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PR Application Approved

Postby flyinghippo » Mon, 18 May 2015 12:29 pm

Hi Guys,

First time posting here.
My PR has been approved after 11 months of waiting (pheww)
Profile: Indonesian chinese, female, 28 y.o when it's approved (approved in March 2015), been staying in singapore for 5 years
applied under EP, was holding S pass before
Graduated from local Indonesian university
Salary: 4K
I don't know what's so special about my profile, guess i'm just simply lucky, but i did join a lot of courses and classes in CC (community center), baking, sewing, yoga, etc, and indeed when i received my approval letter, part of it says that you can mingle with Singaporean by joining some cc activities (something like that i forgot the exact words).
It was my second application, first application was rejected.
My bf is singaporean though, but i don't think it's matter since we're not married yet.

cheers

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Re: PR Application Approved

Postby Godfather_Justin » Thu, 28 May 2015 4:36 pm

Congratulations !

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Re: RE: PR Application Approved

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 28 May 2015 9:26 pm

flyinghippo wrote:.
My bf is singaporean though, but i don't think it's matter since we're not married yet


In jest, when you applied, did you mention that you have a Singaporean BF ? :roll:

Congrats !!!

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Re: RE: PR Application Approved

Postby ful babu » Fri, 29 May 2015 11:06 am

ecureilx wrote:
flyinghippo wrote:.
My bf is singaporean though, but i don't think it's matter since we're not married yet


In jest, when you applied, did you mention that you have a Singaporean BF ? :roll:

Congrats !!!


If ICA is issuing 20-30k PRs each year they gotta be some kind of human ... so far indo / mal chinese is the most favorable race (at least according to the other posts in this forum) ... :-|

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Re: RE: PR Application Approved

Postby mystic_river » Tue, 02 Jun 2015 4:02 pm

ful babu wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
flyinghippo wrote:.
My bf is singaporean though, but i don't think it's matter since we're not married yet


In jest, when you applied, did you mention that you have a Singaporean BF ? :roll:

Congrats !!!


If ICA is issuing 20-30k PRs each year they gotta be some kind of human ... so far indo / mal chinese is the most favorable race (at least according to the other posts in this forum) ... :-|


If you look at the other posts in this forum, you'd figure indo/mal chinese is the ONLY favorable race right now :-|

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Re: PR Application Approved

Postby flyinghippo » Wed, 03 Jun 2015 9:45 am

Thanks guys! I did bring him during my appointment though lol.. maybe they put small note in my application "bf is singaporean".. (joke) :D

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Re: RE: PR Application Approved

Postby leeth » Fri, 12 Jun 2015 4:29 pm

ful babu wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
flyinghippo wrote:.

If ICA is issuing 20-30k PRs each year they gotta be some kind of human ... so far indo / mal chinese is the most favorable race (at least according to the other posts in this forum) ... :-|


If you look at the other posts in this forum, you'd figure indo/mal chinese is the ONLY favorable race right now :-|


Just for the statistics, I submitted my application on 12 Jan 2015 and it was approved on 5 May 2015. I am a Myanmar Chinese. My profile is rather too simple and common. Studied in one of the local uni for 4 years (2008-2012), worked on EP for 2.5 years before my application (2012-2015). I couldn't even show any community activity participation records like OP.

Either I got it out of plain luck or being Chinese (not only indo/mal Chinese but all ASEAN Chinese) has an edge.

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Re: PR Application Approved

Postby ful babu » Sat, 13 Jun 2015 1:01 am

ICA might have some weighting factor to each components of consideration (race, education et cetera).

We recently hired two fresh grads from NUS and they have received their PR within 4-6 months after joining us ... both of them are Indian. My point is undergrad from local uni might play a significant role for a PR candidature.

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Re: PR Application Approved

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 13 Jun 2015 8:15 am

Any idea of their major in Uni? This may well play an even more crucial role than just the fact that they graduated from a local uni.

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Re: PR Application Approved

Postby sgstrait » Sat, 13 Jun 2015 9:43 am

Well done!!!

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Re: PR Application Approved

Postby sgstrait » Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:03 am

In my organisation there are just as many Indian and Filipino PRs as there are Chinese. Those that think no further ahead than today's headlines wont understand that. However, all I hear at the moment is fewer and fewer Westerners becoming PRs. I know many highly qualified and settled Western expats who have had their seemingly perfect applications rejected. I think this is part of a regionalisation effort. Singapore has to position itself to take advantage of opportunities that will arise in the next 10-15years (via the American engine of growth). With growth in China slowing, the UK not sure of where it is going, and the EU still stagnant, people are looking to India to pick up the slack. It may or may not happen, but prudence dictates that Singapore needs people that can do business pan-Asia over the next 15 years.

Long gone are the days when Western expats exclusively enjoyed that privilege.

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Re: PR Application Approved

Postby damp0001 » Sat, 13 Jun 2015 7:01 pm

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Re: PR Application Approved

Postby ful babu » Sun, 14 Jun 2015 9:44 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Any idea of their major in Uni? This may well play an even more crucial role than just the fact that they graduated from a local uni.


Yes of course the are engineers, but don't let that fool you, our industry is very niche.

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Re: PR Application Approved

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 14 Jun 2015 3:17 pm

That is exactly what I'm talking about. It's the niche that get's them in. Not the everyday engineers. Niche positions are those that are not in ample supply among locals (they may well be trying to train them, but at the current point in time they need them and you friend fit the bill. Makes sense to me. In fact, that has always been the policy. That is exactly why the demographic got screwed in the first place back around the millennium when Singapore was in their full blown attempt to become an IT hub. They let anybody in who have experience in those fields because they were teaching, but didn't have the numbers to fill their quest. But they didn't watch it an were caught off guard to the point where the demographics shifted to two percent increase of the Indian minority from 7.5% to around 9.5% of the total "resident" population which accordings dropped the Chinese percentage approximately the same amount. This is why the pogrom since 2011 GE against people coming from the Subcontinent in general. It's not that they don't want them, it's the fact that they were creating concern with the dominant race here and the Indian tendency to segregate themselves and getting into positions where they could prevent other races from getting hired as well even though possibly better qualified. This is the reason all the new policies were implemented. So, now, it imperative to find another niche to give the edge to outsiders. I know lot's have been hired, but most are, as you say, in niche fields.


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