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by BigginHill
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Applying PR for my Wife Who is an Investor But not Elligible for GIP
Replies: 15
Views: 10921

Re: Applying PR for my Wife Who is an Investor But not Elligible for GIP

It bears repeating that SG (like all other organisations) are not looking for the best people, but rather the *right* people. And the policy goal for "right" (for the foreseeable future) are those who will fit in as productive citizens and be accepted as such by the existing citizens in or...
by BigginHill
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: PR Chances Indian Couple with a son
Replies: 16
Views: 5665

Re: PR Chances Indian Couple with a son

if we don't make it in our first attempt but if we never get PR- what then? :( At 40+ won't it be late to apply for Canada\Aus etc PR. Solution: Apply for *all* of them now! If SG doesn't want you, eventually just find somewhere else that will. It's easy to develop tunnel vision about SG, as it's s...
by BigginHill
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: PR Chances Indian Couple with a son
Replies: 16
Views: 5665

Re: PR Chances Indian Couple with a son

Apart from race, our salary, our child's gender, higher education in SG, learning Chinese etc won't help? Nope! Welcome to SG! :D Of course you should apply - on paper you guys are very qualified. Unfortunately I've seen plenty of people carrying very strong credentials getting turned away. Sometim...
by BigginHill
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Citizenship application status still pending
Replies: 69
Views: 25552

Re: Citizenship application status still pending

Most of them would have obtained their PR through the PTS scheme so as long as they are gainfully employed in SG, the gahmen will renew their REP. However, if they lose their jobs or retire or stay out of SG for a prolonged period, then they can kiss their REP goodbye. Yep. Government doesn't revok...
by BigginHill
Sun, 30 Sep 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Being Singapore born is becoming extinct...holding at 60% now
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Being Singapore born is becoming extinct...holding at 60% now

PNGMK wrote:article claims PR not changing but forgets SC comes after PR.

Exactly.

From the article:
This could mean that the same number of people who receive PR status in each year choose to give up their permanent residency each year.

Answer: They become Singapore citizens.
by BigginHill
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 9:50 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Rejection
Replies: 30
Views: 8759

Re: PR Rejection

Latest june 2018 population statistics: https://www.population.sg/population-trends/demographics - The non-resident population keeps dropping (employment pass, work pass etc) - Fertility rate keeps dropping & currently even below projection - PR population dropped between 2017 & 2018 - Numbe...
by BigginHill
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Rejection
Replies: 30
Views: 8759

Re: PR Rejection

Clearly none of the 4C's are primary determinants. (I thought there were 5 C's?) Accredited entrepreneurs, sure, but personal wealth itself doesn't qualify, only the business, jobs and expertise you're bringing in. Race, age, good income+education, family platform and generally blending fairly seaml...
by BigginHill
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Rejection
Replies: 30
Views: 8759

Re: PR Rejection

Your UK friend has likely reached an age limit thing at this stage. If we take a cue from the Australia PR points system, anyone above 44 years is deemed irrelevant age-wise. While I do see the government exercising its clear advantage in not revealing the criteria for Singapore PR, I do think they ...
by BigginHill
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Apply again
Replies: 8
Views: 3204

Re: Apply again

Westerners don't have much hope now. The stats are against us because of the lower % of 'others' in the pop'n means a very low approval rate for PR. ...(... - plenty of Brits and North Americans do though). And let's not forget eastern europeans. There's a reasonably sized group of Russians & o...
by BigginHill
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: PR approval chances-HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: PR approval chances-HELP

Also note that with a largely automated process & zero queues on the new digital PR application, ICA is able to handle even more people applying for PR, thus widening the candidate pool & yes, collect another +S$10m for the government coffers! Although I'm not quite sure about their logic in...
by BigginHill
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: PR approval chances-HELP
Replies: 9
Views: 1586

Re: PR approval chances-HELP

Isn't it all done via supercomputer these days? I would guess they'd have to. A laptop should do the trick though. How many PR applications do they get per year; +100,000? http://sgforums.com/forums/3317/topics/440120 So that's +400 new applications every work day. No way they've got 25 top qualifi...
by BigginHill
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Rejection
Replies: 30
Views: 8759

Re: PR Rejection

Looks like the current population race ratios are likely to remain...

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singaporeans-more-likely-to-accept-new-citizens-with-chinese-malay-indian-or-eurasian

Clearly Singapore isn't some kind of international meritopia.
by BigginHill
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:08 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: New Electronic PR Application System
Replies: 13
Views: 2589

Re: New Electronic PR Application System

Not to mention that PR really shouldn't be seen as something you "buy". The policy of paying for PR outright was abondoned in 2012 when they scrapped the Financial Investor Scheme. (admission deposit: S$10m) Incidentally, the non-refundable application fee for PR via the somewhat related G...
by BigginHill
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: New Electronic PR Application System
Replies: 13
Views: 2589

Re: New Electronic PR Application System

Also the government can't really charge xxxx $ for something where 80% of applicants literally get nothing in return, unless you specifically call it a lottery. At most they could take it as a returnable deposit.
by BigginHill
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:38 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Pending PR Application - 3 Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3221

Re: Pending PR Application - 3 Questions

The government grants around 30,000 PR's year - this total is a stated policy quota. However, less than half of those are alloted to professionals - the majority goes to people applying via the family scheme. https://www.nptd.gov.sg/PORTALS/0/HOMEPAGE/HIGHLIGHTS/20120116-parliamentary-reply-dpm-teo-...

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