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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by starryskye » Thu, 20 Feb 2020 1:54 pm

Hi, quick question of what are my chances? Applied Nov 2019.

24F, Chinese Indonesian, single, bachelor’s degree from a local uni, have been on EP for 1.5 years with 65k pa salary working in the banking industry.

I overstayed my student pass with an IPA 2 years ago while waiting for my EP. I wasn’t aware that I needed to get a visit pass on the 1 week gap between my student pass expiry and my EP issuance date. Paid a $100 fine and got my EP :(

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 20 Feb 2020 5:20 pm

If you still got your EP, that won't bother you, however with only 1.5 years on an EP, your chances are virtually zero as well as you did not wait the recommended two years or 3 tax assessments (e.g., waiting until you EP was renewed the first time assuming you were on a standard 24 month initial EP). Just hope for one of two things to happen. Get lucky and approved, or get rejected quickly. Otherwise, if you are held up for 18~24 months and then are rejected, you would have wasted a lot of time by applying too early in the first place.

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by Lwtj » Mon, 24 Feb 2020 8:52 am

Lwtj wrote:
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 3:38 pm
Hi all,

Seeking advise on my chances of approval, submitted on 19 Aug 2019

My profile:
Malaysian Chinese
Age 26
Education: Local primary, secondary and polytechnic
Working in Singapore since July 2013
Currently on Employment Pass, working in a financial institute as customer service
Salary $2,490 /mth

Anxiously waiting !
Thanks
Just checked that my application has been approved
Thanks sundaymorningstaple and singaporeflyer for your replies 👍🏻

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by leanh1991 » Mon, 24 Feb 2020 8:34 pm

Hi there I'm preparing to apply PR in 2020.
Just wanna seek your opinion on the approval chance for my below profile:-

Nationality/Race: Vietnamese (not a preferred race unfortunately)
Age: 29
Religion: None
Marital status: Married (in Vietnam, and my wife also moved to Singapore since last year)
Qualification: Bachelor Degree (Accountancy) from local university (NTU) under scholarship. Been a member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) for 3 years.
Length of stay in Singapore: 9 years.
Job: I have worked for 6 years in Singapore and currently in my 3rd job in an US MNC under Employment Pass (EP) as Finance professional, paid taxes 4 times.
Salary: Annual plus bonus 60k+

I applied PR once in July 2016 and got rejected (probably because i have not worked for 2 years minimum on EP at that time). After 4 years I wanna try again, however my friends are advising me to hold back the application after GE is over as ICA is tightening PR applications now. I'm not sure if this is true so if anybody can clarify I will be much appreciated. If applying now does it affect my chance of getting approved?

in addition should I apply for myself first or ask my wife to apply together with me? In terms of profile, she is a Vietnamese, 26, holding uni degree from Vietnamese university, only moved to Singapore since May 2019 and worked in a foreign bank under Spass (gross about 50k per annum).

Thanks very much for helping :D

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 24 Feb 2020 9:31 pm

False information. GE has not be announced yet. New Year, 30,000 up for grabs but on 2% of that availble to others (not Chinese, Malay, Indian). You are competing with everybody else including all westerners as well. What happens if the GE not announced until Sept? You will probably have to wait until 2021 and unwritten quotas will already have been used up. May as well apply, odds still not in your favour but nothing ventured, nothing gained. You buys your ticket and takes your chances.

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by singaporeflyer » Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:46 pm

leanh1991 wrote:
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 8:34 pm
Hi there I'm preparing to apply PR in 2020.
Just wanna seek your opinion on the approval chance for my below profile:-

Nationality/Race: Vietnamese (not a preferred race unfortunately)
Age: 29
Religion: None
Marital status: Married (in Vietnam, and my wife also moved to Singapore since last year)
Qualification: Bachelor Degree (Accountancy) from local university (NTU) under scholarship. Been a member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) for 3 years.
Length of stay in Singapore: 9 years.
Job: I have worked for 6 years in Singapore and currently in my 3rd job in an US MNC under Employment Pass (EP) as Finance professional, paid taxes 4 times.
Salary: Annual plus bonus 60k+

I applied PR once in July 2016 and got rejected (probably because i have not worked for 2 years minimum on EP at that time). After 4 years I wanna try again, however my friends are advising me to hold back the application after GE is over as ICA is tightening PR applications now. I'm not sure if this is true so if anybody can clarify I will be much appreciated. If applying now does it affect my chance of getting approved?

in addition should I apply for myself first or ask my wife to apply together with me? In terms of profile, she is a Vietnamese, 26, holding uni degree from Vietnamese university, only moved to Singapore since May 2019 and worked in a foreign bank under Spass (gross about 50k per annum).

