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SG Citizenship Pending for 15 months

Post by anrien » Thu, 18 Mar 2021 2:34 pm

Hi all,

I applied for citizenship on Dec 2019, and am trying to gauge my chances of approving

My profile:
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Nationality: Malaysian
Ethnicity: Chinese
Marital Status: Single
PR: Since 2016. Stayed in SG since 2013. Have recently renewed REP on Dec2020
Education: Diploma in Multimedia Design, The One Academy Msia
Work: Started in Jul 2013 in a Subsidiary company of MM2 asia as a Senior Motion Graphic Designer
Annual income: $53k

With the above profile, how are my chances looking like?

Thanks!

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Re: SG Citizenship Pending for 15 months

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 19 Mar 2021 8:35 am

Easy. Just wait. They are probably waiting for your latest IRAS tax assessment to clear.
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Re: SG Citizenship Pending for 15 months

Post by simple_guy » Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:58 am

Please suggest how these information in tax assessment may affect a PR (and SC) application
- Impact of around 5% percent less annual salary than (due to temporary pay cut) than the last year assessment?
- Impact (benefit?) of insurance tax relief component added this year in the tax assessment?

So overall tax need to pay to the govt. is less compared to last year.

Thanks.

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Re: SG Citizenship Pending for 15 months

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 19 Mar 2021 12:25 pm

simple_guy wrote:
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:58 am
Please suggest how these information in tax assessment may affect a PR (and SC) application
- Impact of around 5% percent less annual salary than (due to temporary pay cut) than the last year assessment?
- Impact (benefit?) of insurance tax relief component added this year in the tax assessment?

So overall tax need to pay to the govt. is less compared to last year.

Thanks.
It shows active employment and that the applicant will not be a burden on the state. Don't overthink it at the macro level. (Same applies for REP - if you're IRAS filing is not up to date we've anecdotal evidence that the REP is delayed - becomes a manual approval rather than an algo approval).

I suspect it's a binary algo:

IF "Simple_Guy" income_iras(2020) > 0 then Auto_Approve else Manual_Approve;
END

The gross income (if any assessment of that occurs) is what matters, not nett.
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: SG Citizenship Pending for 15 months

Post by simple_guy » Fri, 19 Mar 2021 8:53 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 12:25 pm
simple_guy wrote:
Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:58 am
Please suggest how these information in tax assessment may affect a PR (and SC) application
- Impact of around 5% percent less annual salary than (due to temporary pay cut) than the last year assessment?
- Impact (benefit?) of insurance tax relief component added this year in the tax assessment?

So overall tax need to pay to the govt. is less compared to last year.

Thanks.
It shows active employment and that the applicant will not be a burden on the state. Don't overthink it at the macro level. (Same applies for REP - if you're IRAS filing is not up to date we've anecdotal evidence that the REP is delayed - becomes a manual approval rather than an algo approval).

I suspect it's a binary algo:

IF "Simple_Guy" income_iras(2020) > 0 then Auto_Approve else Manual_Approve;
END

The gross income (if any assessment of that occurs) is what matters, not nett.
Thanks, PNGMK. I was not thinking about this but since you mentioned tax assessment; this question came to my mind.

I did not know about this forum also till the 1 year completed after making the application. Now it's about 18 months since I had applied for the PR, so it seems now it's already a long wait. Hope to get a positive response!!

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