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PR Chances - APPROVE after 4 MONTHS!!!

Postby batikjolie » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 9:42 am

Dear all,

Well...did browse through some topics in this FORUM on PR Applications, would love to know on everybody's thoughts on our PR Chances...

Applied for PR in Aug 2011
Status still Pending until now....

Main Applicant is my husband, of German Nationality, holding a MSc in Engineering (German Technical University), working in a very reputable MNC
Salary per month around 10 K

I am an Indonesian Chinese, was a PR before (under LPR scheme), went abroad to do my Master in the UK. REP Expires, CPF untouched (was planning to go back to Singapore until lifeplan changed). Married, 2 children, now back in Singapore with the family. Reapply for PR with my whole family.
2 Bachelors from US University
MSc from UK University
Working Part Time as a Manager in a local company. Salary around 2K/month (personal choice of working part time since I still want to spend some time with the kiddies and just be 'Mommy')

A son (4.5 yrs old) - applying for PR as well

A daughter (2.5 yrs old) - applying for PR as well

So, any advice on our PR chances? Many thanks in advance....
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Postby Saint » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:18 am

The biggest question is how long you been back in Singapore?

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Postby batikjolie » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:23 am

hi Saint,


...to this date the family had been back here in Singapore for 1.5 yrs. Hubbie on EP and I am on DP.

Hopefully this is enough? thanks for your reply, appreciate it...

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Postby Saint » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:30 am

batikjolie wrote:hi Saint,


...to this date the family had been back here in Singapore for 1.5 yrs. Hubbie on EP and I am on DP.

Hopefully this is enough? thanks for your reply, appreciate it...


So you and hubby weren't able to supply Singapore Income Tax Assessments for the last 3 years to support your PR application?

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Postby batikjolie » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:33 am

well, I guess only 1 Income Tax Assessment is submitted....will this be a weakness point? So, do we actually have to wait for 3 yrs before we can apply SPR?

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Postby Saint » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:47 am

My view on the pros and cons of your application would be

Pros

1) You are Indonesian Chinese which is the right flovour at the moment
2) You didn't withdraw your CPF when your REP expired. Have you checked with the ICA whether you are actually still PR?
3) Whole family applying for PR especially Son

Cons

1) Your hubby is German, well actually he's not Indo Chinese
2) You haven't been in Singapore for at least 2 years which is what is recommended.
3) You have a history of leaving Singapore while being PR as well as not staying long in one place. I think this could be the biggest con to be honest.

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Postby batikjolie » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:07 am

Thanks Saint for your quick reply....

I did call ICA about reinstating my PR, the Customer Service Officer stated that since my REP had expired and we actually had applied for the PR as a family, she had advised me to wait for the outcome. However, she had also said to me to reconfirm (if I want) with the REP Department regarding the status of my REP/PR.

However, I am contemplating to do so as I am currently only working part-time and earning much lower than my husband, I do not think my current salary is enough to reinstate my PR (or does it matter?).

So, question is, should I just wait for the outcome for our family PR Application or being proactive and approach ICA directly regarding my REP/PR Status, as well as our whole family PR Application?

Many thanks for your 2 cents....

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Postby batikjolie » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:10 am

Additionally, I was not planning to leave Singapore that long...but well, who knows that in Europe I was destined to meet my husband! :)

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Postby Saint » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 3:36 pm

In theory your PR doesn't expire only your REP. I would have thought as you still have an open CPF account your PR would not have been cancelled (I might be wrong, it has been know!). However to renew a REP you have to submit the following

•A letter (issued not more than one month ago) from the employer addressed to the Controller of Immigration, stating the date of employment, position held and monthly salary
•Statement from the CPF Board showing the CPF Contribution History for the last 12 months
•Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the last 3 years

So that's dewfinitely not going to work!

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Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 3:49 pm

Are you working on a DP?

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Postby azp123 » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 4:20 pm

yes, that is what i understand from the OP's post

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Postby batikjolie » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 4:22 pm

Hi there, thanks for the advices...Yes I am currently working under DP. I think as well, not possible with my current salary/employment situation to reinstate my PR.

So, I think the best is for me to wait for the outcome of our Family application yes?

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Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 4:23 pm

Not sure if you can get your REP renewed again as you are working using a LOC with a DP.

Good Luck !

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Postby batikjolie » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 4:26 pm

Yeah...thought so too! :)

Thank You all...will post the result here as soon as we received the outcome....

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 5:00 pm

Saint wrote:Pros

1) You are Indonesian Chinese which is the right flovour at the moment
2) You didn't withdraw your CPF when your REP expired. Have you checked with the ICA whether you are actually still PR?
3) Whole family applying for PR especially Son

Cons

1) Your hubby is German, well actually he's not Indo Chinese
2) You haven't been in Singapore for at least 2 years which is what is recommended.
3) You have a history of leaving Singapore while being PR as well as not staying long in one place. I think this could be the biggest con to be honest.


Combined income is 12k/month, shouldn't that be a big 'Pro'?

And is German a con? I thought neutral or pro? Only a con if non-ethnic Chinese from ASEAN nations or the subcontinent?


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