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PR approval chances for me (Indian)

Post by atin.ghosh » Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:16 am

Hello, good samaritans,

Can some of you be kind enough to review my profile and let me know about my chances of getting PR in the next 3 years?

Nationality and Race: Indian

Age - 33 years, Male

Education: Bachelor and Master for top Indian Uni + Finished PhD from NUS in maths/stats/AI.

Work experience - Worked in India for 5 years in top companies as a data scientist. Did 7 months research internship in a self-driving car company in Singapore last year. Now working as an AI researcher (that's the designation) at a top MNC.

Salary: 152k base + 5% variable + Sign-in bonus = total 190k for the first year. Internship (was on s-pass) salary was 5500 sgd per month. Currently, I am on E-Pass.

Total stay in Sg: 5 years (for PhD at NUS + 8 months internship), just started working after the PhD.

Now, I have got another offer from a top tech company (FAANG) with a significantly higher salary and prospect. But I have to leave Sg since the position is offered in a different country. I am afraid if I leave now, it will negatively affect my PR chances. I am willing to take the FAANG offer if there is a very low chance for me to get PR anytime soon.

Please advise.
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Re: PR approval chances for me (Indian)

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:23 am

atin.ghosh wrote:
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:16 am
Hello, good samaritans,

Can some of you be kind enough to review my profile and let me know about my chances of getting PR in the next 3 years?

Nationality and Race: Indian

Education: Bachelor and Master for top Indian Uni + Finished PhD from NUS in maths/stats/AI.

Work experience - Worked in India for 5 years in top companies as a data scientist. Did 7 months research internship in a self-driving car company in Singapore last year. Now working as an AI researcher (that's the designation) at a top MNC.

Salary: 152k base + 5% variable + Sign-in bonus = total 190k for the first year. Internship (was on s-pass) salary was 5500 sgd per month. Currently, I am on E-Pass.

Total stay in Sg: 5 years (for PhD at NUS + 8 months internship), just started working after the PhD.

Now, I have got another offer from a top tech company (FAANG) with a significantly higher salary and prospect. But I have to leave Sg since the position is offered in a different country. I am afraid if I leave now, it will negatively affect my PR chances. I am willing to take the FAANG offer if there is a very low chance for me to get PR anytime soon.

Also, currently, I am dating a Singapore citizen (Chinese) and we plan to get married and settle in Sg in the long run.

Please advise.
The moment you have a local PHD, stay here for a while and earn fairly ok - chances of PR is fairly good. If I were you, I will stay here, improve on my salary and apply after 1 more year of work. Your chance should be fairly Ok.

My guess is you will get it in the first or second attempt.

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Re: PR approval chances for me (Indian)

Post by atin.ghosh » Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:41 am

singaporeflyer wrote:
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:23 am
atin.ghosh wrote:
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:16 am
Hello, good samaritans,

Can some of you be kind enough to review my profile and let me know about my chances of getting PR in the next 3 years?

Nationality and Race: Indian

Education: Bachelor and Master for top Indian Uni + Finished PhD from NUS in maths/stats/AI.

Work experience - Worked in India for 5 years in top companies as a data scientist. Did 7 months research internship in a self-driving car company in Singapore last year. Now working as an AI researcher (that's the designation) at a top MNC.

Salary: 152k base + 5% variable + Sign-in bonus = total 190k for the first year. Internship (was on s-pass) salary was 5500 sgd per month. Currently, I am on E-Pass.

Total stay in Sg: 5 years (for PhD at NUS + 8 months internship), just started working after the PhD.

Now, I have got another offer from a top tech company (FAANG) with a significantly higher salary and prospect. But I have to leave Sg since the position is offered in a different country. I am afraid if I leave now, it will negatively affect my PR chances. I am willing to take the FAANG offer if there is a very low chance for me to get PR anytime soon.

Also, currently, I am dating a Singapore citizen (Chinese) and we plan to get married and settle in Sg in the long run.

Please advise.
The moment you have a local PhD, stay here for a while and earn fairly ok - chances of PR is fairly good. If I were you, I will stay here, improve on my salary and apply after 1 more year of work. Your chance should be fairly Ok.

