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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by aravindkenchan » Mon, 10 Aug 2020 7:54 pm

Hi I applied my PR application in Feb 2019. i recently changed my Job in March 2020. do i need to update to ICA?

Previous Job: Project Engineer ($3800 Basic per month)

Current Job: Fac Mechanical Engineer ($4500 Basic + $200) Over all $4700 /month. Please advice.

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by PartyLike-A-Russian » Mon, 10 Aug 2020 9:40 pm

AfterLife wrote:
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 9:02 pm
What you're asking is basically how to circumvent ICA rules and now you are "not the kind of person". Sounds contradictory isn't it?
Sorry if anything I said was rude. Peace :)
I never meant I would like to circumvent ICA or anyone else.
I truly would love to contribute to this country and deserve my PR.
And I am thinking about starting a business. Regardless of my PR application(s).
AfterLife wrote:
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 9:02 pm
If you really would like to commit and become a SPR - be a good part of community over the course of 5-10+ years and contribute not because ICA favours it for SPR, but because you feel this way.
Spending 5 or 7 years is not an issue. The problem is that when you're on an EP, it feels insecure. You lose your job, and you leave the country unless you find a new job within a month. And this is in normal times. Given COVID-19 and the uncertain economic situation, it feels even more insecure.

Getting a PEP could improve the situation (6 months without a job, and normally on any visa or in your own country you wouldn't voluntarily spend 6 months unemployed). But now, in the uncertain economic situation, I would be stick to my current job rather than look for a PEP.
AfterLife wrote:
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 9:02 pm
On a separate note, it looks very strange that after 1+ year you made your mind about staying in Spore. You may not be aware of how all things roll here. Not everything is just shiny, some things are hard. You need time to understand if environment does fit you.
Well, there's no ideal place in the world. But if you filter out countries by climate, stability, safety, jobs, path to PR/citizenship etc., I don't think there will a long list. And I didn't plan on moving to SG. I got contacted by my current company, passed an interview, did a basic research and came. Now I feel like I want to settle down here. So does my wife.

Good luck to you too.

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by singaporeflyer » Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:20 pm

aravindkenchan wrote:
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 7:54 pm
Hi I applied my PR application in Feb 2019. i recently changed my Job in March 2020. do i need to update to ICA?

Previous Job: Project Engineer ($3800 Basic per month)

Current Job: Fac Mechanical Engineer ($4500 Basic + $200) Over all $4700 /month. Please advice.
Yes, you need to update ICA for any chances in the application while it is in progress

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by PartyLike-A-Russian » Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:20 pm

AfterLife wrote:
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 9:02 pm
On a separate note, it looks very strange that after 1+ year you made your mind about staying in Spore. You may not be aware of how all things roll here. Not everything is just shiny, some things are hard. You need time to understand if environment does fit you.
Well, it's like with a romantic relationship, you know. You don't need to date your partner for years to understand if you want to be with them in the long run. Typically a year or two is enough.

But this is a different topic :D
AfterLife wrote:
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 9:02 pm
Not everything is just shiny, some things are hard.
What do you find hard for yourself?
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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by singaporeflyer » Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:32 pm

PartyLike-A-Russian wrote:
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:20 pm
AfterLife wrote:
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 9:02 pm
On a separate note, it looks very strange that after 1+ year you made your mind about staying in Spore. You may not be aware of how all things roll here. Not everything is just shiny, some things are hard. You need time to understand if environment does fit you.
Well, it's like with a romantic relationship, you know. You don't need to date your partner for years to understand if you want to be with them in the long run. Typically a year or two is enough.

But this is a different topic :D
Since you have already made up your mind to justify to whatever we say, I think there is nothing more to say other than all the very best!

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by MayChua » Wed, 12 Aug 2020 6:36 pm

Hi!

I'm new here and am considering applying for PR this year.

Profile:
Race: Chinese
Gender: Female
Nationality: Indonesian
Age: 26 Years
Duration in Singapore: 19 years (Arrived in Singapore when I was quite young)
Schooling: Attended local primary & secondary school in Singapore
Tertiary: Got my diploma from local polytechnic and currently doing part-time degree with private university
Occupation: Working in digital advertising industry and currently on spass
Income: 48K p.a.
Tax: 4 x Tax Cycle

Just for a point of reference, I've actually applied for PR twice, once when I just graduated from secondary school and another when I just started working.

