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Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
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Re: PR Application

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 24 Jun 2019 5:02 pm

All you can do is wait. As noted above going to see you MP will not do anything. In the case of trying to get PR it will not even give you a hope as you don't have an MP. Only PRs and Citizens have an MP. Go on about your business and continue to wait. Or, you can always bail out. Occasionally, we've seen people who have been applying 4 or 5 times (over a period of 8 to 10 years and then for reasons quite unknown, ICA approves them. I think that in borderline cases where one don't actually bring anything substantial to the table and don't have anything that is a real negative either, ICA makes 'em wait quite a while just to see if they really want it or are just gambling. If you have a middle-of-the-road application, this might be what is happening. Frankly hard to say without know what your staying power is. Just hang in there.

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Re: PR Application

Post by Mintygreen » Mon, 24 Jun 2019 6:00 pm

Farook2019 wrote:
Mintygreen wrote:Hi, I am facing the same issue. Does meeting the MP helps? What can they do?
mine is still pending guys, 14 months already.
got no clue why still pending.

Any experts around.. plz help me.

I need to renew my rental contract as well, but planned to buy a house if I get my PR asap.
Hi, I have checked with ica officer personally at level 5 regarding my hub PR application status today (since i was there for other matters). It have been pending for 9.5mths. I was told to wait for the outcome by post. The officer also mentioned that the processing time can be more than 1 year. The status they see in system is the same as the status we check in MyICA. So just wait patiently!

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Re: PR Application

Post by singaporeflyer » Mon, 24 Jun 2019 6:43 pm

Farook2019 wrote:
Mintygreen wrote:Hi, I am facing the same issue. Does meeting the MP helps? What can they do?
mine is still pending guys, 14 months already.
got no clue why still pending.

Any experts around.. plz help me.

I need to renew my rental contract as well, but planned to buy a house if I get my PR asap.
All experts from here and also from ICA, will ask you to wait patiently. They cant say anything more than that.

Hope you are referring to buy a HDB when your PR is approved? Do you remember that the waiting time to buy a HDB after getting PR is atleast 3 years.

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Re: PR Application

Post by Farook2019 » Mon, 01 Jul 2019 9:06 pm

Resale or Sale of balance flats can be bought immediately.

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Re: PR Application

Post by singaporeflyer » Mon, 01 Jul 2019 10:24 pm

Farook2019 wrote:
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 9:06 pm
Resale or Sale of balance flats can be bought immediately.
As a PR? are you sure?

I bought my flat 3 years after I got my PR

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Re: PR Application

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 02 Jul 2019 2:03 am

Farook2019 wrote:
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 9:06 pm
Resale or Sale of balance flats can be bought immediately.
Farook2019, please do some actual research before you dispense false information on this board.
Taken directly from the eligibility page on the HDB site.....

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Which part do you not understand?

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Re: PR Application

Post by kimber123456 » Tue, 02 Jul 2019 4:39 pm

Farook2019 wrote:
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 4:47 pm
Mintygreen wrote:Hi, I am facing the same issue. Does meeting the MP helps? What can they do?
mine is still pending guys, 14 months already.
got no clue why still pending.

Any experts around.. plz help me.

I need to renew my rental contract as well, but planned to buy a house if I get my PR asap.
Renew your rental contract..since even after getting PR...you need to wait 3 years for buying HDB. Only if you are buying condo may be possible immediately.

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Re: PR Application

Post by Farook2019 » Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:11 am

Thanks for your advice mate. SPR owner needs to wait 3 years. Yeah, you are right.!

My case is different, my wife is an SC. So, the owners will be SC and SPR. So there are no criteria for me to wait 3 years. I have already checked with HDB directly on this.

Cheers.

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Re: PR Application

Post by Farook2019 » Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:16 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Tue, 02 Jul 2019 2:03 am
Farook2019 wrote:
Mon, 01 Jul 2019 9:06 pm
Resale or Sale of balance flats can be bought immediately.
Farook2019, please do some actual research before you dispense false information on this board.
Taken directly from the eligibility page on the HDB site.....


Clipboard01.jpg

Which part do you not understand?

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Thanks for your advice mate. SPR owner needs to wait 3 years. Yeah, you are right.!

