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Chances of SG PR approval for Research Staff with part-time PhD

Postby daksh88 » Sat, 05 May 2018 6:17 pm

Hi All,

Kindly have a look at our profile below and advice us on the chances of getting a Singapore PR approval.

Race : Indian
Age: 31
Relationship Status: Married (since 1.5 yrs, no children)
Length of Stay in SG: Completing 6yrs in Aug 2018
Education:
Masters from NTU (with scholarship awarded in final semester)
Work:
Research Staff (since 2014):
Salary: ~57k/pa (~400$/pm above median)
Work pass: S-Pass (havent heard of any research staff working on E-Pass recently, all get S-Pass only!!)
Total Work Experience: 7yrs
Further Education:
Pursuing Part-Time PhD., wi SERVICE OBLIGATION of 3yrs, Expected to complete in 2019
Spouse Work:
Team Lead as Senior IT professional with total 8yrs experience.
Spouse Work Pass/Salary:
EP /~60k/pa, working in SG since 2014.

With the following Plus in our profile:
1. Working in RnD Sector.
2. Service Obligation for 3+ after graduating with PhD.
3. Young and Married, with both couple contributing to SG economy.
4. Graduated and pursuing PhD from NTU (SG institutes of higher learning)
5. In Singapore for more than 5yrs, both couple have 3 Tax returns !!

Any advice on our chances of getting SG PR approval , would be highly appreciated.

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Re: Chances of SG PR approval for Research Staff with part-time PhD

Postby singaporeflyer » Sat, 05 May 2018 7:37 pm

daksh88 wrote:Hi All,

Kindly have a look at our profile below and advice us on the chances of getting a Singapore PR approval.

Race : Indian
Age: 31
Relationship Status: Married (since 1.5 yrs, no children)
Length of Stay in SG: Completing 6yrs in Aug 2018
Education:
Masters from NTU (with scholarship awarded in final semester)
Work:
Research Staff (since 2014):
Salary: ~57k/pa (~400$/pm above median)
Work pass: S-Pass (havent heard of any research staff working on E-Pass recently, all get S-Pass only!!)
Total Work Experience: 7yrs
Further Education:
Pursuing Part-Time PhD., wi SERVICE OBLIGATION of 3yrs, Expected to complete in 2019
Spouse Work:
Team Lead as Senior IT professional with total 8yrs experience.
Spouse Work Pass/Salary:
EP /~60k/pa, working in SG since 2014.

With the following Plus in our profile:
1. Working in RnD Sector.
2. Service Obligation for 3+ after graduating with PhD.
3. Young and Married, with both couple contributing to SG economy.
4. Graduated and pursuing PhD from NTU (SG institutes of higher learning)
5. In Singapore for more than 5yrs, both couple have 3 Tax returns !!

Any advice on our chances of getting SG PR approval , would be highly appreciated.


Chance is very slim until you finish your PHD.

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Re: Chances of SG PR approval for Research Staff with part-time PhD

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 05 May 2018 9:25 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
daksh88 wrote:Hi All,

Kindly have a look at our profile below and advice us on the chances of getting a Singapore PR approval.

Race : Indian
Age: 31
Relationship Status: Married (since 1.5 yrs, no children)
Length of Stay in SG: Completing 6yrs in Aug 2018
Education:
Masters from NTU (with scholarship awarded in final semester)
Work:
Research Staff (since 2014):
Salary: ~57k/pa (~400$/pm above median)
Work pass: S-Pass (havent heard of any research staff working on E-Pass recently, all get S-Pass only!!)
Total Work Experience: 7yrs
Further Education:
Pursuing Part-Time PhD., wi SERVICE OBLIGATION of 3yrs, Expected to complete in 2019
Spouse Work:
Team Lead as Senior IT professional with total 8yrs experience.
Spouse Work Pass/Salary:
EP /~60k/pa, working in SG since 2014.

With the following Plus in our profile:
1. Working in RnD Sector.
2. Service Obligation for 3+ after graduating with PhD.
3. Young and Married, with both couple contributing to SG economy.
4. Graduated and pursuing PhD from NTU (SG institutes of higher learning)
5. In Singapore for more than 5yrs, both couple have 3 Tax returns !!

Any advice on our chances of getting SG PR approval , would be highly appreciated.


Chance is very slim until you finish your PHD.


I'm afraid I'm inclined to agree with SGFlyer on this - but would hope I'm wrong.

By the numbers.....
1. Plus factor as noted.
2. ICA doesn't give a whit about Service Obligations. If you do a search on here you will find many who have had to leave Singapore before their service obligation either started or finished. So not a plus factor or negative. It's a null factor
3. Young & married (null factor). Contributing to only your economy, not Singapore's. Singapore's tax rates are so small that to use that unless you are earning over $400K/pa it's a waste of time.
4. Unless/Until you finish your PhD AND have experience relevant to it, it counts for absolutely nothing.
5. The only other thing besides No. 1 that is a plus factor

Now, the negatives. Race & married, but no bun in the oven yet. In your case, I feel this is important primarily they will want to see where your spouse gives birth. If she returns to India to give birth with the common reason that the family support is there, you will probably be rudderless here (especially if the infant just happens to be male). These are only my gut feelings, but trends, being what they are, tend to lend credence to my feelings. However, I do wish you luck.

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Re: Chances of SG PR approval for Research Staff with part-time PhD

Postby daksh88 » Sun, 06 May 2018 2:11 pm

Dear @singaporeflyer & @ sundaymorningstaple ,

Thanks a lot for your frank feedback and useful suggestions. It really helps to set the expectation realistically.

I hope this thread proves useful for others in similar situation.

Best Wishes !!


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