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Singaporean Male - German Wife : PR Chances?

Postby timmz88 » Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:16 am

Hey guys,

First of all I have to say - this forum has been ultra insightful for tons of us. I do have a rather unique case though and would like to throw it out for those in a similar situation as myself. I am a Singaporean Chinese (30m) who just got married to my German wife (27f) in August 18'. As of today, we are both based in Switzerland for our work, whereby I moved to Switzerland through an internal transfer with my firm (a large management consultancy firm) to be with her. We are currently living apart though (Zurich & Geneva) due to the location of our firms and our clients - argh! Prior to living in Europe, I worked 3 years in Singapore, and in the meantime served my Reservist as a proud Singaporean!

My wife has visited Singapore multiple times as a tourist, but we decided it is time to move (back home) to Singapore and hence, we submitted her ePR application last week so that we can set up our lives there.

Some details about our case:
- Place of Marriage: Married in Singapore i.e. did the RoM and papers there
- Income: Combined pre-tax annual income with my wife of ~230k Swiss Francs i.e. 310k SGD excl. bonus
- NS Status (if relevant...): SAF Officer
- Certifications: Both of us have MSc in Finance from abroad
- Children: None

What I would like to ask is: What do you think the chances are that we attain the PR status (sometime this year I hope?!). Has any of you gurus here been in a similar situation, and have faced rejection for the PR application? If so, why and what 'tips' would you recommend to get across this hurdle?

Thank you all! Really appreciate your help and kind response :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 26 Feb 2019 3:21 pm

Probably have a pretty good chance but you may well find that she might be rejected in the first instance (but that usually happens when the roles/genders are reversed). As you both are sub-35 in age, I think you may well be successful, but I'd also suggest you apply for the LTVP+ for her just in case they decide to make her wait a year. But as an SAF Officer, I think that may well pull a little extra weight. I don't think you need to do anything special as you tick all the right boxes. Good incomes, good educations, young, ROM'd in Singapore originally, etc.

Go for it and keep us posted. We'd love to hear how it goes (it's also how we get all our info here!) ;-)

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Postby timmz88 » Wed, 27 Feb 2019 7:08 pm

Thank you so much for your prompt response - I really have my fingers crossed and hope for the best :) Another quick remark - I just logged onto the ePR portal and noticed my wife got assigned a FIN number starting with G (she has never had this as she never lived in Singapore as a resident, nor been on a work permit in any sense - only as a tourist). What does this imply (if anything at all)?

Thanks a lot! Will keep you up to date should I hear anything :)

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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 27 Feb 2019 8:35 pm

A FIN is a damn good start... you're making lots of Indians very jealous.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:11 am

Any application that makes it past the starting blocks be it for employment passes or other residency passes (of which PR is one) will be issued a permanent FIN number starting with either F or G (the F is actually finished as they have used up all allocations and now all are G FIN numbers. This number is permanently affixed to her and will not change if not successful and reapplied for in a later year. It would already be in the database and the same number would be assigned. The only time it would change is if she were successfully granted either PR or Citizenship. At that time the FIN number will be exchanged for a permanent NRIC number and the issuance of either a Blue (PR) or Pink (SGC) NRIC.

So, long story short. As a FIN number has been given, it's successfully in the system and now it's a waiting game. Good Luck

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Postby timmz88 » Tue, 05 Mar 2019 12:00 am

I see - thanks so much guys! I will update you once I hear something. :)

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Postby timmz88 » Wed, 22 May 2019 8:35 pm

Hi All, Just wanted to drop a quick update: 3 months and still haven't heard back. Have my fingers crossed :) Hope you are all having a great day!

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Postby Wanabe » Thu, 23 May 2019 2:38 am

We applied almost the same time..mine was 24 Feb..still pending

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Postby Kevinsmith08 » Thu, 23 May 2019 12:42 pm

timmz88 wrote:Hi All, Just wanted to drop a quick update: 3 months and still haven't heard back. Have my fingers crossed :) Hope you are all having a great day!


you'll have to wait more coz PR processing time is (minimum) 4-6 months usually more than that..

like SMS suggested, go ahead and apply for LTVP. It shouldn't affect your current PR application. Thats what i did. LTVP is good for 1 year. and the LTVP rejection rate will be very very low coz you're a SC.

Good luck :)


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