rach.c wrote: ↑
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 12:35 pm
Oh I see! Sorry I thought you were asking what category I fell into and what country I am from. Yes I am causasian. Sorry I am still trying to understand the PR process and what went wrong.
Nothing "went wrong" per se.
Unfortunately you are caucasian which means you are in one of the lowest categories available. And you need to look at everything else with this lense.
In that category, you aren't just competing against other caucasians. You are firstly competing against caucausians who have married Singapore citizens. They will get priority over single caucasians, such as yourself (or caucasians married to each others). So every time you see a Singaporean married to a caucasian - that's your "competition".
Your length of stay is also against you. You have only been here a couple of years. While 2 years is considered a minimum, the longer you have been here (paying taxes) the better.
Your age will also be against you when you reapply. You will be 38 going on 39. Generally speaking the closer you get the 40, the more difficult it will be.
On the positive side, depending on what exactly you are doing in your role, assuming it's advanced manufacturing/research and development, this is something the gahmen is keen on.
Your salary is strong enough to support both you and another dependent.
I think your age is what will factor against you as you will likely need to wait a couple more tax years before you are successful (to prove you are putting down roots here). Damned if you wait, damned if you apply now.
Look. In your case, I would say, keep applying again. It's only S$100 for each application. Your salary is high enough to cope with S$100 every 9 months or so.
But don't be surprised if you keep getting rejected, at least for another year or two.
The only thing that will improve your odds is to marry a Singaporean
If you're that desperate!!! (and then you will still have to wait 2 years!!)