Wondering if anyone could advise me in terms of what are the chances if I do apply for the third time?

Appreciate any help and advise, thanks in advance! :)

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 12 Aug 2020 6:54 pm

MayChua wrote:
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 6:36 pm
Hi!

I'm new here and am considering applying for PR this year.

Profile:
Race: Chinese
Gender: Female
Nationality: Indonesian
Age: 26 Years
Duration in Singapore: 19 years (Arrived in Singapore when I was quite young)
Schooling: Attended local primary & secondary school in Singapore
Tertiary: Got my diploma from local polytechnic and currently doing part-time degree with private university
Occupation: Working in digital advertising industry and currently on spass
Income: 48K p.a.
Tax: 4 x Tax Cycle

Just for a point of reference, I've actually applied for PR twice, once when I just graduated from secondary school and another when I just started working.

Wondering if anyone could advise me in terms of what are the chances if I do apply for the third time?

Appreciate any help and advise, thanks in advance! :)
Surely better than the last 2 times

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by TropicalExpat » Thu, 13 Aug 2020 8:46 am

MayChua wrote:
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 6:36 pm
Hi!

I'm new here and am considering applying for PR this year.

Profile:
Race: Chinese
Gender: Female
Nationality: Indonesian
Age: 26 Years
Duration in Singapore: 19 years (Arrived in Singapore when I was quite young)
Schooling: Attended local primary & secondary school in Singapore
Tertiary: Got my diploma from local polytechnic and currently doing part-time degree with private university
Occupation: Working in digital advertising industry and currently on spass
Income: 48K p.a.
Tax: 4 x Tax Cycle

Just for a point of reference, I've actually applied for PR twice, once when I just graduated from secondary school and another when I just started working.

Wondering if anyone could advise me in terms of what are the chances if I do apply for the third time?

Appreciate any help and advise, thanks in advance! :)
The race seems to be in your favour but the salary seems quite low

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by Abdul0704 » Thu, 13 Aug 2020 8:58 am

Hi,

I've been watching this forum for awhile now, and I was wondering what are my chances in getting the PR.

Profile:
Race: Arab
Gender: Male
Nationality: Born and raised in UAE but passport is Yemen
Religion: Muslim
Age: 25 Years
Pass: LTVP+
Duration in Singapore: 3 years consecutively (but i was in and out of sg for 2 years before that)
Education: Bachelor Degree with Honours from local Uni in Malaysia
Family: I'm married to a Singaporean(27yrs) and we have a son (11mths)
Marriage legnth: 3yrs and 9mths
Occupation: Working as Automation Engineer for Contractor company (owner is PR, not sure if that is relevant)
Income: (35K me), (40K wife,excluding CPF)
Tax: 3x Tax Cycle

Background: I moved to Malaysia when i was 18yrs and studied there for 4yrs then moved to Singapore after getting married. I've been working since Jan 2018. Started working at 1.8k a month in Hospitality industry. But 1.5 years later my salary got higher and its increasing yearly.

We are planning to get a BTO soon since we are eligible for it, not sure will that help in sinking roots.

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PR approval chance in 2020

Post by jamie9vardy » Thu, 13 Aug 2020 9:28 am

Abdul0704 wrote:Hi,

I've been watching this forum for awhile now, and I was wondering what are my chances in getting the PR.

Profile:
Race: Arab
Gender: Male
Nationality: Born and raised in UAE but passport is Yemen
Religion: Muslim
Age: 25 Years
Pass: LTVP+
Duration in Singapore: 3 years consecutively (but i was in and out of sg for 2 years before that)
Education: Bachelor Degree with Honours from local Uni in Malaysia
Family: I'm married to a Singaporean(27yrs) and we have a son (11mths)
Marriage legnth: 3yrs and 9mths
Occupation: Working as Automation Engineer for Contractor company (owner is PR, not sure if that is relevant)
Income: (35K me), (40K wife,excluding CPF)
Tax: 3x Tax Cycle

Background: I moved to Malaysia when i was 18yrs and studied there for 4yrs then moved to Singapore after getting married. I've been working since Jan 2018. Started working at 1.8k a month in Hospitality industry. But 1.5 years later my salary got higher and its increasing yearly.

