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Current time taken for Singapore PR application Approval

Postby wichita » Thu, 27 May 2010 12:17 am

Hi
I have applied for a PR based on my Spouse who is also a PR. I applied on Feb. 2010 and it’s been 3 months and when I call ICA all they can say is that it’s being processed. I am waiting for the PR to search for a job. Can you please share your experiences on how long as ICA recently been taking to approve a PR APPLICATION?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 May 2010 12:23 am

From 3 to 15 months.

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Re: Current time taken for Singapore PR application Approval

Postby ksl » Thu, 27 May 2010 2:03 pm

wichita wrote:Hi
I have applied for a PR based on my Spouse who is also a PR. I applied on Feb. 2010 and it’s been 3 months and when I call ICA all they can say is that it’s being processed. I am waiting for the PR to search for a job. Can you please share your experiences on how long as ICA recently been taking to approve a PR APPLICATION?
minimum 6 due to applications i progress.

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Postby wcs » Thu, 27 May 2010 6:32 pm

Six months and counting. only my third temp EP renewal. hoping it will happen on this visa, but won't be surprised if I have to renew again! :)

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re: my case

Postby sharmakc » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 5:09 pm

Hi dear friends

Here is my details and also need your advice please.
I came to Singapore in late feb 2008, to work in a bank. I am educated, have post grad degree, originally from India, studied PG in UK from 89th rank uni and have salary of above 30K. after 4 months of my arrival, I applied for PR as I heard that one could apply as long as you have an EP and I was on Q1. After 70 days, I got the rejection letter stating that I have not met the residential requirements. My application has been unsuccessful, however, I may wish to apply again in 1 ½ yrs time for further consideration. Then 7 months my salary increased by 10% so I applied for PR in May 2008 after one year of receiving the previous letter. In 70 days, I received the rejection letter stating that I have not met the residential requirement. I may wish to apply again in 6 months time for our further consideration again.
And then I resubmitted my application in Jan 2010 after renewing my EP and I got Q1 again. But then I filed a case for upgrading the EP which I won and my EP was upgraded to P2.
Its been 4 ½ months since I submitted my application and I have been monitoring ICA and its policies so know that it can take anywhere from 6-9months to receive the reply.

But would like to see my friends advice as to what do you think? Will I be able to get the PR this time or should be ready for another rejection letter. And how much time would you recommend for the result. I have been working in the same bank and might be loosing job soon due to off shoring. I am trying to get new job in other banks but it is really tough. I really want to change my role, go for travelling for 2months and start afresh but I feel like a caged bird. Please advice if possible, really appreciated.

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Postby sharmakc » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 5:18 pm

oh and i forgot to mention that i have travelled a lot over the past 2 years. i would say that i have stayed for abt 3 weekend away and 1 weekend in SG...
not sure if this will impact my application but my trips have been pretty consistent since my arrival in SG.. so not something that i just started this year or past year..
also, to clarify:

1st application submitted: june 2008; rejection recd: sept 2008
2nd application submitted: may 2009, rejection recd: aug 2009
3rd application submitted: late jan 2010; result awaited.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 5:44 pm

The odds are it will be rejected again because you don't seem to be able to follow directions. With the inability to comprehend simple instructions, I'd say you are going to have a rough row to hoe. If you were rejected in Sept 2008 you should not have reapplied until March this year.

What, with all your "education", made you think that you income or P pass level had anything to do with it? Especially considering that S pass holders have gotten PR. They even TOLD YOU what the problem was - you didn't meet the "current" residency requirements. You are just showing the government that you cannot follow directions even as an EP, what will you be like as a PR?
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Traveling around the region has nothing to do with it as long as your EP is in force.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 6:54 pm

SMS, I do not know about you and I am not being racist and generalizing any color or religion or whatever, hence here is my 2 cents,
A lot of the questions of getting PR, EP, posed by our friends from the sub continent which you can tell from their nicks to the way they pose. I cannot see the IP address, only mods can.
The thing that gets me is why can't they follow simple instructions ? Even after given the same advise on the same thread, the question is being asked again ? :???: and again and again from the same person
With all the toilet papers that they have which can be used to clean up their pooh for many days to come and claimed to be recognize Uni or whatever, simple English instruction they are not able to follow.
Why this, why that , why so long, why not like this, why why why why ???
It really makes me wonder why study so hard and collect so many toilet paper if one cannot adhere to instruction :???: :???: :???:
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.Yahoo !!!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 03 Jun 2010 8:45 pm

