Singapore Expats Forum
 

Chances of PR Approval

Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
Dentist08Mom2018
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 1:43 pm

Chances of PR Approval

Post by Dentist08Mom2018 » Fri, 21 Aug 2020 2:02 pm

Hi. I’m new to this forum. I’m just trying to get some inputs/advices based on anybody’s PR application experiences.

I’ve been in Singapore since March 2010. I’m working in a dental line. 1 company since day 1. My pass started with S Pass and now I’m holding an EP. I gave birth June 2018 to a baby boy and he is my dependent. He is in a child care centre since he was 4 months. I’m a single mother, by the way. The father of my son is not a Singapore citizen. And my son’s name follows mine. We are Filipino citizen.

I’ve been applying for PR since 2011-2016. Definitely not successful. This is my first time to apply with my son. We applied March 2020 and waiting until now. Usually it only takes 2 months to receive my rejection letter. It is taking them so long this time. Maybe because of the Covid.

Anybody who have the same experience?

User avatar
singaporeflyer
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2833
Joined: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 9:49 am

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by singaporeflyer » Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:24 pm

Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 2:02 pm
Hi. I’m new to this forum. I’m just trying to get some inputs/advices based on anybody’s PR application experiences.

I’ve been in Singapore since March 2010. I’m working in a dental line. 1 company since day 1. My pass started with S Pass and now I’m holding an EP. I gave birth June 2018 to a baby boy and he is my dependent. He is in a child care centre since he was 4 months. I’m a single mother, by the way. The father of my son is not a Singapore citizen. And my son’s name follows mine. We are Filipino citizen.

I’ve been applying for PR since 2011-2016. Definitely not successful. This is my first time to apply with my son. We applied March 2020 and waiting until now. Usually it only takes 2 months to receive my rejection letter. It is taking them so long this time. Maybe because of the Covid.

Anybody who have the same experience?
March 2020 to now is not even 6 months yet. PR would take 6 months even in normal times and since now we are in midst of COVID, you can expect it to take longer than usual.

Dentist08Mom2018
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 1:43 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by Dentist08Mom2018 » Sat, 22 Aug 2020 3:36 am

Ya I’m just waiting. I’m just so used to receiving the rejection letter within 2 months. That fast.😅 Hopefully, not this time.

TropicalExpat
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 203
Joined: Thu, 28 May 2020 5:02 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by TropicalExpat » Sat, 22 Aug 2020 4:09 pm

Long waiting times appear to be the standard now.

Dentist08Mom2018
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 1:43 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by Dentist08Mom2018 » Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:45 am

singaporeflyer wrote:
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:24 pm
Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 2:02 pm
Hi. I’m new to this forum. I’m just trying to get some inputs/advices based on anybody’s PR application experiences.

I’ve been in Singapore since March 2010. I’m working in a dental line. 1 company since day 1. My pass started with S Pass and now I’m holding an EP. I gave birth June 2018 to a baby boy and he is my dependent. He is in a child care centre since he was 4 months. I’m a single mother, by the way. The father of my son is not a Singapore citizen. And my son’s name follows mine. We are Filipino citizen.

I’ve been applying for PR since 2011-2016. Definitely not successful. This is my first time to apply with my son. We applied March 2020 and waiting until now. Usually it only takes 2 months to receive my rejection letter. It is taking them so long this time. Maybe because of the Covid.

Anybody who have the same experience?
March 2020 to now is not even 6 months yet. PR would take 6 months even in normal times and since now we are in midst of COVID, you can expect it to take longer than usual.
Hi. But what do you think? Do we have a chance?

User avatar
jamie9vardy
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 434
Joined: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:12 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by jamie9vardy » Tue, 01 Sep 2020 7:32 am

Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:24 pm
Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 2:02 pm
Hi. I’m new to this forum. I’m just trying to get some inputs/advices based on anybody’s PR application experiences.

I’ve been in Singapore since March 2010. I’m working in a dental line. 1 company since day 1. My pass started with S Pass and now I’m holding an EP. I gave birth June 2018 to a baby boy and he is my dependent. He is in a child care centre since he was 4 months. I’m a single mother, by the way. The father of my son is not a Singapore citizen. And my son’s name follows mine. We are Filipino citizen.

I’ve been applying for PR since 2011-2016. Definitely not successful. This is my first time to apply with my son. We applied March 2020 and waiting until now. Usually it only takes 2 months to receive my rejection letter. It is taking them so long this time. Maybe because of the Covid.

Anybody who have the same experience?
March 2020 to now is not even 6 months yet. PR would take 6 months even in normal times and since now we are in midst of COVID, you can expect it to take longer than usual.
Hi. But what do you think? Do we have a chance?
What is your age? What’s your income level? Your nick says you’re dentist but you were on Spass before this? So are you a full fledged dentist registered with Singapore Dental Council?

