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A few PR questions

Postby Asdracles » Tue, 26 Aug 2008 2:24 pm

Yes, I have done my work, but still some questions when thinking about aplying.

The official website (and forms) says that company endorsement will make things easier. I know that is different to calculate, but, how easier? Any of you has got PR without company endorsement??

Not sure if my company would be happy about that, CPF things and specially because I tried to resign recently, so they would think that Im applying to be free from moving to another work.

Also, is there any problem if I stay long-time overseas after applying this? I mean, I always keep in mind going back to Spain for a while in order to finish my degree (something I should have done before, but not time to regret). Will this be a problem if I have got PR?

My life is in a crosspot now, so looking in every direction. Help will be really appreciated!

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Postby kimtaymour » Tue, 26 Aug 2008 9:56 pm

Personaly i don't think its possible if the company doesn't give you the endorsement letter! (Hope SMS won't shout :) )

I think you have burned yourself by seeking resignation which mean company will think twice before giving you the endorsement letter

staying with ur PR too long overseas that a quesiton myself i wanted to know great if anyone would drop an answer


Also i heard before you apply for PR you passport must be valid for at least 3 full years ! ? Can anyone tell if that is correct??
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Re: A few PR questions

Postby kaseyma » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 5:24 am

Asdracles wrote:Also, is there any problem if I stay long-time overseas after applying this? I mean, I always keep in mind going back to Spain for a while in order to finish my degree (something I should have done before, but not time to regret). Will this be a problem if I have got PR?

Your re-entry permit will expire at some point.
As stated on the ICA site, http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=152&secid=150:

A valid Re-Entry Permit (REP) is necessary whenever a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) wishes to travel out of Singapore.
It will enable the Permanent Resident to retain his/her SPR status while away from Singapore.

. . .

If you are overseas at the time of application, you may submit your application through:

a Singapore Overseas Mission
a representative of a foreign government performing consular functions on our behalf in that country
a local representative in Singapore
post - direct to the Permanent Resident Services Centre


http://www.ica.gov.sg/data/resources/do ... tesREP.pdf

Reinstatement of SPR status
15. A SPR will lose his/her PR status if he/she travels out of Singapore or remains outside Singapore without a valid REP. On his/her return to Singapore, he/she may report to the Permanent Resident Services Centre, ICA, to apply for reinstatement of the SPR status. If the reinstatement is approved, an administrative fee of S$50 will be levied.



When I applied for REP renewal overseas a couple of years ago, I was required to state when I would be returning to SG to work full-time.
This requirement doesn't seem to appear anymore in the forms and notes above.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 1:13 pm

It is no longer necessary to have an endorsement by your company. It is however desirable obviously. But, having said that, I've had two Burmese & one Indonesian Chinese "S" pass holders apply and obtain their PR in the past 8 months and in no case have we given an endorsement (we would have for one if asked as she had been with us for 2 years - she's leaving Friday for greener pastures) The others weren't even here for a year only around 6 months if I remember correctly.

The Gahmen are begging people to take up PR/Citizenship as they need to urgently rejuvenate the gene pool as it's rather stagnant at the moment.

Generally, if you are out of the country when your re-entry permit expires it's easy to get it renewed "Provided which you are going to school to obtain a higher degree like an MBA"

Your Permanent Residence does not expire, only your Re-entry permit is limited to 5 or 10 years renewals (my last one was a 10 year renewal). If you were to never leave Singapore (even to Johor or Batam) you don't even need a re-entry permit. You will not lose you PR until such time as you leave the country WITHOUT a re-entry permit. If you do so, you will be deemed to have "given up your Permanent Residence". I had an expired re-entry permit for almost 15 months before I renewed it in August last year (I think it was August).

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Thanks!

Postby Asdracles » Thu, 28 Aug 2008 12:03 pm

Thanks for info, SMS, for info and not for "I think" "I have heard" .... comments as the first answer here :)

Really my plan is, sooner or later, finish a degree in Spain. I want to keep working here, but keeping that in mind. So it would be easier to leave, let's say for 6-8 months, if I have my PR by then.

