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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby expatsgin » Sun, 04 Sep 2016 9:55 am

taxico wrote:
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ecureilx wrote:
No,

Those days of putting few hundred K to get points for PR is long gone. Especially since that was exploited to the maximum by folks from mother land ;)

Not few hundred Kmillions ;) i dont deal in Ks


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then why don't you just put down "millions" and get PR that way?

Wear a business man hat and u will get the answer


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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Sep 2016 12:21 am

I can think of a few reasons why I wouldn't. The biggest one is the potential collapse of the Island's economy due in part to the global economy tanking and the general attitude of the government in reducing FT and forcing companies to hire substandard local notsotalented help and making the PMTs when not qualified. Much better if the parent company loses their money (hopefully not) and not your own funds. GIP means it's your money on the shaky table. I can totally see, while more than able, a very valid reason for not doing so.

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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby expatsgin » Mon, 05 Sep 2016 12:30 am

Thats why its the last resort. There are few personal reasons, which may drive me towards GIP, but wanna try the simple yet complicated route. Would never want the parent company to loose out as it may impact my personal funds.


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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby okonu » Mon, 05 Sep 2016 9:27 am

Maybe just my impression, but it does seem that MNC high-flyers/ fast streamers/ senior management are less preferred for PR. Reason being that the chance of them being relocated sometime soon by their firm is high - so why bother giving them PR?

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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 Sep 2016 10:33 am

I've pointed this out on here several times in the past as well. This is a very common practice in the Financial/Banking circles for sure and I would imagine in a few other industries where there are highflyers.

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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby taxico » Thu, 08 Sep 2016 1:52 am

expatsgin wrote:
taxico wrote:
expatsgin wrote:Not few hundred Kmillions ;) i dont deal in Ks

then why don't you just put down "millions" and get PR that way?

Wear a business man hat and u will get the answer


judging from your earlier reply, it didn't seem like you were wearing a "business man hat" when replying sunday.

hats off to you, then.
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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby expatsgin » Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:08 am

Hi Guys, just wanted to update you all, just recd the in principle approval of my PR. Quite surprised that the letter was dated in dec, took only 3 months. Thank you for all you advice. :)


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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby expatsgin » Tue, 10 Jan 2017 9:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:As it stands right now, I'm sitting on the fence. a) The company looks to be nothing but a vehicle for you to gain residency here - maybe from ICA's eyes; b) It's a one many show; c) now it not a one man show but has one additional employee (who is also a foreigner and I'd almost bet I could guess the ethnicity as well, yeah?) Not a good sign either. Plans to hire locals are only that.

I'm sitting on 50:50 but I'd still apply and see where it goes as it's been three years so that show staying power in any case. Give is a shot and let us know how it goes. I'd like to see some good news here for a change. ;-)

Hi, got the PR. It took about 2 months only after application


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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:45 pm

We are seeing quite a spat of approvals in the last couple of months. Especially non-cookie cutter applications. I'm wondering if things might be turning around what with the GDP disappearing down the toilet and the outlook rather poor. In any case, I'm glad I was wrong on this one. Congratulations.

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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby expatsgin » Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:05 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:We are seeing quite a spat of approvals in the last couple of months. Especially non-cookie cutter applications. I'm wondering if things might be turning around what with the GDP disappearing down the toilet and the outlook rather poor. In any case, I'm glad I was wrong on this one. Congratulations.

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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby daveco23 » Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:20 pm

Congrats!
WRT to your two boys - you are OK with them doing national service in Singapore and the implications? Genuine question - we have been kicking around the PR idea for a while and the main sticking point is this - especially if there is potential for them to be called up at any time up to 40 for training / war...

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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby expatsgin » Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:50 pm

daveco23 wrote:Congrats!
WRT to your two boys - you are OK with them doing national service in Singapore and the implications? Genuine question - we have been kicking around the PR idea for a while and the main sticking point is this - especially if there is potential for them to be called up at any time up to 40 for training / war...

Yes, we are fine with the prospect of National Service. We thought that probably this could be a good experience for the boys and will prepare them to deal with the geopolitical changes happening.


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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby expatsgin » Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:50 pm

daveco23 wrote:Congrats!
WRT to your two boys - you are OK with them doing national service in Singapore and the implications? Genuine question - we have been kicking around the PR idea for a while and the main sticking point is this - especially if there is potential for them to be called up at any time up to 40 for training / war...

Thank you !


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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 Jan 2017 4:19 pm

daveco23 wrote:Congrats!
WRT to your two boys - you are OK with them doing national service in Singapore and the implications? Genuine question - we have been kicking around the PR idea for a while and the main sticking point is this - especially if there is potential for them to be called up at any time up to 40 for training / war...


daveco23,

I had no problems with it for my son. He was born here and grew up here and is now 27 and owns a business here. He did his NS in the SG Navy. I'm proud of him. He's grown up to be a good man. He also knows the importance of Military Service (plus the fact that I was NOT going to get him out of it - I'm a NAM vet and my father was a WWII vet) I was raised to believe in protecting the country that has afforded me the freedom to live safely and be educated highly. Everything has it's quid pro quo.

Additionally, it's a much safer bet to do NS in Singapore than in the US, for instance, where you could end up in a war that you don't belong in. Like most of the wars since the end of WWII. About the only way to get hurt in Singapore is via stupidity and one hopes you son(s) isn't/aren't stupid.

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Re: Applying for PR Again

Postby dynoto » Wed, 11 Jan 2017 6:10 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:We are seeing quite a spat of approvals in the last couple of months. Especially non-cookie cutter applications. I'm wondering if things might be turning around what with the GDP disappearing down the toilet and the outlook rather poor. In any case, I'm glad I was wrong on this one. Congratulations.


speaking about this, my other two friends also have their PR's approved .. this month and last month

not sure if its just coincidence or ICA happened to have a surplus of quotas to be fulfilled or something else


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