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by LongTimeHere
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: e-XTEND rejection for 89 days stay
Replies: 8
Views: 5511

e-XTEND rejection for 89 days stay

Recently my in-laws extension of stay from 30 days to 89 days was rejected. It says 'no extension can be sought with ICA' which means it is quite final. On the ICA website 'on replies to media' it does state that face-to-face appeal is possible if there are special circumstances. Has anybody ever tr...
by LongTimeHere
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Interracial Couples--How Common?
Replies: 145
Views: 35710

We all came as bachelors in our early 20's many years ago. Many among us married Chinese Singaporeans and we all dated them. Despite the racism that we face there are some very nice Singaporeans and I count many Chinese amongst my friends so your experience, given your profile is quite an eye opener...
by LongTimeHere
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Breaking the lease and security deposit
Replies: 10
Views: 8157

@byseeksconseil Your argument lacks legal merit. The landlord gave the house for you to stay. That is the contract. If you cant stay then the landlord could be made responsible (with some difficulty). If you don't want to stay then you are the one breaking the contract. The fact that you are finding...
by LongTimeHere
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Breaking the lease and security deposit
Replies: 10
Views: 8157

Your landlord may be fully aware of the hell you will go through as you are probably not the first tenant who has complained. Landlords change agents and tenants often to work around this, after all they aren't the one suffering. You need to quantify the situation. Take a decibel meter and note the ...
by LongTimeHere
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:40 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Stauts of private property if PR is not renewed
Replies: 14
Views: 3265

Dear All, Thank you so much for reading the post. The answers were generally quite helpful and it seems it wont be too much trouble. I somehow broached the subject yesterday with one of my old Singaporean buddy's who has a lot of legal contacts. He will check and get back to me. He said he always as...
by LongTimeHere
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Stauts of private property if PR is not renewed
Replies: 14
Views: 3265

@lolipop99 I don't have any of the 'red flags' having changed 3 jobs over 17 years and worked continuously in MNC's in the same industry. Yes I have not yet had male children but that is not within one's control. There is a lot that goes into a persons life for which there is no place in the applica...
by LongTimeHere
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Stauts of private property if PR is not renewed
Replies: 14
Views: 3265

@ Saint

Thanks for reading my post.

Actually we don't want to change her schooling system midway and as a PR she will be denied the good/convenient schools despite being born here. Since the message is 'eventually leave' we might as well get on with it.
by LongTimeHere
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: What are the factors contributing to PR Approval?
Replies: 28
Views: 8736

Buddy the simple answer is ... nobody knows. There is no defined criteria other than what is mentioned on the ICA website which is not much. Most people talk from 'experience'. To quantify that even if somebody knows about 1000 cases then that is less than 1% of the total PR's granted in the last de...
by LongTimeHere
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Stauts of private property if PR is not renewed
Replies: 14
Views: 3265

Stauts of private property if PR is not renewed

Apologies if this topic has been discussed elsewhere, I could only find topics related to HDB. My question is what happens to private property (99 year leasehold) once PR is not renewed. I am using CPF to finance my property and there is enough in my ordinary account to finance it for the next 7-8 y...
by LongTimeHere
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Query on citizenship application fee
Replies: 1
Views: 2437

Query on citizenship application fee

Can anybody advise if the $100 application fee is payable before or after the preliminary interview? Seems like quite a few applicatons get rejected. Hence before spending $300 would like to get your opinon on my chances - Indian - Have been a PR since 14 years - Wife has been PR since 8 years - No ...
by LongTimeHere
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR application rejected for Child
Replies: 8
Views: 11337

contact mandychong@mediacorp.com.sg...she might be interested in your story. were your children born here? btw are you from pakistan?
by LongTimeHere
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: My Daughter's Long Term Visit Pass not Successful
Replies: 7
Views: 5311

A child born in Singapore to a PR does not have an option to apply for citizenship directly. My daughter was born in Dec and I checked this with the ICA last week, so I have to sponsor her PR followed by LTSVP.
by LongTimeHere
Wed, 20 Oct 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR renewal refused. Anybody?
Replies: 0
Views: 2363

PR renewal refused. Anybody?

Does anybody have information on specific cases of PR renewal being rejected because the person refused to become a citizen? I have heard cases but its always 'friend of a friend'.. nothing concrete.It would be interesting to know specifics of such cases. How many years were they PR? Did they have m...
by LongTimeHere
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:20 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: 2nd PR renewal
Replies: 3
Views: 3458

2nd PR renewal

Really two questions here. 1) Been in Singapore for 14 years now with no break in CPF contributions since 1997. My PR is due for renewal next year what are my chances? 2) We have not become citizens since we were hoping to adopt from India and becoming a Singaporean puts us right at the back of the ...
by LongTimeHere
Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:42 am
Forum: MBA - Members Of Bhartiya Association
Topic: Owner/ Owner's Agent Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 8082

Its easy

Not sure if you got your money back yet. If the TA terms are in your favor then chance of getting your money back is quite good. Anyway this should help others get back their money. 1) Ask your agent to send them a message that you are unable to move as per contract as no keys have been provided to ...

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