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SrimanVo
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Apply for PR Now or Later?

Postby SrimanVo » Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:43 pm

My background:

Will graduate from Local Medical School in June after 4 years studying
Starting work as 1st year Doctor in July with EP (P2)
Salary ~3500
I have a bond with MOH for 5 years
I am South Asian (not Indian)

Wife
Worked in SG since March 2013 in consulting firm
EP P2
MBA from US
My wife is Vietnamese

We don't have kids.

My Dilemma:
Option 1: Was thinking of applying as soon as possible since we want to settle here long term (as of now, that would be about September 2014 for availability).


Option 2: Alternatively, I was thinking of waiting until next year July when I have a higher salary (~4500/mo) and also full registration as a doctor. We may have one child by then as well.

The issue is that we don't want to "waste" a whole year either if we can apply earlier.

We are caught in a dilemma as when to apply of these two options.
What do you think our chances are for option 1 vs 2? And if we get rejected in option 1, does it hurt our chances when applying in option 2?

Thank you all very much for your help! :D

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Postby the lynx » Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:47 pm

The sooner you apply, the higher is the chance for rejection.

Try staying for 3 years (or get three years of tax assessment) then apply. So your option 2 is actually better than option 1 because you will have higher salary (but I'd advise you to stay longer to prove that you're here for long term.)

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:59 pm

Don't apply. Being a PR limits your salary and expat benefits.

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Postby taxico » Sat, 29 Mar 2014 4:06 pm

singapore med school + doctor job + MOH bond + potential full registration & hospital residency makes for a compelling case for ICA's approval, imo.

the fatal flaw being... you have a rather portable degree from duke... (i assume it's identical to having completed med school in NC?)

does ecure have any opinions on this?

p/s: congrats on finishing med school!

pp/s: welcome to hell!
Aut viam ad caelum inveniam aut faciam

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Postby midlet2013 » Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:23 am

I suggest you apply.

I think if you study in SG and have a good profession with bond, lack of tax assessments and salary wont matter.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:41 am

There have been people posting on this board studying in SIngapore with bonds to MOE and they did not get work passes approved not to mentioned PR.

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Postby midlet2013 » Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:56 am

I agree that is possible.

In this case, I feel studying Medicine is critical. Someone studing Medicine with bond is not the same as studying Engineering or Economics. Again, people in Engineering try to go for jobs in Sales/Finance which ICA/MOM may not like.

Medicine is highly country specific and some one who commits 10 yrs in Medicine in a year (study + bond) shd be given PR. Its not that easy for Medical people to migrate as it is in other professions.

I still think that in this case, there is a higher chance of acceptance than rejection.

I got my PR recently. I am an Indian, have only 6months of job before I applied. However, I have phd form singapore and work in a high skill high demand area.



x9200 wrote:There have been people posting on this board studying in SIngapore with bonds to MOE and they did not get work passes approved not to mentioned PR.


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