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Evaluating my PR chances

Post by amoikd » Wed, 21 Aug 2019 5:56 pm

Hello folks,

It's my first post here so if I'm not following one of your rules or am posting this in the wrong place please advice. Happy to make changes.

I'm a Ph.D. student in NUS in my early 30s. Been living in Singapore for a little over 3 years, graduating this year. I recently got married to a PR holder who is of good standing in Singapore (also a Ph.D. holder, been here many years, has 2 small kids with PR, etc.)

I was wondering what are my chances of getting approved as a PR. I'm planning to wait 1 year before I apply to let the marriage settles. Right now I'm thinking that applying through the spouse channel has higher chances as we are married and raising kids. On the other hand, I can start working and apply through an employment pass.

My main question is how do you evaluate my chances, provided that I'm applying through the spouse path. I've been hearing that the government keeps rejecting even stellar candidates.

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Evaluating my PR chances

Post by jamie9vardy » Wed, 21 Aug 2019 7:03 pm

amoikd wrote:Hello folks,

It's my first post here so if I'm not following one of your rules or am posting this in the wrong place please advice. Happy to make changes.

I'm a Ph.D. student in NUS in my early 30s. Been living in Singapore for a little over 3 years, graduating this year. I recently got married to a PR holder who is of good standing in Singapore (also a Ph.D. holder, been here many years, has 2 small kids with PR, etc.)

I was wondering what are my chances of getting approved as a PR. I'm planning to wait 1 year before I apply to let the marriage settles. Right now I'm thinking that applying through the spouse channel has higher chances as we are married and raising kids. On the other hand, I can start working and apply through an employment pass.

My main question is how do you evaluate my chances, provided that I'm applying through the spouse path. I've been hearing that the government keeps rejecting even stellar candidates.
It seems like you have told us a lot but not really. We don’t know much about your background, particularly those important factors that could be the deal breakers in getting you PR.

What’s your nationality and race?
Male or female? (Unless I missed that out in your OP)
Your field of studies
Spouse’s nationality and race
Spouse’s occupation and salary range
Kids from spouse’s previous marriage ?

One year may not be sufficient. May need to wait minimum 2 years after marriage. Think that’s the standard applied to SC application under family tie scheme.
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Re: Evaluating my PR chances

Post by BBCDoc » Thu, 22 Aug 2019 6:40 am

As a PhD holder, what % of successful outcome affects your application decision?

50%? 70? 95%?

Being Malaysian Chinese could put you in the 90%+ bracket. If not that race, then you are starting off disadvantaged already.


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Re: Evaluating my PR chances

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 22 Aug 2019 1:51 pm

amoikd wrote:
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 5:56 pm
Hello folks,

It's my first post here so if I'm not following one of your rules or am posting this in the wrong place please advice. Happy to make changes.

I'm a Ph.D. student in NUS in my early 30s. Been living in Singapore for a little over 3 years, graduating this year. I recently got married to a PR holder who is of good standing in Singapore (also a Ph.D. holder, been here many years, has 2 small kids with PR, etc.)

I was wondering what are my chances of getting approved as a PR. I'm planning to wait 1 year before I apply to let the marriage settles. Right now I'm thinking that applying through the spouse channel has higher chances as we are married and raising kids. On the other hand, I can start working and apply through an employment pass.

My main question is how do you evaluate my chances, provided that I'm applying through the spouse path. I've been hearing that the government keeps rejecting even stellar candidates.
You need to wait for atleast 2-3 years after marriage or until you have a kid out of your marriage and then apply. Else, the chance is going to be low.

But yes PR through Spouse route is easier than the PTS route. I am assuming that your spouse who is sponsoring you for the PR, is in a stable job and earning well to show to ICA that he can support the entire family of 4+ members including you

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Re: Evaluating my PR chances

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 Aug 2019 4:47 pm

I think the spouse, in this case, is a female as the spouse has two PR children they are raising. Based on the women's charter here, it's almost as given that the woman has the children. But seeing the OP is a bit reluctant to give us sufficient data to make a educated guess, I guess any answer will do as it would seem OP already has a preconceived answer but just looking for agreement. If the spouse is a PR, I guessing that the OP is looking for a ticket to Singapore as (s)he's not willing to wait a couple of years and get it on the PTS scheme once (s)he has two years worth of experience. I'd only give 50% likelihood. A lot will depend on where OP is from.

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