We are planning to get a BTO soon since we are eligible for it, not sure will that help in sinking roots.
Positive - married to a Singaporean for >2 years and having a son.

Minuses - your nationality, your salary is too low to qualify on your own and your wife’s salary is on lower end to be able to sponsor you.

So chances may not be great until both of you improve your income levels.

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by AceSevenA7 » Thu, 13 Aug 2020 2:10 pm

Dear Community,

My PR application is now pending for more than 11 months.
Maybe some of you can give your 2 cents on this:

Nationality: German
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Pass: EP 3rd renewal coming up
Age: 34
In SG: since 2015
Salary: ~150k per year
Education: Bachelor, Master, MBA (Germany & Brazil)

Occupation: Digital Transformation Manager.
Family status: married an to SC since 2019, no kids

My wife is working in different jobs in SG for 11 years. Currently in Banking sector.

Thank you and stay safe everyone.

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 13 Aug 2020 4:06 pm

AceSevenA7 wrote:
Thu, 13 Aug 2020 2:10 pm
Dear Community,

My PR application is now pending for more than 11 months.
Maybe some of you can give your 2 cents on this:

Nationality: German
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Pass: EP 3rd renewal coming up
Age: 34
In SG: since 2015
Salary: ~150k per year
Education: Bachelor, Master, MBA (Germany & Brazil)

Occupation: Digital Transformation Manager.
Family status: married an to SC since 2019, no kids

My wife is working in different jobs in SG for 11 years. Currently in Banking sector.

Thank you and stay safe everyone.
You will get it after 2-3 years of marriage

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by malasoup » Sat, 15 Aug 2020 5:08 pm

Hey there!

Thank you to the few contributors who are offering valuable advice on PR applications in SG :D

Would like to know what you guys reckon the chances of my spouse getting his PR approved will be since I have not seen any business owners enquiring about PR application in any other posts (maybe I did not lurk long enough or wasn't paying enough attention?).

Quick Back story:
(1) We have been dating for 4 years but only married this year in 2020. It is not marriage of convenience but obviously ICA didn't ask about dating duration before marriage so I hope they don't see it as such. Also, my mistake for not reading forums like these online before applying!
(2) My husband has applied by himself 3 years ago when he was a single expat (where I was NOT included in that application since we weren't married, then). Rejected, obviously haha! :roll:
(3) Also, we are BOTH new entrepreneurs who registered our own businesses (SG based) in 2019 and 2020.
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PROFILES - Applied Jun 2020 under Singaporean sponsorship:

DURATION OF MARRIAGE - less than 1 year
KIDS - currently zero

Wife (Myself):
Nationality - Singaporean / Chinese
Age - 28
Occupation - owner of Pte Ltd. (ecommerce) pre-COVID
Previous jobs held before 2020 - Sales
Current drawn in 2020 - Less than 20k / year (everything goes back to my business)
Previous drawn in 2019 - $5 to $10k / month
Highest Education - Bachelor's Degree, NUS

Husband:
Nationality - Australian / Caucasian
Age - 32
Occupation - owner of his own sales firm started in 2020 pre-COVID
Current drawn in 2020 - $5k /month, EP (under own business)
Last drawn in 2019 - $9.5k / month, EP
Previous jobs held - Same sales role under 3 different companies
Duration in SG - 8 years , no breaks in-between
Highest Education - Bachelor's Degree from Australia
________________________________
Appreciate any comments, feedback, ideas.
Thank you guys so so much O:)
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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by jamie9vardy » Sat, 15 Aug 2020 5:29 pm

malasoup wrote:Hey there!

Thank you to the few contributors who are offering valuable advice on PR applications in SG :D

Would like to know what you guys reckon the chances of my spouse getting his PR approved will be since I have not seen any business owners enquiring about PR application in any other posts (maybe I did not lurk long enough or wasn't paying enough attention?).