Thanks very much for helping :D
Chance is very low. Salary may be on the lower side too.

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by mikeLee1 » Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:00 pm

I want to know if it's possible for me to get pr.
I'm a chinese man,
23 years old,
got Bachelor in china,
Msc in singapore
live in singapore for almost 2 years
Now holding EP for 7 months already
Salary 3650 monthly

I'm going to change my job to become a research assistant in NTU and do my part time phD programme at the same time.

I want to apply for PR March next year after I pay the tax. At that time, I will be working with EP, taking my phd programme, living in singapore for 3 years. May get married also.
Is it possible for me to get PR? Or zero chance.

BTW, I heard the election will hold at the end of this year. Will it also influent the PR application? which may make it harder.

Thanks and look forward to your answers and opinions.

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:06 am

mikeLee1 wrote:
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:00 pm
I want to know if it's possible for me to get pr.
I'm a chinese man,
23 years old,
got Bachelor in china,
Msc in singapore
live in singapore for almost 2 years
Now holding EP for 7 months already
Salary 3650 monthly

I'm going to change my job to become a research assistant in NTU and do my part time phD programme at the same time.

I want to apply for PR March next year after I pay the tax. At that time, I will be working with EP, taking my phd programme, living in singapore for 3 years. May get married also.
Is it possible for me to get PR? Or zero chance.

BTW, I heard the election will hold at the end of this year. Will it also influent the PR application? which may make it harder.

Thanks and look forward to your answers and opinions.
Dont worry about the election. Focus on your PHD and the application. As long as you have not paid 3 years of tax in SG, your chance is going to be less.

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by mikeLee1 » Tue, 25 Feb 2020 9:44 am

singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:06 am
mikeLee1 wrote:
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:00 pm
I want to know if it's possible for me to get pr.
I'm a chinese man,
23 years old,
got Bachelor in china,
Msc in singapore
live in singapore for almost 2 years
Now holding EP for 7 months already
Salary 3650 monthly

I'm going to change my job to become a research assistant in NTU and do my part time phD programme at the same time.

I want to apply for PR March next year after I pay the tax. At that time, I will be working with EP, taking my phd programme, living in singapore for 3 years. May get married also.
Is it possible for me to get PR? Or zero chance.

BTW, I heard the election will hold at the end of this year. Will it also influent the PR application? which may make it harder.

Thanks and look forward to your answers and opinions.
Dont worry about the election. Focus on your PHD and the application. As long as you have not paid 3 years of tax in SG, your chance is going to be less.
Thank you for your reply!
My problem is that I can foresee my salary will not rise in next 2 years as in university, RA's salary is almost fixed. For now, I'm young. 2 or 3 years later, I still have the same salary. I think I would be less competitive.

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 25 Feb 2020 9:53 am

mikeLee1 wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 9:44 am
singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:06 am
mikeLee1 wrote:
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:00 pm
I want to know if it's possible for me to get pr.
I'm a chinese man,
23 years old,
got Bachelor in china,
Msc in singapore
live in singapore for almost 2 years
Now holding EP for 7 months already
Salary 3650 monthly

I'm going to change my job to become a research assistant in NTU and do my part time phD programme at the same time.

I want to apply for PR March next year after I pay the tax. At that time, I will be working with EP, taking my phd programme, living in singapore for 3 years. May get married also.
Is it possible for me to get PR? Or zero chance.

BTW, I heard the election will hold at the end of this year. Will it also influent the PR application? which may make it harder.