I ain't gonna touch that! 8-[ :-k [-X :lol:

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Postby sharmakc » Fri, 04 Jun 2010 5:31 pm

Hi dear friends
Many thanks for your reply. I do agree that it was my mistake to submit the application again without waiting for 1 1/2 years. You see, i was new to singapore, have no relative or specialist to consult with, and when i consulted few agencies one of them suggested that you should wait for 1 1/2 years but 3 agencies suggested that I could apply again esp if there was change in salary and education level. Also, at that time I feared about losing my job due to crisis so amidst fear and scare i applied it again. ... i totally agree it was my bad... ;( and i do accept your grunts.. pls accept apologies for posting again on this forum.. again i am new to forum (infact jst registered yesterday) but i should have done my homework (i..e browsed the forum first)... can i blame it on time constraints .. i think cannot lah, must blame on myself.. ;p

Anyways, i really thanks for your advice ... if you all are in singapore.. lets catch up for coffee, drink or dinner... and have chit chats and laugh ;p

i have given my no. here nine six five four three two six zero...

cheers
sharmakc
(a person waiting anxiously to hear some good news from ICA, if any, & hoping that ICA will forgive my foolishness... ;p)

Be Happy Friends.. ;p

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re: application in the final stages

Postby sharmakc » Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:42 am

Hi GM Dear friends

How are you? thought wuld just provide the latest update..

I called ICA on phone and they mentioned that my application is still processing but soon after 15mins I received an email back from ICA (in response to my query which i sent 2 days ago), mentioning that myapplicaiton is in the final stages.

Understand from previous posts ,(ftopic62857-0-asc-30.html )
that if the application is in final stages it means that the conclusion has been arrived and reply been posted but here it seems that ICA email and call are contradictory..

Nyways, lets still hope for the best.

Some of my friends might feel embarrased due to this kind of Q being asked several times, so for them something new :

Pls join couchsurfing.com if you like travel, meet other travellers, want to have all kinds of fun and want to meet like minded people.

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Postby wichita » Sun, 27 Jun 2010 3:25 pm

How did u send a query to ICA? i am too waithing for my PR and i as searching a way to Email ICA rather then call and get the std answer
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Application for EP

Postby wichita » Sun, 27 Jun 2010 3:31 pm

Hi
I hope someone can help me with this.
I am married to a singapore PR and my application for PR is still Pending (4 months) I have a LTVP and i am currently in singapore.

Now here is the main question: An company is setting up a office in singapore and has given me an offer of a project manager. This office to start will have just 3 people, me being the Project manager. They have agreed to apply for an Employment pass for me.
I took the EP accessment test online and i have all the requirements for a Q1. However as this company in new in singapore and starting out small, i wont wondering what are the chances of MOM would approve my EP application
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Re: Application for EP

Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 4:00 am

wichita wrote:Hi
I hope someone can help me with this.
I am married to a singapore PR and my application for PR is still Pending (4 months) I have a LTVP and i am currently in singapore.

Now here is the main question: An company is setting up a office in singapore and has given me an offer of a project manager. This office to start will have just 3 people, me being the Project manager. They have agreed to apply for an Employment pass for me.
I took the EP accessment test online and i have all the requirements for a Q1. However as this company in new in singapore and starting out small, i wont wondering what are the chances of MOM would approve my EP application


EP is thru MOM and PR is thru ICA. They are two different agencies
4 months is not long. Probably another 15 months . Be patient

The company that is employing you need to show cause to MOM that they need you badly or else the world will coming crashing on them so to speak. They can employ you but it is MOM that gives the passes. So you guess is as good as mine
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Postby sharmakc » Mon, 28 Jun 2010 9:37 am

hi

Even if you send in the email, i dont think they will give you the standard answer but here is their email.

ICA_PR@ica.gov.sg

I am really worried that I might loose my job and i've been trying to get new job, for the past three months but havnt been successful so far. So if ICA takes another 3months to get back, it might be too late for me. Fingers crossed and pray pray pray.

Good luck to you tooo my friend.


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