My case is different, my wife is an SC. So, the owners will be SC and SPR. So there are no criteria for me to wait 3 years. I have already checked with HDB directly on this.

Cheers.

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Re: PR Application

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:54 am

Fair enough. I had to go back to your very first post to find that out as everything posted since only referred to you applying for PR. From my rereading of the thread, it would appear you didn't wait the recommended two years after marriage to apply for PR. In fact, it appears that you applied for PR 4 months after you got married. Way to soon. ICA wants to make sure you didn't marry a local for convenience (e.g., to buy a flat - this happens all too often - especially from certain south asian countries). Also, it might take awhile as your wife doesn't make enough to be able to sponsor you (if your were to lose your job). Gahment always worried about FT becoming ward of the state. Your biggest problem, at the moment is waiting for the rejection so that you can reapply after having been married for 2 years. Hang in there.

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Re: PR Application

Post by Farook2019 » Fri, 05 Jul 2019 3:43 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:54 am
Fair enough. I had to go back to your very first post to find that out as everything posted since only referred to you applying for PR. From my rereading of the thread, it would appear you didn't wait the recommended two years after marriage to apply for PR. In fact, it appears that you applied for PR 4 months after you got married. Way to soon. ICA wants to make sure you didn't marry a local for convenience (e.g., to buy a flat - this happens all too often - especially from certain south asian countries). Also, it might take awhile as your wife doesn't make enough to be able to sponsor you (if your were to lose your job). Gahment always worried about FT becoming ward of the state. Your biggest problem, at the moment is waiting for the rejection so that you can reapply after having been married for 2 years. Hang in there.
Hi Mate, yeah.! applied after 4months of marriage, but at this point of time PR pending for 14months to date. Basically, we have been married for 18months already. Isn't it enough? I went to ICA with my wife to check the detailed status and to update my new passport details. And they told us, "the review is been completed by the Senior officer and you will receive the letter anytime very soon. just make sure your mailing is correct and don't need to update any documents". And this incident happened 2months ago. lol.

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Re: PR Application

Post by breakfastcereal » Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:40 pm

Hi All,

We are a family of three (one kid, 3.5 years old - girl, born back in India) and have been in Singapore for over 3 years. We have applied for Permanent Residency with the following profile (application made over 4 months ago) - applied together (including the child):

Age: 35 (H); 34 (W) - Married for >5 years
Nationality & Race: Indian
Primary applicant income: > SGD 280k (Base: SGD >220k)
Spouse income: > SGD 100k
Application: First time in March 2019 (after three (3) NOAs)
Qualification: Both are Masters in respective fields (degrees completed at highly reputed (in global rankings) institutes in India).
Jobs in Singapore: No change in jobs since we arrived from Bangalore, India

Understand that there is no fixed timeline for an outcome, any guidance on what & when to expect one (based on current trends) will be highly appreciated.

We have not been asked to update any additional family information like some other people who have posted here (aside what was asked in the application form).

Thank you.

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Re: PR Application

Post by bro75 » Fri, 12 Jul 2019 1:37 pm

In my experience, your financial profile is above average but your nationality will lower your chances. There could be other factors such as your professional field which you did not disclose.

Lately, the processing time for PR seems to have lengthened to greater than 1 year for most applicants both for rejections and approvals. This coincided with the change to online applications.

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Re: PR Application

Post by breakfastcereal » Fri, 12 Jul 2019 2:29 pm

thank you for your response there. My profession is investment banking while spouse works in digital technology.
bro75 wrote:
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 1:37 pm
In my experience, your financial profile is above average but your nationality will lower your chances. There could be other factors such as your professional field which you did not disclose.

Lately, the processing time for PR seems to have lengthened to greater than 1 year for most applicants both for rejections and approvals. This coincided with the change to online applications.

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Re: PR Application

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 12 Jul 2019 4:03 pm

And there is the potential problem. Most above average earners in the financial/banking sectors are having difficulties as there is a dearth of them who have applied for PR only to give it up as soon as another bank/financial institution offers them 35-50K/yr more salary. IT has the same penchant but to a lesser extent. We've seen $350K pa applicants rejected for no obvious reasons except that they work in the Financial Industry. Good Luck. We could do with something positive from that sector.

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