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PR application.. waiting 9 months!

Postby lovemetender » Tue, 02 Mar 2010 10:43 pm



Dear all. Has anyone been waiting for more than 9 months during your PR application? I applied in June 2009 with invitation letter from the ICA. I graduated from local institution with B.A(Hons) in Music majoring in Piano Performance and currently teaching in a music school. I have been staying in Singapore for almost 5 years.

Some of my friends got the letter for additional family details but during this 9 months I never heard anything from them at all. They said it's still processing. I am really worried although I know there's nothing much I can do except waiting.

Just want to know, has anyone experience this before? PR application more than 9 months?

Thanks. Appreciate your help.

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Re: PR application.. waiting 9 months!

Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 03 Mar 2010 7:02 am

lovemetender wrote:
Dear all. Has anyone been waiting for more than 9 months during your PR application? I applied in June 2009 with invitation letter from the ICA. I graduated from local institution with B.A(Hons) in Music majoring in Piano Performance and currently teaching in a music school. I have been staying in Singapore for almost 5 years.

Some of my friends got the letter for additional family details but during this 9 months I never heard anything from them at all. They said it's still processing. I am really worried although I know there's nothing much I can do except waiting.

Just want to know, has anyone experience this before? PR application more than 9 months?

Thanks. Appreciate your help.


WHy don't you call or see ICA on your application.
Some countries take about One to Five YEar to approve PR depending on its merit.

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Postby BBC » Wed, 03 Mar 2010 3:10 pm

my friend is waiting for 1 year.

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Postby lovemetender » Wed, 03 Mar 2010 10:33 pm

Hi Mad Scientist and BBC. Thanks for your reply. I am currently on temporary employment pass (to be renewed every 3 months). I have made a few trips to ICA to ask for the status but they said still processing.

BBC, would you mind to share a little bit of your friend's experience? Has your friend received the result? After waiting for 1 year, did he/she get PR approval?

Thanks! :)

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Postby BBC » Thu, 04 Mar 2010 11:24 am

before the Chinese New Year, he have not got it. i think you are different from him. he got PHD here and now working . as usual, the applicants like him will get it around 3months after apply. but he is only one that i know( waiting for a long time), i do not know the reason. but i do not think the EP need renew every 3 months, never heard.

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Postby bewildereddy » Mon, 10 May 2010 5:54 pm

hi there,

for those of u holding a temp EP, are u able to travel out of the country? i was told that it's a single journey visa.. wanted to clarify if this is true.

TIA :)

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Be patient

Postby nicki08 » Thu, 13 May 2010 8:39 pm

I made an e-appointment in March 2009, actually submitted my papers in June 2009 and was not accepted until Jan 2010.

There has been a bit of 'noise' from locals recently who are concerned about the number of foreigners here, so I guess the government is just trying to keep them happy and slow down the intake.

Many people I know got rejected the first time they applied too. No reason given, but they eventually got it.

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PR application Processing time - 1 Year

Postby naghma » Fri, 14 May 2010 10:55 pm

Hi ,
I have also applied n june 09 for PR,,but still waiting.....no response...its now almost 1 year,,,is anyone got approval lettr those applied n june 09

Naggy

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Re: PR application Processing time - 1 Year

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 May 2010 12:00 am

naghma wrote:Naggy


You sure are! But more whiney sounding than naggy. As long as you haven't gotten a thin envelope, don't sweat it. But be prepared for rejection anyway as the odds at the moment are heavily against all applications.

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Postby ranji76 » Thu, 27 May 2010 11:30 am

This sure puts a damper on my plans to apply to PR.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 May 2010 11:45 am

Actually, it's working exactly as it should. It's making all of them that was planning on taking up PR as a convenience to have second thoughts. That's a good thing. Too many PR abusers out there. Making it rough on all the rest.

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longer processing time

Postby newsjunkie » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 5:55 pm

are you still waiting for a reply from ICA? it seems that now it's taking longer then the average of 3 months previously...when you called ICA up, did they explain or at least give a reason as to why they're taking 9 months?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 6:10 pm

It now takes between 3 to 15 months at last information.

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Postby SGBoyxxx » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 11:40 pm

Due to pressure from the people against foregin talents.Next election is coming mostly likely next year.

:) Thus now applying for PR is kinda hard.Relax you will be approve if your fit the authority requirments.

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Postby technobatta » Wed, 16 Jun 2010 2:10 pm

Handed over the application today. The counter staff gave me the official 'application received' letter and said it normally takes 4-6 months. But I guess it can extend to much longer.

Don't know why but I have a good feeling about it. May be its just the rain.


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