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EP Holder Returning to Singapore

Postby SingaLinga » Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:26 am

Hi Folks,

I need your guidance towards my PR application in Singapore. I'm an EP holder who has recently returned to Singapore after a few years away for an assignment. I'm an Indian who spent 4 years in Singapore earlier as an EP holder (2010 to '14), went out on an assignment for 2.5 years & am now back in Singapore as an EP holder. It has been around 2 months now since
we returned. Both my wife & myself are from reputed universities & my wife had worked full-time (as an EP holder too) during our previous stint here. We have a toddler son now who recently turned 2.

We would like to invest in real estate here & understand that the stamp duty charges (& possibly several other charges too) would be significantly lower with a PR vs a foreigner.

History of Our PR application
We (as a couple) had applied once for PR earlier in 2012 but received a rejection. Now, we are planning to apply for PR here as a full family including my son. Yes, we are aware of the NS requirement & have still made the choice.

Questions & Concerns:
1. Do we have a good chance if we apply for a PR now? (I know no one can answer this question with surety but it's still worth trying!) We have spent 4 years earlier in SG, however, it's been just 2 months since we returned. MOM even gave me & my wife the same FIN numbers that we had held earlier in SG & we have clean tax records here & every other place we worked in.
2. Does it make any difference at all to our application if we go through an agency vs applying directly? Is there any value addition at all, that they can make? Does a cover letter make any impact? All the forums seem to suggest that it makes no difference, I would still like to hear from you'll.

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Re: EP Holder Returning to Singapore

Postby singaporeflyer » Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:43 am

SingaLinga wrote:Hi Folks,

I need your guidance towards my PR application in Singapore. I'm an EP holder who has recently returned to Singapore after a few years away for an assignment. I'm an Indian who spent 4 years in Singapore earlier as an EP holder (2010 to '14), went out on an assignment for 2.5 years & am now back in Singapore as an EP holder. It has been around 2 months now since
we returned. Both my wife & myself are from reputed universities & my wife had worked full-time (as an EP holder too) during our previous stint here. We have a toddler son now who recently turned 2.

We would like to invest in real estate here & understand that the stamp duty charges (& possibly several other charges too) would be significantly lower with a PR vs a foreigner.

History of Our PR application
We (as a couple) had applied once for PR earlier in 2012 but received a rejection. Now, we are planning to apply for PR here as a full family including my son. Yes, we are aware of the NS requirement & have still made the choice.

Questions & Concerns:
1. Do we have a good chance if we apply for a PR now? (I know no one can answer this question with surety but it's still worth trying!) We have spent 4 years earlier in SG, however, it's been just 2 months since we returned. MOM even gave me & my wife the same FIN numbers that we had held earlier in SG & we have clean tax records here & every other place we worked in.
2. Does it make any difference at all to our application if we go through an agency vs applying directly? Is there any value addition at all, that they can make? Does a cover letter make any impact? All the forums seem to suggest that it makes no difference, I would still like to hear from you'll.


Sorry to be upfront. But, I can for sure say that your PR application will be rejected within 2-3 months of application.

Reason : Whenever you move out of SG and work overseas, the previous period of work in SG will not be counted. All they look for is continuous stay in SG. By moving out of SG and working elsewhere you have clearly demonstrated that your intentions of staying permanently in SG is not true.

Getting the same FIN number is nothing special, as SG does that for everyone as a standard practice.


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