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Citizen applications approved in 2014 and 2015

Postby rockstar_sg » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 3:54 pm

Hi,

Calling everyone who got their Citizenship applications approved in 2014 and 2015. Could you Just share the following information?

Waiting time(6 months? 1 year? 2 year?) :
No. of PR Renewals done(0,1, 2, 3 ?) :
Race(If you want to share):
Applied as Individual or whole family(how many) :
Annual Household Salary :

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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Re: Citizen applications approved in 2014 and 2015

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 5:04 pm

rockstar_sg wrote:Hi,

Calling everyone who got their Citizenship applications approved in 2014 and 2015. Could you Just share the following information?

Waiting time(6 months? 1 year? 2 year?) :
No. of PR Renewals done(0,1, 2, 3 ?) :
Race(If you want to share):
Applied as Individual or whole family(how many) :
Annual Household Salary :

Thanks in advance for your responses.



It's very difficult if you work in the financial sector.....might be why you have been waiting so long.

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Re: Citizen applications approved in 2014 and 2015

Postby rockstar_sg » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 5:12 pm

I am not from Finance Sector. But do You mind to share which sector got priority over others if you have some information on it please?

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Re: Citizen applications approved in 2014 and 2015

Postby Wd40 » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 5:55 pm

rockstar_sg wrote:Hi,

Calling everyone who got their Citizenship applications approved in 2014 and 2015. Could you Just share the following information?

Waiting time(6 months? 1 year? 2 year?) :
No. of PR Renewals done(0,1, 2, 3 ?) :
Race(If you want to share):
Applied as Individual or whole family(how many) :
Annual Household Salary :

Thanks in advance for your responses.


May be for a start you should provide those details :)

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Re: Citizen applications approved in 2014 and 2015

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 6:18 pm

rockstar_sg wrote:I am not from Finance Sector. But do You mind to share which sector got priority over others if you have some information on it please?


Most any sector where the government doesn't have too many locals who are just as capable, e.g., niche type of professions. Financials rough, IT probably next to the hardest to be successful in. But if you are young married and have children, preferably male to feed the military machine or are a single educated female you stand a much better chance. Easiest seem to be Malaysian Chinese as they assimilate much easier into the local population. Malaysian Chinese males (again, with good degrees - not Sunway) probably right behind them. It goes down hill from there. At the moment the drive is to restore the population demographics to the levels they were at just before 2000 when they let in way too many Indian IT personnel (to the tune of a demographic shift of 2% downwards of the Chinese majority). While this is not published it is a given known that the are trying to restore the original balances. This is why it is so hard for Indian to gain both PR and Citizenship. Additionally, because Indians seem to look down on the local Indians, they don't mix therefore are not much liked by the locals (also their penchant for hiring only their own even if other are more qualified. The government has come down hard and as noted, we have tons of anecdotal evidence on this board, and we're just the tip of the iceberg. Probably a large majority are lurkers who have researched our archives and gotten enough data to give them answers (whether or not it's the answer they personally want is another story). We don't mind helping those who have done their research, but people wanting to be spoon fed data tend to rub all and sundry the wrong way. There are NO "tendencies" as it a weighted basket of data and no two people are ever the same. To guys could come from India, both from a western, say UK university, with exactly the same grades and degree and with a couple of years international experience, married with one kid and wife not working. One might get it, one might not. Why? Could be something a simple as how much baggage are the going to be bringing with them, e.g., what does their extended family makeup look like, etc. (and they often ask for that additional information after they have applied, so we know that it has a great deal of bearing on it, but how much? we don't know. Everything is give a point spread and even at the end of the day, they may override the point spread for a gut feeling. That is why we refuse to play the game of comparisons.

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Re: Citizen applications approved in 2014 and 2015

Postby rockstar_sg » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 7:44 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
rockstar_sg wrote:I am not from Finance Sector. But do You mind to share which sector got priority over others if you have some information on it please?


Most any sector where the government doesn't have too many locals who are just as capable, e.g., niche type of professions. Financials rough, IT probably next to the hardest to be successful in. But if you are young married and have children, preferably male to feed the military machine or are a single educated female you stand a much better chance. Easiest seem to be Malaysian Chinese as they assimilate much easier into the local population. Malaysian Chinese males (again, with good degrees - not Sunway) probably right behind them. It goes down hill from there. At the moment the drive is to restore the population demographics to the levels they were at just before 2000 when they let in way too many Indian IT personnel (to the tune of a demographic shift of 2% downwards of the Chinese majority). While this is not published it is a given known that the are trying to restore the original balances. This is why it is so hard for Indian to gain both PR and Citizenship. Additionally, because Indians seem to look down on the local Indians, they don't mix therefore are not much liked by the locals (also their penchant for hiring only their own even if other are more qualified. The government has come down hard and as noted, we have tons of anecdotal evidence on this board, and we're just the tip of the iceberg. Probably a large majority are lurkers who have researched our archives and gotten enough data to give them answers (whether or not it's the answer they personally want is another story). We don't mind helping those who have done their research, but people wanting to be spoon fed data tend to rub all and sundry the wrong way. There are NO "tendencies" as it a weighted basket of data and no two people are ever the same. To guys could come from India, both from a western, say UK university, with exactly the same grades and degree and with a couple of years international experience, married with one kid and wife not working. One might get it, one might not. Why? Could be something a simple as how much baggage are the going to be bringing with them, e.g., what does their extended family makeup look like, etc. (and they often ask for that additional information after they have applied, so we know that it has a great deal of bearing on it, but how much? we don't know. Everything is give a point spread and even at the end of the day, they may override the point spread for a gut feeling. That is why we refuse to play the game of comparisons.


Myself and my wife both are Malaysian Chinese, both working and household income is 15K per month with 2 male kids. We wonder why our app is pending as we got higher integration. Adding up, I was working in US before I moved down to Singapore couple of years back.

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Re: Citizen applications approved in 2014 and 2015

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 8:30 pm

rockstar_sg wrote:[]

Myself and my wife both are Malaysian Chinese, both working and household income is 15K per month with 2 male kids. We wonder why our app is pending as we got higher integration. Adding up, I was working in US before I moved down to Singapore couple of years back.


Why pending ?

Because elections are around the corner?

I know an SC who got rejected after 2 years plus ... and some who got approved after 2 years...

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Re: Citizen applications approved in 2014 and 2015

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 8:33 pm

ecureilx wrote:
rockstar_sg wrote:[]

Myself and my wife both are Malaysian Chinese, both working and household income is 15K per month with 2 male kids. We wonder why our app is pending as we got higher integration. Adding up, I was working in US before I moved down to Singapore couple of years back.


Why pending ?

Because elections are around the corner?

I know an SC who got rejected after 2 years plus ... and some who got approved after 2 years...


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