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PR & SC

Postby Lizzy Lee » Wed, 22 Apr 2015 6:04 pm

Hi all,

Just want to ask you all some questions concerning abt PR&SC

1- PR

After renew the REP, I have a chance to work abroad for next 2 years, so is my PR will be maintained during this time as the new REP valid until 2019. After 2 years coming back here to Singapore, can I still renew my REP again?


2- SC

Apply SC in Sep 2014 and got rejection in Mar 2015. In the letter, ICA wrote:

" We have considered your application carefully and regret to inform you that your application has not been successful"


Just it, so when can I try to apply again? And do we have a chance as

We apply as a family of 4 (2 daughters)
Total income per year ard 280K
I and my wife both have master degree in the age of 38
Wife not working
Owning 1 unit at condo
No criminal record
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from Vietnam

After go thru this forum I found out one of the reason was we applied before renew our REP

All advices are highly appreciated. Many thanks

Lizzy
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Re: PR & SC

Postby ful babu » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 7:20 am

1. I believe to renew rep you need to be employed 3 years out of 5 years term (I think it has to be either in Singapoe or a local company outpost)

2. You can apply for sc the next day you receive your rejection letter if you wanted to. On the other hand, if you are keen on getting sc ... You might not want to move out from Singapore even if it is temporary.

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Re: PR & SC

Postby Lizzy Lee » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 7:33 am

Thanks Ful Babu for your reply.

for PR renew REP: It is the same company, just 2 years oversea. ( the company still pay CPF and we still get salary and pay Tax here in Singapore ) just physically we are not here. Is it still ok for renew it?

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Re: PR & SC

Postby the lynx » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 9:21 am

If the company can justify that it is just a temporary 2-year posting in writing and CPF is still being paid for, it should not be a problem.

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Re: PR & SC

Postby Lizzy Lee » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:12 am

Many thanks the Lynx

Do you think that my wife who is not working is the reason of SC rejection? tsk

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Re: PR & SC

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:27 am

I don't think your wife working has an bearing on it at all, considering two children. I have one question which may or may not have had a bearing on it though. You indicate that you are Vietnamese. Are you ethnic Chinese or Vietnamese?

Other than that, when you applied to citizenship the first time, were you still on your 1st REP? If so, that is probably the reason. Generally, you need to, at least, be on your 2nd REP before applying for SC.

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Re: PR & SC

Postby Lizzy Lee » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 1:01 pm

Thanks Sundaymorningstaple, we appreciated that

Our ethnic is Vietnamese; is it really a bearing issue in my case?

We already renew our second REP and we will try again, you think in 6 months after receiving rejection letter or 1 year will be better ? as I had read thru this forum and got the advice that if you have any changes which are better as promotion, increasing salary than you may apply again in 6 mth if the rejection letter didn't mention the time.

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Re: PR & SC

Postby PNGMK » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 3:34 pm

Ethnicity is what I think 99% of it is about.
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Re: PR & SC

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 3:35 pm

I would concur. Unless you have a major change (to the good) since your first application, it's not likely to make a difference so I'd wait a year. Six months will just about confirm to ICA that the only reason for doing so is to buy an HDB Flat and save some big bucks (which is probably what they thought if you applied while still on your first REP. Sometimes actions speak louder than words. :-|

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Re: PR & SC

Postby Lizzy Lee » Thu, 23 Apr 2015 5:19 pm

Thanks PNGMK and Sundaymorningstaple,

To PNGMK: You think the ethnicity is the bearing issue here? do you have any info abt this in SC application. Do they have quota or limitation of ethnicity?

To sundaymorningstaple: We don't apply for HBD and we don't plan to either, we bought a condo unit 3 years ago, and we live there now. So if we have major change as mentioned above your advice is still need to wait for 1 year to retry rite?

Our 1st application was before renew REP as on ICA website provided we need to be 3-6 years PR than we are eligible to apply for SC. At that time all of us already 4years 9months of PR.

Any of you know about the cover letter of SC application as I read on net they mentioned we should write it to make clear of all information and convince the officer. Pls advice. Many thanks.


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