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I need some advice on my PR and re-entry permit (REP) !!

Postby doitenah » Sun, 05 Aug 2018 2:20 am

Hi all,

I was wondering how difficult it will be to get an extension on my permanent residence, considering my circumstances. My Re-entry Permit (REP) will expire in Jan 12, 2019, and by that time, I will be 24 of age, no longer a student, and may yet to be employed. :???:

I've been in Singapore since 1997, gained my permanent residence along the way, and left to the United States in 2013 for College. I achieved my degree this May 2018, and was planning to work in the States for the last half of the year, which means I will be back in Singapore in January 2019, before the end date of my REP. Would this be too risky? Would I have to go to Singapore a few months earlier to be employed for my REP to be renewed?

To my knowledge, the PR itself doesn't expire but the REP does, and if I am in the country at the time of my REP expiry, I will be safe to stay? Or if the REP expires does the PR mean nothing? I'm not sure my knowledge is entirely correct. I also would love to know if having family in Singapore would factor into my REP extension. My parents are now Singaporean residents and my sister has been working in Singapore for around 3 years as a PR.

I'd really appreciate any help or advice, thank you!

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Re: I need some advice on my PR and re-entry permit (REP) !!

Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 05 Aug 2018 4:32 am

Are you male or female? When did you first get your Singapore PR? Have you previously renewed your REP? What is your status in the USA, visa wise? The answers all make a difference to your options.

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Re: I need some advice on my PR and re-entry permit (REP) !!

Postby doitenah » Sun, 05 Aug 2018 6:05 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Are you male or female? When did you first get your Singapore PR? Have you previously renewed your REP? What is your status in the USA, visa wise? The answers all make a difference to your options.


Thanks for the reply. I am female, got my Singapore PR in 2006 or 2007 with my family, renewed my REP this January 12, 2018, but only got an extension of 1 year. This worries me as I was only granted a year while I was still a student who is dependent on my parents. Currently in the US, I am on the OPT (Optional Practical Training), which is a year long extension of the student visa that approves of me working here. Without a sponsorship from a company, I have no visa in the US, as this will expire next May, but I am planning to go back home to Singapore before that date anyways.


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