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Approved E-PR

Posted: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 8:13 pm
by mariman
Anyone approved via online PR application?

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:31 pm
by Strong Eagle
mariman wrote:Anyone approved via online PR application?
No, all online PR applications go into the bit bucket, then the bits are converted to electrons and used to power the slot machines at MBS.

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 8:47 am
by PNGMK
Strong Eagle wrote:
mariman wrote:Anyone approved via online PR application?
No, all online PR applications go into the bit bucket, then the bits are converted to electrons and used to power the slot machines at MBS.
I thought ICA decided PR by drawing names out of hat every month? (well five hats for the four races and "others"). Have they modernized?

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:55 pm
by Wd40
Strong Eagle wrote:
mariman wrote:Anyone approved via online PR application?
No, all online PR applications go into the bit bucket, then the bits are converted to electrons and used to power the slot machines at MBS.
I almost thought you were describing a new kind of crypto currency :)

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Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 1:06 pm
by Barnsley
mariman wrote:Anyone approved via online PR application?
It only started in December ... take it easy!

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Mon, 14 May 2018 4:22 pm
by Weezsa
Had anyone had PR approved through the new E-PR submission system? We applied 20th December and still pending

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 8:38 am
by lambemusuwek
Weezsa wrote:Had anyone had PR approved through the new E-PR submission system? We applied 20th December and still pending
Patience is gold :wink:

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Sun, 03 Jun 2018 2:31 pm
by cornhoilio
hi all just want to share my info
My PR Approved this morning together with My Wife.
Race: Chinese
Nationality : Indonesia
Gender: Male
Salary: 4.2k Monthly
Submition Date: 01 Nov 2017.
Work in Singapore for 5 years under same company
Qualification : Higher Diploma

Currently waiting the letter IPA ;)
patience IS GOLD. this is my 5th i apply it finally is approved ;)

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 1:52 pm
by sundaymorningstaple
That's not patience, that's persistence! :lol:

Congratulations. Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus! :cool:

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 9:14 am
by sky91
Race: Chinese
Nationality : Malaysia
Gender: Male
Salary: 3.9k Monthly
Occupation: Software Engineer
Qualification : Degree
Submission Date: 16 Jan 2018
Duration in Singapore: Since 2016

Status still pending.... It has been almost 7 months.

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Wed, 03 Oct 2018 9:38 pm
by Weezsa
Just had our PR rejected, waiting time 9.5 months. We applied on the 20th December 2017. British, Caucasian, Doctorate, been in Singapore 6.5 years on an EP, only changed jobs once. Same job for the last 4 years, salary 250K plus a year. Married, age 36 years. Don’t know if I should appeal or not. Any advice would be welome, thanks.

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:50 pm
by Strong Eagle
You are afflicted with the affluence syndrome, you are the wrong race, and are not viewed as a long term resident.
  1. You have British citizenship. Your chances of giving that up for Singapore citizenship are pretty much zero.
  2. Your race doesn't fit in any of the four major race boxes in Singapore. Singapore might become more difficult to rule if it became more pan-ethnic and filled with people whose educational background including such startling concepts as thinking for yourself.
  3. Your salary and your education make you extremely mobile, and historically, people with your credentials and $$$ will rapidly move elsewhere for the right deal. The government rightly perceives that the staying power of an auto-mechanic is likely much greater than yours, as most auto-mechanics will never receive an offer of a post in Zurich, for example.
  4. Your chances of success were probably affected by white PR's like me. I had PR for 7 years, employed locals in my company, and the global recession killed my company. I gave up PR and went back to the USA as options didn't look good in Singapore.
My guess is that if you were able to demonstrate on an appeal that your job will never take you elsewhere that you might have a better chance. Or, you didn't mention if you have children (aka, males) and whether they were included or not... if not, a kiss of death for your PR application.

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Thu, 04 Oct 2018 7:30 am
by Weezsa
Thanks for your reply. No kids, so it wasn’t that I had left anything out of the application. I think all the other info you have given me is pretty much spot on, however. Thanks and I think I won’t bother with reapplying. I have a 3 year EP and could change onto a PEP if need be for flexibility. Thanks again for your detailed response.

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 11:10 am
by sky91
sky91 wrote:Race: Chinese
Nationality : Malaysia
Gender: Male
Salary: 3.9k Monthly
Occupation: Software Engineer
Qualification : Degree
Submission Date: 16 Jan 2018
Duration in Singapore: Since 2016

Status still pending.... It has been almost 7 months.
Hi guys, I just got approved my PR after 10 months.
Thanks for everyone.

Re: Approved E-PR

Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 10:51 pm
by thanhtam23
Weezsa wrote:Thanks for your reply. No kids, so it wasn’t that I had left anything out of the application. I think all the other info you have given me is pretty much spot on, however. Thanks and I think I won’t bother with reapplying. I have a 3 year EP and could change onto a PEP if need be for flexibility. Thanks again for your detailed response.
if i were you i would just apply for PEP, no need to bother about PR :)


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