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Re: Thoughts on PR Chances

Postby PNGMK » Sun, 30 Aug 2015 2:43 pm

beard1 wrote:Update: rejected! Looks like SMS was right.


Oh well - life goes on


Sorry. I fully expect my REP due in 2017 may run into problems unless there is a weird election outcome, certainly if I lose my job here I also expect to lose PR. Generally if you look at the signs carefully the PR situation for both applicants and holders is going from bad to worse. Todays' sign was when I read "Singaporeans only" for $50 commemorative bank notes... a decade ago it would have been "Singapore/PR only".
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Re: Thoughts on PR Chances

Postby beard1 » Sun, 30 Aug 2015 9:53 pm

I suppose in an election year you must quell the popular angst somehow..

I admit that I expected to feel depressed if (or I guess I should now say when) I got rejected.. but more than anything I feel relief at having an answer of some sort!

After my wedding I'll be getting an LTVP (unless they reject that too haha) and then the wife and I plan to move overseas for a while; her to study, me to work. In a way not having a PR at this tumultuous time where REP's can be held over one's head may actually be a blessing in disguise.

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beard1 wrote:Update: rejected! Looks like SMS was right.


Oh well - life goes on


Sorry. I fully expect my REP due in 2017 may run into problems unless there is a weird election outcome, certainly if I lose my job here I also expect to lose PR. Generally if you look at the signs carefully the PR situation for both applicants and holders is going from bad to worse. Todays' sign was when I read "Singaporeans only" for $50 commemorative bank notes... a decade ago it would have been "Singapore/PR only".

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Re: [UPDATE: Rejected] Thoughts on PR Chances

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:48 pm

I was really wishing I was horribly wrong this time. Seems so unfair, but with only a little red dot I can only hope they know what they are doing. Get the LTVP and go for the 'plus' when you can and keep plugging away at the PR one a year or so, as I said early on in this thread, it took me 11 years to get my PR.

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Re: [UPDATE: Rejected] Thoughts on PR Chances

Postby beard1 » Sun, 06 Sep 2015 11:32 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I was really wishing I was horribly wrong this time. Seems so unfair, but with only a little red dot I can only hope they know what they are doing. Get the LTVP and go for the 'plus' when you can and keep plugging away at the PR one a year or so, as I said early on in this thread, it took me 11 years to get my PR.


kinda wish you were wrong too, though it seems you rarely are 8-)

We're looking at it as a blessing in disguise. With nothing tying me to Singapore and with her wanting to experience life in another country, the wife and I have put working overseas for a long while on the table as a medium term goal.

I've accepted that Singapore does not want me as much as I want Singapore :)

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Re: Thoughts on PR Chances

Postby JR8 » Mon, 07 Sep 2015 2:31 am

PNGMK wrote: Todays' sign was when I read "Singaporeans only" for $50 commemorative bank notes... a decade ago it would have been "Singapore/PR only".


9 Singaporeans will be given priority to exchange the notes from 20 August 2015 to 30 September 2015. During this period, Singaporeans have to present their National Registration Identification Card (NRIC) at the bank in person as proof of citizenship. From 1 October 2015 onwards, the SG50 notes will be made available to non-Singaporeans as well.
http://www.mas.gov.sg/News-and-Publicat ... -SG50.aspx

I'm not quite sure what the point is, though suggestions of cachet can increase demand. Can't see there's anything stopping a PR/Non-SC getting an SC-friend to go to a bank to buy any that might be wanted. I don't imagine the government will decline 'free money', what ever it's end provenance.

p.s. <pondering> Are issuing collectible banknotes and coins as close to literally 'printing money' as one can get? As is, they're bought to put in a drawer, rather than spend... hmmm
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Re: [UPDATE: Rejected] Thoughts on PR Chances

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 07 Sep 2015 8:05 am

Well to be fair I didn't read the whole T&C - it was just the large print "Singaporean Only" that caught my eye at the local Maybank.
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Re: RE: Re: [UPDATE: Rejected] Thoughts on PR Chances

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 07 Sep 2015 9:25 am

PNGMK wrote:Well to be fair I didn't read the whole T&amp;C - it was just the large print "Singaporean Only" that caught my eye at the local Maybank.

It's called playing to the gallery. Especially when there is one political party expressing the need to reduce foreigners (SingFirst) and RP too going full speed on the anti foreigner rants ..

I hope none of the above party's members or their relatives marry foreigners, lest they find they are victims of their own demands ..


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