Giving back, my PR approval journey

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Giving back, my PR approval journey

Post by FerdinandW » Mon, 03 Feb 2020 9:33 am

Hi everyone,

I have recently become a PR together with my wife and child and as I've often relied on the posts or information shared on this forum by others I figured I'll add my experiences as a way of paying it forward. Feel free to ask questions and I'll try and share feedback.
As a general note I do feel that the PR approval process isn't an exact science, people with the same profile can be approved or rejected.

Profile:
Age: 30-40
Race: Caucasian
Education: Bachelor degree
Salary: 160k annually

Spouse:
Age: 30-40
Race: Japanese
Education: Bachelor degree
Salary: 90k annually

Child was born in Singapore after first PR application

Arrived in Singapore about 4 years ago, always employed and paying income tax. We got rejected for our first PR application in 2018. Applied again June 2019 and got approved November 2019.

Something of note:
I changed working visa (to PEP) and became unemployed in between application and successful approval. After calling with ICA I was informed that I needed to be employed again before completing application formalities and that the approval was based on the information originally provided. I found new employment (similar field and salary) and was informed what additional documents I needed to bring to the ICA appointment. Process was completed then and there.

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Re: Giving back, my PR approval journey

Post by smoulder » Mon, 03 Feb 2020 9:45 am

What's your actual age and field of work? The age range you've mentioned is quite broad.

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Re: Giving back, my PR approval journey

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 05 Feb 2020 6:43 pm

FerdinandW wrote:
Mon, 03 Feb 2020 9:33 am
Hi everyone,

I have recently become a PR together with my wife and child and as I've often relied on the posts or information shared on this forum by others I figured I'll add my experiences as a way of paying it forward. Feel free to ask questions and I'll try and share feedback.
As a general note I do feel that the PR approval process isn't an exact science, people with the same profile can be approved or rejected.

Profile:
Age: 30-40
Race: Caucasian
Education: Bachelor degree
Salary: 160k annually

Spouse:
Age: 30-40
Race: Japanese
Education: Bachelor degree
Salary: 90k annually

Child was born in Singapore after first PR application

Arrived in Singapore about 4 years ago, always employed and paying income tax. We got rejected for our first PR application in 2018. Applied again June 2019 and got approved November 2019.

Something of note:
I changed working visa (to PEP) and became unemployed in between application and successful approval. After calling with ICA I was informed that I needed to be employed again before completing application formalities and that the approval was based on the information originally provided. I found new employment (similar field and salary) and was informed what additional documents I needed to bring to the ICA appointment. Process was completed then and there.
Congrats. As SMS used to say, PEP is like a stepping stone towards PR. So, if you are on PEP and prove to live and commit to Singapore, PR is almost on the way.

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Re: Giving back, my PR approval journey

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:09 pm

SF you are slipping! You missed the first line of his post! :oops!:

He's proof of my saying! :lol:
Life isn't about avoiding the bruises. It's about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it!

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Re: Giving back, my PR approval journey

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 06 Feb 2020 12:26 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 10:09 pm
SF you are slipping! You missed the first line of his post! :oops!:

He's proof of my saying! :lol:
Sorry SMS. What did I miss?

What I meant to say was if someone is on PEP and proves to commit to work and live in Singapore, PR should be straight forward. This is what I meant. That is what I meant by saying PR is on the way....

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Re: Giving back, my PR approval journey

Post by aki01 » Thu, 06 Feb 2020 3:53 pm

Ferdinand - did you have a son by any chance ?

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Re: Giving back, my PR approval journey

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 06 Feb 2020 4:32 pm

aki01 wrote:
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 3:53 pm
Ferdinand - did you have a son by any chance ?
You are analyzing too much....

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Re: Giving back, my PR approval journey

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 Feb 2020 5:04 pm

Okay, I follow your thought train now. It sounded like you missed the fact that he was already a PR. My bad.
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