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 37303
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 1
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 01 Sep 2020 2:15 pm

I think she isn't practicing here in Singapore. "I’m working in a dental line", to me, is alluding that she may well be working as a technician or other dental support role. Hopefully she will clarify this.

Dentist08Mom2018
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 1:43 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by Dentist08Mom2018 » Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:20 pm

jamie9vardy wrote:
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 7:32 am
Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
singaporeflyer wrote:
Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:24 pm


March 2020 to now is not even 6 months yet. PR would take 6 months even in normal times and since now we are in midst of COVID, you can expect it to take longer than usual.
Hi. But what do you think? Do we have a chance?
What is your age? What’s your income level? Your nick says you’re dentist but you were on Spass before this? So are you a full fledged dentist registered with Singapore Dental Council?
Age: 36
Income: Around 70k pa
No, I’m not a dentist here.
Spass for 5 years then almost 6 years EP.

Dentist08Mom2018
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 1:43 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by Dentist08Mom2018 » Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:21 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 2:15 pm
I think she isn't practicing here in Singapore. "I’m working in a dental line", to me, is alluding that she may well be working as a technician or other dental support role. Hopefully she will clarify this.
No, I’m not a dentist here.
Spass for 5 years then almost 6 years EP.

User avatar
singaporeflyer
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2833
Joined: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 9:49 am

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by singaporeflyer » Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:35 pm

Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:21 pm
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 2:15 pm
I think she isn't practicing here in Singapore. "I’m working in a dental line", to me, is alluding that she may well be working as a technician or other dental support role. Hopefully she will clarify this.
No, I’m not a dentist here.
Spass for 5 years then almost 6 years EP.
What do you exactly work as?

Dentist08Mom2018
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 1:43 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by Dentist08Mom2018 » Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:59 pm

singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:35 pm
Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:21 pm
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 2:15 pm
I think she isn't practicing here in Singapore. "I’m working in a dental line", to me, is alluding that she may well be working as a technician or other dental support role. Hopefully she will clarify this.
No, I’m not a dentist here.
Spass for 5 years then almost 6 years EP.
What do you exactly work as?
Dental Surgery Assistant for an OMS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon)

Salary is a bit on the higher side for our line because I’m the only assistant. I only have 1 colleague which is the receptionist. I do her job as well. I do accounting and stuff. My boss is basically blind if I go missing. No mc, no leave, unless the boss goes.🤷🏻‍♀️ Name it, I don’t have it. I’m used to this kind of set up since 2010.

Chances are very low for Filipinos, I’ve accepted that long ago. Stopped applying in 2015 or 2016. Fed up!😅 Got pregnant in 2017. Got a boy. Lazy to apply. Now my boy is 2, I tried again and waiting.

Pass expiring March 2021. Ready to leave the country if not given PR. I can’t do no leave, no mc anymore, so not renewing. Hopefully, I don’t eat my words with the “not renewing” part.😂

TropicalExpat
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 203
Joined: Thu, 28 May 2020 5:02 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by TropicalExpat » Wed, 09 Sep 2020 7:42 am

Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:59 pm
singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:35 pm
Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:21 pm


No, I’m not a dentist here.
Spass for 5 years then almost 6 years EP.
What do you exactly work as?
Dental Surgery Assistant for an OMS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon)

Salary is a bit on the higher side for our line because I’m the only assistant. I only have 1 colleague which is the receptionist. I do her job as well. I do accounting and stuff. My boss is basically blind if I go missing. No mc, no leave, unless the boss goes.🤷🏻‍♀️ Name it, I don’t have it. I’m used to this kind of set up since 2010.

Chances are very low for Filipinos, I’ve accepted that long ago. Stopped applying in 2015 or 2016. Fed up!😅 Got pregnant in 2017. Got a boy. Lazy to apply. Now my boy is 2, I tried again and waiting.

Pass expiring March 2021. Ready to leave the country if not given PR. I can’t do no leave, no mc anymore, so not renewing. Hopefully, I don’t eat my words with the “not renewing” part.😂
Your length of time here will be in your favour but for your ethnicity, your salary is on the low side.
I'm sorry your boss is like that. I do know other bosses in Singapore, some at large MNCs, who have the same attitude and cannot tahan when staff go on leave :lol:

You have been in Singapore for a long time now, I would stick it out for a bit longer to get a response, but what country is your exit option? Back to the Philippines?

Dentist08Mom2018
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 1:43 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by Dentist08Mom2018 » Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:14 am

TropicalExpat wrote:
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 7:42 am
Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:59 pm
singaporeflyer wrote:
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:35 pm


What do you exactly work as?
Dental Surgery Assistant for an OMS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon)

Salary is a bit on the higher side for our line because I’m the only assistant. I only have 1 colleague which is the receptionist. I do her job as well. I do accounting and stuff. My boss is basically blind if I go missing. No mc, no leave, unless the boss goes.🤷🏻‍♀️ Name it, I don’t have it. I’m used to this kind of set up since 2010.

