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PR applcation...still waiting!

Post by mayali » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 10:41 pm

Hi,

My husband and I applied for our PR in Sept last year and despite constantly contacting the concerned authorities all we get is a letter stating the matter is still in process. My husband is a P1 with a masters degree and I hold a B.A degree.

Has anyone been thru the same or similar situations? or can anyone guide us on what we should do to find out whats going on? All this waiting in the dark is really quite stressing as a lot of planning is based on the outcome..whatever it may be!

Thanks.

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Post by ksl » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 11:36 pm

mayali wrote:Hi,

My husband and I applied for our PR in Sept last year and despite constantly contacting the concerned authorities all we get is a letter stating the matter is still in process. My husband is a P1 with a masters degree and I hold a B.A degree.

Has anyone been thru the same or similar situations? or can anyone guide us on what we should do to find out whats going on? All this waiting in the dark is really quite stressing as a lot of planning is based on the outcome..whatever it may be!

Thanks.
This maybe a quota problem, and they are dragging it out so long. I would think, that you have got it, they are just waiting for an opportunity for you to fall into a slot.

However i am no expert on this.... why be stressed?

You came here to work on a job, just keep it up until you qualify, besides you are two educated people that have a chance in life, what about the ones with no chance in life, why be stressed?.

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Post by littlegreenman » Sun, 07 Jun 2009 12:35 am

ksl wrote:
This maybe a quota problem, and they are dragging it out so long.
For almost a year? My goodness. I hope spouses of Singaporeans do not have to wait that long until there is quota available. I will have been waiting exactly two calendar months on Monday.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Jun 2009 12:15 pm

Are you applying for Landed Permanent Residence or are you already working here in Singapore on an EP? You post does not indicate and the fact that you posted from an MNC IP address doesn't not pinpoint an answer by it being a local IP address.

If you are already working here in Singapore on a EP then I find it somewhat lengthy and wonder if something may have gone amiss. It might be worth a trip to ICA to inquire directly with an officer there rather than just in a email.

If applying for Landed PR it may take awhile but even then I find a year a bit lengthy as well. However, I have not any experience in this area so I'm afraid I can't help you if it's an LPR. You have also not indicated your country of origin either. This could have a bearing as well I'm afraid.

There are quota we think. These are not published and we can only go by anecdotal evidence but nonetheless, we feel that there is some internal point allocation system being used. Sorry I can't be of more help. With your education it does seem rather odd though. Try contacting them via phone as well?

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Post by ksl » Sun, 07 Jun 2009 11:34 pm

littlegreenman wrote:
ksl wrote:
This maybe a quota problem, and they are dragging it out so long.
For almost a year? My goodness. I hope spouses of Singaporeans do not have to wait that long until there is quota available. I will have been waiting exactly two calendar months on Monday.
The UK can just be as difficult on foreign spouses, if you are unlucky! The normal procedure would be within 3 months. But if they suspect a marriage of convenience then you are put through hell, believe me they are bastards and will make your spouse feel no more than a local hooker.

Refugees are at least treated within the boundaries of the Geneva Convention.

The UK are a law to themselves and never abide by the EEC rulings, if it doesn't suit them....even on my return to UK after 25 years in Denmark, I was stripped of any European rights i had, on my return to the UK, the British law has precedence, that's why i am so angry against my own Country, we and i mean all the UK population have been conned since the UK entered the EEC in 1973, and our rights are abused while the higher ranks rape and pillage every tax penny and every loop hole.

It takes a minimum of 5 years to get the UK in a European Court of law, and in the UK, there are no lawyers at all willing to go against it's own government, they must work within the guidelines of British law, not European.
I personally know several people that have been married to foreigners for a number of years and have been disallowed entry with their wives on the suspicion of getting married so the spouse can get a British or other European passport, because of dating agencies making money out of introductions.

So a year isn't bad going at all in Singapore from my point of view, however I would never ever build up my hopes on the expectations of others doing a job, it only takes one person in the chain to dislike you, and it's start all over again time.

Although Singapore is building its nation, it will be very thorough in Checking every document and history, because many have been caught with false documents in the last couple of years. SMS could also be right too, your documents may well have been lost on purpose, like i said early if ones face doesn't fit, who knows what they do!

Littlegreenman, you have no problems, 99% of countries are more hospitable than the UK, especially if you are from a Country with good working relations between the two Countries.

