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by lolipop99
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:26 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Chance of PR for PhD from NUS
Replies: 1
Views: 2856

For PhD, the concensus now is that you must earn a PhD equivalent salary (average salary of PhD holders in Singapore) to get a chance. Since most PhDs are professors, you need to earn around associate professor salary or about 16000/month basic. Again, there are other factors such as race, country o...
by lolipop99
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Singapore PR/Citizenship - Approval Chances
Replies: 19
Views: 11595

My colleague is in the similar situation as the Op except that he is Australian Vietnamese and have PR status for 6 years, he tried to apply for his Vietnamese wife for PR for many times but all rejected, his 4th rejection came just recently after only 2 months of applying. Last year he tried to app...
by lolipop99
Fri, 24 May 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: letter from ICA re PR
Replies: 5
Views: 5956

If you could post some more info such as race, country of origin, salary, marital status, number of sons... then it is more meaningful for others to make an educated guess on your chance. Most of the time these letters are autogenerated when officers in doubt of conflicting info in the application w...
by lolipop99
Wed, 22 May 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: LTVP for P2 Pass holder
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Even I am a PR and I my parents LTVP were rejected as well, appeal is no use, if they approve your appeal, there are thousands of Indians who have the same problems too, how can they handle those? Even for P1 Pass, it is not automatically approved, same for PR. Bringing in more old people are not th...
by lolipop99
Mon, 20 May 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Chances of PR approval for Science Ph.D degree holder
Replies: 6
Views: 5787

Unfortunately being a PhD holder could be a disadvantage in applying for PR or even EP in Singapore because they are now judging qualification with salary level. A PhD who earn 4K-4.5K is at the bottom level of all PhDs in Singapore and can be considered as "cheap labour" or undesirable wi...
by lolipop99
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:44 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Singapore PR - Approval Chances - Please advise
Replies: 10
Views: 6514

Ah, ok. Thank you for the clarification. I am considering applying to NTU to pursue a Masters degree, and would be applying for the MOE grant as well. PR would certainly make the job search easier upon graduation. Oh well. If it was easy, it probably would not be worth doing. :-| Tuition grant is n...
by lolipop99
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Raising the Pay Levels for Employment Passes
Replies: 32
Views: 10921

The moving of back office jobs outside of Singapore has proved to be a failure, banks are now moving back those jobs to Singapore due to better legal franework that protects customer privacy, better infrastructure, better work ethic... In fact I know my wifey's bank is moving a whole IT team of over...
by lolipop99
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Length of stay under LTVP for parents
Replies: 12
Views: 6827

LTVP for parents if for first time then usually 6 months to 1 year only. I've tried very hard to get a 6 months LTVP for my parents to take care of our kids and even as PRs we are not able to, in the past they used to grant 5 year LTVP, but seems like nowsaday most people get 1 year if they even qua...
by lolipop99
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: APPLING PR
Replies: 21
Views: 4953

A Senior Software Engineer with 5 years experience and only get paid 3.7K is way below the norm, maybe that's why you are downgraded to S Pass. I know of a Singaporean with 3 years experience in IT and he got 5.4K/month before bonus and he is not even in a big MNC, just a local company.
by lolipop99
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Relocating to Singapore from China (non-China citizen)
Replies: 4
Views: 3876

Beware when bringing dogs here and make sure that your neighbours are dogs friendly, while most Singaporeans love dogs, some foreigners and even local are very crazy and they may kidnap the dog if they found his presence annoying, the aunty next to my appartment keep threatening that my dog may be k...
by lolipop99
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Long term visit Pass
Replies: 9
Views: 3682

You have to be physically in Singapore to apply for a LTSVP (more than 6 months) because one of the requirement is the D/E card number which you can only get when you land in Singapore. There is no way you can apply for a LTSVP from oversea.
by lolipop99
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: chances
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

If you posess good education such as a degree from a top university, holding management position with skills not easily found in Singapore, then chance for your PR application to be approved is good (though White are considered not favorable compared to Malaysian Chinese or Hongkong, Taiwan chinese ...
by lolipop99
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 11:38 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Update for PR statistics
Replies: 15
Views: 6310

Before anyone buying into the idea that any 2 candidates with exact same profiles will get the same result, please note that for certain nationalities, applying for PR is like buying a lottery ticket now. There are some prizes to win but to get it or not is another matter.
by lolipop99
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 1:35 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR - Endlessly Pending
Replies: 59
Views: 20583

Interesting, seems like there is a backslash against Fillpino migrants all over the world, now it is Hong Kong: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-25/hong-kong-court-rejects-residency-appeal-by-domestic-helper.html I would say this maid should not even fight for residency in HK because even if sh...
by lolipop99
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Citizen application chance?
Replies: 34
Views: 14292

Well it seems like all about race, Me: MSc from NTU Gross pay : 7k Working as an Operations Manager in gov funded project. Age 29, Indian received PR in July 2009, was holding a P2 Wife MSc from NTU Gross Pay: 4.5 to 5.5 k (4.5k basic) Civil Servant Age 29, Indian received PR in March 2009, by invi...

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