Thought I would like to share our PR application story.
So my wife's pr application got approved on 28th September 2021, after 7 months and 26 days of waiting.
Here's the backstory:
I am a Singaporean Chinese, born and raised in Singapore, 26 years old, annual salary around 50k, graduated with a local degree, working experience 2 years plus.
My wife is Indonesian Chinese, 24 years old, have been in Singapore since 2015, graduated with a local diploma in fashion. She has a study bond of 3 years to fulfil.
So back in feb 2020, my wife was rendered jobless after her company closed down due to Covid-19. She was previously employed for nearly 1 year and 2 months. Hence, her s pass was canceled. Therefore, she had to apply a LTVP provided by MOE that is valid for a year in order for her to search for a job, but to no avail as no one wanna hire s pass holder.
We decided to get married on jan 2021 firstly so that we can eventually settle down and apply bto/sbf, and secondly so that she can continue to stay in singapore and also finish her study bond.
So right after we got married on jan 2021, we immediately applied for a new LTVP for my wife, sponsored by me. The LTVP got approved within 3 weeks.
Right after the approval of LTVP, we went on to apply PR for my wife on 3rd feb 2021. We then approached our MP to write in a letter for us, in which she did it promptly thankfully and gratefully.
By may 2021, my wife is able to secure a job as a fashion designer under LOC and my salary had an increase too, which we updated ICA too via email.
Subsequently, my wife's pr application got approved on 28th September 2021.
So in a nutshell, here are some of the factors that might have contributed to my wife's successful pr application:
1) She's been here for close to 6 years
2) She's young (possibly can conceive more to the sg population and National Service haha)
3) She's married to a Singaporean with stable, promising income
4) Demonstrated interest in settling down in Singapore
5) MP's letter
6) Local diploma
7) Remaining study bond
8) Nationality (neighbouring countries probably have higher chance of pr approval)
I think overall, its to see how well is the applicant assimilated into Singapore's culture, and how willing is the applicant to settle down and call Singapore home, and how much you can contribute to Singapore's economy.
I must say, what I think it's definitely Not the factor is probably the fact that she is chinese like what some mentioned over here.
Cheers to everyone who is applying or in the midst applying pr.