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PR for parents of Singapore Citizen

Postby bak_kwa » Sat, 14 Apr 2018 1:41 am

Friends,

I am an Indian Oil & Gas engineer and I became a citizen in the year 2010. I am married to a Malaysian Chinese, who is a banker and we have a daughter who was born in Singapore.

I was still single when I became a citizen and after little more than a year, after my citizenship, I applied for a PR for my parents. The application was rejected although it neither said anything about re-applying nor did the official communication advice against re-applying in the future. However they were granted LTVP and they have been visiting me regularly using this facility since then

Now after nearly 7 years I wish to make an attempt to re-apply for PR for my parents to enable them to live with my family here in Singapore since I foresee a stage in their life whereby they may require my family to be close to them as they grow older and become frail.

I am aware of this fact of Singapore's laws becoming stricter by the years in terms of granting PR's. Hence in view of this fact would it really help to re-apply again for my parent's PR? Will my father buying a property in Singapore help in any favourable way to get PR for my parents?

I would like to seek your opinion on the above.

Thanks

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Re: PR for parents of Singapore Citizen

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:05 am

To be perfectly honest, a) buying a property here doesn't do anything in the quest for either PR or Citizenship, buying a property only help the buyer, it doesn't help the country at all.
Also, Let me ask as further question because you have already put your finger on the reason why they will probably be continued to be rejected.

Now after nearly 7 years I wish to make an attempt to re-apply for PR for my parents to enable them to live with my family here in Singapore since I foresee a stage in their life whereby they may require my family to be close to them as they grow older and become frail.


Why would/should the government deliberately do something that is going to cost them money versus make them money or be neutrally balanced? As they get older they are going to need medical attention. By giving them PR the government is voluntarily agreeing to subsidise a portion of their medical costs when they will not be contributing anything back to the country. Yeah, I know how it looks, but if you take a step backward and try to look at it from the government's standpoint it makes valid sense because once they open the door a crack, the flood will start. Personally? I think it sucks as well. I'm a PR and have been a PR for a quarter of a century. Now I will be 71 this year. (My wife is a SGC as are both of my adult children) but it's doubtful that the government will allow me to have citizenship at this late date for the same reason. Heavily subsidized Medical here (PR's took a hit about 5 years ago, but still have some subsidies just not has high a percentage.) I'm even still contributing to the economy as I've not retired yet and won't until I reach 75 (hopefully I'll reach it!!).

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Re: PR for parents of Singapore Citizen

Postby bak_kwa » Sun, 15 Apr 2018 9:08 pm

Thanks SMS:)

What you have said is something what I was also thinking but I thought of getting a second opinion on this matter and hence queried on this forum.

That said, I guess there's no harm done if I re-apply with no prior expectations (I never re-applied before since submitting the original applications)... and... simultaneously get their LTVP renewed later this year.

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Re: PR for parents of Singapore Citizen

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 16 Apr 2018 8:22 am

I have PRC friends here who simply have accepted that they cannot get PR for their older parents. They have a 5 year visa and they accept they need to insure/pay for medical care. As a Singapore taxpayer I don't see why I should pay for your parents medical care?
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Re: PR for parents of Singapore Citizen

Postby bak_kwa » Mon, 16 Apr 2018 1:34 pm

Thanks PNGMK for your response:)

Anyways thanks for all the responses so far. As I stated I just needed a second opinion on this matter. Hence now I need to decide on the path forward in this matter from here onwards.

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Re: PR for parents of Singapore Citizen

Postby cittakaro » Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:00 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:To be perfectly honest, a) buying a property here doesn't do anything in the quest for either PR or Citizenship, buying a property only help the buyer, it doesn't help the country at all.
Also, Let me ask as further question because you have already put your finger on the reason why they will probably be continued to be rejected.

Now after nearly 7 years I wish to make an attempt to re-apply for PR for my parents to enable them to live with my family here in Singapore since I foresee a stage in their life whereby they may require my family to be close to them as they grow older and become frail.


Why would/should the government deliberately do something that is going to cost them money versus make them money or be neutrally balanced? As they get older they are going to need medical attention. By giving them PR the government is voluntarily agreeing to subsidise a portion of their medical costs when they will not be contributing anything back to the country. Yeah, I know how it looks, but if you take a step backward and try to look at it from the government's standpoint it makes valid sense because once they open the door a crack, the flood will start. Personally? I think it sucks as well. I'm a PR and have been a PR for a quarter of a century. Now I will be 71 this year. (My wife is a SGC as are both of my adult children) but it's doubtful that the government will allow me to have citizenship at this late date for the same reason. Heavily subsidized Medical here (PR's took a hit about 5 years ago, but still have some subsidies just not has high a percentage.) I'm even still contributing to the economy as I've not retired yet and won't until I reach 75 (hopefully I'll reach it!!).

wtw, 71... witness so many histories.

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Re: PR for parents of Singapore Citizen

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 17 Apr 2018 1:00 pm

A few, to be certain. :cool:


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