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Is 6 months too soon to apply for PR

Postby slobberlok » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 11:09 am

Hi

Just wanted some advice from the group regarding when to apply for PR.

My situation is as follows:-

Started working in Singapore in Oct 2011
British Citizen
Race - Chinese
Currently on EP - P1

Son is on DP in a local school.
Wife - Singaporean Citizen - Housewife

Now I have 6 months pay slips, is it too soon for me to apply?

Should I wait longer?

many thanks for any advice.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 11:23 am

I would say wait longer. If you read the accompanying notes to Form 4A, you will find that being in Singapore for 6 months is too short.

http://www.ica.gov.sg/data/resources/docs/PR%20Services/FormEP4.pdf

Payslips for the last 6 months and Income Tax
Notices of Assessment for the last 3 years.


This is the standard set by ICA, of course, things can be way easier (shorter) or harder (longer), depending if you are inside ICA's hotlist for PR speed-up but that's subjective, and I cannot be sure of the 'unwritten' favourable criteria without guessing.[/url]

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Postby slobberlok » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 11:50 am

Thanks. I noticed that too, but many people apply before 3 years and get PR though.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:08 pm

If you also have a 5 figure monthly salary to go along with your ethnicity (not nationality, although that will figure to a lesser extent) and your son is also included on the application, then I'd say you have a fairly decent chance provided you were not transferred here by your company. e.g., you came here to work for a new employer.

The above codicil regarding employer is because transferee from the same company to their foreign subsidiaries will usually result in them being transferred out of Singapore at some point in the future.

On the flip side, being a BBC married to a Local citizen of the same ethnicity will bode well with ICA and the gahmen's quest to alter the demographics here.

I'd say go for it.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:14 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you also have a 5 figure monthly salary to go along with your ethnicity (not nationality, although that will figure to a lesser extent) and your son is also included on the application, then I'd say you have a fairly decent chance provided you were not transferred here by your company. e.g., you came here to work for a new employer.

The above codicil regarding employer is because transferee from the same company to their foreign subsidiaries will usually result in them being transferred out of Singapore at some point in the future.

On the flip side, being a BBC married to a Local citizen of the same ethnicity will bode well with ICA and the gahmen's quest to alter the demographics here.

I'd say go for it.


It's unfortunate that this is the way things are. :(

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Postby slobberlok » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:19 pm

Thanks SundayMorningStaple

My monthly salary is slightly sort of 5 figures.

I did transfer from my existing company in the UK, but it was not on an Expact package, so my contract is local (with no end date) - My EP is for 2 years.

Thanks for your advice.

Do you reckon it's ok to apply now or would my chances increase by a lot if I waited a year?

Heard that if they reject it, they ask you to wait for another year and a half.

Thanks again for your advice

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:39 pm

If you apply and it rejected but for time purposes, they will usually tell you to apply again once you have been here for two years. This is still slightly short of the 3 years tax assessment they request. I'd still say go ahead and if it comes up negative, wait until you have been here two years and apply again. What ever you do, DON'T apply again until you have been here two years, as all that does is tell them that you cannot follow instructions. ;-)

But I think I'd still go ahead and apply if you are on a local contract.

Good Luck.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 12:42 pm

Nak, yeah, and as much as people like to jump down my throat at times, you gotta admit, I try to give them the straight skinny. It's just some don't take the facts too well. :wink: :-|

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Postby Saint » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 1:07 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you apply and it rejected but for time purposes, they will usually tell you to apply again once you have been here for two years. This is still slightly short of the 3 years tax assessment they request. I'd still say go ahead and if it comes up negative, wait until you have been here two years and apply again. What ever you do, DON'T apply again until you have been here two years, as all that does is tell them that you cannot follow instructions. ;-)

But I think I'd still go ahead and apply if you are on a local contract.

Good Luck.

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Stranger things have happened when a Brit married to a Singaporean applies for PR :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 06 Apr 2012 10:27 am

Too true. Especially when it was before the GE and not a BBC.


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