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5 yrs Singapore PR wants to convert to Sinapore Citizenship

Postby Godfather_Justin » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:13 pm

Hi Gurus,

I'd like to apply for Singapore Citizenship next yr Jan or Feb, i'd like to seek your advice and comments on what's the chances like for the application to be successful. Kindly also share with me your experience in applying Singapore Citizenship. Below is some of my personal info:

- Currently holding China Passport
- Singapore PR since July 2007
- Have been living in Singapore (renting a room) since Oct 1999
- Studied in one of Independent Sch for 4 yrs secondary study
- Studied in local Polytechnic
- Gotten my PR after poly and move on to enter SIM to complete my IT degree
- 1st job in an local SME (IT industry) for 1.5 yrs
- 2nd job in an local large IT company (more than 5000 staff) for 2 yrs and on going.
- current salary less than 3500SGD.

Thank you !

Regards
Justin

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Re: 5 yrs Singapore PR wants to convert to Sinapore Citizens

Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 2:08 pm

Godfather_Justin wrote:Hi Gurus,

I'd like to apply for Singapore Citizenship next yr Jan or Feb, i'd like to seek your advice and comments on what's the chances like for the application to be successful. Kindly also share with me your experience in applying Singapore Citizenship. Below is some of my personal info:

- Currently holding China Passport
- Singapore PR since July 2007
- Have been living in Singapore (renting a room) since Oct 1999
- Studied in one of Independent Sch for 4 yrs secondary study
- Studied in local Polytechnic
- Gotten my PR after poly and move on to enter SIM to complete my IT degree
- 1st job in an local SME (IT industry) for 1.5 yrs
- 2nd job in an local large IT company (more than 5000 staff) for 2 yrs and on going.
- current salary less than 3500SGD.

Thank you !

Regards
Justin


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Postby Godfather_Justin » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 3:01 pm

Hi Mad Scientist,

First of all, thanks for your encouragement.

I have seen your responses in many other topics related to PR, Passes and of course Citizenship as well. I believe you are very knowledgeable and experienced with regards to the above enquiry. Could you kindly share more with me how much chances do i have if i go for it and what else can i do to increase the chance of success ? Honestly, I dont have a Masters, neither have i graduated from the local Uni. and you can tell that my current salary is not high too.

- If i got rejected for the first time, when can i apply again (within 3 months)?
- Does my education play a part (Independent Secondary Sch, Local Poly) or they will just focus on my job and salary ?
- Is there any "hidden" min income ?
- Do you think i should renew my PR first then apply citizenship (since i need to renew my PR latest by July 2012) OR it does not really matter?


Thank you !

Regards
Justin

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 3:37 pm

I'm also inclined to agree with MS. Chances? hard to say, but have been educated here and been here since '99 and a PR for the last 5 years, I'd sure give it a try. If rejected, you would have to probably wait another 2 years or wait until your income increased, but I'm not too sure if there is an Optimum bottom line with regard to salary as I've see those with 8K get rejected. I have one PRC working for me who has been with me for 5 years now (graduate of La Salle), and is into his 3rd year now of PR. He's also applying for Citizenship so we are just marking time to see how it goes. He's single so this may or may not be a problem. We just don't know.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 5:31 pm

Godfather_Justin wrote:
- If i got rejected for the first time, when can i apply again (within 3 months)?
- Does my education play a part (Independent Secondary Sch, Local Poly) or they will just focus on my job and salary ?
- Is there any "hidden" min income ?
- Do you think i should renew my PR first then apply citizenship (since i need to renew my PR latest by July 2012) OR it does not really matter?

Justin


First of all, I am only scratching the surfaces and what I knew is little. The repercussion and the impact on immigration policies planned by armchair AH PEKs and AH SOHs had far reaching and wider implications in terms of socio-economic, employment, racial integration, housing,education and political landscape. It is known and a fact if the country FTR falls below 2.0, It will take 100 years to reverse this effect. Look at France, Germany, Israel , Japan and even China this will be an issue which will be out of control in fact in some countries it has already began like Japan and Singapore. Harry, knew this in the 80s but it was too little too late.
Your issues
Usually citizenship applications is on the 6th year of PR or by invitation.
You should be married and having children born here in SG.
Salary is not a factor per se as long as it is more than $2.8K
If you are the CEO of big MNC or SME like Sim Wong Hoo and the likes you do not even need to apply , you will be welcome on the red carpet
Education is a big plus but that is not a major factor
I would recommend you to renew your PR first, get hitch then proceed. The issue for you is you are single.
Nowadays more naturalised Sgers forego their SG Citizenship when they acquired a third country citizenship like US, OZ, UK . Your fellow country men are famous for this route. ICA is beginning to take notice
Does that makes your reassured? I do not know. Take a stab and see which organ you puncture.
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Postby Godfather_Justin » Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:15 pm

Mad Scientist wrote:
Godfather_Justin wrote:
- If i got rejected for the first time, when can i apply again (within 3 months)?
- Does my education play a part (Independent Secondary Sch, Local Poly) or they will just focus on my job and salary ?
- Is there any "hidden" min income ?
- Do you think i should renew my PR first then apply citizenship (since i need to renew my PR latest by July 2012) OR it does not really matter?

