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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by laughingLlama0207 » Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:46 am

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hello guys,

I have a similar profile to the OP and Harty. 34 years old, female. Been in Singapore since 1996 and received my SPR in 2011. I did all of my education here from primary school up to Bachelor's Degree (NTU). I am currently doing a PhD at Duke NUS and expected to graduate in 2021. In addition, I have had 3 years of working experience at one of the local polytechnics. During the 20+ odd years since I moved here, I hardly ever go back to Indonesia, except for short holiday trips.

I am ethnically Chinese, but here's the catch, when I applied for my PR status I put down "Indonesian Chinese" under "Race" but the ICA officer strike out the "Chinese" portion and so my race as reflected on my SPR is now "Indonesian". I didn't think much of it at the time but now it seems that this might be a huge disadvantage when applying for SC.

What are my chances of obtaining SC under these circumstances?
Finish your PHD, get a job and work for 1 year and then apply for SC. If you are doing your PHD, your stipend may not be counted as enough income for them to evaluate for SC
Hi, thanks for your reply. I apply under the following scheme instead of the economy scheme:

4. Are a PR studying in Singapore; and have been residing in Singapore for more than 3 years (of which, at least one year as a PR); and have passed at least one national exam (i.e. PSLE, GCE ‘N’/‘O’/‘A’ levels), or are in the Integrated Programme (IP).

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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by laughingLlama0207 » Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:51 am

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Do you have any other documentation, eg., your parents having something that states their Chinese origins to tie them to your Birth Certificate in spite of the fact that the BC indicates only Indonesian. If your BC states your ethnicity as Chinese, visit ICA to correct the race.
Hi, thanks for the reply. My birth certificate does not have any race listed on it. However, my mother's birth certificate does state her race as Chinese. My father has passed away and I don't have his birth certificate on hand. Is it possible for me to correct the race on my SPR based on my mother's race? I know this can be done for SC, but I have not heard of anyone doing it for SPR.

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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Oct 2020 1:45 pm

Should be possible as long as you have your mother's original document. Does your mother still have a copy/original of their marriage? Would that have the race listed? I'm not familiar with the documents so am asking the questions that might help. Were your parents married in Indonesia or in China and migrated to Indonesia? You need to get this taken care of NOW rather than later, should you apply for SGC. After all, every thing here is based on racism. Bigger choice of flats and where available as ethnic chinese are 76% of the population so 3 out of every 4 flats are allotted to Chinese which means more locations, etc. It's worth the effort.
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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by laughingLlama0207 » Tue, 27 Oct 2020 3:07 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 1:45 pm
Should be possible as long as you have your mother's original document. Does your mother still have a copy/original of their marriage? Would that have the race listed? I'm not familiar with the documents so am asking the questions that might help. Were your parents married in Indonesia or in China and migrated to Indonesia? You need to get this taken care of NOW rather than later, should you apply for SGC. After all, every thing here is based on racism. Bigger choice of flats and where available as ethnic chinese are 76% of the population so 3 out of every 4 flats are allotted to Chinese which means more locations, etc. It's worth the effort.
I think my mother still has their marriage certificate but it does have the race listed. On the other hand, my mother's birth certificate clearly indicates her race as Chinese. Both my parents were born in Indonesia, they are just of Chinese descent, hence Indonesian Chinese.

Yes, I see this race thing as a big issue now. If I had known this would be the case, I would have just simply put my race as Chinese in my original SPR application.

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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 Oct 2020 8:05 pm

now is the time to take care of it, before you apply for SGC. Otherwise, panic mode will set in. Good Luck.
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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by laughingLlama0207 » Wed, 28 Oct 2020 7:07 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 8:05 pm
now is the time to take care of it, before you apply for SGC. Otherwise, panic mode will set in. Good Luck.
I have already applied for SC under the student scheme last week :? Hence, the worry.

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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 Oct 2020 12:02 am

Gather the documents and have them in hand when the time comes. Don't wait to see if it will slide before lining up your ducks. ;-)
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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by Teacupdog » Sun, 04 Apr 2021 6:22 pm

Hello!

Back on this thread - Op here :)

Have been waiting close to 20 months now (19+ months and counting) yet with no result.

Anyone has any good news so far? Not sure why its taking such a long time. As for the race part, i think i seem to be running into the same issue too. Birth cert doesnt state whether I am chinese, but I took O and A level chinese here, will that help with the application?

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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by therat » Sun, 04 Apr 2021 6:52 pm

Teacupdog wrote:
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 6:22 pm
Hello!

Back on this thread - Op here :)

Have been waiting close to 20 months now (19+ months and counting) yet with no result.

Anyone has any good news so far? Not sure why its taking such a long time. As for the race part, i think i seem to be running into the same issue too. Birth cert doesnt state whether I am chinese, but I took O and A level chinese here, will that help with the application?
Study Chinese does not help
I have Malay classmate during my secondary time, study Chinese. That does not mean she change from Malay to Chinese

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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by Teacupdog » Mon, 05 Apr 2021 1:47 am

:( but that doesnt sound very nice. I am chinese tho :(

checked my birth certs, it really does not state especially back then when the racial tensions were quite bad then... would like to know if you guys have suggestions or if you have been accepted! Thanks :)

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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by Teacupdog » Sun, 02 May 2021 2:26 am

Hello!

Just got my AIP :)
thanks everyone who has given me some hopes along the way! Took me 20 months but it was worth it haha.

Would like to ask, indonesians who have gotten their AIP recently in 2021, can you shed some light on the current process? Esp the part on finding an indonesia notary, thanks in advance all :)

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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by helper01 » Sun, 02 May 2021 2:01 pm

congrats :D 8-)

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Re: Sc chance for single female

Post by helper01 » Sun, 02 May 2021 2:02 pm

Teacupdog wrote:
Sun, 02 May 2021 2:26 am
Hello!

Just got my AIP :)
thanks everyone who has given me some hopes along the way! Took me 20 months but it was worth it haha.

Would like to ask, indonesians who have gotten their AIP recently in 2021, can you shed some light on the current process? Esp the part on finding an indonesia notary, thanks in advance all :)
congrats

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