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How to renew SPR status if currently unemployed?

Post by slmk76 » Tue, 10 Apr 2007 3:49 pm

Halo,

I would like to check if my friend whom his SPR has expired and currently unemployed, how to retain his stay in Singapore till he get another new job? Or is he possible to get back his SPR status even not working at this moment? Anyone can share information?

TQ :wink:

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Post by Bafana » Tue, 10 Apr 2007 7:11 pm

Did'nt think PR runs out?

Not sure - Anyone wnat to help?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Apr 2007 8:33 pm

Okay.

PR doesn't run out. Your Re-entry permit does after 5 or 10 years. You do not need a re-entry permit to retain your PR. However, there are some codicils to that statement.

As long as you do not leave Singapore you can, theoretically, stay in Singapore forever as a PR without a re-entry permit. You cannot, however, go to JB or Batam or anywhere outside of the country. If you leave the country without a valid re-entry permit you will be deemed to have given up your PR.

If your Re-entry permit expires while you are out of the country you MAY be able to get it when you re-enter Singapore provided which your explanation of why and how long is suitable to the Immigration Officers (The fine is $100 if I'm not mistaken).

I went for 10 month's without a re-entry permit the last time as I was unemployed and I waited until I had a job for 6 months before going down to ICA to get a new one. After I was there I found out that I didn't need a job (in my case as I'm over 50) and I was also given a 10 year re-entry permit as well (usually only family ties will give you that - most others will be the skilled/technical 5 year one).

They can/will check tax records so if you have been out of the country for 4.5 years and came back to Singapore just to renew your Re-entry permit you may be in for a surprise.

Hope this helps.

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Post by slmk76 » Wed, 11 Apr 2007 9:15 am

Hi SMS,

Thanks for your information. My friend told me we either need to be in education or with a job then can only get back the RE-Entry Permit. Right now my friend is almost 10 months without a job. :-(

So we do not know what to do now besides hoping to able to get the job before the staying period in Singapore expired. A lot of companies do not want to hire someone who is neither a Singaporean or SPR, given though he was SPR for about 10 yrs.

:cry:

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