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Permanent Residence for Hong Konger

Post by confusedkid » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:36 pm

Hi all,

I'm a Hong Konger who's hoping to get permanent residence in Singapore. I've tried to research on the various websites and forums but found many differing information and am not sure of the PR schemes for Hong Kongers.

Here's what i found and need clarification for:
Alternative PR scheme for Hong Kongers - I've read on some Ministry of Foreign Affairs website that there's a special scheme for Hong Kongers. [http://app.mfa.gov.sg/generator/asppage ... cation.asp] They directed to the SMC group which said that we can apply for the Global Landed PR Scheme.

However, i read on several other websites that there's actually a Approved-in-Principle (AIP) PR scheme for Hong Kongers in which holders can obtain PR status if they secure a job or relocate their family to Singapore within the 5 years validity period. I'm also not so sure whether the scheme till exists as i can't find it on the immigration website.

From what i understand, it seems as though SMC is the designated agency for PR application for Hong Kong. Thus, it's a little confusing as i feel that the AIP PR scheme seems to be a easier way to obtain PR.

Just as a side note: I'll be graduating from a university with a advertising degree this December. The Global Landed PR scheme seems to be more for those who are professionals, managerial or specialist job or students who graduated from a reputable university. I'm afraid that it might be a little harder to get approval for that.

Would appreciate if someone could give some advice or redirect me to the right page here! Thanks in advance! ((:

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Re: Permanent Residence for Hong Konger

Post by Mad Scientist » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 5:13 am

confusedkid wrote:Hi all,

I'm a Hong Konger who's hoping to get permanent residence in Singapore. I've tried to research on the various websites and forums but found many differing information and am not sure of the PR schemes for Hong Kongers.

The PR Schemes is all similar. Your application will be forwarded to ICA SG.

Here's what i found and need clarification for:
Alternative PR scheme for Hong Kongers - I've read on some Ministry of Foreign Affairs website that there's a special scheme for Hong Kongers. [http://app.mfa.gov.sg/generator/asppage ... cation.asp] They directed to the SMC group which said that we can apply for the Global Landed PR Scheme.

SMC is a management consultant company which handles LPR or Global Landed PR Scheme. You have to pay them a fee and they will manage your application . This is the only company approved by ICA for LPR

However, i read on several other websites that there's actually a Approved-in-Principle (AIP) PR scheme for Hong Kongers in which holders can obtain PR status if they secure a job or relocate their family to Singapore within the 5 years validity period. I'm also not so sure whether the scheme till exists as i can't find it on the immigration website.

To see if you can get a job in SG, you should go to www.mom.gov.sg. See which passes fits you. Then you apply AIP. This AIP does not means you will definitely get a job. At least your would be employer knows that you have been vetted by MOM. You still have to go thru the process of interviews etc....

From what i understand, it seems as though SMC is the designated agency for PR application for Hong Kong. Thus, it's a little confusing as i feel that the AIP PR scheme seems to be a easier way to obtain PR.

LPR approval is much more difficult nowadays. Unless you want to spend the money on SMC . yeah . go ahead. IMHO go and get EPEC from MOM and get a job first. See how you fit in , give yourself two years then go for PR. You stand a better chance

Just as a side note: I'll be graduating from a university with a advertising degree this December. The Global Landed PR scheme seems to be more for those who are professionals, managerial or specialist job or students who graduated from a reputable university. I'm afraid that it might be a little harder to get approval for that.

Your Uni Degree will be vetted by MOM. PR application is quite stringent nowadays. We have a few forumers who went thru LPR and got rejected.No reason given

Would appreciate if someone could give some advice or redirect me to the right page here! Thanks in advance! ((:
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 9:54 am

The benefit of the LPR scheme, if you qualify, is that once you are vetted and academically found suitable, you can come to Singapore and take ANY job for almost ANY salary. All you have to do is find an employer willing to hire you. You will get a 90 Employment Pass chop in your Passport to tide you over during the estimated 3 month processing time. The beauty of this is that you don't have to qualify for any Employment Pass or Salary level. I've hired several LPR's for $1,100/mo (degree'd accountants from Indonesia) they will stay for 6 months to a year (usually agreed to in view of the fact that we are giving them the stepping stone to PR here). They pay their dues and then they start serious hunting as PR's.

Doing it the EP route and subsequently having to qualify for the pass' academic level AND the salary level and waiting approx. two years before applying for PR. Frankly either way is a crap shoot. The EP route at least puts you in Singapore where you can start establishing a network. The LPR route can take a year or more and you still don't know if you will be vetted suitable.

Toss a coin?
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