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Applying for PR - What are the chances?

Postby mgrayson001 » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 8:20 am

I have applied for PR a few months back and just now I heard they are now reviewing it, because it was sent by mail. I am not working and will be finding a job once my PR is approved. I am moving in about one month's time.

The positive parts for my chances is that my wife is a Singaporean and we were married in Singapore recently this year. Her whole family lives there and she is currently working for a major computer company. I am a US citizen and just graduated from a university.

I believe the chances are pretty good, but wanted to know your opinion?

Thanks

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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 8:59 am

Your PR application is under Family Ties. It will come when it is supposed to come approx 3 to 6 months if you tick all the boxes
The main criteria your spouse is able to support you financially in SG

If it fails, LTVSP is an option to consider

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Postby Saint » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 9:15 am

From someone who's been through the same process these are my thoughts

Pros:

Married to a Singaporean
ROM in Singapore
US Citizen (well that's debatable!)

Cons:

Only recently married, could be seen as a marriage of convenience
Not currently living together, same reason as above
No current job/income

There has been at least one poster recently who was in the same position as the OP and the PR application was refused.

The only other option if PR is refused is a LTSVP. A DP isn't an option.

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Re: Applying for PR - What are the chances?

Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 9:53 am

mgrayson001 wrote:I have applied for PR a few months back and just now I heard they are now reviewing it, because it was sent by mail.


Hi,
I think you need to submit the application in person at the ICA or the submit the completed application form together with all the required documents to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority through any Singapore overseas mission.

If I am not wrong you cannot submit them by mail.

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Re: Applying for PR - What are the chances?

Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 10:54 am

singaporeflyer wrote:
mgrayson001 wrote:I have applied for PR a few months back and just now I heard they are now reviewing it, because it was sent by mail.


Hi,
I think you need to submit the application in person at the ICA or the submit the completed application form together with all the required documents to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority through any Singapore overseas mission.

If I am not wrong you cannot submit them by mail.


Read the OP thread again. He applied and received the letter by snail mail that is under review :???: :???: :???: :???:
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Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 10:59 am

Hi MS,
My fault. I read it wrong

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Re: Applying for PR - What are the chances?

Postby mgrayson001 » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:20 pm

Thanks for the help and suggestions. Wow, you all respond faster that I thought. I am currently living in Portland, Oregon and the weather is well, a lot cooler.

Anyway, she can support me financially and her huge family is well connected in Singapore. We are both currently living together is the US.

Excuse my ignorance, but what are these abbreviations LTSVP, ICA, DP?

Again, thanks for all your contributions.

:)

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Re: Applying for PR - What are the chances?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:31 pm

mgrayson001 wrote:
Excuse my ignorance, but what are these abbreviations LTSVP, ICA, DP?

Again, thanks for all your contributions.

:)


LTSVP : Long Term Social Visit Pass

ICA : Immigration & Checkpoint Authority

DP : Dependent's Pass

And for future reference, both actual & tongue-in-cheek:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Si ... reviations

and tongue_in_cheek:

http://www.talkingcock.com/html/jokexec ... at=Acronym

Enjoy. Acronyms are a national fetish here.
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Postby ksl » Tue, 15 Jun 2010 3:09 pm

If I am not mistaken dependant pass is out of the question for spouse. LTVSP is the only choice and she will have to meet the financial requirements to look after you..

PR is unlikely within the first 2 years. If you find a job, you will have to go through the EP process, which is normally a formality for spouses, if they meet the criteria


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