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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 28 Jun 2011 5:10 am

andrew22 wrote:Perhaps this stipulation seems immaterial, but we're just trying to most accurately weigh all of our options before we decide upon a plan of action. Two years would be a hell of a long time to stay in a foreign country while not working, especially as a fresh graduate. Certainly not too impressive as far as the new in-laws are concerned, either :wink:


I knew you would be utterly shocked by my previous post as it makes no sense at all. Just to let you have a grip on what is going on. The Gahmen is doing a fine balancing act. On one part trying to reduce the FTs and PRs due to the recent GE. On the other hand the low fertility rate.
There will be no real fix answers to your concerns. My brother an ex-cop , married overseas and have three boys born overseas. Came back after the third child was born. Applied for LTSVP for wife but was given only SVP for 6 months. She continously reapply for the next two years. Then on, given a 5 years LTSVP. Now she is a PR . The reasons that came to light is my brother has no CPF nor paid any taxes in SG after NS as he left for overseas work right after that hence I believe is seen as a burden to the healthcare system. The boys got their SG citizenship within a week but the mum has to jump over hoops to get one.
Can you see what I am getting at ?
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Postby andrew22 » Wed, 29 Jun 2011 2:27 pm

[quote="Mad Scientist"][/quote]

As I had feared, I guess...I'll just have to ramp up the patience, sit back, and see what happens. It appears there is no accurate metric by which to judge my particular case.

The current situation in SG is somewhat hard to fathom. A fertility rate that makes even Germany and Japan seem more sustainable by comparison. A developed economy on a growth rampage that last year surpassed China's rate, and an angry populace to go with it, despite 1.9% unemployment, more job openings than job seekers, very healthy wage growth, etc. A property boom that, with the continuation of certain policies, actually looks sustainable and is creating huge wealth in a tiny island, with little to no natural resources, wedged between 'developing' countries that could only dream of producing such an incredible story in <i>45 years</i>.

I confess, after taking a gander at the much-respected 'sgforums' my head is spinning from the contradictions in this country. :???:
A particularly "poignant" piece from singaporescene (http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singapor ... 51925.html) boasts of declining racism amongst locals/greater unity in the name of increasing xenophobia. Stupendous!

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Postby andrew22 » Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:08 am

a few more questions--

Though I applied for WHP over a month ago, the processing was mucked up. Someone at MoM apparently calculated that, though my last pass expired some 18 months ago, I was ineligible based on the 'cannot re apply until 12 months has passed since last WHP expiry' stipulation. I responded with details of the the proper math, and now the application is back under assessment. As we have just recently ROM'd, is it advisable that I send MoM an addendum regarding my updated relationship status?

As for the LTVP: As my spouse is a fresh graduate just beginning her career this month, will this count against us in the '3 years tax forms' and '12 months pay slip' document requirements for my LTVP sponsorship?

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:55 am

3 years tax return for her
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Re: Employment Permit Options for Fresh Graduate?

Postby taxico » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:06 pm

JayCee wrote:The mods are gonna love you


this contact singapore thing is legit if i remember correctly...!
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Postby JayCee » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:16 pm

taxico wrote:
JayCee wrote:The mods are gonna love you


this contact singapore thing is legit if i remember correctly...!


Yeah, but 3 line signatures and spamming the same post across multiple threads isn't!
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Postby taxico » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:19 pm

JayCee wrote:
taxico wrote:
JayCee wrote:The mods are gonna love you


this contact singapore thing is legit if i remember correctly...!


Yeah, but 3 line signatures and spamming the same post across multiple threads isn't!


they are... gahmen...

no, wait. they have masters.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Jul 2011 1:57 pm

I've been watching and had already sent them a PM to let them know how we operate on this board. Hopefully, they will stick around but confine their links to specific .gov.sg sites instead of their own site, which, while an alliance, is NOT an official government site (.gov.sg). We welcome them but they have to follow our self imposed rules on self promotion. I've also recommended that they approach admin for advertising rates if that's the only reason they are here.

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Postby andrew22 » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 10:46 am

Would appreciate a bit of guidance here--

Received IPA letter for WHP about 10 days ago. However, as I have been in interviews for a FT position, I haven't gone to acquire the pass.

MNC that I was interviewing with made an offer, and wants to apply EP for me. HR informed me that I will need to withdraw my WHP app/IPA letter in order to apply for the EP. I am a bit concerned about being left with nothing if the EP is rejected. Is it true that WHP IPA must be forfeited just to apply for EP, or can I wait until the EP is approved to exchange the two?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 12:03 pm

Sorry, but yes, you have to cancel the WHP IPA before another application can be made. This even happens when two companies apply for the same person. Whichever company gets the IPA first locks the system and the second will automatically be rejected.

It tends to jam up the works.

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Postby andrew22 » Mon, 08 Aug 2011 5:27 pm

For shame. Thanks SMS. Time to roll the dice once again...


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