Justin


First of all, I am only scratching the surfaces and what I knew is little. The repercussion and the impact on immigration policies planned by armchair AH PEKs and AH SOHs had far reaching and wider implications in terms of socio-economic, employment, racial integration, housing,education and political landscape. It is known and a fact if the country FTR falls below 2.0, It will take 100 years to reverse this effect. Look at France, Germany, Israel , Japan and even China this will be an issue which will be out of control in fact in some countries it has already began like Japan and Singapore. Harry, knew this in the 80s but it was too little too late.
Your issues
Usually citizenship applications is on the 6th year of PR or by invitation.
You should be married and having children born here in SG.
Salary is not a factor per se as long as it is more than $2.8K
If you are the CEO of big MNC or SME like Sim Wong Hoo and the likes you do not even need to apply , you will be welcome on the red carpet
Education is a big plus but that is not a major factor
I would recommend you to renew your PR first, get hitch then proceed. The issue for you is you are single.
Nowadays more naturalised Sgers forego their SG Citizenship when they acquired a third country citizenship like US, OZ, UK . Your fellow country men are famous for this route. ICA is beginning to take notice
Does that makes your reassured? I do not know. Take a stab and see which organ you puncture.




Hi MS,

Really appreciate your input and advice !

Maybe i should just wait for another 1.5 yrs and hopefully there is some form of invitation by then.

Regards
Justin

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Postby Godfather_Justin » Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I'm also inclined to agree with MS. Chances? hard to say, but have been educated here and been here since '99 and a PR for the last 5 years, I'd sure give it a try. If rejected, you would have to probably wait another 2 years or wait until your income increased, but I'm not too sure if there is an Optimum bottom line with regard to salary as I've see those with 8K get rejected. I have one PRC working for me who has been with me for 5 years now (graduate of La Salle), and is into his 3rd year now of PR. He's also applying for Citizenship so we are just marking time to see how it goes. He's single so this may or may not be a problem. We just don't know.



Hi,

That sounds interesting ! if possible, update me about his application status. I'd love to see what the results will be... oh ya, good luck to him !!!

Regards,
Justin

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Postby Mad Scientist » Sat, 19 Nov 2011 7:52 am

Godfather_Justin wrote:
Hi,

That sounds interesting ! if possible, update me about his application status. I'd love to see what the results will be... oh ya, good luck to him !!!

Regards,
Justin


Please remember this point. No two application is the same. Throw the dice and see how it rolls
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Postby chann » Thu, 24 Nov 2011 7:17 pm

Good lucky to him. Anyway, its no hurt to try.

Mad Scientist wrote:
Godfather_Justin wrote:
Hi,

That sounds interesting ! if possible, update me about his application status. I'd love to see what the results will be... oh ya, good luck to him !!!

Regards,
Justin


Please remember this point. No two application is the same. Throw the dice and see how it rolls
* Nice try better than stopping there.

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Postby Godfather_Justin » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 5:58 pm

Hi Guys,

I'd like to share with you that my application has been approved. I submitted all the documents on mid Oct 2012 and i got the approval-in-principle letter yesterday...


All the best guys !

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Postby sunny88 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 3:02 pm

Godfather_Justin wrote:Hi Guys,

I'd like to share with you that my application has been approved. I submitted all the documents on mid Oct 2012 and i got the approval-in-principle letter yesterday...


All the best guys !


congrats to you, Justin!

May I know if you got married, as advised by some forummers?

also, did you have to do NS?

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Postby Godfather_Justin » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:18 am

sunny88 wrote:
Godfather_Justin wrote:Hi Guys,

I'd like to share with you that my application has been approved. I submitted all the documents on mid Oct 2012 and i got the approval-in-principle letter yesterday...


All the best guys !


congrats to you, Justin!

May I know if you got married, as advised by some forummers?

also, did you have to do NS?


No, Im not married yet, I didnt go for NS...

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Postby FaeLLe » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 8:06 pm

Godfather_Justin wrote:Hi Guys,

I'd like to share with you that my application has been approved. I submitted all the documents on mid Oct 2012 and i got the approval-in-principle letter yesterday...


All the best guys !


What colour paper was your IPA printed in?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 23 Mar 2013 8:53 pm

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 24 Mar 2013 1:52 pm

FaeLLe wrote:What colour paper was your IPA printed in?


Puce


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