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Re: PR application supporting documents

Postby x9200 » Thu, 24 Nov 2016 2:18 pm

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Strong Eagle wrote:That's just false, BBCW. The PR form itself (4A) asks for only one passport number and that's at the bottom of page 1. Nowhere does it ask for additional nationalities or passport numbers, just the one on page 1. There are no spaces on the form for additional nationalities/passports.

If they ICA were interested in knowing if you had additional passports, they would have specifically asked for them. It's not like the ICA is the only organization in the world who has never heard of dual citizenship.

A tough choice.


Actually ICA required me to write in my second passport and provide copies. I'm fairly sure I remember there being a question of whether you hold multiple nationalities. One of the questions on the application form is 'have you ever entered Singapore on a different passport' followed by the question 'if yes, please explain'. (I had entered on both my passports).

May have nothing to do with the nationalities. Validity of passports is simply time-limited, they can be lost, or just replaced without any serious reasons too. As not everybody is (yet) fingerprinted and the fingerprinting also started only some time ago, I see it more like a question on a different identity, rather than anything else.

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Re: RE: Re: PR application supporting documents

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:52 pm

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I had never entered Singapore on my U.K. passport but figured I should declare it anyway. I also listed my race as Eurasian, which is really how I identify myself. I suppose that doesn't make a whole lot of difference but I didn't think it would hurt.

Better luck next time, I hope


sorry if I missed it .. how's it you are a Eurasian ?

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Re: PR application supporting documents

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:19 am

Probably the same way my kids are eurasians all over the world, but just not in Singapore.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 25 Nov 2016 9:26 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Probably the same way my kids are eurasians all over the world, but just not in Singapore.

That makes a lot of sense :)

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Re: PR application supporting documents

Postby Barnsley » Fri, 25 Nov 2016 9:59 am

Isn't it a sad state of affairs that "race" is on someone's ID anyway?
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Re: PR application supporting documents

Postby brian_singapore » Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:56 am

x9200 wrote:
brian_singapore wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:That's just false, BBCW. The PR form itself (4A) asks for only one passport number and that's at the bottom of page 1. Nowhere does it ask for additional nationalities or passport numbers, just the one on page 1. There are no spaces on the form for additional nationalities/passports.

If they ICA were interested in knowing if you had additional passports, they would have specifically asked for them. It's not like the ICA is the only organization in the world who has never heard of dual citizenship.

A tough choice.


Actually ICA required me to write in my second passport and provide copies. I'm fairly sure I remember there being a question of whether you hold multiple nationalities. One of the questions on the application form is 'have you ever entered Singapore on a different passport' followed by the question 'if yes, please explain'. (I had entered on both my passports).

May have nothing to do with the nationalities. Validity of passports is simply time-limited, they can be lost, or just replaced without any serious reasons too. As not everybody is (yet) fingerprinted and the fingerprinting also started only some time ago, I see it more like a question on a different identity, rather than anything else.


The question was clearly aimed at any other passports, such as expired passports and not specifically to collect info on other nationalities.

However the ICA officer also asked separately to note any other passports we held. It was obvious in our case we held other nationalities as we had used those passports to enter Singapore previously and so had listed them already.

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Re: PR application supporting documents

Postby belladonna » Fri, 25 Nov 2016 8:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Probably the same way my kids are eurasians all over the world, but just not in Singapore.


Yup. I am literally, half Asian (Filipino mum) and half European (British dad. hey, Brexit ain't official yet.)

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PR application supporting documents

Postby jamie9vardy » Fri, 25 Nov 2016 8:58 pm

belladonna wrote:Yup. I am literally, half Asian (Filipino mum) and half European (British dad. hey, Brexit ain't official yet.)


Brexit only takes the UK out of the European Union, it doesn't take UK out of Europe geographically. Brexit or not, Brits will be Europeans.

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Re: PR application supporting documents

Postby belladonna » Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:11 pm

jamie9vardy wrote:
belladonna wrote:Yup. I am literally, half Asian (Filipino mum) and half European (British dad. hey, Brexit ain't official yet.)


Brexit only takes the UK out of the European Union, it doesn't take UK out of Europe geographically. Brexit or not, Brits will be Europeans.


Yes, I forgot to add the "I'm being facetious" smiley :)

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Re: PR application supporting documents

Postby hkphooey » Sat, 26 Nov 2016 9:21 pm

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belladonna wrote:Welp,

I just received my rejection letter in the post today :( Feeling a little heartbroken because I'm not sure what else I could do to prove my commitment to staying in Singapore and contributing to the country. I suppose it may be that I don't earn enough and perhaps don't have the ethnic background they are looking for. Nevertheless, would anyone have any advice regarding lodging any kind of appeal?


Seems an easy decision to reject in such few short months.

How long have you been working in SG? Did you submit at least 3 years of Tax NOA?
Also, probably the race. Having both UK and PH passports may have some advantage (maybe very little), but if your race is not of their flavor, then chances are slim.

Not impossible though. Always worth a try and hope for the best.


Yeah, I don't know if it means anything that it took them 3 months to process. :(

I've been living in SG for 8 years now, working at the same place for all that time (I'm a teacher.)


3 to 4 months is typical processing time. I would say it the race. Are there improvements of your salary these few years? In some cases, career advancement does matter.

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Re: PR application supporting documents

Postby belladonna » Sat, 26 Nov 2016 9:38 pm

hkphooey wrote:
belladonna wrote:
hkphooey wrote:
Seems an easy decision to reject in such few short months.

How long have you been working in SG? Did you submit at least 3 years of Tax NOA?
Also, probably the race. Having both UK and PH passports may have some advantage (maybe very little), but if your race is not of their flavor, then chances are slim.

Not impossible though. Always worth a try and hope for the best.


Yeah, I don't know if it means anything that it took them 3 months to process. :(

I've been living in SG for 8 years now, working at the same place for all that time (I'm a teacher.)


3 to 4 months is typical processing time. I would say it the race. Are there improvements of your salary these few years? In some cases, career advancement does matter.


Yes, my salary improved over the years. I put a recent teaching award down as an "achievement." Unfortunately as long as I'm on an employment pass my job title won't change. There's only one title for foreign staff until they get PR :(

If the problem was my race... does that mean the quota was perhaps full up or it's a lost cause to even apply?

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Re: PR application supporting documents

Postby x9200 » Sat, 26 Nov 2016 9:56 pm

Nobody knows, but I would rather expect there are others with better than yours profiles competing within the same quota.


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