Hi All - I would like to congratulate all who have become a SC
As for me, it is very difficult.
I was born in Jakarta and a PR in Singapore. I have lived in Singapore my whole life. I am Chinese, and my mother is Singaporean and father is Indonesian. I applied in 2017 but it was rejected.
Due to my age (43 years old) and my marital status (single) with no children, I think my chances are very low. My annual income is about $50k. I have a degree in Business Admin (Masters) and LRSM Piano Teaching Diploma. I am currently working full time as an Executive Secretary in a hotel, and a part-time piano teacher (in my home).
I went to see the MP (who wasn't in town), and was advised to see another one the very next day. I could not due to my work (couldn't take leave last minute!) as I just joined the company. Anyway, 2 weeks later came the rejection letter.
During my application, I gave ICA a letter that I need to look after my Singaporean mother (lives with me). I am her sole caretaker. My parents are separated and my father is living in Jakarta.
If I am rejected again, my main fear is the Re-Entry Permit renewal. If I am not gainfully employed, it may not be renewed. This will make it difficult for me to travel in my later years
Do you think they will reject my Re-Entry Permit even if I continue paying income tax and contribute to CPF? I intend to do this from my rental income (I own a condominium
) and private teaching (in my home). I also have other streams of income such as investments and endowment plans. Honestly speaking, I don't think I need to work. I aim to give piano lessons to the children who cannot afford lessons
I just heard from a website that if your Re-Entry Permit expires, you can apply for a tourist visa and still have all your PR privileges. Can anyone enlighten me or put my mind to rest! Thanks, I really appreciate it.