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PR IPA Letter ?

Post by dynoto » Mon, 19 Dec 2016 9:25 pm

Just checked my status today, the PR status finally changed to approved.

But i haven't received the IPA letter, does it usually come before the iEnquiry status change or after?

So elated right now :mrgreen:

edit 4th Jan 2017

in case someone wants to know how I plan for the completion of the formalities, this is what I did

26th Dec '16
  • received PR IPA letter at night from landlord
  • booked appointment at 11th Jan '17, this is the earliest I could book at that time.
  • registered medishield through CPF portal, don't do it by mail unless you really love waiting 10 days for it, the medishield acknowledgment letter can be printed instantly.
27th Dec '16
  • went for medical checkup (xray and hiv test) in early morning
  • request my manager to sign the ep152 form
  • take selfies :P
30th Dec '16
  • collection of medical results
02th Jan '17
  • happened to found earlier slot at 4th Jan, immediately took the spot and request for leave
04th Jan '17
  • :mrgreen: its time :mrgreen:
to be honest I'm quite surprised when people said medishield declaration took the longest time, that's because all of them use snail mail instead of online services ](*,)

also your turnaround time for the EP152 may vary, as some companies have lots of tapes ... my manager happened to be the company co-founder so getting him to sign the letter was a breeze

if you're quick enough and the planets aligned, you can really do finish everything within a week or less
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Post by shiv1408 » Mon, 19 Dec 2016 9:37 pm

Congrats mann.

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Post by angel0205 » Mon, 19 Dec 2016 9:41 pm

Congratulation

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 19 Dec 2016 9:49 pm

dynoto wrote:Just checked my status today, the PR status finally changed to approved.

But i haven't received the IPA letter, does it usually come before the iEnquiry status change or after?

So elated right now :mrgreen:
Within the next few days, you should receive the letter.

Unless things changed, in good old days, we know the outcome based on the size of the letter - thin = rejected, thick = approved :) that's before iEnquiry and all.

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Post by jamie9vardy » Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:09 pm

dynoto wrote:Just checked my status today, the PR status finally changed to approved.

But i haven't received the IPA letter, does it usually come before the iEnquiry status change or after?

So elated right now :mrgreen:
Congrats!

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Post by dynoto » Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:32 pm

ecureilx wrote:
dynoto wrote:Just checked my status today, the PR status finally changed to approved.

But i haven't received the IPA letter, does it usually come before the iEnquiry status change or after?

So elated right now :mrgreen:
Within the next few days, you should receive the letter.

Unless things changed, in good old days, we know the outcome based on the size of the letter - thin = rejected, thick = approved :) that's before iEnquiry and all.
ah okay, thank you very much for the info!

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Post by fm29 » Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:25 pm

dynoto wrote:Just checked my status today, the PR status finally changed to approved.

But i haven't received the IPA letter, does it usually come before the iEnquiry status change or after?

So elated right now :mrgreen:

Congrats! Finally after a very long wait. Again congrats man!


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Post by shannonlee26 » Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:17 am

dynoto wrote:Just checked my status today, the PR status finally changed to approved.

But i haven't received the IPA letter, does it usually come before the iEnquiry status change or after?

So elated right now :mrgreen:
Hi dynoto,

Have you received your IPA letter?
I gotten mine approved too after almost 11 months of waiting.... :D

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Post by dynoto » Sun, 25 Dec 2016 10:35 pm

shannonlee26 wrote:
dynoto wrote:Just checked my status today, the PR status finally changed to approved.

But i haven't received the IPA letter, does it usually come before the iEnquiry status change or after?

So elated right now :mrgreen:
Hi dynoto,

Have you received your IPA letter?
I gotten mine approved too after almost 11 months of waiting.... :D
thanks guys, congrats to you as well.

i have yet to receive the letter ... probably because staffs are on leave ... will wait till next year for the letter to come.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 26 Dec 2016 12:30 am

You do realize that this is a very long holiday weekend and only 4 work days left this year, don't you? You do realize that during the holiday season the mails are usually swamped, don't you? You got an approval, give it a chance. :roll:

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Post by dynoto » Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:30 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You do realize that this is a very long holiday weekend and only 4 work days left this year, don't you? You do realize that during the holiday season the mails are usually swamped, don't you? You got an approval, give it a chance. :roll:
just got the letter and proceed to check on the appointment schedule.
surprisingly its quite packed till next few weeks...

guess that there are quite a few that got approved recently :roll:

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:46 pm

dynoto wrote: just got the letter and proceed to check on the appointment schedule.
surprisingly its quite packed till next few weeks...

guess that there are quite a few that got approved recently :roll:
more like, with the e appointment system, less appointments are being set per day, I think, from having seen how many actually are in the waiting area.

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 28 Dec 2016 3:38 am

With 30k PRs currently granted annually this makes ca 115 people per day. Some few years ago it was >2x. This whole thing takes a lot of manpower to process (think of all the applications, probably 10x the numbers...).

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Post by shannonlee26 » Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:03 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You do realize that this is a very long holiday weekend and only 4 work days left this year, don't you? You do realize that during the holiday season the mails are usually swamped, don't you? You got an approval, give it a chance. :roll:
I have gotten mine the next day after the mail was posted out, i.e. 23 Dec 2016 :)

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Post by shannonlee26 » Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:05 am

dynoto wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:You do realize that this is a very long holiday weekend and only 4 work days left this year, don't you? You do realize that during the holiday season the mails are usually swamped, don't you? You got an approval, give it a chance. :roll:
just got the letter and proceed to check on the appointment schedule.
surprisingly its quite packed till next few weeks...

guess that there are quite a few that got approved recently :roll:
i checked online, next available date, earliest on 10 Jan 2016 and after which all dates are green.
have you managed to book an appointment?

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