Good evening to everyone,
I have an enquiry where I would love to hear the opinion from the most "experienced" on the forum.
In 2015/2016, I have been transferred by my company from Europe to Singapore.
At the time I had an EP, the salary was 100.000SGD/year and up to 15.000 of annual bonus. (115.000 OTE)
The EP took approximately 1 day and half.
In 2018, about 18 months after my relocation, I have moved to another company in Singapore.
I was again under a new EP, salary was 120.000SGD/year and up to 50.000 of annual bonus. (170.000 OTE)
6 months ago (July) I was sent to run an expansion project in China, and since my posting abroad was supposed to be 12 months long, I had my employment pass cancelled in October and paid all the tax even if I was abroad.
The goal was anyway to come back to Singapore after the posting.
However, long story short, the company plans has changed, and I moved back to Singapore in end of November, about one month after my EP was cancelled.
My EP was approved in about 10 days too, my new salary is about 160.000SGD/year and 50.000 of annual bonus (210.000).
- I come from France, and I work for an IT company as a pre-sales professional;
- I have a good track records with EP, never got it not approved, and I have paid tax 3 times already in Singapore.
- In my plans I want to stay here long term.
The question is simple:
- Should I apply for PEP immediately, since I am now eligible (I have a new EP Singapore since about a month ago) or is better to maybe stay a bit longer and apply for PR?
How should I do? Even though I know there is no guarantee of approval for PR, I was wondering what would be the best course of action.
EP, EP, period abroad, EP for maybe 6-12 months, PEP, PR?
EP, EP, period abroad, EP for a month, PEP immediately, PR (eventually?)
I am a bit lost.
Thanks a ton!