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My PR application

Postby Mgxt » Wed, 04 Jun 2014 1:16 pm

Hi all, I would like to ask the opinion of the experienced members in the forum on my PR application. Below are the facts and my profile.

PR application submitted: end march 2014

profile:

Nationality: PRC
Gender: female
Age: 25 (1989)
Education levels: Bachelor of finance and economics from RMIT (SMU) (local full time education)

I have resided in Singapore coming to 5 years now with the occasional trip back home to china not lasting more than a month each time. Been here since my prep course and diploma course started in 2009.

Currently on Employment Pass but it is expiring in late June 2014. I am working as an accounts executive in a local small company for the past year drawing a salary of 3.5k gross since July 2013.

I have also filed for my income tax returns for the past year, though I am not required to pay tax due to the tax bracket.

My employer also put in recommendations and wrote a cover letter for me during the application.

I have no litigation or financial problems.


I have two questions:

1. As my EP is expiring soon (my employer is willing to extend my EP through eponline), what are my chances at extending my EP for the second year?

2. What are my chances at PR application and would the result be known soon?

I am getting a little worried about my situation as I would like to stay here. Pls advise.

Thank you.

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Postby Mgxt » Wed, 04 Jun 2014 7:16 pm

Can anyone give me your opinions pls?

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Postby here4good » Thu, 05 Jun 2014 8:38 am

Hi there,

Firstly, I am not the most qualified - having read through some of the threads, it is clear that SMS and MS are.

My 2 cents:

1. you have EP and it will be extended so you can stay here

2. you seem to have been committed to Singapore (5 years, educated here, filed income tax) and hence that should mean your chances are good.

Good luck and I hope things work out for you! :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Jun 2014 9:39 am

One can only hope the EP is renewed. As the salary is only barely above the qualifying to apply level, the occupation that she is in is one that there are '000s of locals also capable of doing the same job. The fact that she went to school here is of little consequence as is the letter from her employer. My thoughts are that she will be downgraded to an S pass if she is allowed to renew. This will put additional strain on the employer as they will then incur Foreign Worker Levies on her. Or, worst case scenario, they may not even have enough quota for additional S pass holders (don't know the makeup of the company so cannot say).

Right now, her biggest hurdle is getting a 2 year (or more) EP renewal to get her pass the two year requirement before applying for PR.

Cannot put the cart before the horse. She needs the two years (the only way around that is if one is a high flyer that the country feels they need badly). Accounts Executives don't quite fit that job requirement.

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Postby Mgxt » Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:03 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:One can only hope the EP is renewed. As the salary is only barely above the qualifying to apply level, the occupation that she is in is one that there are '000s of locals also capable of doing the same job. The fact that she went to school here is of little consequence as is the letter from her employer. My thoughts are that she will be downgraded to an S pass if she is allowed to renew. This will put additional strain on the employer as they will then incur Foreign Worker Levies on her. Or, worst case scenario, they may not even have enough quota for additional S pass holders (don't know the makeup of the company so cannot say).

Right now, her biggest hurdle is getting a 2 year (or more) EP renewal to get her pass the two year requirement before applying for PR.

Cannot put the cart before the horse. She needs the two years (the only way around that is if one is a high flyer that the country feels they need badly). Accounts Executives don't quite fit that job requirement.





My company is a small company with less than 20 employees. Turnover isn't too bad either. There will not be enough quota for S Pass

Is it really that difficult for the EP extension now? Oh dear. Now I am very worried.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:11 am

I'm just trying to give you a clearer picture of the hurdles you may find yourself up against. But yes, there are lots of EP holders at the lower rungs of the EP ladder who are finding themselves superfluous in the eyes of the MOM as they are in positions that are neither critical or a shortage of locals who can fill them. This is what is happening in a lot of industries. This is why I say, cross that hurdle first. You need two years employment or three tax assessments before you really stand any chance at PR at all.

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Re: My PR application

Postby taxico » Thu, 05 Jun 2014 7:26 pm

Mgxt wrote:Hi all, I would like to ask the opinion of the experienced members in the forum on my PR application. Below are the facts and my profile.

PR application submitted: end march 2014

profile:

Nationality: PRC
Gender: female
Age: 25 (1989)
Education levels: Bachelor of finance and economics from RMIT (SMU) (local full time education)

I have resided in Singapore coming to 5 years now with the occasional trip back home to china not lasting more than a month each time. Been here since my prep course and diploma course started in 2009.

Currently on Employment Pass but it is expiring in late June 2014. I am working as an accounts executive in a local small company for the past year drawing a salary of 3.5k gross since July 2013.

I have also filed for my income tax returns for the past year, though I am not required to pay tax due to the tax bracket.

My employer also put in recommendations and wrote a cover letter for me during the application.

I have no litigation or financial problems.


I have two questions:

1. As my EP is expiring soon (my employer is willing to extend my EP through eponline), what are my chances at extending my EP for the second year?

2. What are my chances at PR application and would the result be known soon?

I am getting a little worried about my situation as I would like to stay here. Pls advise.

Thank you.


your english is impeccable though, i'll give you that. i'm pleasantly surprised!

and unlike me, you capitalize!
Aut viam ad caelum inveniam aut faciam

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Jun 2014 7:57 pm

Yeah, taxico, I had to go back and reread her initial post three times due to the level of English used. But, having said that, considering the majority of English teachers in China are teaching American English and there are more English speaking Chinese in China than there are English speakers in the US, maybe I shouldn't be surprised at all. We were bound to get one sooner or later. After 8 years here, it was much later, but nice to read. I hopes she does get it both her EP renewal and her PR. Maybe she can teach the locals how to speak both English AND Mandarin. ;-)

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Re: My PR application

Postby jiajia0529 » Tue, 19 Aug 2014 8:41 pm

Mgxt wrote:Hi all, I would like to ask the opinion of the experienced members in the forum on my PR application. Below are the facts and my profile.

PR application submitted: end march 2014

profile:

Nationality: PRC
Gender: female
Age: 25 (1989)
Education levels: Bachelor of finance and economics from RMIT (SMU) (local full time education)

I have resided in Singapore coming to 5 years now with the occasional trip back home to china not lasting more than a month each time. Been here since my prep course and diploma course started in 2009.

Currently on Employment Pass but it is expiring in late June 2014. I am working as an accounts executive in a local small company for the past year drawing a salary of 3.5k gross since July 2013.

I have also filed for my income tax returns for the past year, though I am not required to pay tax due to the tax bracket.

My employer also put in recommendations and wrote a cover letter for me during the application.

I have no litigation or financial problems.


I have two questions:

1. As my EP is expiring soon (my employer is willing to extend my EP through eponline), what are my chances at extending my EP for the second year?

2. What are my chances at PR application and would the result be known soon?

I am getting a little worried about my situation as I would like to stay here. Pls advise.

Thank you.


ur situation is quite similar to mine. mine was submitted on end apr, SP was expired in Aug but EP was approved by end of July, salary $2880, so urs shouldn't be a problem. i also graduated from local U.


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