies
Me. Jonathan Rathbone. Husband, Father, and Singaporean.