Ex-PR regaining PR Status

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Ex-PR regaining PR Status

Post by graciemma » Tue, 11 May 2021 11:27 pm

Hi!

I am a 2nd Gen female ex-PR who had to renounce my PR status as a minor due to the decision of my parents to move back to our country of origin. I spent my primary school years in SG and had to return to my country as my father was retrenched due to the recession in 2009. Now that I am an adult, I am looking into working as a civil engineer in SG and getting back my PR status. I would like to ask if anyone has a similar experience? What are the chances of me getting employed in SG? Will the process of me getting my PR back be tougher since I do not have CPF contribution when we first left? Thanks in advance! :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 12 May 2021 12:17 pm

I don't think you will be granted any favours but I think, IF a female, without the NS issue which is always a stumbling point for males, you can still possibly regain PR. However, you will have to get it like any other adult, without regard to your past PR, e.g., EP for a couple, three years minimum, showing decent progression, like the rest. Having said that, your nationality will play a big part in the effort. If your nationality matches your ISP location, you will have a difficult (not impossible) and possibly demoralizing struggle ahead. PR for your parents was a lot easier back in those days. It's a bit more iffy today. Looking at your nick, are you a Gracie family MMA follower?
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Re: Ex-PR regaining PR Status

Post by graciemma » Wed, 12 May 2021 9:36 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 12 May 2021 12:17 pm
I don't think you will be granted any favours but I think, IF a female, without the NS issue which is always a stumbling point for males, you can still possibly regain PR. However, you will have to get it like any other adult, without regard to your past PR, e.g., EP for a couple, three years minimum, showing decent progression, like the rest. Having said that, your nationality will play a big part in the effort. If your nationality matches your ISP location, you will have a difficult (not impossible) and possibly demoralizing struggle ahead. PR for your parents was a lot easier back in those days. It's a bit more iffy today. Looking at your nick, are you a Gracie family MMA follower?
Thanks for your response! I'm sorry to disappoint but my nickname has nothing to do with Gracie family :( If it's okay with you, I have another question. I have a younger brother who was 4 y.o. when we renounced our PR so dodging his NS enlistment was not a reason. In fact, he's willing to do it if given the chance. Is there a way for him to go through NS and get his PR back? Thanks again!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 12 May 2021 10:36 pm

His is a different problem, as a minor he cannot apply for Permanent Residency. He can only get PR while a minor under one of his sponsoring parents (and only the Mother or Father can sponsor) as both of them are not PR anymore, he cannot come in using family ties which means he will also have to come in the same way as you do. As an adult in his own right, qualifying for it under the PTS method. There are no shortcuts.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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