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appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby idyllic » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 1:28 am

Just receive a letter that PM helps to send appeal letter to ica. High chance?

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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby JR8 » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 3:20 am

idyllic wrote:Just receive a letter that PM helps to send appeal letter to ica. High chance?


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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby the lynx » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:01 am

If PM Lee ever so kindly to go out of his way to do that for you, why would ICA dare to deny his letter then?

(The only persons I can imagine PM Lee going that far for, are the Sabahan guides who single-handedly rescued the Singaporean students during the Kinabalu earthquake that killed their classmates.)

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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby menudown » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:16 am

appeal letter from PM Lee :o there is a chance

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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby nakatago » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:49 am

You gotta think: "Why would the prime minister entertain a request from a person he mostly doesn't know asking to be PR?" If he did that, what's the point then of having a whole government agency handling permanent residency?

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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:08 am

nakatago wrote:You gotta think: "Why would the prime minister entertain a request from a person he mostly doesn't know asking to be PR?" If he did that, what's the point then of having a whole government agency handling permanent residency?


Actually that is something I have pondered , what is the point of getting PM/MP/politician to send a letter of appeal regarding PR application.

If the Dept changes its mind based upon this letter, and with no additional information contained within/accompanying this letter , then what is the point of said department?
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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby menudown » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:10 am

probably its through the constituency meet-the-people session held by the PM
the reason for the appeal must be that the application have been previously rejected by ICA

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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:14 am

menudown wrote:probably its through the constituency meet-the-people session held by the PM
the reason for the appeal must be that the application have been previously rejected by ICA


Yes, but if no extra detail, other than Mr/Mrs/Ms A are really nice folk, is given in the appeal letter , and the appeal is succesful , then what is the pont of the ICA?
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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby menudown » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:04 pm

maybe ICA have set some quota or something :?

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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 1:58 pm

menudown wrote:maybe ICA have set some quota or something :?


Quota for what?

Succesful appeals via politicians letter?
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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby menudown » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 3:42 pm

quota for PR...maybe to balance population ratio :roll:
a friend of mine did met an MP coz his wife's PR got rejected.. but the appeal is not a successful one

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 4:02 pm

menudown wrote:a friend of mine did met an MP coz his wife's PR got rejected.. but the appeal is not a successful one


I know enough cases where, shockingly, the MPs letter didn't influence the outcome of the appeal, which was rejection.

However, the good news being, with a MP letter, ICA took another look, than refusing, though rejection letters came faster after that appeal, vs regular submissions and rejections.

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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby idyllic » Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:55 am

Thanks for all the reply, hopefully will have good news soon

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Re: appeal for pr by PM lee

Postby x9200 » Fri, 19 Jun 2015 4:53 pm

nakatago wrote:You gotta think: "Why would the prime minister entertain a request from a person he mostly doesn't know asking to be PR?" If he did that, what's the point then of having a whole government agency handling permanent residency?

For example, to override immigration guidelines in specific cases. Sort of what Lynx mentioned but probably had to be stronger yet not widely publicised. A donor giving free his blood for 20y to Singaporeans could be a good candidate. I don't think any middle level ICA officer/head would do anything about this and they would not propagate such case any higher.


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