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landed pr help needed

Post by planetblue » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 9:49 am

Hi everyone. I need some help. Currently I had received the in principal landed pr approval letter. I had also just sign an employment contract with a company.

But when I call up ICA asking them when can I received my pr status if I submit all these document to them, they told me that it will take 3- 6 mths to know whether my pr will be approve a not. They will issue me a temporary work pass during this time.

Why this is totally different from what SMC told me. SMC state that once I get a full time job, I can get my pr status within one week. When I call up SMC, they told me to check with ICA as they don’t know about this.

Is there anyone with similar experience?? I really don’t want to waste the $1500 that I had spent on lpr.

Please advice.

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Post by planetblue » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:13 am

By the way, is there any minimum salary that I must get to convert landed pr to pr status??
SMC just mention that the salary should not be too low. But how much is too low??
Can anyone who had successfully convert from lpr to pr share what is their salary range?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:46 pm

It would be wise to earn at least the amount required to obtain an "S" pass if possible. However, I do know that you can get it earning as low as $1200/mo as I just had one of my employees receive her's last week (She did not, however, go through SMC as she was in school here). When we hired her 3 months ago she was an LPR as well. They also told her it would take between 3 & 6 months and was duly given an EP chop in her passport to facilitate her employment while processing was in progress. This is normal processing here so don't be too distressed about it. It is a formality and if you have already been given LPR then you should not have any real problems except for waiting.

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Post by planetblue » Mon, 23 Mar 2009 12:56 pm

sundaymorningstaple, thank you for your reply.
Actually i manage to get a retail job with pay of $1100 per mth. Thus was extremely worried that the PR might not get approve.
Now i feel more confident.
Thanks
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Post by gamelan » Sun, 29 Mar 2009 2:35 pm

Hi all,
I have some questions around LPR.
I have my lpr approval letter and have just received an offer letter. Can I actually start employment before going to ICA office to start completing the PR formalities ?
And if not.. I understand they will issue a temporary work pass while waiting for formalities to complete. Do they issue this pass immediately or do I need to wait for sometime to get the pass also?
Just want to make sure I have a proper employment start date in the letter.

Thank you!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 29 Mar 2009 5:07 pm

You cannot begin work until you submit your PR application. At the time of submission you also need to submit your employment contract. They will then give you a Temporary Employment Pass chop in your passport and you can then go to work. After the processing of your PR applications 3-6 months you will have to go in for the final formalities and at that time will be issued your blue NRIC. If you have an employment letter and the approved in principal LPR letter, chill. It's just a matter of time till the processing is over. Seriously, you sound like you are working yourself up for no reason.

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Post by gamelan » Sun, 29 Mar 2009 5:28 pm

Thanks for the quick reply.
I just want to make sure I don't start working before I should. I'm still outside Singapore right now and the company sort of need me to start soon, and put April 1st as my start date in the offer letter, which now I think need to be changed to a later date.
Don't want the ICA officer to think I've been working illegally when I get there and show them a letter with a past starting work date.

Thanks again.

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