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Applying PR through sponsorship of PR wife

Post by jacobmalcom » Thu, 02 May 2019 8:37 pm

Hello,

I am male 27years old(turning 28 soon). Currently working under EP in singapore. I make slightly north of 5k per month and so does my wife. I have a local post graduate degree and have been working for 3 years with the same company(3 complete tax cycles).My wife is also a local degree holder and has been working for 5years. My wife and I got married 1.5 years ago. I wanted to know what are my chances of getting PR approved if I apply through the sponsorship of my wife who is PR. Also what is the NS requirement, will I be exempt from NS?

Any replies greatly appreciated.

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Re: Applying PR through sponsorship of PR wife

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 02 May 2019 9:21 pm

If you are approved under the Family Ties scheme, there is a slim possibility of having to do NS but in all probability you would receive a waiver (but you still have to register with CMPB. If you apply and get PR based on your EP Professional/Technical Scheme you are exempted from NS.

https://www.ica.gov.sg/apply/PR/apply_PR_who
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Under the Enlistment Act, all male Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, unless exempted, are required to serve National Service (NS). Following the completion of full-time NS, they will be required to serve up to 40 days of Operationally Ready National Service (ORNS) per year for the duration of their ORNS training cycle, till the age of 50 years (for officers) or 40 years (for other ranks).

Main applicants who are granted PR status under the Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers Scheme or the Investor Scheme, are exempted from NS.

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Re: Applying PR through sponsorship of PR wife

Post by jacobmalcom » Thu, 02 May 2019 9:33 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you are approved under the Family Ties scheme, there is a slim possibility of having to do NS but in all probability you would receive a waiver (but you still have to register with CMPB. If you apply and get PR based on your EP Professional/Technical Scheme you are exempted from NS.

https://www.ica.gov.sg/apply/PR/apply_PR_who
National Service Liability

Under the Enlistment Act, all male Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, unless exempted, are required to serve National Service (NS). Following the completion of full-time NS, they will be required to serve up to 40 days of Operationally Ready National Service (ORNS) per year for the duration of their ORNS training cycle, till the age of 50 years (for officers) or 40 years (for other ranks).

Main applicants who are granted PR status under the Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers Scheme or the Investor Scheme, are exempted from NS.

Thanks for the quick response.

Just some follow up's. Is it advisable to apply PR via both avenues simultaneously?

Also anecdotally which avenue might grant us a better chance of an approval?

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Re: Applying PR through sponsorship of PR wife

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 02 May 2019 9:59 pm

Flip a coin. Seriously. I've been a PR for a little more than a quarter of a century. I applied under the Family Ties Scheme but also noted on the application that I was an EP holder (however, my wife was an SGC not a PR so I had a slight advantage). You can only make one application for PR at a time, so you cannot apply for both simultaneously. However, I haven't filled out an application form for a long, long time, so I don't know if the ability to denote your spouses' residency status on the application (Prof/Tech Scheme) for it there on not (in my day it was all manual application so you weren't limited to field width as on an eFiled Application). Same with applying for a Family Ties. Used to be that your own current residency had to be put into the application (meaning designating an EP at some point) This always made filing a Family Ties application better as you would be showing you are qualified by Family and by Prof/Tech qualifications. Maybe some newer PR here will pop up and have more relevant info on the efile app to guide you a bit.

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Re: Applying PR through sponsorship of PR wife

Post by jacobmalcom » Thu, 02 May 2019 10:07 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Flip a coin. Seriously. I've been a PR for a little more than a quarter of a century. I applied under the Family Ties Scheme but also noted on the application that I was an EP holder (however, my wife was an SGC not a PR so I had a slight advantage). You can only make one application for PR at a time, so you cannot apply for both simultaneously. However, I haven't filled out an application form for a long, long time, so I don't know if the ability to denote your spouses' residency status on the application (Prof/Tech Scheme) for it there on not (in my day it was all manual application so you weren't limited to field width as on an eFiled Application). Same with applying for a Family Ties. Used to be that your own current residency had to be put into the application (meaning designating an EP at some point) This always made filing a Family Ties application better as you would be showing you are qualified by Family and by Prof/Tech qualifications. Maybe some newer PR here will pop up and have more relevant info on the efile app to guide you a bit.
Ha ha I love the analogy "flip a coin". TBH a lot of aspects of our life are determined in pretty much the same way. Anyway would not bore you with my philosophical views.

Thanks a lot for the info. Sure appreciate it. Ill also wait around to see if someone who applied more recently replies.

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