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Anyone who got PR while on expat contract

Post by hg » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 12:23 pm

I am on EP here (3 months only) and might consider PR later depending upon my job stability. I have a typical expat contract with my employer (which is a MNC Engineering company) with a re-employment assurance with my home company (Indian arm of the same company) once I complete 2 years here. I have 2 questions to those who got PR in situations similar to me-

1) Do I need to involve my Employer in the PR process? I mean does my employer has to re-do the contract with me once I am PR? ( especially in terms of PF and other things like House rent etc.) . I am not clear if I have to give up my employer sponsored EP to become PR or they can both co-exist.

2) If me/my wife apply for PR, do my kids "automatically" have to apply for PR too? The PR form seems to suggest that its optional but if so then can they continue to be on DP as they are now? (They are in SG with us and studying here in Grade 4 and 3)

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Re: Anyone who got PR while on expat contract

Post by jpatokal » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 2:58 pm

hg wrote:1) Do I need to involve my Employer in the PR process? I mean does my employer has to re-do the contract with me once I am PR? ( especially in terms of PF and other things like House rent etc.) . I am not clear if I have to give up my employer sponsored EP to become PR or they can both co-exist.
You do not need your employer's permission to get PR, but yes, your PR will supersede your EP and the employer will start have to paying CPF for you. Some are sufficiently pissed off about this to fire you when they find out you've gone PR...
2) If me/my wife apply for PR, do my kids "automatically" have to apply for PR too? The PR form seems to suggest that its optional but if so then can they continue to be on DP as they are now? (They are in SG with us and studying here in Grade 4 and 3)
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Correct, they do not have to take up PR.
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Post by Saint » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 3:09 pm

I also know some expats that have lost all their perks like housing and car allowances on becoming PR. Companies deem you now a local, so change you to a local package.

Your Children don't have to become PR, but at the same time they will lose their DP status (DP are only for EP holders). I'm guessing at least one of your kids is a boy which why you don't want them to become PR :roll: so I'm guessing a LTSVP or Student Pass. Wont help them when they reach employment age

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 7:15 pm

Matter of fact Saint, you can almost bet is will hurt a male child if he is left on a students pass or LTSVP. The government has a long memory here as you know. So as soon as they lose their students pass and pass the age of majority, they will probably get booted out of the country. Wouldn't surprise me one bit.
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