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Postby Saint » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 1:55 pm

dragsworthy wrote:Yes, i think you're right...

Actually, i read all the posts above and i saw all the people talking about P1 and P2 so i tried to work out what my wife was on and i think i saw it was 2.5k but its actually 3.5k... so I picked the wrong one.

That must mean she's on an S-Pass?

I'm not sure about mine either...cos my salary was 7.5k per month and then my employer bumped it up after my application... so my salary was 90k when I applied. I didn't notify them as it got increased quite recently.

Anyway, I feel pretty disappointed and rejected about the whole thing but what can you do? Patience and perseverance are the keys.

Man, im so bad on this forum...I couldnt even find my original post.


http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... fault.aspx

You are probably on a P1 pass and the wife will either be Q1 and S Pass. It will say on your green EP card

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Postby Saint » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 1:59 pm

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Saint wrote:Well that just goes to prove just how hard it is to get PR these days, a year ago they would have rolled the red carpet out for you!

A couple of questions, did you both apply for PR and both rejected? How long you been married?


Hey Saint, happy to answer any Q's...


My wife was included in my application.
We have been married for over two years (2-years and 4 months now s o would have been 2-years and 3month at application stage)...we got married just before we came to Singapore actually.


So you got your rejection letter within 1 month of submitting PR application? That is very quick even by ICA current timelines. Did the rejection letter give an indication when you can reapply, say 2 years?

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Postby dragsworthy » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 2:09 pm

Saint wrote:
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Saint wrote:Well that just goes to prove just how hard it is to get PR these days, a year ago they would have rolled the red carpet out for you!

A couple of questions, did you both apply for PR and both rejected? How long you been married?


Hey Saint, happy to answer any Q's...


My wife was included in my application.
We have been married for over two years (2-years and 4 months now s o would have been 2-years and 3month at application stage)...we got married just before we came to Singapore actually.


So you got your rejection letter within 1 month of submitting PR application? That is very quick even by ICA current timelines. Did the rejection letter give an indication when you can reapply, say 2 years?


Sorry, got that wrong... would have been married 2years and 1-month.
We got married Melbourne Grand Prix day in 2008... thats the only way i can remember my wedding day - can look it up on Wikipedia, saves fights with the missus ;)

So looking back on it, about 3-months to the day.... damn, gotta love that administration.
What u reckon I do now? just sit and chill for 6-months to 1-year?
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Postby dragsworthy » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 2:11 pm

Saint wrote:
dragsworthy wrote:Yes, i think you're right...

Actually, i read all the posts above and i saw all the people talking about P1 and P2 so i tried to work out what my wife was on and i think i saw it was 2.5k but its actually 3.5k... so I picked the wrong one.

That must mean she's on an S-Pass?

I'm not sure about mine either...cos my salary was 7.5k per month and then my employer bumped it up after my application... so my salary was 90k when I applied. I didn't notify them as it got increased quite recently.

Anyway, I feel pretty disappointed and rejected about the whole thing but what can you do? Patience and perseverance are the keys.

Man, im so bad on this forum...I couldnt even find my original post.


http://www.mom.gov.sg/foreign-manpower/ ... fault.aspx

You are probably on a P1 pass and the wife will either be Q1 and S Pass. It will say on your green EP card


I can't find anything on my card that says this...having a look at it now as I type.just has my employer, my name, occupation, FIN, issue date etc... on the back nothing either.... just says "VISIT PASS" on the back and "EMPLOYMENT PASS" on the front.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 2:31 pm

dragsworthy wrote:So looking back on it, about 3-months to the day.... damn, gotta love that administration.
What u reckon I do now? just sit and chill for 6-months to 1-year?


At the very least, wait for the elections to finish. After that, you'll get a feel if you could reapply or continue to wait for the year (or two) to elapse. And while waiting, establish things that show that you're a stayer and not an abuser.

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Postby dragsworthy » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 2:33 pm

nakatago wrote:
dragsworthy wrote:So looking back on it, about 3-months to the day.... damn, gotta love that administration.
What u reckon I do now? just sit and chill for 6-months to 1-year?


At the very least, wait for the elections to finish. After that, you'll get a feel if you could reapply or continue to wait for the year (or two) to elapse. And while waiting, establish things that show that you're a stayer and not an abuser.


What would you suggest? I think i have a decent bank account balance and savings in Singapore. I dont really know what else to do. Buy a dog?? :P

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 2:38 pm

dragsworthy wrote:
nakatago wrote:
dragsworthy wrote:So looking back on it, about 3-months to the day.... damn, gotta love that administration.
What u reckon I do now? just sit and chill for 6-months to 1-year?


