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PR application successful

Postby towbsdropjar » Wed, 21 May 2014 7:56 pm

I got letter from ICA this week saying that PR application for me and my wife is successful! I wanted to share some info on this so that it may help others.

Qualification: PhD in electrical engineering (from NUS, got in 2012)
Work: Research scientist
Visa: Employment pass (EP)
Salary: 5K+ per month
Race: India
Age: 30+
Wife: Late 20s, working as web developer on LOC and earns 2.5K / month

We decided to apply in April last year, got online appointment only for Nov. Applied then and got successful reply this month (May). So, it took them 7 months.

I had applied 3 years ago when I was working in NUS on S Pass with a 3K / month salary and I got rejection for that application after 6 months. I applied for the second time last year after I got PhD and the research job.

PS: This forum has been very useful with information on this matter. I want to thank the moderators and frequent commenters for their help and time :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 May 2014 8:26 pm

Congratulations. As could easily be seen, a considerable amount had changed aside from your filing too early the first time (regardless what is stated on their site). The subsequent PhD probably went a long way to putting the icing on the cake. While your income is not yet at PhD levels, you continuing to advance boded well in their eyes. It also shows that Indians are still being given PR if "suitably" qualified in what the government thinks is a good fit.

Thanks for dropping us a line and letting us know. Good onya! :cool:

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Re: PR approved

Postby Beeroclock » Thu, 22 May 2014 2:49 pm

Emergency123 wrote:Yes,I guess that ' Indians ' do get PR if the requirement is seen.I was recently approved for PR

Indian
Healthcare
Wife not working at this point in time.
No children.

Did the fact that I keep all my earnings in Singapore make a difference instead of sending it back to India..I do not know.
Can I ask did you apply for yourself only, or with your wife together ?

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Re: PR approved

Postby Beeroclock » Thu, 22 May 2014 2:49 pm

Emergency123 wrote:Yes,I guess that ' Indians ' do get PR if the requirement is seen.I was recently approved for PR

Indian
Healthcare
Wife not working at this point in time.
No children.

Did the fact that I keep all my earnings in Singapore make a difference instead of sending it back to India..I do not know.
Can I ask did you apply for yourself only, or with your wife together ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 May 2014 3:01 pm

Emergency123,

Smart man. ;-) Oh, and congratulations.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 22 May 2014 3:06 pm

For what it's worth, it's the finance and IT people are more susceptible to being pigeonholed as mercenaries. Dude, you're in healthcare; your type are not known for perpetuating stereotypes.

Good on ya. 8-)

About the wife thing, some people (a lot of races, fwiw) would exclude wife/children in their application, just to be able not having to fully commit to permanent residency in Singapore.

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Re: PR approved

Postby Beeroclock » Thu, 22 May 2014 3:12 pm

Emergency123 wrote:
Beeroclock wrote:
Emergency123 wrote:Yes,I guess that ' Indians ' do get PR if the requirement is seen.I was recently approved for PR

Indian
Healthcare
Wife not working at this point in time.
No children.

Did the fact that I keep all my earnings in Singapore make a difference instead of sending it back to India..I do not know.
Can I ask did you apply for yourself only, or with your wife together ?


Together.Did not see a reason to exclude her from the application :D .

Any reason for the query ?


Thanks & congrats, just asking as a reference info, since it often gets asked here if better to apply alone or together as family. Especially if one partner is not working or has a "weaker" profile. I have been suggesting to apply together, so was interested to know in your situation which way you went.

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Postby midlet2013 » Thu, 22 May 2014 3:17 pm

I dont think you can generalize about IT and Finance. The fact is there are more people in IT/Finance and so there are more rejections. There must be approvals also but firstly, the rejections are noticed more and they act more surprised given their salaries and education.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 May 2014 3:38 pm

^
perxactly.


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