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SC application chances

Post by jeya1994 » Tue, 21 Jul 2020 3:43 pm

Hi expats, I applied for SC in Aug 2019 and status still shows pending, can you help to evaluate my chance of getting approved? Below are my profile:

PRC Chinese
26 yo
single
In SG since 2005 with my mum, got my PR in 2010 by invitation.
studied here since pri 4, took all major national exams (PSLE, o lvl, A lvl)
I didn't do well for my A lvl tho, so ended up in Kaplan's distant learning degree course in Marketing.
I started my first job in Jan last year with salary of 2.5k/mth, as marketing executive in IT company. Just got a 5% increment and submitted increment letter to ICA.
I think my non-local degree and low salary will be a big disadvantage.
I have some job opportunity in other IT related companies offering me more than 3.2k, will it be more beneficial for my application if I switch to that job? I really like the environment in my current company and would not want to leave unless really affecting my SC application.
What do you guys think?

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Re: SC application chances

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 21 Jul 2020 4:37 pm

jeya1994 wrote:
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 3:43 pm
Hi expats, I applied for SC in Aug 2019 and status still shows pending, can you help to evaluate my chance of getting approved? Below are my profile:

PRC Chinese
26 yo
single
In SG since 2005 with my mum, got my PR in 2010 by invitation.
studied here since pri 4, took all major national exams (PSLE, o lvl, A lvl)
I didn't do well for my A lvl tho, so ended up in Kaplan's distant learning degree course in Marketing.
I started my first job in Jan last year with salary of 2.5k/mth, as marketing executive in IT company. Just got a 5% increment and submitted increment letter to ICA.
I think my non-local degree and low salary will be a big disadvantage.
I have some job opportunity in other IT related companies offering me more than 3.2k, will it be more beneficial for my application if I switch to that job? I really like the environment in my current company and would not want to leave unless really affecting my SC application.
What do you guys think?
Because you have been here for long and also did the local national exams, your chance will be high. Apply and if rejected first time, work on your career and see if you can get a better salary and then apply again. You will eventually get it.

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Re: SC application chances

Post by abbby » Tue, 21 Jul 2020 4:57 pm

I would totally agree with @singaporeflyer. Just try to apply and only if you get rejected then should you consider a mother job offer with better salary.
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Re: SC application chances

Post by jeya1994 » Tue, 10 Nov 2020 11:20 am

quick update, almost 15 months and still pending

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Re: SC application chances

Post by mystic_river » Tue, 10 Nov 2020 2:55 pm

Sorry to hijack this threat but I have a question re SC application.

I applied for SC back in mar 2018 (received rejection in feb 2019). After that I was jobless for quite some time (1 year plus) but am now employed again.

I have also managed to substantially get a better pay compared to what I was making during my first application (about 70% increment). Wondering if I should apply for citizenship again now or wait for a year. Thoughts?

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Re: SC application chances

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 10 Nov 2020 6:37 pm

mystic_river wrote:
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 2:55 pm
Sorry to hijack this threat but I have a question re SC application.

I applied for SC back in mar 2018 (received rejection in feb 2019). After that I was jobless for quite some time (1 year plus) but am now employed again.

I have also managed to substantially get a better pay compared to what I was making during my first application (about 70% increment). Wondering if I should apply for citizenship again now or wait for a year. Thoughts?
1 year gap is something that may affect your application. better wait for 2 years and then try to apply to show that you have stability. Where were you those 1 year?

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Re: SC application chances

Post by mystic_river » Tue, 10 Nov 2020 6:47 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 6:37 pm
mystic_river wrote:
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 2:55 pm
Sorry to hijack this threat but I have a question re SC application.

I applied for SC back in mar 2018 (received rejection in feb 2019). After that I was jobless for quite some time (1 year plus) but am now employed again.

I have also managed to substantially get a better pay compared to what I was making during my first application (about 70% increment). Wondering if I should apply for citizenship again now or wait for a year. Thoughts?
1 year gap is something that may affect your application. better wait for 2 years and then try to apply to show that you have stability. Where were you those 1 year?
In SG. Never left. Just wanted to concentrate on personal development so took some time off. And then covid happened so became a bit difficult to find jobs. Been working since August now

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