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Yet another rejection story: PR application for my Kid

Postby smith a » Fri, 19 Nov 2010 6:10 pm

I'm from sub-continent and been living here for last 6 years. To cut the
story short, I've obtained my PR 5 years ago, and my spouse too got it
quickly. We are waiting for REP next January.

We applied PR for our new-born kid (girl) late last year (Dec 2009), and
at the same time got her LTSVP. The dreaded rejection letter landed our
home today (Nov 2010), no reasons sighted though.

I'm sorry if the same story is repeatedly posted here.

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Postby madura » Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:00 pm

Elections? You don't expect them to spell that out, do you?

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Postby smith a » Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:53 pm

madura wrote:Elections? You don't expect them to spell that out, do you?


Probably "Election" is over-blamed for every rejection. In the process of undoing their excesses, several have to face the axe. What keeps me wondering is how could my kid improve her profile in a year or two even if I re-apply again, that's funny and not worth thinking about.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 20 Nov 2010 1:28 am

smith a wrote:
madura wrote:Elections? You don't expect them to spell that out, do you?


Probably "Election" is over-blamed for every rejection.


You just keep on believing that. Meanwhile, keep hoping your REP is renewed. :-k

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Postby ksl » Sat, 20 Nov 2010 1:43 pm

smith a wrote:
madura wrote:Elections? You don't expect them to spell that out, do you?


Probably "Election" is over-blamed for every rejection. In the process of undoing their excesses, several have to face the axe. What keeps me wondering is how could my kid improve her profile in a year or two even if I re-apply again, that's funny and not worth thinking about.


Protocol is minimum 2 years don't forget! Bureaucracy is like that, doesn't make a great deal of sense, though I would request to discuss with an officer....it could well be that all people dealing with applications, reject everyone that do not meet the minimum time frame for PR, they may even press the citizen button!

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Postby smith a » Sat, 20 Nov 2010 3:04 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
You just keep on believing that. Meanwhile, keep hoping your REP is renewed. :-k


Do you think rejections would go down after the elections are concluded? I don't expect any change in next couple of years.

However, I've not heard any REP rejections so far if one is employed and paid taxes all the 5 years. I don't see a problem for REP renewal unless citizenship is doled out, fingers crossed :roll: .

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 20 Nov 2010 3:29 pm

There has been a rumour on the ground, (But at this point, that's all it is) that they will start asking PR's who come up for REP renewals to apply for citizenship. Failing which, they may not renew the REP or may limit it to 1 or 2 years. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but at the end of the day, it's the PR abusers that have caused all the problems. Like taking up PR for themselves and putting their kids on LTVP's instead of PR as well. Can't blame the gahmen for cracking down.

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Postby smith a » Sun, 21 Nov 2010 12:17 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:There has been a rumour on the ground, (But at this point, that's all it is) that they will start asking PR's who come up for REP renewals to apply for citizenship. Failing which, they may not renew the REP or may limit it to 1 or 2 years. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but at the end of the day, it's the PR abusers that have caused all the problems. Like taking up PR for themselves and putting their kids on LTVP's instead of PR as well. Can't blame the gahmen for cracking down.


The rumour thing is interesting, I feign ignorance on the matter as I've not come across who renewed recently. Having purchased HDB 3 years ago, I might fit the "benefited" criteria.

As you noticed, I too have personally seen some PR collegues who kept their kids LTVP, but the irony is that the same gahmen is telling me to keep my kid on LTVP.

As I checked the ICA website, I noticed little known student visa, which could be obtained even if the kid is attending day-care. I'll see if it a viable option rather than keep renewing LTVP, atleast I'm sure my kid would be attending day-care or KG as long as I'm here.

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Postby smith a » Sun, 21 Nov 2010 12:24 am

ksl wrote:Protocol is minimum 2 years don't forget! Bureaucracy is like that, doesn't make a great deal of sense, though I would request to discuss with an officer....it could well be that all people dealing with applications, reject everyone that do not meet the minimum time frame for PR, they may even press the citizen button!


ksl, I may sound paranoid, but I'm afraid visiting an officer might trigger the citizenship button, especially when REP is due. I'll see to get REP done before I do anything. Thanks for the advice.

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Postby revhappy » Sun, 21 Nov 2010 11:47 pm

Smitha,

I had mentioned a few days ago that my Indian colleague and his wife had applied for PR 2 months ago and had got rejected in 1 and 1/2 months despite being here for 2 and half years and can't really point out anything wrong with their profile. I was ofcourse shocked because even though they have tightened I thought they were still giving PRs to those who deserved.

It looks like this is more than the regular tightening, could be the quota for Indians for the year is over and they have enough applications in the buffer to be carried over to the next year.I am just guessing, because another colleague had applied for PR for his newly married wife but they are still waiting for the result since 8 months. So any applications made now are getting the dreaded rejection letter.


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