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Applying LPR from India, Chances for Success

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 May 2008 8:32 am

Your best bet would be to contact SMC Management Consultants directly. Just cut, paste & google.

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Postby arni_venky » Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:52 pm

SMC Consultants says that they cannot assess because it is done by ICA and also they say that ICA never reveals the reason for rejection, so it is hard to know the possibility of success/failure. I like to hear from those who were successful in obtaining LPR and to know what kind of experience/qualification they possess. Thanks in advance

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Postby sin2008 » Wed, 11 Jun 2008 9:53 pm

i am considering going through LPR, but i am not sure what is the benefit of going through this? Possibly getting PR 1 yr earlier. But what is the benefit of that? Just a bit :???:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:34 pm

The only benefit to having LPR is the fact that you are given 12 months after landing to find a job. Once you find that job you have your PR without having to go through the EP processes and then the applications for PR. The downside to this is, of course, as soon as you get your job you go straight onto the CPF Scheme, albeit as a lesser rate of deduction and contribution for the 1st two years.

There are other benefits to PR as well, but the government is hauling them back in faster than we can name them. Our Medical Subsidies have been halved in the past 2 years. You cannot enjoy any of the the governments give-aways (but if you have a son and get him PR. He have to do NS! Just like all citizens have to do, even though he isn't a Singaporean at all. Something to think about if you are married and planning on kids while here.

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Postby sin2008 » Thu, 12 Jun 2008 8:33 pm

you meant that CPF is a bad thing?
Also you got lesser contribution from your employer? I thought CPF has a limit per year so if you made enough dough then it becomes irrelevant.

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The only benefit to having LPR is the fact that you are given 12 months after landing to find a job. Once you find that job you have your PR without having to go through the EP processes and then the applications for PR. The downside to this is, of course, as soon as you get your job you go straight onto the CPF Scheme, albeit as a lesser rate of deduction and contribution for the 1st two years.

There are other benefits to PR as well, but the government is hauling them back in faster than we can name them. Our Medical Subsidies have been halved in the past 2 years. You cannot enjoy any of the the governments give-aways (but if you have a son and get him PR. He have to do NS! Just like all citizens have to do, even though he isn't a Singaporean at all. Something to think about if you are married and planning on kids while here.


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