At the very least, wait for the elections to finish. After that, you'll get a feel if you could reapply or continue to wait for the year (or two) to elapse. And while waiting, establish things that show that you're a stayer and not an abuser.


What would you suggest? I think i have a decent bank account balance and savings in Singapore. I dont really know what else to do. Buy a dog?? :P


I dunno...get involved in your community, do some volunteer work, join some local organizations, have children, especially a son (the MINDEF would lurve that).

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Postby Saint » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 2:52 pm

nakatago wrote:
dragsworthy wrote:So looking back on it, about 3-months to the day.... damn, gotta love that administration.
What u reckon I do now? just sit and chill for 6-months to 1-year?


At the very least, wait for the elections to finish. After that, you'll get a feel if you could reapply or continue to wait for the year (or two) to elapse. And while waiting, establish things that show that you're a stayer and not an abuser.


3 months is still a very quick turn around these days. I'm going to stick me neck out and hazard a guess that there was something amiss on your application form, an error or something missing?

In the meantime, buy yourself a pair of white trousers and shirt and find out when your local MP is doing his next meet and greet!

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Postby bhauranya » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 2:58 pm

My PR also got rejected in April and so of all the people i know who have applied this year.

Best thing to do is apply once the elections are over :)
Dont't be serious, be sincere!!

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Postby dragsworthy » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 3:04 pm

Saint wrote:
nakatago wrote:
dragsworthy wrote:So looking back on it, about 3-months to the day.... damn, gotta love that administration.
What u reckon I do now? just sit and chill for 6-months to 1-year?


At the very least, wait for the elections to finish. After that, you'll get a feel if you could reapply or continue to wait for the year (or two) to elapse. And while waiting, establish things that show that you're a stayer and not an abuser.


3 months is still a very quick turn around these days. I'm going to stick me neck out and hazard a guess that there was something amiss on your application form, an error or something missing?

In the meantime, buy yourself a pair of white trousers and shirt and find out when your local MP is doing his next meet and greet!


You might be rate mate. I heard that they dont like the academic transcripts from a lot of the aussie universities. Even though they list all the subjects and the pass results and say "candidate has passed all requirements for completion of course" they still want the actual certificate of which I didnt have at the time. So for my two Bachelors I didnt have the original certificate, but the original results thing which shows that I graduated.

I guess I'll pay and get a new one sent over from Australia in the mean time.

Good luck to anyone else! :)

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 3:06 pm

Saint wrote:In the meantime, buy yourself a pair of white trousers and shirt and find out when your local MP is doing his next meet and greet!


And there I was, keeping myself from saying that... :P

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Postby bhauranya » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 3:27 pm

There's one guy in our office..

His case is weird :D ..he applied for a PR last year june 2009.

He got a call from ICA after 3months of application asking for his family details.

Again after 3 months he got one more call asking for his in law details.

He calls ICA every month asking for his status till date and everytime they will inform that your application is IN PROGRESS :lol:

At work everyone is teasing him
"You know what dude may be ICA is thinking of giving you citizenship directly thats why it is taking time lol :lol: "
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Dont't be serious, be sincere!!

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Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 3:27 pm

dragsworthy wrote:Yes, i think you're right...

I can't find anything on my card that says this...having a look at it now as I type.just has my employer, my name, occupation, FIN, issue date etc... on the back nothing either.... just says "VISIT PASS" on the back and "EMPLOYMENT PASS" on the front.


The newly launched Employment Pass does not have the Pass Type on it mentioned explicitly and also it is a biometric card. The pass type will be there in the EP approval letter that was sent to your employer by the MOM.
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Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 3:31 pm

nakatago wrote:I dunno...get involved in your community, do some volunteer work, join some local organizations, have children, especially a son (the MINDEF would lurve that).


Hi nakatago,
Can you tell us few ways to help us to get involved in the community, some volunteering opportunities and also local organizations. What kind of local organizations are you referring to ? Waiting for your reply. Thanks

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 29 Jun 2010 3:44 pm

Sometimes, I feel we are talking to ourselves here. How long have we been saying 2 years? Since around November?

They don't like academic transcripts from any University. They want to see the degree. They like to get exactly what they ask for. Then if they want something else, they will ask for it. Those who keep hounding ICA on status? ICA wouldn't surprise me, if they didn't put it into a suspend file for a penalty quarter or something. There is a backlog of 70K applications. If you get a question in three months, it's because you didn't have an "i" dotted or a "t" crossed. I think they are deliberately holding up the PR applications just to see how many are applying because they want to settle down in Singapore (those will not really care how long it takes) and those who are just using it as a means of getting a long term visa because they are not too secure in their job, but have no intentions of staying here.


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