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Should I apply for PEP while SPR application is pending?

Post by sasa83 » Wed, 28 Aug 2019 3:34 pm

Hi folks,

First post here, but been reading the forums for a long period now. Thanks everyone here for the useful insights.

I am in some sort of a dilemma. My SPR application (applied with wife and 3yr daughter) is pending for 6 months now. My employer is now looking at some restructuring initiatives and likely that my whole team could be shelved. Thought of applying for a PEP and getting the in-principle approval in the meanwhile as a backup (to at least continue staying here if I need to find another job). But wondering if applying for a PEP would give MOM ideas that my job is not stable and hence they might reject the SPR. Any thoughts anyone?

I am not too optimistic with the SPR given my profile (details below). But would not want to straightaway kill my chances if a PEP application would mean that.

Profile summary:
Indian male, 37, IT industry, MBA from a top Indian B-school, 14yrs of workex, but only 2 yrs of stay in SG. Salary about 250k pa
Wife - Indian, 35, IT industry, masters in biotech, DP but working in SG (with LOC)
Daughter - 3yr old, going to a local preschool.

Thanks!

 



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Re: Should I apply for PEP while SPR application is pending?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Aug 2019 5:25 pm

You can try. My gut feeling is that you may not be successful on your PR application with only 2 years in Singapore, especially considering your industry and nationality. Yes, I'm inclined to agree with you that applying for the PEP 'may' be raising a red flag, but if the writing is on the wall in your current position with the likelihood of a major reshuffle, it might be worth a try. I guess you need to decide if you want to buy your ticket and take your chances. It's a hard one to gauge, to be honest. I feel it all depends on how strongly you feel the likelihood of your whole team getting shelved.

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Re: Should I apply for PEP while SPR application is pending?

Post by sasa83 » Wed, 28 Aug 2019 6:41 pm

Thank you SMS!

The likelihood is actually quite high - much like 50%+. But then again, it’s all perceived probability based on the rejigger corporate strategy. I think I will go ahead and apply for the PEP just to be on the safer side.

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Re: Should I apply for PEP while SPR application is pending?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 Aug 2019 8:40 pm

I wish you Luck.

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Re: Should I apply for PEP while SPR application is pending?

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 03 Sep 2019 9:24 pm

sasa83 wrote:
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 3:34 pm
Hi folks,

First post here, but been reading the forums for a long period now. Thanks everyone here for the useful insights.

I am in some sort of a dilemma. My SPR application (applied with wife and 3yr daughter) is pending for 6 months now. My employer is now looking at some restructuring initiatives and likely that my whole team could be shelved. Thought of applying for a PEP and getting the in-principle approval in the meanwhile as a backup (to at least continue staying here if I need to find another job). But wondering if applying for a PEP would give MOM ideas that my job is not stable and hence they might reject the SPR. Any thoughts anyone?

I am not too optimistic with the SPR given my profile (details below). But would not want to straightaway kill my chances if a PEP application would mean that.

Profile summary:
Indian male, 37, IT industry, MBA from a top Indian B-school, 14yrs of workex, but only 2 yrs of stay in SG. Salary about 250k pa
Wife - Indian, 35, IT industry, masters in biotech, DP but working in SG (with LOC)
Daughter - 3yr old, going to a local preschool.

Thanks!
Considering that your salary is on the very high side, along with your short stay of only 2 years, your chances will be very slim for PR. Since you are from a top business school, they know that you can get a job in any other country easily too. But still you have 20-30% chances for approval.

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