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by sundaymorningstaple
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Service apartment or hotel
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Service apartment or hotel

How do you plan on staying for 6 months? If you are from a western country with the visa waiver agreement you will only be allowed to stay for 90 days. You might get a 30 day extension but after that, doubtful, and will all probablility be required to take a several weeks to several months holiday e...
by sundaymorningstaple
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval in 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 39266

Re: PR approval in 2019

If you still got your EP, that won't bother you, however with only 1.5 years on an EP, your chances are virtually zero as well as you did not wait the recommended two years or 3 tax assessments (e.g., waiting until you EP was renewed the first time assuming you were on a standard 24 month initial EP...
by sundaymorningstaple
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Anyone applied for citizenship but is still pending? How long have you been waiting?
Replies: 18
Views: 2230

Re: Anyone applied for citizenship but is still pending? How long have you been waiting?

It's either PTS (Professional/Technical Scheme) or Family Ties. Regardless of the type of application, it will be a 6 to 24 month wait (lately a lot between 12 and 24 months) The length of the wait is not an indication of either approval or rejection, it is just what it is. Processing and fact check...
by sundaymorningstaple
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval in 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 39266

Re: PR approval in 2019

Malaysian Chinese (M or F) with relevant qualifications and experience always stand a very good chance of getting approved. How much effect the budget will have at this point is anybody's guess. The only way local companies will hire less foreign workers is if the reduce the quotas for S and WP work...
by sundaymorningstaple
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 1:14 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval in 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 39266

Re: PR approval in 2019

If you are in the O&G sector I'd say slim. If you are Caucasian or from a western country (as your nick suggests - caucasian or not) you are competing with everybody else who is not either Chinese, Indian, or Malay. This leaves you in a category for everybody else with a 2% chance of 30,000 PRs that...
by sundaymorningstaple
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval in 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 39266

Re: PR approval in 2019

As we occasionally get a odd breed of people on here, we generally have to cater for the masses. There is a special dispensation for certain people from north of us who, if having a degree, especially from decent university, get a preferential sort of treatment as they are the most closely related t...
by sundaymorningstaple
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval in 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 39266

Re: PR approval in 2019

Actdually it makes sense. Bill Gates would have had an almost impossible task of getting a S or EP here when he first created the windows OS. He was just a High School Graduate, didn't have a degree. The only way around it was to do something so awesome that a company would have paid the moon for it...
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval in 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 39266

Re: PR approval in 2019

^^^^This.
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Changes to Australia CGT for Expat Ozzies
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Changes to Australia CGT for Expat Ozzies

PNGMK, you are probably already aware of this but I'm posting it just for any other Ozzies who may be reading the board.

https://www.mondaq.com/australia/Tax/87 ... -Residents
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval in 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 39266

Re: PR approval in 2019

A search of this forum will turn up numerous instances of 18 to 24 month waits. And the wait has no bearing on the approval or disapproval. We've seen both.
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Upgrade to PEP
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Upgrade to PEP

PNGMK, that's the old time frame. I't been 3 years for a couple of years now but like the original, it is still non-renewable and only for one time use.
by sundaymorningstaple
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: S Pass Rejected and Appeal 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1819

Re: S Pass Rejected and Appeal 2020

That's always a chance you take when playing out an employer.
by sundaymorningstaple
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: S Pass Rejected and Appeal 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 1819

Re: S Pass Rejected and Appeal 2020

"You have a bigger problem than just waiting for the withdrawal to be posted/logged in. It is a weekend and are all working shorthanded due to the COVID-19 virus thingy so you are going to just have to be patient." How long is a piece of string? one day. two days, a week? anybody's guess. Guaranteed...
by sundaymorningstaple
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval in 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 39266

Re: PR approval in 2019

(1) No. Unless you have left out something substantial on your original application. Put in the same data, outcome will be the same result. (2) This is your best best as it is pretty common knowledge that you need a minimum of two consecutive years (or three tax assessments) before applying for PR (...

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