Akshay87 wrote:Hi everyone,
I have been following this forum for quite some time now and have got to know variety of applications for PR in Singapore through this forum. My story, I and my wife have been in Singapore for close to four years. I am pursuing my PhD under a very prestigious fellowship (granted to a few) and in the final year (completing soon) my wife is working as a research assistant in NUS. Below is our portfolio
Qualification: M.Sc/PhD (2018) yet to finish.
Annual stipend: 36000SGD...post PhD could be up-to 66000 SGD
Nationality: Indian, Hindu
Time of residence: 3.5 years.
Wife Qualification: M.Sc
Job: Research assistant
Annual salary: 37000SGD
We are yet to have our first child and plan to reside in Singapore and settle here.
My wife applied on Nov 2017 got rejected yesterday (after 5 months).
The rejection letter says: We have considered your application and reviewed it. However, we cannot consider you for PR at this point in time. Nevertheless can continue working in Singapore.
a) We did not apply together as I am still a student here. I do not know if she could put me in as a dependent. Could this be a critical factor for rejection.
b) Wife's salary is low. But this pay-scale is the average norm in research for the qualification.
c) As the letter quotes at this point in time but also says. Nevertheless, can continue to work in Singapore.
d) We plan to start a family ASAP so will that effect the outcome in future?
Thanks in advance!!
Singapore recognizes PHD holders well.meaningless wrote:Oh then now I understand you worries. If I were you I would ask your wife to re-submit the PR application after half a year from the date of rejection. I am saying that because it is easier to get the pass for the baby if either of you has became PR. And for you, you really will have to wait for that another half year (I assume that the whole duration of your stay was because of your study). Right after you submitted your thesis you will be switched from student pass to EP, processed by NUS as routine and assuming that you get a fellowship right after that. That said, if the above is true, you and your wife might as well have your application submitted together as a family because both of you would have to wait for that half a year.
My another suggestion is that you can go to your department or dean office for advice over your case. They are, actually quite surprisingly, experienced and helpful on these issues.
While so much of my sympathy, sacrifice till unexpected is the cruel truth for an academic life even for stellar scholar. Best of luck to you and your family.
Hi, do you really know how long would the pending process for appeal letter takes? Has anyone know the duration of pending period for application for a family unit? Desperate to know pleasesundaymorningstaple wrote:Truthfully? I doubt it. You are all over the place. It looks like you cannot make up your mind or you cannot hold a job (we don't know the reasons you left) and your jobs are all over the place. Even though you are the chosen race & nationality, your background looks shaky as the devil.
But that need not stop you from trying. Who knows....stranger things have happened.
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