My guess is you will get it in the first or second attempt.
Thank you for your reply. Do you think if I leave Sg for 2 years (I will work in US and India) and then come back I can still get the PR or moving out would significantly reduce my chances of getting PR, even though I will have a much stronger resume and work exp in the US and local PhD degree?

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Re: PR approval chances for me (Indian)

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 20 Apr 2022 12:29 pm

atin.ghosh wrote:
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:41 am
singaporeflyer wrote:
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:23 am
atin.ghosh wrote:
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 11:16 am
Hello, good samaritans,

Can some of you be kind enough to review my profile and let me know about my chances of getting PR in the next 3 years?

Nationality and Race: Indian

Education: Bachelor and Master for top Indian Uni + Finished PhD from NUS in maths/stats/AI.

Work experience - Worked in India for 5 years in top companies as a data scientist. Did 7 months research internship in a self-driving car company in Singapore last year. Now working as an AI researcher (that's the designation) at a top MNC.

Salary: 152k base + 5% variable + Sign-in bonus = total 190k for the first year. Internship (was on s-pass) salary was 5500 sgd per month. Currently, I am on E-Pass.

Total stay in Sg: 5 years (for PhD at NUS + 8 months internship), just started working after the PhD.

Now, I have got another offer from a top tech company (FAANG) with a significantly higher salary and prospect. But I have to leave Sg since the position is offered in a different country. I am afraid if I leave now, it will negatively affect my PR chances. I am willing to take the FAANG offer if there is a very low chance for me to get PR anytime soon.

Also, currently, I am dating a Singapore citizen (Chinese) and we plan to get married and settle in Sg in the long run.

Please advise.
The moment you have a local PhD, stay here for a while and earn fairly ok - chances of PR is fairly good. If I were you, I will stay here, improve on my salary and apply after 1 more year of work. Your chance should be fairly Ok.

My guess is you will get it in the first or second attempt.
Thank you for your reply. Do you think if I leave Sg for 2 years (I will work in US and India) and then come back I can still get the PR or moving out would significantly reduce my chances of getting PR, even though I will have a much stronger resume and work exp in the US and local PhD degree?
If you move out and come back after 2 years, all your experience of local study and work in SG, will reset to 0, you will be starting from a fresh slate.

It will send signals to the gov that you may leave anytime for greener pastures and if that is the case, why should they grant you PR? PR is for those who stay permanently here and in long run convert to probably SC.

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Re: PR approval chances for me (Indian)

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 20 Apr 2022 1:53 pm

Go for the money. Forget Singapore PR.
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: PR approval chances for me (Indian)

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Apr 2022 4:10 pm

I second that emotion! ^^^^^
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: PR approval chances for me (Indian)

Post by malcontent » Wed, 20 Apr 2022 5:34 pm

I wholeheartedly third that! ^^^^

Prioritize PR over your career prospects? You must be smoking something serious. Get out of the frog’s well and let your eyes be opened, just be careful they don’t pop out!
Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself its own solution. It forces us to change our thinking in order to find it - Niels Bohr

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Re: PR approval chances for me (Indian)

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 22 Apr 2022 7:31 pm

If you’re serious about getting PR, stay and wait to be granted PR before moving elsewhere. Of course you will have to balance that with your personal career goals.

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Re: PR approval chances for me (Indian)

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 22 Apr 2022 7:32 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 1:53 pm
Go for the money. Forget Singapore PR.
SG is a so much friendlier to high-income earners tax wise than plenty of other countries, so even if income elsewhere is higher, it may amount to less after all is said and done.

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Re: PR approval chances for me (Indian)

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 22 Apr 2022 7:34 pm

malcontent wrote:
Wed, 20 Apr 2022 5:34 pm
I wholeheartedly third that! ^^^^

Prioritize PR over your career prospects? You must be smoking something serious. Get out of the frog’s well and let your eyes be opened, just be careful they don’t pop out!
OP might have some other reasons to stay that he neglected to mention - relationships are a big one for many. Plenty choose love over money, you never know.

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