Thanks and look forward to your answers and opinions.
Dont worry about the election. Focus on your PHD and the application. As long as you have not paid 3 years of tax in SG, your chance is going to be less.
Thank you for your reply!
My problem is that I can foresee my salary will not rise in next 2 years as in university, RA's salary is almost fixed. For now, I'm young. 2 or 3 years later, I still have the same salary. I think I would be less competitive.
If you apply now, your chances are very less. You have made very little economic contribution to Singapore as of now

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by mikeLee1 » Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:41 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 9:53 am
mikeLee1 wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 9:44 am
singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:06 am


Dont worry about the election. Focus on your PHD and the application. As long as you have not paid 3 years of tax in SG, your chance is going to be less.
Thank you for your reply!
My problem is that I can foresee my salary will not rise in next 2 years as in university, RA's salary is almost fixed. For now, I'm young. 2 or 3 years later, I still have the same salary. I think I would be less competitive.
If you apply now, your chances are very less. You have made very little economic contribution to Singapore as of now
Yes, that's why I need to find a balance.
The proportion of chinese in that 30000 PR quota should be large, but it's mainly for chinese from malaysia, not mainland of china. Still hard. ](*,)

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by ShekLaeCheung » Tue, 25 Feb 2020 1:51 pm

New to the forum.
I submitted my application last year on 3 Nov 2019 and i know that i need to be patient to wait for the result
but would there be anyone who can advice the chance to get a positive reply

Application as an Individual.

Hong Kong Chinese
Age : 33
Race : Chinese
Religion : No Religion
Education : Bachelor Degree in Business Management from UK
Work as : Business Development Manager for a wholesale firm
Salary : 6k a month
Current Pass - S Pass
Year of staying in SG - 6 Years (working and pay tax in SG since 2014)

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 25 Feb 2020 2:03 pm

ShekLaeCheung wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 1:51 pm
New to the forum.
I submitted my application last year on 3 Nov 2019 and i know that i need to be patient to wait for the result
but would there be anyone who can advice the chance to get a positive reply

Application as an Individual.

Hong Kong Chinese
Age : 33
Race : Chinese
Religion : No Religion
Education : Bachelor Degree in Business Management from UK
Work as : Business Development Manager for a wholesale firm
Salary : 6k a month
Current Pass - S Pass
Year of staying in SG - 6 Years (working and pay tax in SG since 2014)
Chance will be low based on what you have said. Salary on the lower side and job role is not something that is in great demand at the moment. Anyway, wait and see.

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by ShekLaeCheung » Tue, 25 Feb 2020 2:14 pm

Thanks for the reply.

may i ask how much i have to earn per month or annual would be consider as average or above average in ICA point of view:)


singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 2:03 pm
ShekLaeCheung wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 1:51 pm
New to the forum.
I submitted my application last year on 3 Nov 2019 and i know that i need to be patient to wait for the result
but would there be anyone who can advice the chance to get a positive reply

Application as an Individual.

Hong Kong Chinese
Age : 33
Race : Chinese
Religion : No Religion
Education : Bachelor Degree in Business Management from UK
Work as : Business Development Manager for a wholesale firm
Salary : 6k a month
Current Pass - S Pass
Year of staying in SG - 6 Years (working and pay tax in SG since 2014)
Chance will be low based on what you have said. Salary on the lower side and job role is not something that is in great demand at the moment. Anyway, wait and see.

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Re: PR approval in 2019

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 25 Feb 2020 2:56 pm

ShekLaeCheung wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 2:14 pm
Thanks for the reply.

may i ask how much i have to earn per month or annual would be consider as average or above average in ICA point of view:)


singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 2:03 pm
ShekLaeCheung wrote:
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 1:51 pm
New to the forum.
I submitted my application last year on 3 Nov 2019 and i know that i need to be patient to wait for the result
but would there be anyone who can advice the chance to get a positive reply

Application as an Individual.

Hong Kong Chinese
Age : 33
Race : Chinese
Religion : No Religion
Education : Bachelor Degree in Business Management from UK
Work as : Business Development Manager for a wholesale firm
Salary : 6k a month
Current Pass - S Pass
Year of staying in SG - 6 Years (working and pay tax in SG since 2014)
Chance will be low based on what you have said. Salary on the lower side and job role is not something that is in great demand at the moment. Anyway, wait and see.
It is not salary alone. Job role also. Will you be able to change that?

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