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Declaring resident status in PR application

Post by radus » Wed, 25 Jul 2018 7:33 pm

Hi all,

I am a Permanent Resident of Canada working in Singapore for the past 5 years on Employment Pass.

I have applied for Singapore permanent residence as I like this place and want to settle down here. There isn't any section in Form4A asking if I am permanent resident of another country. But should I state that voluntarily? Does it help or hurt my application?

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Indian citizen + IT + Average Pay + Average profile ...yeah not great

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Re: Declaring resident status in PR application

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 Jul 2018 7:42 pm

The fact that you fit the subcontinental profile as a PR collector will definitely throw up the red flags with ICA. They've had their fill of PR abusers and if they manage to find out you can kiss PR here goodbye. Hopefully.

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Re: Declaring resident status in PR application

Post by radus » Wed, 25 Jul 2018 7:56 pm

I have "collected" my Canadian PR about 3 years back and I am still around. I am not leaving Singapore at the first chance I get/got. Does that help my application?

There are more than one billion people from the sub-continent and there are really wide variety of them. Unfortunately the world has seen the best scammers, abusers (and average profiles like me)

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Re: Declaring resident status in PR application

Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 25 Jul 2018 9:59 pm

Your time line doesn't quite add up, and if they don't ask about Canadian PR, you'll be rejected out of hand with no explanation.

Why? You've been working on EP in Singapore for 5 years. But, you got your Canadian PR 3 years back. Where has your residency been. What was your address 3 years ago? 4 years ago? You had to have lived in Canada for at least 2 of the last 5 years to retain PR. As they say in Singapore, "So how?"

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Re: Declaring resident status in PR application

Post by radus » Thu, 26 Jul 2018 5:24 am

I have stayed in Singapore all of my last 5 years. I haven't resided in Canada after I got my PR (I just did a short landing). It's has been almost 3 years, and I am going to lose my Canadian PR status very soon.In fact, I have been thinking about surrending my Canadian PR and submit those documents to ICA...but not sure if I am just complicating things. That's why I am here to ask for friendly advise.

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Re: Declaring resident status in PR application

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 26 Jul 2018 8:57 am

You are getting friendly advise. If you have problems you only have your own countrymen to blame as they were PR collectors before you and have caused the problem. You will only be contributing to the malaise that already exists. Why did you get Canadian PR if you never intended to go to Canada? That's the penchant that has caused the problem, not just for Singapore but other countries as well. It gives governments a bad taste.

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Re: Declaring resident status in PR application

Post by radus » Thu, 26 Jul 2018 10:17 am

Circumstances. (some could have been handled better, but I couldn't)

Anyways, thank you for responding. I will keep the forum informed when I get the decision from ICA.

Thank you again.

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