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Post by Saint » Mon, 08 Jun 2009 8:43 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Are you applying for Landed Permanent Residence or are you already working here in Singapore on an EP? You post does not indicate and the fact that you posted from an MNC IP address doesn't not pinpoint an answer by it being a local IP address.
As the OP mentioned that hubby is on a P1 I'm guessing already working in Singapore?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Jun 2009 8:48 am

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Post by littlegreenman » Mon, 08 Jun 2009 3:50 pm

ksl wrote: The UK can just be as difficult on foreign spouses, if you are unlucky! The normal procedure would be within 3 months. But if they suspect a marriage of convenience then you are put through hell, believe me they are bastards and will make your spouse feel no more than a local hooker.

Refugees are at least treated within the boundaries of the Geneva Convention.

The UK are a law to themselves and never abide by the EEC rulings, if it doesn't suit them....even on my return to UK after 25 years in Denmark, I was stripped of any European rights i had, on my return to the UK, the British law has precedence, that's why i am so angry against my own Country, we and i mean all the UK population have been conned since the UK entered the EEC in 1973, and our rights are abused while the higher ranks rape and pillage every tax penny and every loop hole.

It takes a minimum of 5 years to get the UK in a European Court of law, and in the UK, there are no lawyers at all willing to go against it's own government, they must work within the guidelines of British law, not European.
I personally know several people that have been married to foreigners for a number of years and have been disallowed entry with their wives on the suspicion of getting married so the spouse can get a British or other European passport, because of dating agencies making money out of introductions.

So a year isn't bad going at all in Singapore from my point of view, however I would never ever build up my hopes on the expectations of others doing a job, it only takes one person in the chain to dislike you, and it's start all over again time.

Although Singapore is building its nation, it will be very thorough in Checking every document and history, because many have been caught with false documents in the last couple of years. SMS could also be right too, your documents may well have been lost on purpose, like i said early if ones face doesn't fit, who knows what they do!

Littlegreenman, you have no problems, 99% of countries are more hospitable than the UK, especially if you are from a Country with good working relations between the two Countries.
Good point KSL. The more I was amused that my wife managed to obtain her UK family permit (I am German, so different entry permit) within 3 days at no cost and without any sort of interview. I know that for spouses of British Citizens the process is rather lengthy and costly (I think more than 300 quid) with medical etc. Not so for us back then it was all free and just a matter of applying. :)

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Post by mayali » Mon, 08 Jun 2009 11:20 pm

Thanks for all the advise guys.

The reason we're a little stressed are coz its like being in a state of unknowing. Plus it sort of makes us feel..well...alien in a way. They say it takes 3 months but with us its just being dragged out.

Yeah we are living in Singapore SMS, and I tried contacting them on the phone as well but they wernt able to tell me very much and a few days later we received the EXACT same letter we had received 4 times previously lol. Have taken yr advise and are paying them a visit next week. Pls pray somethg works out for us.

Have any of you ever applied or know anyone who was rejected and if they were given any reaons? KSL has given me some hope...I just pray yr rite and thr is place in the quota for us :)

Thanks again ppl!

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Post by mayali » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 10:57 pm

YAYYYYYYY WE GOT AN INTERVIEW CALL!!!!

has anyone had an interview for PR before? Any advice on what we should expect and stuff
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Post by littlegreenman » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 11:44 pm

mayali wrote:YAYYYYYYY WE GOT AN INTERVIEW CALL!!!!

has anyone had an interview for PR before? Any advice on what we should expect and stuff
?
Yay! Good to hear congrats. From what others said, once you have the interview you basically have it in the bag already and just need to go there to tie the knot.

Let us know how it went and good luck!

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Post by Jillvalentine » Tue, 16 Jun 2009 10:58 am

Glad to hear ppls that finally getting interview calls or approval letter from ICA.. It's been 3 months now since I applied PR and still got no news at all..wonder if I can go down ICA to check the appliation status, has anyone done that before? :o

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Post by sourisso » Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:55 pm

No news after 3 months, its still normal. Before going down wasting your time in ICA, wait a bit more...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 16 Jun 2009 2:27 pm

Jillvalentine wrote:Glad to hear ppls that finally getting interview calls or approval letter from ICA.. It's been 3 months now since I applied PR and still got no news at all..wonder if I can go down ICA to check the appliation status, has anyone done that before? :o
You might get turned down if reading comprehension is taken into account. Did you read this thread? The OP indicated in the first post that it had been over 9 months for them. 6 months is quite normal. And you're complaining after only 3 months?
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Post by Jillvalentine » Tue, 16 Jun 2009 2:49 pm

LOL...at least I got place to "pour" my complain here :(
Yeaa..well for me, the subject reflects to me and or maybe also others in the same position on "Post subject: PR applcation...still waiting!"
So.. the hard part is waiting, whether 9-6-3months, we're all waiting..some taking it easy and some waitings = in stagnant condition of being foreigner in singapore.
Okay Okay I wait..
Anyway, thanks sourisso & sms for your suggestions..

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