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PR not renewed - Going back to SG, any complication?

Postby louis_roi » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 6:19 pm

Hi, first post here.

I've lived in SG for 10 years (doing government projects - North East MRT line, EMAS) then family migrated to Australia. My wife and I have not withdrawn our CPF yet.

Our PR was due for renewal in 2008 but we did not renew since we could not go to SG at that time.

Now, I've got a good offer in SG. I'm after your insights if there could be possible complications due to us not having renewed our PR 2 years ago.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 8:42 pm

Nah. All things being equal, while you probably wont get your PR back, you might be able to secure an employment pass provided which your employment can be justified (if you have MRT experience, with the new lines I reckon you shouldn't have any problems). Probably the only saving grace is the fact that your left your CPF intact.

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Postby louis_roi » Tue, 28 Sep 2010 1:30 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nah. All things being equal, while you probably wont get your PR back, you might be able to secure an employment pass provided which your employment can be justified (if you have MRT experience, with the new lines I reckon you shouldn't have any problems). Probably the only saving grace is the fact that your left your CPF intact.


Thanks for that. Yes, there are several new MRT lines in the pipeline. We almost got the Downtown line currently on construction but the timing was off (Global Financial Crisis) so was given to STE.

I was thinking if we can use the fact the we left our CPF intact (as well as our bank savings accounts) to justify that we have maintained our ties with SG to get a favourable action from ICA.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Sep 2010 2:49 pm

The ICA really doesn't care about your CPF. But they might care about the fact that you don't treat PR with the respect that "they" think is deserves. e.g., leaving the country when another project pops up elsewhere. Kinda doesn't look "permanent" if you know what I mean. And I'm sure ICA gonna say exactly what I'd say... "leopards don't change their spots". But as I said, I doubt that you will have any problems with an EP though.

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Postby robleo » Sat, 09 Oct 2010 8:12 am

It's easy to get EP. With your experience, it should not be difficult. Getting PR may not e the right time :)


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