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Facing Interview By ICA for PR nearly 6 months later.

Post by dhaka » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 2:30 pm

Dear all,
Does any one here submitted family details for PR after 3 months to the ICA then called for interview nearly 6 months later, upon facing interview left one month+ in total 7 months going on, does any one have experience like this, please advice, will highly appreciate for your opinion.
Thanks to all.
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Post by SGBoyxxx » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 2:36 pm

You can always call them up to check?

Next is quite common for gov sector.

Some services you can wait for weeks than they give action on it :???:

So call up to check up with them clarify clearly with them

why take so long? what is the reasons.

Ya you know? at least they follow up your case.

Sorry I am not sure about ICA stuffs on PR

since I am a local here.
I am just give my advise to call them up again to check.

Sometimes if I have some matters to clarify with a public sector.
If no news or action taken is slow

I will call them up to check.

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Post by xtasy010 » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 4:45 pm

Does any one here submitted family details for PR after 3 months to the ICA then called for interview nearly 6 months later, upon facing interview left one month+ in total 7 months going on, does any one have experience like this, please advice, will highly appreciate for your opinion.
No, looks like we have a record here.

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Post by econoMIC » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 5:05 pm

If you are called up for an interview then you have it almost in your pocket. Just be honest and forthcoming and you will have no problems. You might still have to wait a while for it to be granted though if the quota is maxed out currently.

The reason why it took them that long in the first place is that they are currently swamped at ICA and PR applications of spouses of Singaporeans are given priority.
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Post by xtasy010 » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 5:37 pm

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Post by econoMIC » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 7:01 pm

xtasy010 wrote:
The reason why it took them that long in the first place is that they are currently swamped at ICA and PR applications of spouses of Singaporeans are given priority.
The number of Singaporeans marrying AngMoForeignTalent must have really risen. Previously the locals were complaining about losing their jobs to them and now they are losing their women too.
Rest assured, the Indian, Chinese and other Asian foreign talents are losing their jobs at the same or even faster rates and are marrying their local galfriends. So no need to be racist and limit this statement to AngMo or caucasians as it said in the dictionary. Or do you call Indians Apuh Nenes as well?
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Post by ksl » Sat, 10 Oct 2009 3:43 am

I admit it was all my fault, the last year I have been pretty busy, sorry! :wink: In Denmark they call me the Arab, still trying to figure that one out after 23 years! May be it was to do with my work, or may be it was to do with my distinguished good looks since I have changed body shape from 46 32 38, to 44 44 44 only kidding but close! :lol:

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Post by dhaka » Tue, 20 Oct 2009 9:22 am

Actually getting confused all about this delay processing for PR, only authority of ICA i guess known the real fact. Thanks for the feedback to all.
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Keep us in the loop

Post by peterjoseph » Sat, 24 Oct 2009 4:06 pm

Heya, keep up is the loop and Best of Luck for your application!

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Post by mayali » Thu, 29 Oct 2009 1:42 pm

Hi Dhaka,

Dont worry, we got called in for our interview more then 8 months after applying and were told they would contact us after 2 months or so......4 months on we heard from them and it was positive :) Just pray!!!

The ppl on this forum are very supportive and helpful, my advice is ramble and vent with them....i guarantee they'l make you feel better :)

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Post by dhaka » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 1:13 pm

Hi Mayali,

Thanks for your kind info really appreciative, anyway as you have said means after 8 months ICA called you for an interview then upon interview 4 months later you got approval letter? Could you pls let me know the date /month/year you’ve applied was it this year?

Thank you
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Post by ukdesigner » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 5:15 pm

Not to put a dampner on things but there doesn't half seem to be a lot of people getting very twitchy over their PR applications recently. Is it me or does that seem the case. It's like they're expecting to get the chop at work or something and this is their only guarantee of staying here.

I understand that it takes a while to get it and the criteria seems to have changed, although only ICA knows the real reasons for so many refusals but there seems to have been an extraordinary amount of worried people on here posting about their PR applications.

Is it just me? :???:
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 6:26 pm

Just woke up did you? ICA tightened up on PR applications for several reasons in the beginning of september. They have started listening to the 'feel done by' Singaporean and their whinge about Foreigner taking their jobs away and taking up PR and causing housing prices for HDB flats to skyrocket and generally making life more difficult for local and 'real' PR's as well due to the penchant for the new breed of PR only taking it up as a visa free method of remaining here when they lose their jobs.

Frankly, I think it's about time..... :wink:
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Post by ukdesigner » Fri, 30 Oct 2009 6:32 pm

Oh I completely agree. I'm here for the long haul myself. I haven't put my PR application in yet and probably won't do for another year. I want to concentrate my time building up the business, expanding and employing staff rather than worrying about PR applications etc etc. There's enough to think about without having to think about that aswell.

I'm astonished that the SG government allowed people to apply so quickly after arriving here to be frank. Personally I think there should be a minimum of 3 years stay before applying. At least show some commitment to the country. I'm all for tightening the rules. I think too many people have taken the p*ss out of the system and as usual they make it harder for those who genuinely want to stay and build a career for themselves and contribute to this society.

edit* I've been watching the increased worrying posts the last few months. Makes me laugh that so many people are worried and not just worried but almost to the point of panicking!
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Post by FelineUK » Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:00 am

I put in my PR application here Nov 2009 and got a response July 2010 saying my PR has been accepted.... Its not a short wait (nearly 9 months) and in the meantime I left my industry, took a sabatical, got married and now retraining in something far more satisfying, creative and rewarding personally and hopefully financially too when i set up my own company. Thing is that the acceptance of the PR application was based on still being employed by same employer as you all probably know.... I was an IT contractor that had been here 3 years so that was nigh on impossible keeping that part of the bargain, but legally my mgmt company were my employer - I think here really dont understand the perspective of the best going contracting.... Anyway, I have left the IT industry with a big smile. Am much much happier than I have been in 20 years!!!! So after reading all of the comments here and understanding the processes more with research etc, instead of Entrepass am heading for PR first as a dependent, finish my retraining, get qualified and then set it up and go for it all in good time.

Anyway, if you are looking at PR, make sure your situation is unlikely to change for a year at least. My waiting time was 9 months. My dependents PR application is going in now to replace the original independent PR application. I am not sure if the thread will still be working once I get a response. Will keep you updated.

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