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July 2020 PR Approved

Post by jun-jie.gan » Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:39 am

Hi guys, hope you all doing great!
I have received my PR result after 6 months.

Here is my info:
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Marriage status: Single
Job: System Analyst
Nationality: Malaysian
Race: Chinese
Religion: Buddhism
Salary: - Average as what you find online, I cant post it here as I am using personal account.
Original Pass: EP with 2 years

Timeline:
21 May 2019 - Started working in SG
08 Jan 2020 - Apply for ePR, after 6 payslips as per requirement. (before increment and paying taxes)
26 July 2020 (Sunday morning) - ePR Status changed to approved! Approved date stated as 13 July 2020. (I refresh every few hours so I know the exact date when it is updated, lol)

Something I've noticed is that in 'https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/ipepr/index.xhtml', before 13 July (approval), it is showing me a dropdown to 'Submit requested documents':
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After 13 July, the dropdown is gone:
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After checking online and with my friends, I found that the processing time is very random.
One of my friend got it after 3 months, studied in MY, staying in SG for 2 years +.
One of them got it after 4 months, studied in SG, and working for 2 years+, got it right before Covid period.
And other are 6 months to 1 years +. (and some stayed for many many years and still getting rejected)
So... Luck is the key here..

Hope you guys got yours soon!

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Re: July 2020 PR Approved

Post by jun-jie.gan » Mon, 27 Jul 2020 10:42 am

My result:
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Re: July 2020 PR Approved

Post by abbby » Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:12 am

Wow congratulations! And you got it approved within 6 months. Although your work stint here wasn't very long but it was approved. So I guess it also depends on luck. Maybe country of origin is important too, Malaysia-Singapore has close ties?
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Re: July 2020 PR Approved

Post by jamie9vardy » Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:29 am

Congrats!

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Re: July 2020 PR Approved

Post by PNGMK » Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:50 am

I'm not even sure why MY and SG bother with cross border work approvals. They should have an agreement that alllows working rights in both places for citizens of both.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: July 2020 PR Approved

Post by jace06 » Tue, 28 Jul 2020 5:14 pm

Do you check your PR application status regularly during your application time?

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Re: July 2020 PR Approved

Post by jun-jie.gan » Tue, 28 Jul 2020 6:33 pm

jace06 wrote:
Tue, 28 Jul 2020 5:14 pm
Do you check your PR application status regularly during your application time?
Well.. basically everyday after 6 months.

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Re: July 2020 PR Approved

Post by gpk1122 » Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:33 pm

Hi congratulations!! Good to hear that!

I also just got my ePR approved too. I have been on and off checking my PR approval status ever since I submitted but it had no news until I stopped checking it since 2-3 weeks ago. And I got surprised when I came home with the IPA letter received then only I realised my PR approval had been approved.
Now just waiting for my appointment with the ICA for the PR formalities.

Just FYI and some basic info of mine:)
I had submitted my PR application around end of Dec 2019 (Only worked for 6 months)
I have been studying diploma under MOH scholarship in Singapore since 2016, started to work as a nurse since Jun 2019.
Was holding EP, Malaysian female, 24 years old in 2020.
Just got a promotion in work, and recently been accepted into NUS part time degree programme.
Until Jul 2020, with working experience for 1 year+ for now)

Waited for 7 months for the PR to be approved.

But I do have friends who applied PR in Jan and still waiting for approval.
Also heard my friends who waited for 3 months to be approved.
There are some of my friends waited for 8 months, some up to one year.
I also have one medical Dr friend who waited for the approval around 1 year before it got approved.

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Re: July 2020 PR Approved

Post by TropicalExpat » Thu, 30 Jul 2020 1:50 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Mon, 27 Jul 2020 11:50 am
I'm not even sure why MY and SG bother with cross border work approvals. They should have an agreement that alllows working rights in both places for citizens of both.
:D agreed

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Re: July 2020 PR Approved

Post by jade_lin » Sun, 02 Aug 2020 11:16 pm

Congrats on your PR approval, jun-jie.gan!

Just curious, but for those of you who had your PR approved, do you give your employment history before working in Singapore?

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Re: July 2020 PR Approved

Post by jun-jie.gan » Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:58 pm

I did, and I have also provided proof of employment from my last employer (stated salary in MYR) during ePR application.

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