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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by tacdou » Mon, 31 Aug 2020 9:56 am

jun-jie.gan wrote:
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deals68 wrote:
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Hi guys,

First time poster here, sorry to revive an old (but helpful) thread. I had a few questions regarding the processes upon obtaining PR. I completed the formalities at ICA a few days ago and got my temporary blue IC slip/entry permit and re-entry permit.

First thing is when I try to book a date and time for collection of my IC, I don't get an option for iCollect or even collection at a nearby SingPost - just an in-person appointment at ICA starting mid August - is this the experience of others/reflection of the Covid-19 times? Happy to wait it out but it's a bit less convenient.

I contacted SingPass to update them (was previously on a work pass) but they said the changeover should be automatic in terms of my account, within about 7-14 days - this differs to the advice given in one of the earlier posts.

Also regarding conversion of driver's licence, is it possible to do this with the temporary blue IC slip or is it better to wait for the actual IC before making the change? Have passed BTT etc so this would be last step.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Same here. I could not see any available dates for iCollect and SingPost options. Are they closing these two options temporarily?
Yes, during formalities, the officer told me that iCollect is temporarily not available due to covid situation.
SingPost is the fastest option now.
Yes Singpost is the fastest. ICA appointment will be more than 1 month away and one slot only serves one person

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by deals68 » Wed, 02 Sep 2020 9:07 pm

I was just approved PR last month and I have received my IC as well as my new SingPass account.

However I noticed my accounts with other government agencies like IRAS that were linked to my EP FIN have not been transferred into my new IC. Shouldn't this transfer automatic? How long will it usually take?

Also, if I need to raise this issue to the government, which call center should I reach out to? ICA? Thanks.

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 02 Sep 2020 9:26 pm

deals68 wrote:
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 9:07 pm
I was just approved PR last month and I have received my IC as well as my new SingPass account.

However I noticed my accounts with other government agencies like IRAS that were linked to my EP FIN have not been transferred into my new IC. Shouldn't this transfer automatic? How long will it usually take?

Also, if I need to raise this issue to the government, which call center should I reach out to? ICA? Thanks.
It will happen automatically. Please wait for sometime

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by WoozyDino » Tue, 15 Sep 2020 9:18 am

Hello, I just completed my PR formalities. I remember reading somewhere that the officer will stamp passport and write IC number on it. I just realized the officer that attended to me did not stamp my passport and write the new IC number on it. May I check if it’s normal or did the office forget to 🤔 Hmm or should I go back to ICA to enquire when I collect my physical IC.. I received the paper copy of re entry and entry permit.

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by silphco » Sat, 19 Sep 2020 1:19 pm

WoozyDino wrote:
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 9:18 am
Hello, I just completed my PR formalities. I remember reading somewhere that the officer will stamp passport and write IC number on it. I just realized the officer that attended to me did not stamp my passport and write the new IC number on it. May I check if it’s normal or did the office forget to 🤔 Hmm or should I go back to ICA to enquire when I collect my physical IC.. I received the paper copy of re entry and entry permit.
They don’t stamp the passport. You’re just gonna get the two documents and your IC collection slip.

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by mtnut » Sat, 19 Sep 2020 1:24 pm

I completed formalities last week, and I have the option to collect my IC from Singpost. However, my spouse has the message "Not Eligible for Alternate Site Collection"

Any idea why this could be?

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by singaporeflyer » Sat, 19 Sep 2020 4:22 pm

mtnut wrote:
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 1:24 pm
I completed formalities last week, and I have the option to collect my IC from Singpost. However, my spouse has the message "Not Eligible for Alternate Site Collection"

Any idea why this could be?
The message is very clear. ICA may not reveal the reason on why other options to collect is not available for your spouse. Any problem collecting it from ICA?

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by mtnut » Sat, 19 Sep 2020 4:26 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 4:22 pm
The message is very clear. ICA may not reveal the reason on why other options to collect is not available for your spouse. Any problem collecting it from ICA?
The ICA appointment slots are only open more than a month in the future, whereas Singpost is within the week.

I've emailed ICA to try to confirm if having only ICA collection for my spouse is intended (i.e. not a mistake).

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by mtnut » Fri, 25 Sep 2020 2:20 pm

Update: I contacted ICA, they advised it's likely because my wife's fingerprints were not captured clearly enough during formalities :(

Also - any new PR's who are married that noticed that the myinfo for marital status shows up as"Single"? I asked to get it corrected, but am being directed to get verification from Commissioner of Oaths, provide ID's etc. Seems strange given ICA sighted all our documents.

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by clavie » Sat, 31 Oct 2020 4:52 pm

regarding [*] Singpass (you have to apply for a new one)

Apparently now they arrange for the whole process without any hassle for you. They create the new SingPass account automatically and send 1 letter to inform about it (mentioning another letter will arrive shortly with the initial password and the old SingPass account will be deactivated). Need to reset the old SingPass (use Reset in the App) and login with NRIC + initial password, create your new password, create an 6-digit numeric PIN and authorize fingerprint if you want. The rest is done by them on back end. =D>

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Re: [Guide] PR Approved - now what?

Post by clavie » Sat, 31 Oct 2020 5:05 pm

mtnut wrote:
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 2:20 pm
Update: I contacted ICA, they advised it's likely because my wife's fingerprints were not captured clearly enough during formalities :(

Also - any new PR's who are married that noticed that the myinfo for marital status shows up as"Single"? I asked to get it corrected, but am being directed to get verification from Commissioner of Oaths, provide ID's etc. Seems strange given ICA sighted all our documents.
My spouse hasn't been requested to use fingerprints during the PR Formalities, only a form to complete and sign.
Yes, same as you, MyInfo shows "Single" and I have sent an e-mail to Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) <msf_msr@msf.gov.sg> (as guided by MyInfo) to report the issue and get it updated. Been married long time and at ROM. They have all records. Dunno why this happened.Waiting for their reply though...
(edit) MSF replied within 3 days, asked for a copy of the marriage cert. The following day they confirmed they updated the status and details in the system and this will be synced in MyInfo.

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