Quick Back story:
(1) We have been dating for 4 years but only married this year in 2020. It is not marriage of convenience but obviously ICA didn't ask about dating duration before marriage so I hope they don't see it as such. Also, my mistake for not reading forums like these online before applying!
(2) My husband has applied by himself 3 years ago when he was a single expat (where I was NOT included in that application since we weren't married, then). Rejected, obviously haha! :roll:
(3) Also, we are BOTH new entrepreneurs who registered our own businesses (SG based) in 2019 and 2020.
________________________________
PROFILES - Applied Jun 2020 under Singaporean sponsorship:

DURATION OF MARRIAGE - less than 1 year
KIDS - currently zero

Wife (Myself):
Nationality - Singaporean / Chinese
Age - 28
Occupation - owner of Pte Ltd. (ecommerce) pre-COVID
Previous jobs held before 2020 - Recruiter / Headhunter
Current drawn in 2020 - Less than 20k / year (everything goes back to my business)
Previous drawn in 2019 - $5 to $10k / month
Highest Education - Bachelor's Degree, NUS

Husband:
Nationality - Australian / Caucasian
Age - 32
Occupation - owner of his own recruitment firm started in 2020 pre-COVID
Current drawn in 2020 - $5k /month, EP (under own business)
Last drawn in 2019 - $9.5k / month, EP
Previous jobs held - Recruiter / Headhunter under 3 different companies
Duration in SG - 8 years , no breaks in-between
Highest Education - Bachelor's Degree from Australia
________________________________
Appreciate any comments, feedback, ideas.
Thank you guys so so much O:)
You need to be married for at least 2 years to stand a chance of success, usually. An offspring will be a bonus.

The years you have been dating count for nought.

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Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Post by malasoup » Sat, 15 Aug 2020 5:34 pm

jamie9vardy wrote:
Sat, 15 Aug 2020 5:29 pm
malasoup wrote:Hey there!

Thank you to the few contributors who are offering valuable advice on PR applications in SG :D

Would like to know what you guys reckon the chances of my spouse getting his PR approved will be since I have not seen any business owners enquiring about PR application in any other posts (maybe I did not lurk long enough or wasn't paying enough attention?).

Quick Back story:
(1) We have been dating for 4 years but only married this year in 2020. It is not marriage of convenience but obviously ICA didn't ask about dating duration before marriage so I hope they don't see it as such. Also, my mistake for not reading forums like these online before applying!
(2) My husband has applied by himself 3 years ago when he was a single expat (where I was NOT included in that application since we weren't married, then). Rejected, obviously haha! :roll:
(3) Also, we are BOTH new entrepreneurs who registered our own businesses (SG based) in 2019 and 2020.
________________________________
PROFILES - Applied Jun 2020 under Singaporean sponsorship:

DURATION OF MARRIAGE - less than 1 year
KIDS - currently zero

Wife (Myself):
Nationality - Singaporean / Chinese
Age - 28
Occupation - owner of Pte Ltd. (ecommerce) pre-COVID
Previous jobs held before 2020 - Recruiter / Headhunter
Current drawn in 2020 - Less than 20k / year (everything goes back to my business)
Previous drawn in 2019 - $5 to $10k / month
Highest Education - Bachelor's Degree, NUS

Husband:
Nationality - Australian / Caucasian
Age - 32
Occupation - owner of his own recruitment firm started in 2020 pre-COVID
Current drawn in 2020 - $5k /month, EP (under own business)
Last drawn in 2019 - $9.5k / month, EP
Previous jobs held - Recruiter / Headhunter under 3 different companies
Duration in SG - 8 years , no breaks in-between
Highest Education - Bachelor's Degree from Australia
________________________________
Appreciate any comments, feedback, ideas.
Thank you guys so so much O:)
You need to be married for at least 2 years to stand a chance of success, usually. An offspring will be a bonus.

The years you have been dating count for nought.
What you said is so true!
In terms of the salaries we pay ourselves as business owners, do you think it'd be a problem? Just curious, thanks Jamie. :)

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