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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby Sunrisesingapore » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 8:46 pm

Hello,

For PR completion formalities, the letter says payment by NETS or Cash Card. I only have Visa/Mastercard credit and debit cards. Does anybody know if ICA accepts these, or cash?

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Re: RE: Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 9:12 pm

Sunrisesingapore wrote:Hello,

For PR completion formalities, the letter says payment by NETS or Cash Card. I only have Visa/Mastercard credit and debit cards. Does anybody know if ICA accepts these, or cash?

Nope. Nets it is. Never seen them accept cash for quite sometime

It is pretty unheard of, for a person living in Singapore not to have a NETS enabled ATM. Which ATM card do you use ? Or are you purely Credit and Debit card ?

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby Sunrisesingapore » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 9:29 pm

Hmmm, I use HSBC and their cards don't have NETS - just credit and debit cards. I have a NETS Flashpay (use mainly for MRT) - would that work?

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby Sunrisesingapore » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 9:33 pm

OK just done some research. Seems that one can buy a NETS Cash Card from 7 Eleven. I'll just do that and top up with the necessary cash.

(Only local banks and Standard Chartered issue NETS Bank Cards)

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 9:57 pm

Sunrisesingapore wrote:OK just done some research. Seems that one can buy a NETS Cash Card from 7 Eleven. I'll just do that and top up with the necessary cash.

(Only local banks and Standard Chartered issue NETS Bank Cards)


interesting to know HSBC is not in the NETs network.

yep, buy a cash card. But after that, you can't use the cash card for many things

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby Sunrisesingapore » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:46 pm

NETS seems to be very much a local thing. Most countries have or had them e.g. China and UnionPay, UK and Maestro/Solo, Japan and JCB, India and RuPay etc. Always difficult for foreign banks to break into local territory in that respect.

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby Sunrisesingapore » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:53 pm

Actually, here: http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=139 it says you can pay for replacement IC card by NETS Flashpay.....I have one of those so going to try that.

I could simply call ICA, but it's difficult to get through.....

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby the lynx » Fri, 12 Jun 2015 9:20 am

You can use your NETS Flashpay. No problem.

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby the lynx » Fri, 12 Jun 2015 9:37 am

abdulkadher wrote:Sorry, I thought you are posted the PR Approval Msg. i did not see the posted member. sorry. please advise
Hi i have applied PR on March2015 for 3Persons.i am indian.the status Still pending. now i am holding EP. Salary -4.3K/month
Normally ICA how long will take for processing?


Dear Sir,
i have applied PR for 3 persons on March 2015. Before i applied on 2013. but rejected. Please advise, normally ICA taking how long to process for Approval or rejection?


I've got PM from abdulkadher so I'll just reply here for the benefit of the forum.

1. ICA can take as long as they want/need. The fastest we have seen is 2 months, the slowest we have seen is more than a year. Both approval and rejection.
2. You have been rejected before. Now you are applying again. Is there any improvement in your profile like salary, education, family structure between 2013 to 2015?
3. You are an Indian national. I'm sorry to say this but it seems like ICA is trying to cut down on the number of applicants from subcontinent India countries, unless you are a very special candidate. General election is coming and the local populace is very anti-foreigner at the moment. So it will get even harder.

This is just my opinion. I may or may not be right.

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby abdulkadher » Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:09 am

Thanks for your prompt reply. Salary wise improved from $3000 to $4300 and first time applied only two persons. now i have applied for 3 persons(including my son).

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby the lynx » Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:01 am

Your improvement is not much, perhaps the only good thing is that you have your son.

I'd still advise you to prepare yourself mentally to wait for one year. If you get results earlier, good.

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby abdulkadher » Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:04 am

Sure.Thanks for your advise.

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby niceit198 » Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:52 am

abdulkadher wrote:Sorry, I thought you are posted the PR Approval Msg. i did not see the posted member. sorry. please advise
Hi i have applied PR on March2015 for 3Persons.i am indian.the status Still pending. now i am holding EP. Salary -4.3K/month
Normally ICA how long will take for processing?


after u submit document, ica do give u an letter said that processing. it also show that take atleast 4-6months. usually more than that.

u just wait for 3mths,be patient

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Re: After PR Approval Process

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:50 pm

But don't get stressed if ICA is silent for more than 6 months, up to a year in some cases.


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