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Recent PR and Citizen successes

Postby curiousgeorge » Sat, 30 May 2015 11:52 am

Just to add to the knowledge bank here, two recent success stories:

1) Single Male, 38, earning 4k pm, been in Singapore 15 years. Applied PR in November 2014 and received AIP in Feb 2015. Malaysian Chinese.

2) Single female. 45yrs old, been in Singapore 35yrs, PR for 30yrs. Earning >20k pm. Applied for citizenship in Dec 2015 and received AIP in April 2015. Also Malaysian Chinese.

We know there is a higher chance of success for Malaysian Chinese candidates, but I am also of the opinion that a lengthy commitment to Singapore prior to application increases chances. More so than industry, earnings, family, home ownership. It also increases chances of a faster response time, it seems.

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Re: Recent PR and Citizen successes

Postby Wd40 » Sun, 31 May 2015 5:37 pm

Well, in that case, I have been here for 6 years already. May be another 4 years I stay here and it will become 10 years in total. I guess I will have a better chance, but I am not pinning any hopes on it.

Its funny though, 10 years sounds a lot and when I came here in 2009 I couldn't really imagine what staying here for 10 years feels like. But now it seems well achievable.

But then another point I would like to make is, its all relative. Today majority of the EP holders in Singapore are those that came during boom times of 2006-2010 and hence most people applying for PR these days have already stayed in SG for 4-6 years. In comparison to them 10-15 years sounds like a lot and they stand out. But another 5-10 years later all of us who are applying now will also have completed 10-15 years and hence none of us will stand out.

So basically we are always screwed, no matter what. But atleast we are still getting our EPs approved, which is a consolation.

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Re: Recent PR and Citizen successes

Postby ful babu » Tue, 02 Jun 2015 3:01 pm

curiousgeorge wrote: Applied for citizenship in Dec 2015 and received AIP in April 2015.


Did you mean applied in Dec 2014 / 2013 ?

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Re: Recent PR and Citizen successes

Postby ful babu » Tue, 02 Jun 2015 3:15 pm

Wd40 wrote:So basically we are always screwed, no matter what. But atleast we are still getting our EPs approved, which is a consolation.


Tomorrow never comes. My PR letter stated that after 2 years of PR I will be eligible for SC application. I went to ICA for an assessment after two years and they told me to come after two more years. Well, two years passed by after that and I have decided to pay them another visit, guess what they told me, come after two years! After 1.5 (total over 5 years at that time) I didn't even bother going to ICA for pre-assesment, rather I applied online. I just wanted to try my luck before considering alternative options.

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Re: Recent PR and Citizen successes

Postby curiousgeorge » Tue, 02 Jun 2015 8:36 pm

ful babu wrote:
curiousgeorge wrote: Applied for citizenship in Dec 2015 and received AIP in April 2015.


Did you mean applied in Dec 2014 / 2013 ?


Sorry, my mistake. Applied in Dec 2014 and Received AIP April 2015. Pretty fast!


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