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US citizen applying for Singapore PR

Post by Adudiya » Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:04 pm

Hi,
I am a US citizen, moved to Singapore with my two chindren 1 year ago. I wm a single parent and my kids are between 7-14. I dont have any family or friend in Singapore. My monthly salary is around 16k. I am thinking about applying for PR along with my kids.

What are my chances of getting approved? Should I wait before aplying or do I even have to wait? Should I include my parents in the application also? They live with me a lot but are not US citizens. Would they bring my exspouse into the process since my children are minor and only one parent is applying.

Thanks fot any suggestions.

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Re: US citizen applying for Singapore PR

Post by jamie9vardy » Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:44 pm

Adudiya wrote:Hi,
I am a US citizen, moved to Singapore with my two chindren 1 year ago. I wm a single parent and my kids are between 7-14. I dont have any family or friend in Singapore. My monthly salary is around 16k. I am thinking about applying for PR along with my kids.

What are my chances of getting approved? Should I wait before aplying or do I even have to wait? Should I include my parents in the application also? They live with me a lot but are not US citizens. Would they bring my exspouse into the process since my children are minor and only one parent is applying.

Thanks fot any suggestions.
Chances are between 0% and 100% but if you don't apply then it will definitely be nil. How many tax NOA do you have? You'll need to provide tax NOA for the last 3 years if you decide to apply.

You cannot sponsor/include your parents in your PR application.

Are you a naturalized U.S. citizen? And if you don't mind me asking, what's your ethnicity?


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Re: US citizen applying for Singapore PR

Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 12 Feb 2017 4:50 am

One year will not be enough time to have lived in Singapore.

You don't say whether you are a naturalized or natural born US Citizen. Either way, unless you've got something really special that Singapore wants, you are in for tough sledding. PR is a stepping stone to citizenship. The majority of US citizens are reluctant to take that final step of relinquishing US citizenship. OTOH, if you are ethnic Chinese your chances go up. If you are female of child bearing age, your chances go up. If at least one of your children is male and your are applying for all, your chances go up.

But, you need to live in Singapore longer.

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Re: US citizen applying for Singapore PR

Post by PNGMK » Sun, 12 Feb 2017 9:20 am

It's purely a statistics question based on race, age, child bearing capability and as SMS pointed out country of origin.

IF you're a caucasian/AA or other non Chinese American it will be very low. Only a few hundred of those get PR every year from what I have deduced (from reverse engineering the govt' demographics stats book that comes out annually).
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You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
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Re: US citizen applying for Singapore PR

Post by x9200 » Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:13 am

There is also some anecdotal evidence that people holding managerial positions with relatively high salary may not be the right flavor.

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Re: US citizen applying for Singapore PR

Post by American » Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:56 am

PNGMK wrote:It's purely a statistics question based on race, age, child bearing capability and as SMS pointed out country of origin.

IF you're a caucasian/AA or other non Chinese American it will be very low. Only a few hundred of those get PR every year from what I have deduced (from reverse engineering the govt' demographics stats book that comes out annually).
Other questions to answer:
- what field/industry are you in and what is your position?
- what type of degrees do you have?
- do you own any property here?

On tax returns, I know of family applicants that applied in the last 2 years, with only 1 tax return during application time and were provided a PR once their 2nd tax return was completed. Granted, they were a blended Chinese/"other" ethnicity, but US naturalized citizens. One was a high income earner (14k+), and the other fluent in Chinese with a child in neighborhood local school.

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