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by beard1
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

I think there's a difference between complaining (this sucks and I shall do nothing but point out that it sucks) and feedback with the intent to improve experiences (which I already sent through to PMO / NIC). Nothing wrong with improving if there's room too. But thanks for the tip re: chrome! As of...
by beard1
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

I'm happy with it either way - been here long enough for this to be home.

Although the fact that the SG Journey e learning can only be completed on internet explorer and doesn't work on
* apple computers
* tablets
* mobile phones

is giving me physical pain.
by beard1
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

PNGMK wrote:
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 9:29 am
Roughy 5 years from student to SC?
depends how you define student - I came here for sec 3 so it's been 15 years since my first student pass.
2005 > student pass (various; sec school, JC, uni)
2013 > EP
2017 > PR
2020 > SC IPA
by beard1
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

Literally blood sweat and tears. Thanks sunday !
by beard1
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

the end of a long journey from student > EP > PR > SC

It's been a while! Dropping in to say I just got my in principle SC approval today. It's been quite the journey, from two rejections, being laughed at here for being a blood donor, becoming a PR, buying a home, producing a very Singaporean baby boy and now finally approval. Thanks everyone who helpe...
by beard1
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Application Chance for Fiance
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: PR Application Chance for Fiance

Hello All, Wanted to seek your advice on the chances of my fiance's PR application. We are getting married in a couple of months and we are planning to submit an application immediately after marriage as we are looking forward to buy a new BTO near my parent's place. I am the guy, Singaporean citiz...
by beard1
Fri, 12 May 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: 3rd Application for PR APPROVED
Replies: 10
Views: 5639

Re: 3rd Application for PR APPROVED

This is off topic a bit but there is really too much cynicism towards volunteering in this forum. Maybe it doesn't help, but it also doesn't hurt. If one is a volunteer simply to check a box on a get-PR-quick-checklist then honestly, stop. You'll do so anyway if you eventually get your PR I know gu...
by beard1
Thu, 11 May 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: 3rd Application for PR APPROVED
Replies: 10
Views: 5639

Re: 3rd Application for PR APPROVED

This is off topic a bit but there is really too much cynicism towards volunteering in this forum. Maybe it doesn't help, but it also doesn't hurt. If one is a volunteer simply to check a box on a get-PR-quick-checklist then honestly, stop. You'll do so anyway if you eventually get your PR As someone...
by beard1
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Foreign born son, both parents SC.. NS dilemma
Replies: 22
Views: 5230

Re: Foreign born son, both parents SC.. NS dilemma

sundaymorningstaple wrote:^^^This.
Put my HR hat on for a moment 8-[
by beard1
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:05 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Foreign born son, both parents SC.. NS dilemma
Replies: 22
Views: 5230

Re: Foreign born son, both parents SC.. NS dilemma

It's really not an easy decision for you and your family, and definitely not one to be taken lightly. It'll be helpful for you and wife to think 10-20 years in the future, or when your son is your age, what might be the best outcome. Ultimately this differs for every family and individual so we can'...
by beard1
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Foreign born son, both parents SC.. NS dilemma
Replies: 22
Views: 5230

Re: Foreign born son, both parents SC.. NS dilemma

OK fair enough. OP seemed to suggest focus is getting SPR if possible, hence my discussion focusing on beyond EP. I see your point.
by beard1
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Foreign born son, both parents SC.. NS dilemma
Replies: 22
Views: 5230

Re: Foreign born son, both parents SC.. NS dilemma

there seem to be a few clear cut options: [*] all of you be AUS Citizens - parents give up any ties to SG [*] Son becomes AU Citizen - minimal impact on travel to anywhere except SG. Chance of becoming SC ever = approx. 0%. [*] Son becomes SC - serves NS here with no real 'feelings' for Singapore, ...
by beard1
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:24 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Foreign born son, both parents SC.. NS dilemma
Replies: 22
Views: 5230

Re: Foreign born son, both parents SC.. NS dilemma

there seem to be a few clear cut options: [*] all of you be AUS Citizens - parents give up any ties to SG [*] Son becomes AU Citizen - minimal impact on travel to anywhere except SG. Chance of becoming SC ever = approx. 0%. [*] Son becomes SC - serves NS here with no real 'feelings' for Singapore, r...
by beard1
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Wish to Apply for SPR
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Wish to Apply for SPR

As heartless as it sounds, ICA doesn't really care if one was educated here. Sometimes, even getting the invite doesn't help. I have been here since Sec 3. Went through top 3 Sec Sch > top JC (invite letter after A Levels)> NUS > earning in 90th percentile for my age group > specialised skills job i...

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