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Question about my PR application

Postby singexppr » Fri, 09 Oct 2015 2:26 pm

I applied for my PR with my wife in mid-March, so we have soon been waiting 7 months. A month ago we got a letter requesting further information, namely the CV of my parents/siblings and that of my wife's family. This also happened to a friend of mine who got his PR approved. Is this a good sign? How long does it usually take before you get the yay or nay?

My background: From North Europe, working in the maritime industry, born 1982. Bachelor in computer science, MBA from top 10 ranked global program. Lived in Singapore for 2 years, with 1.5 year taxes done. Earn low 20ies/month. Wife is Chinese, we married in Singapore. She works as a dance teacher, earning 2-3k per month. No children yet.

How are my chances?

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Re: Question about my PR application

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 10 Oct 2015 8:15 am

It can take up to 21 ~24 months, with most westerners being around the 6 to 18 month range, and Asians say 9~24 months (depending on the Asian Country). The asking for additional family data, while not always mandatory, is often used and seemingly has little or no bearning on the outcome unless they suspect that if ultimately given citizenship, how much collateral baggage the government may be asked to allow in as well, putting a further strain on the country's resources. As you are from northern Europe and you wife is from China it may be a cause for concern, but I won't speculate and a lot may be changing in light of the Government's recent election win. Just keep your hopes up and have patience.

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Re: Question about my PR application

Postby singexppr » Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:05 pm

Just got my PR approved today:)

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Re: Question about my PR application

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Oct 2015 2:54 pm

Congratulations. ;-)

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Re: Question about my PR application

Postby dschandra » Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:12 pm

singexppr wrote:Just got my PR approved today:)


Great! Any other you know who got approved PR as early as in 3 months in 2015?

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Re: Question about my PR application

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:32 pm

Why?

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Re: Question about my PR application

Postby dschandra » Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:51 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Why?

Mine pending now exceeding 3 months. Curious abt processing times these days.

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Re: Question about my PR application

Postby nakatago » Wed, 14 Oct 2015 6:12 am

dschandra wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Why?

Mine pending now exceeding 3 months. Curious abt processing times these days.


Just don't think about it because processing times vary from near-instant to near-to-instant-heat-death-of-the-universe.

It has the same answer to the question "How long is a piece of string?"

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Re: Question about my PR application

Postby the lynx » Wed, 14 Oct 2015 8:53 am

Yes I do know those who got approved in 3 months. All of them (that I know) are Malaysian Chinese.

Getting approved within 3 months is not normal though. It is what we call "special". So I guess you're not from what ICA would consider "the special list". You will have to wait the usual number of months like other PR applicants (6-24 months by estimate).

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Re: Question about my PR application

Postby singexppr » Wed, 14 Oct 2015 9:06 am

dschandra wrote:
singexppr wrote:Just got my PR approved today:)


Great! Any other you know who got approved PR as early as in 3 months in 2015?


Mine didnt take 3 months, it took almost 7. A friend of mine recently got his approved, he waited 7 months.


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