I don't know when. Now, really, I don't feel like going back to school, but as time goes on, I will feel it even less.

Thanks!

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Postby dory1316 » Wed, 10 Sep 2008 4:00 pm

hi,

1) i just print out the e-appointment form. my appointment for PR interview is on october 13th being the earliest available date.

a) meanwhile, do i need to submit all the documents Now to the immigration dept or do i do it only when i see the officer in 1 months time?

b) would it be better for me to go to Immigration and get a number so that i will have an interview with them earlier instead of 1 month's time?

can anyone answer those 2 Q please? i am not able to find the answer on the website.

TQ! :shock:

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Postby boffenl » Wed, 10 Sep 2008 4:17 pm

I printed out the queue number and had the appointment on August 7. I had been down there two previous times and was missing random things they wanted--and had waited 3 hours and 4 hours respectively.

I was exhausted thinking about just queueing for a number again. So, when I arrived on the 7th with printed appointment and scan code in hand--go figure, the machine wasn't working to scan the form--so I had to wait in the extra long line to get a manual ticket anyway. But I guess some angy ang moh isn't good for business (esp. trailing a 7 yr old and husband) they told me to go to one of the counters and ask for help since the machine was down. I was seen within 20 minutes of when my scheduled appointment should have been--I'm o.k. with that.

I did have a friend who received her PR approval letter in 3 weeks--I think that's a record. But she is single and has a great job and lots of education. I keep hoping I'll beat the 2 month mark for our letter. Fingers crossed!

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Postby kimtaymour » Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:10 pm

ardclaes, I am just trying to help out with tyhe info i got and read from the forum and ICA websites... upto you
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Postby boffenl » Fri, 12 Sep 2008 7:51 pm

Sorry, noticed I didn't answer the two questions. You take all your paperwork down with you to the appointment. I seemed weird to me too not to do something beforehand, but think of the appointment as the "clearance" she'll just look at all your paperwork and stamp it (either that she's seen the original or that she hasn't seen the original). At the end she'll give you a paper that says you submitted successfully and you'll hear from them in 3 months or less.

You can always go down and stand in queue for an appointment. Expect to wait at least 3 hours. I tried Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am and waited 3 hours once and 4 hours the next time--only to be told I didn't have the correct paperwork. Ah well. If you have all your stuff together--and make sure you have everything they've asked for--and don't mid the wait, go and do it sooner rather than later. But don't cancel your appointment until after you've successfully submitted. You just might get there on a 5 or 6 hour wait day!

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Postby Stoven » Fri, 12 Sep 2008 10:22 pm

What paperwork is required? I received my PR approval letter and it says I need to bring the letter, passport, 4 passport photos, and my medical report. Will they ask for other paperwork even though it has all been submitted when I applied for PR? I don't want to show up for the interview to have to reschedule due to missing paperwork.

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Postby boffenl » Fri, 12 Sep 2008 10:41 pm

Good question Stoven, hopefully I'll need to know that soon too. I was anwering the question about application for PR. Not sure what happens at the actual final interview--is it really the final interview after you've received the approval letter?

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Postby Saint » Sun, 14 Sep 2008 11:06 am

boffenl wrote:Good question Stoven, hopefully I'll need to know that soon too. I was anwering the question about application for PR. Not sure what happens at the actual final interview--is it really the final interview after you've received the approval letter?


Ok, it's not an interview, it's just doing all the final paperwork, getting passport stamped, getting REP and you IC card, and of course paying over some dosh!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 14 Sep 2008 1:21 pm

And that, folks is from someone who JUST got his PR recently.

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Postby Urmila Shrestha » Thu, 26 Mar 2009 1:39 pm

i hav an appointment for PR application this May so thinking abt the interview............
:???:
can someone help me to know more abt the interview at the time of appointment.................
may be like wht sorts of questions do they ask abt? or sth...............

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Postby kaseyma » Sat, 28 Mar 2009 3:05 am

It's not really much of an interview.
You should not need to worry.


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