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PR application evaluation?

Postby jara » Tue, 22 Mar 2016 3:51 pm

Hi I am from Korea, 33.
I submitted documents in November, and still waiting for response.
Came to SG in 2.5 yrs ago, paid tax twice, 160+k/yr salary + some bonus, math ph.d. in US. Married, have 1 daughter. My wife is a homemaker.

I do not have much info about PR.. do you think I have chance?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Mar 2016 4:05 pm

We don't have too much anecdotal data regarding the success rates for Koreans. Maybe a little more info from you might give us a better feel...

Were you transferred here by your employer or did you take up a new position here. If with your employer, where were you coming from. (your mentioned a PhD from a US university and quite often foreigners are offered jobs in the US immediately upon finishing their PhDs. So need some clarification there.

What Industry are you in? Financial, Educational, Actuarial, Scientific?

My guess is that if you took up a position here with a new employer, your chances would probably be pretty good. On the other hand, if you transferred here with you old employer, it may be viewed as a temporary arrangement as you would possibly be transferred back to your HQ in due course.

As noted, I don't have too much data on Korean PR applicants, but if you are not in the banking or IT industry, I'm guessing you would stand a more than reasonable chance of success.

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Postby jara » Tue, 22 Mar 2016 4:10 pm

Thank you for your answer. I was transferred by my employer in US, as permanent transfer. I am working in financial industry, buy-side.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 22 Mar 2016 7:30 pm

Maybe one of our other posters, with direct Financial Industry experience will add in their 2c worth. I am unfamiliar with the ins & outs of that sector as my background was in hard engineering in the O&G sector. But if it's a permanent transfer then it's always a possiblity. You buys yer ticket and takes yer chances! Yeah? Good Luck.

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Re: PR application evaluation?

Postby emelia1 » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:30 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Maybe one of our other posters, with direct Financial Industry experience will add in their 2c worth. I am unfamiliar with the ins & outs of that sector as my background was in hard engineering in the O&G sector. But if it's a permanent transfer then it's always a possiblity. You buys yer ticket and takes yer chances! Yeah? Good Luck.



hi sundaymorningstaple

sorry off topic..may i ask a question. i understand that we have to submit mandatory educational cert or vocational trade certs for the PR application.. what do they mean by "vocational trade cert"? i have completed some short courses and have the statement of attainment under WDA like managing service performance, communication and relationship management etc.

are those just considered "additional" document and should not be included in my application?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:14 pm

They are usually nationally recognized courses of study ranging from a couple of months to a couple of years in duration. These are usually trade related certificates, like Fitting/Welding/Diesel Mechanic/most any type of trade specific course which leads to a nationally recognized certificate which meets the minimum requirements for performing certain trades (and able to be insured as a professional). The WDA courses are mostly self help courses which would rarely qualify you for a new line of work but mostly just help you to be more proficient at your current occupation. A trade certificate will qualify you for a new trade.

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Re: PR application evaluation?

Postby Therer » Mon, 28 Mar 2016 2:56 pm

Caveat: YMMV

A good friend who is Korean received PR in 6-7 months last year. <30yo, male, single, SGD150k p.a., private equity associate, bachelor's degree, two tax filings.


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