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Malaysian Chinese with 10 months stay

Postby MajulahSinkapola » Wed, 03 Aug 2016 12:42 pm

Hi,


I am Malaysian Male chinese in my mid 30's working with an IT international firm for 10 months in SG.
My pay is between 7-10k SGD exclude allowances.

I think I want to get a PR status and buy a small condo for myself for own stay I'm afraid I won't be having the sense of belonging here.

I like the country, the system, the order of Singapore and I hope to be a part of this nation in long run.

Any tips of getting higher chance to get PR status or shall I wait another 1 year more?


Is there a good success rate for PR status given the similar profile of mine?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Aug 2016 1:04 pm

Good chance provided you don't apply until you have been here a minimum of two years or have had 3 tax assessments, which ever comes first. You can apply, technically, after you have been here 6 months but unless you are somebody that the country dearly want (niche industry, etc) I'd wait the two years.

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Re: Malaysian Chinese with 10 months stay

Postby dynamic.dante » Wed, 03 Aug 2016 3:36 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Good chance provided you don't apply until you have been here a minimum of two years or have had 3 tax assessments, which ever comes first. You can apply, technically, after you have been here 6 months but unless you are somebody that the country dearly want (niche industry, etc) I'd wait the two years.


Hmm if one have stayed in SG for lets say 3 years during their tertiary education but only have a year or two on under their belt does that actually fare better for their PR PTS application compare to those who dont?

To my understanding when ICA requires 3 years of taxes also take into consideration the amount of time taken to assimilate into Singapore society (and the financial part) ?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Aug 2016 4:30 pm

I still think that the 2 years of employment or three years tax returns is the viable way to do it. It's a matter of protocol if a person is a regular type of Joe. Especially considering the waiting everybody is currently doing (some over a year). They can't be seen as deliberately showing favoritism although all are aware that it is. But there is nothing stopping them from applying if the don't have an aversion to rejection notices. Some really get up tight (as you have seen on this forum).

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Aug 2016 4:40 pm

There used to be a program whereas they were offering Tertiary Students PR upon graduation from the Universities here for quite some time but they stopped that a couple of years ago. Now, some of those people who were invited did not take up the offer at the time, but still decided to work here and managed to find jobs to do so. Then after a couple of years decided to apply for PR and were rejected. Were they not what the government was looking for? Or was the government being vindictive because they turned down the open offer of PR while they were still seniors at Uni? We don't know, but the whole program was stopped and the Landed PR programme was stopped as was the applying after being here for 6 months although that is still considered as available on the website. Maybe if you are a rocket scientist.

They make the criteria such as to leave themselves a way out all the time. You cannot box them in. It's like the self-assessment test on the website for Employment Visas, Just because one passes the criteria, everybody thinks they should get it. They misread the site. The self-assessment test is only to see if you are qualified to APPLY for a visa. There is still no guarantee that you will get it.

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Re: Malaysian Chinese with 10 months stay

Postby dynoto » Wed, 03 Aug 2016 6:37 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:There used to be a program whereas they were offering Tertiary Students PR upon graduation from the Universities here for quite some time but they stopped that a couple of years ago. Now, some of those people who were invited did not take up the offer at the time, but still decided to work here and managed to find jobs to do so. Then after a couple of years decided to apply for PR and were rejected. Were they not what the government was looking for? Or was the government being vindictive because they turned down the open offer of PR while they were still seniors at Uni? We don't know, but the whole program was stopped and the Landed PR programme was stopped as was the applying after being here for 6 months although that is still considered as available on the website. Maybe if you are a rocket scientist.

They make the criteria such as to leave themselves a way out all the time. You cannot box them in. It's like the self-assessment test on the website for Employment Visas, Just because one passes the criteria, everybody thinks they should get it. They misread the site. The self-assessment test is only to see if you are qualified to APPLY for a visa. There is still no guarantee that you will get it.


Hmm speaking it, I do actually have a few friends who were offered PR during poly times, though not knowing what are the basis for the invitation ... except for chinese malaysians because well, chinese malaysians.

I still recalled that most of us foreign students didn't update ICA our residential addresses thinking it was some trivial stuff, after then one by one start receiving letters (for those who stayed the same place since they came, and those who did update ICA regularly) ... the rest of us start panicking and checking our previous landlords to see whether the golden ticket did arrive :-k

oh well, i suppose that's a bloody expensive mistake to make ... :-k

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Re: Malaysian Chinese with 10 months stay

Postby room@home » Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:22 am

Dear OP,

I have a Malaysian Chinese male ex-colleague in early 30's earning around your salary, married. He applied with spouse after 6 months here and got approved in 4 months.

Of course there are other PR routes for businessmen etc but he is, by far, the fastest I have heard of in getting PR status through the professional scheme. Effectively from application to getting their blue ICs is within 1 year.

Interestingly, he did share with me he spent 2 hours in putting through the thoughts and writing that one particular section in PR form relating to "Achievements in your Profession".

Except that he's married, based on what you shared of yourself, I see big similarities in you and my ex-colleague, so to me I'd say you go ahead and give it a try.


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MajulahSinkapola wrote:Hi,


I am Malaysian Male chinese in my mid 30's working with an IT international firm for 10 months in SG.
My pay is between 7-10k SGD exclude allowances.

I think I want to get a PR status and buy a small condo for myself for own stay I'm afraid I won't be having the sense of belonging here.

I like the country, the system, the order of Singapore and I hope to be a part of this nation in long run.

Any tips of getting higher chance to get PR status or shall I wait another 1 year more?


Is there a good success rate for PR status given the similar profile of mine?


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