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Wish to Apply for SPR

Postby creative18 » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:09 am

Hi everyone,

I have been reading this forum for quite sometimes now, but this is my first post to seek advice from the experts or those who have gone through what I am going through. so please share your experiences with me! O:)

Just a little background, I've been here since 2007, completed PSLE, O levels and now, soon to be graduating from Ngee Ann Poly. Oh btw, I'm a Vietnamese. I was not offered an invitation letter during my course of studies here and have never tried to apply for one. And currently on tuition bond which requires me to work in SG for 3 years, so i am currently on an active job search, but seems to be facing difficulty of being foreigner, and companies are required to apply S/Epass for me? so my qns is:

1. Should i make an e-appt with ICA and apply for PR without any work passes (yet)? What are my chances?
2. Or should I just wait 6 mths to 1 year after obtaining a valid work pass then to apply for PR??


My parents are both Vietnamese. My local sponsor is my aunt, who has settled down in SG for over 20 years now. Does that help?

If you are wondering, why am I so kanchiong, it's coz I am in a relationship for 6 years now. My bf and i were from the same secondary school. And we did a lot of future plannings tgt like: doing degrees tgt once Im a PR so my school fees would be cheaper. and ofc having an CPF account so we can use that when applying for BTO tgt in the near future.

I'm sorry that this is a lengthy post but it would mean a lot to me if you could share your advices with me!

Thank you so much in advance, and have a great day ahead! :D

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Re: Wish to Apply for SPR

Postby okonu » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:13 am

If your BF is citizen, probably easier to get PR by marriage.

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Re: Wish to Apply for SPR

Postby creative18 » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 2:05 pm

okonu wrote:If your BF is citizen, probably easier to get PR by marriage.


Hi, 10 years of education here and i do not want to exchange that for getting PR through the marriage route. Thanks for your input anw :)

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Re: Wish to Apply for SPR

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 2:34 pm

Due in part to your Nationality, it's likely the only way you are going to obtain PR without suitable experience in your field. MOM doesn't care about your schooling here (except for the fact that you have the paperwork) as they are directed to hire locals first, especially when it comes to freshers. If you had a niche degree/skillset then you might pull it off, but as you've already said, with all your education here in Singapore, you aren't likely to have something that no one else has. MOM also doesn't care about MOE's bonds and neither does ICA, truth be known. You best bet is marrying your SG Boyfriend and start off with an LTVP/LTVP+ and go from there as there is little chance of getting it via the PTS scheme, at least not in the short term until you get experience.

One's education here isn't and has never been a guarantee for subsequent PR. Unless one received an invitation letter to apply. If one was rejected or didn't take up the offer when offered, they have virtually shot themselves in the foot for applications made later. We've had several on here in recent years.

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Re: Wish to Apply for SPR

Postby beard1 » Fri, 24 Feb 2017 5:47 pm

As heartless as it sounds, ICA doesn't really care if one was educated here. Sometimes, even getting the invite doesn't help.

I have been here since Sec 3. Went through top 3 Sec Sch > top JC (invite letter after A Levels)> NUS > earning in 90th percentile for my age group > specialised skills job in high-growth govt. favoured industry.

Felt the same way you did, that I was eligible for PR on my own merits, and that I won't need to go the 'spouse' route.

Applied for PR under PTS after my 9th year in SG, two years after graduation. Failed.
Applied again under PTS after my 10th year in SG. Failed.

Married my Singaporean girlfriend during my 10th year in SG. Swallowed my pride and applied under Family Ties in my 11th year here.

Approved in 5 months, literally on my birthday (thanks ICA).

The takeaway for me is - if your ultimate goal is to get PR and live happily with your bf, you have to do what you can to maximise your chances of getting approved. There's no prizes at the end for *how* one gets their PR, only a very binary approved/rejected status.


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