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PR question - opinions needed

Post by wwww » Thu, 23 Dec 2010 1:42 pm

Hi all,

I am about to plan for yet another step to settle down in this crazy little Island for good, but I would like to have your opinion on the following:

1. Someone recently told me that according to the current regulations I will have to wait at least 6 months until I get a PR approval, is this true?

2. I read on the ICA website that 3 years of tax assessment need to be submitted when applying for PR, but when I will apply I will only have one year of Singaporean tax assessment available. What would you advise me to do?

3. How would you rate my chances for PR:

- Western European (caucasian), early thirties
- roughly 8 years of work experience of which 9 months in Singapore
- I have a local MBA and work for a Singaporean MNC
- Salary in the higher four-figure area
- married to Japanese (we will apply together) who is also working in Singapore

Thank you for your opinions. :)

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Re: PR question - opinions needed

Post by Mad Scientist » Thu, 23 Dec 2010 2:14 pm

wwww wrote:Hi all,

I am about to plan for yet another step to settle down in this crazy little Island for good, but I would like to have your opinion on the following:

1. Someone recently told me that according to the current regulations I will have to wait at least 6 months until I get a PR approval, is this true?


True to that effect. Wait till election will be best

2. I read on the ICA website that 3 years of tax assessment need to be submitted when applying for PR, but when I will apply I will only have one year of Singaporean tax assessment available. What would you advise me to do?

Go ahead and apply if you insist since that is the only TAx return you have and be prepared for rejection

3. How would you rate my chances for PR:

- Western European (caucasian), early thirties
- roughly 8 years of work experience of which 9 months in Singapore
- I have a local MBA and work for a Singaporean MNC
- Salary in the higher four-figure area
- married to Japanese (we will apply together) who is also working in Singapore

Wait after election

Thank you for your opinions. :)
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Dec 2010 2:22 pm

Most applications won't be entertained until you have been here for at least 2 years. You can go through the motions, but frankly, you will just be setting yourself up for frustration when you get the rejection letter. You will be wondering why and how can I fudge it on an appeal and, and, and......

Give yourself two years (and especially wait till after the elections). Who knows, you might find yourself thanking me if you decide not to stay due to the constant shifting of goal posts and taking away from the PR's. They really don't want us anymore.
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Post by wwww » Thu, 23 Dec 2010 2:26 pm

Wow, that bad? We used to get a free PR right after the MBA but they stopped this policy last year just before I graduated, which was bad luck. The school then advised me to work for 6 months and then try. I was certainly going to wait until after the elections. I will be living here for two years when I apply but I will have less work experience cause I did my MBA first. Does that make any difference? :???:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Dec 2010 2:36 pm

Yep. Getting the MBA doesn't show any desire to root yourself to Singapore does it? It only shows you wanted the degree here and nothing more.
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