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Applied for LPR want to know status

Post by bhavani3107 » Fri, 04 Feb 2011 5:06 pm

I Applied for Singapore LPR on 28th August, 2010. There is no update on the same.
I applied through consultancy AND even they dont have any update ON this.
Please let me know if any body who applied IN june OR july 2010 got approval.


Also Can somebody please tell me how much TIME will it take TO get Approval once we get the interim letter.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 04 Feb 2011 5:20 pm

14 to 18 months currently.
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Post by honeybee83 » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 7:21 pm

My agent told me that it takes maximum of 6 months (though I believe ICA knows it better) after receiving interim letter. but what I wanted to know is... how much chances are there once we got that letter from ICA about matter being receiving attention?

Any one has any idea??


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Post by Mad Scientist » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 5:23 pm

honeybee83 wrote:My agent told me that it takes maximum of 6 months (though I believe ICA knows it better) after receiving interim letter. but what I wanted to know is... how much chances are there once we got that letter from ICA about matter being receiving attention?

Any one has any idea??


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Your agent I believe is SMC which is the appointed agent for ICA. They can only give estimate . It is up to ICA. It may takes longer then you expect. Currently everything is on hold or "go slow" till election.
You just have to sit tight and hope for the best
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Post by honeybee83 » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:25 pm

Thanks MadScientist. That I know from various posts here in this forum that election time makes this process really slow and after july 2009 only handful people have got thier LPR approved fast.. Lucky they!!

I just wanted to know this letter stating "your matter is receiving attention" is just immediate step of processing or does it really a feel good factor that chances are good enough for approval.. I could not find much about this letter in this forum. I hope you have answer to my query :shock: :roll:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:10 pm

The letter is not indicative of anything other than an attempt to let you know that your application wasn't not lost in the bowels of bureaucracy. It is not an indication of either favourable or disfavourable leanings. You are just going to have to wait.
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Post by honeybee83 » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:34 pm

Thanks. in between, my agent is not SMC... 8-) .

So its all about waiting till the elections are over. :-|
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:54 pm

Be willing to bet it is. You are being hustled by another third party who is still submitting it through smc. In fact, on the ICA website, it flat out tells you that ICA's ONLY agent is SMC. Therefore, you are being ripped off by another company who has marked up the price and suckered you into paying it. They are in turn submitting it to SMC and paying SMC the actualy cost. The only one who loses is you. \
For (e) Foreigners Residing Overseas who are Interested in Taking Up In-principle Permanent Residence in Singapore

Foreigners residing overseas may apply for In-principle Permanent Residence
Application at SMC Management Consultants Pte Ltd. SMC can be reached at the
following address for more details.
http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=151&secid=150
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Post by honeybee83 » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:46 am

Thanks for your concern sundaystaplesmorning. I know ICA's only agent or outsourced party is smc but I went to smc thru another agent of mine who has lot of experience in filing visa and pr applications in various countries. I hired that agent to be on the safer side so that I dont miss out anything while applying :)
sorry for the confusion i might hav created :(

I really appreciate and this forum needs critics like you and many others so as to help the needy.
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Post by Mad Scientist » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 3:09 am

Yeah , you are going in circle and paying alot more thru your agent rather than directly to SMC. Your agent will have to apply it thru SMC too. SMC has a team that will guide you how to fill up those forms.For that reason SMC charge a certain fee. Now you are paying on top of that to get someone fill up for you whereby this can be easily guided by SMC.
Anyway it is your choice and money. Good luck
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Post by revhappy » Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:45 am

India has several agents that do student visas and Migration Visas for multiple countries like Canada, UK, Aus etc
http://www.canamgroup.com/
http://www.y-axis.com/

Its understandable to go through these for migration to Canada or UK as the process is complicated, but for Singapore going through them is a waste of money.

But you cant blame these people who dream about getting out of country. They see an ad in the newspaper and then call up the agent and then get attracted by their marketing talk. And I doubt whether SMC has an office in every city in the country.

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