Chances are very low for Filipinos, I’ve accepted that long ago. Stopped applying in 2015 or 2016. Fed up!😅 Got pregnant in 2017. Got a boy. Lazy to apply. Now my boy is 2, I tried again and waiting.

Pass expiring March 2021. Ready to leave the country if not given PR. I can’t do no leave, no mc anymore, so not renewing. Hopefully, I don’t eat my words with the “not renewing” part.😂
Your length of time here will be in your favour but for your ethnicity, your salary is on the low side.
I'm sorry your boss is like that. I do know other bosses in Singapore, some at large MNCs, who have the same attitude and cannot tahan when staff go on leave :lol:

You have been in Singapore for a long time now, I would stick it out for a bit longer to get a response, but what country is your exit option? Back to the Philippines?
Yes back to the Philippines, I guess. Or eat my words and agree to the renewal of my pass.😂 I chose the baby. Otherwise, I would be in Canada already. Canada employment contract and positive pregnancy test came at the same time. No regrets though.👌🏼😊

All we can do is wait. ICA must be very busy right now.😅

Thank you for the response.😊

TropicalExpat
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 203
Joined: Thu, 28 May 2020 5:02 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by TropicalExpat » Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:53 pm

Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:14 am
TropicalExpat wrote:
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 7:42 am
Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 11:59 pm


Dental Surgery Assistant for an OMS (Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon)

Salary is a bit on the higher side for our line because I’m the only assistant. I only have 1 colleague which is the receptionist. I do her job as well. I do accounting and stuff. My boss is basically blind if I go missing. No mc, no leave, unless the boss goes.🤷🏻‍♀️ Name it, I don’t have it. I’m used to this kind of set up since 2010.

Chances are very low for Filipinos, I’ve accepted that long ago. Stopped applying in 2015 or 2016. Fed up!😅 Got pregnant in 2017. Got a boy. Lazy to apply. Now my boy is 2, I tried again and waiting.

Pass expiring March 2021. Ready to leave the country if not given PR. I can’t do no leave, no mc anymore, so not renewing. Hopefully, I don’t eat my words with the “not renewing” part.😂
Your length of time here will be in your favour but for your ethnicity, your salary is on the low side.
I'm sorry your boss is like that. I do know other bosses in Singapore, some at large MNCs, who have the same attitude and cannot tahan when staff go on leave :lol:

You have been in Singapore for a long time now, I would stick it out for a bit longer to get a response, but what country is your exit option? Back to the Philippines?
Yes back to the Philippines, I guess. Or eat my words and agree to the renewal of my pass.😂 I chose the baby. Otherwise, I would be in Canada already. Canada employment contract and positive pregnancy test came at the same time. No regrets though.👌🏼😊

All we can do is wait. ICA must be very busy right now.😅

Thank you for the response.😊
If the father of the baby has a passport to another country, you might be able to get something via that route, but that's all very specific on the country.

I am personally sympathetic to your cause because I think Singapore needs more medical staff than it can realistically produce.

Good luck to you. I suspect you won't hear for a quite a number of months, but when you do, it would be nice to hear from you.

Dentist08Mom2018
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 1:43 pm

Re: Chances of PR Approval

Post by Dentist08Mom2018 » Wed, 09 Sep 2020 1:27 pm

TropicalExpat wrote:
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:53 pm
Dentist08Mom2018 wrote:
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:14 am
TropicalExpat wrote:
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 7:42 am


Your length of time here will be in your favour but for your ethnicity, your salary is on the low side.
I'm sorry your boss is like that. I do know other bosses in Singapore, some at large MNCs, who have the same attitude and cannot tahan when staff go on leave :lol:

You have been in Singapore for a long time now, I would stick it out for a bit longer to get a response, but what country is your exit option? Back to the Philippines?
Yes back to the Philippines, I guess. Or eat my words and agree to the renewal of my pass.😂 I chose the baby. Otherwise, I would be in Canada already. Canada employment contract and positive pregnancy test came at the same time. No regrets though.👌🏼😊

All we can do is wait. ICA must be very busy right now.😅

Thank you for the response.😊
If the father of the baby has a passport to another country, you might be able to get something via that route, but that's all very specific on the country.

I am personally sympathetic to your cause because I think Singapore needs more medical staff than it can realistically produce.

Good luck to you. I suspect you won't hear for a quite a number of months, but when you do, it would be nice to hear from you.
It’s just me and my baby here. No helper or whatever. The father of my baby ran to USA and hide. Hope he gets Covid there!🤣

I will update once I get the result whether successful or not.👌🏼😉

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests