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New PR. Baby on the way...do I need to report to ICA?

Post by hkphooey » Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:31 am

Hello all,

I just got my PR last month and found out I'm going to have a boy early next year.
My wife is is not living in SG and she has no intention to give birth here.

When I applied for PR, I applied alone. I declared I was married and didn't apply with my wife. ICA did ask for my wife's qualifications in writing before approving my PR.

My question is, do I have to report to ICA of my boy's birth? is it mandatory that I apply for PR for my son after birth?

My wife and future son has no plans to move to SG right now. Maybe is a few years...depending my job situation.

Thanks.

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Post by Barnsley » Tue, 18 Oct 2016 9:48 am

hkphooey wrote:Hello all,

I just got my PR last month and found out I'm going to have a boy early next year.
My wife is is not living in SG and she has no intention to give birth here.

When I applied for PR, I applied alone. I declared I was married and didn't apply with my wife. ICA did ask for my wife's qualifications in writing before approving my PR.

My question is, do I have to report to ICA of my boy's birth? is it mandatory that I apply for PR for my son after birth?

My wife and future son has no plans to move to SG right now. Maybe is a few years...depending my job situation.

Thanks.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:01 am

While it's not mandatory, I cannot imagine why you would have applied for PR if your wife wasn't willing to live here or delivery here. I'm with Barnsley on that point. Another thing to think about is while you don't have to declare the birth of the child (and I think we all here know your reasons for not doing so), should your wife and child come here eventually, and you not apply for PR for your son, there is a pretty good chance that your re-entry may not be renewed. Or if they think you are trying to scam the government you may find your wife and son will not be given any more than an LTVP.

You may be burning the candle at both ends.

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Post by hkphooey » Tue, 18 Oct 2016 4:36 pm

Thanks for your replies.

We plan to have the grandparents to help take care of the child until he reaches schooling age.
I was thinking that getting my son PR will be quite useless at this point in time.

I plan to apply say, when he reached 5 years old? Or, not applying immediately would affect his chances?

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 19 Oct 2016 1:07 am

hkphooey wrote: I plan to apply say, when he reached 5 years old? Or, not applying immediately would affect his chances?
Unless you are from HK, ;) applying Later may see your kid on long term pass for a LONG TIME.

it's better to apply PR now and see what is the outcome than wait and be disappointed. That's what I can say from past information..

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