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PR approval 2021 chances

Post by nanam83 » Mon, 08 Mar 2021 10:30 pm

Hello,

My husband and I are planning to (re)apply for PR. Can you please help assess our chances and share advice on reapplication?

Me:
Age: 38
Race + Nationality: Korean
Education:
- MBA (One of global top MBAs)
- Undergraduate in Finance (US Ivy league school)
Occupation: Senior Strategy Manager (a large MNC Tech like Amazon, Google)
Annual Salary (SGD) : ~$270k Base salary + ~$70k Cash bonus + ~$80K stock
Pass Type: Employment Pass (EP)
Living/working in Singapore: Since Mar 2017 (I also lived in Singapore for ~ 10 months for my school before 2017)
Total years of work experience: ~10 years

Husband:
Age: 42
Race + Nationality: Korean
Education:
- MBA (One of top US MBAs)
- Undergrad (University in Korea)
Occupation: Senior Director (with a large Southeast Asia born Tech company)
Annual Salary (SGD) : ~$290k Base salary + ~$180k bonus
Pass Type: Employment Pass (EP)
Living/working in Singapore: Since Aug 2017. Changed a job once about 3 years ago. (He lived in Singapore for ~6 months many years ago during his University as an exchange student)
Total years of work experience: ~14 years

Other context: We've been married for ~3.5 years and have no kids yet, but we are planning to. We applied once last year (March 2020) with myself as a main applicant but we got the rejection letter
in Aug 2020 with no specific reason specified. We really like Singapore and are serious about settling in.
(1) Would this better that my husband becomes a main applicant this time?
(2) It's been a year since we submitted our first application (which was subsequently rejected). While we are still at the same job, both of us got promoted with salary increase (my husband: +20-25% increase / myself: +33% increase).
Should I wait a bit longer until we re-apply?

Thanks so much in advance!

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Re: PR approval 2021 chances

Post by Lisafuller » Tue, 09 Mar 2021 2:26 pm

I’m sure this goes without saying, but there really is no way to accurately estimate the chances of approval. I will say, however, that it probably helps a little that you both have received significant salary increases (although your salaries were relatively high to begin with). I don’t see what difference it would make if you made your husband the main applicant. The ICA never provides a reason for rejection, so in that sense it can be very difficult to improve you application since you don’t know what you are lacking. If you are serious about applying, you can consider engaging an immigration specialist to read and edit your application. They are supposed to maximize your chances, but I’m not sure if this is the case.

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Re: PR approval 2021 chances

Post by the observer » Tue, 09 Mar 2021 4:33 pm

It’s not rocket science but I think educated folks should be able to roughly estimate the available set of places.

Koreans fall under the “Others” category.

It’s not impossible, but it’s just that many others in “Others” earn a tidy sum as well. So they need some edge elsewhere.

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Re: PR approval 2021 chances

Post by the observer » Tue, 09 Mar 2021 5:40 pm

https://www.strategygroup.gov.sg/image ... -paper.pdf

Page 7 onwards.
Its whether they think you can assimilate/integrate.
Ethic quotas aside.

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Re: PR approval 2021 chances

Post by PNGMK » Tue, 09 Mar 2021 8:14 pm

the observer wrote:
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 4:33 pm
It’s not rocket science but I think educated folks should be able to roughly estimate the available set of places.

Koreans fall under the “Others” category.

It’s not impossible, but it’s just that many others in “Others” earn a tidy sum as well. So they need some edge elsewhere.
Finance is not seen as a essential job either.
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