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Successful PR application

Postby Snowbubbles » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 2:54 pm

Hi All,

Would just like to share my experience. my husband and I just got our PR approval 2 weeks ago. Waiting time: 7 weeks. This was our second application after receiving our rejection letter in 2009. Credentials:

1. 27 & 28 yo Malaysian Chinese, married a year ago
2. Salary: 40K/annum EP Q1 & 44K/annum EP P2
3. Both Malaysian graduates, came to Singapore in mid-2008

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 3:09 pm

Yep, you ticked all the right boxes but just weren't here long enough when you made the first application. Congratulations.

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Postby lovhusband » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 3:42 pm

Hi,

I and husband just submitted our PR application last week, with basic qualifications as in below -

1) Malaysian Chinese at 30s,
2) both working as Manager position in MNC company with annual income >$100K
3) Stay in SG for 1.5 year;
4) Main applicant is Degree holder.

Anyone could share any views?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Apr 2012 4:55 pm

50:50. Personally, I would wait until I had 2 years in the country. Three years better, but as you are both Malaysian Chinese, they will automatically cut you a lot of slack. Fortunately, they don't practice racism here. :?

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Postby lovhusband » Fri, 04 May 2012 9:30 am

Tks, SMS.

Well actually husband has been working in SG for 10+ years but after deep consideration we decided to let the wife be the main applicant (educational background and salary are slightly higher), however wife just came here 1.5 year ago. And I wouldnt think the criteria is lenient for MY Chinese coz we have seen some MY Chinese colleagues failed too (most of them are on S Pass or WP).

We still believe the formula is: Adaptability + Ability to Contribute + a little Luck. This is Singapore not our home country so if the government doesn't think we are the fits then that should be the fact and then will just continue staying with EPs happily lo. Afterall, PR wouldn't help for finding a good job, abilities and experiences do. The only benefit maybe is to buy HDB?.....opps

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 04 May 2012 9:48 am

lovhusband wrote:Tks, SMS.
Afterall, PR wouldn't help for finding a good job, abilities and experiences do. The only benefit maybe is to buy HDB?.....opps



I understand that having PR can open employment doors that are not open to foreigners, i.e. people needing EPs.

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Postby lovhusband » Fri, 04 May 2012 10:36 am

Hi JR8,

Ya, truly agreed with you. But again, its the decision of the government on what / whom / how they want to get in as new blood to contribute to the country, nothing much we can do. For own good, the best way is always to plan for the worst, and then have a plan B in place, and then put a plan C to mitigate more risks........ :roll:

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Postby Snowbubbles » Fri, 04 May 2012 11:57 am

Hi lovhusband, i though work permit holders are not eligible to apply for PRs? Hence, the rejection of your friends' applications?

Btw, my friends who graduated from the same university as me, received their PR approvals within weeks after submission of application since late last year.

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Postby lovhusband » Fri, 04 May 2012 3:21 pm

Hi Snowbubbles,

Sorry I am not aware that WP are not eligible to apply PR, indeed seldom read news until recently started preparing for my own application, my info may be wrong then, in the previous post.

Your frends received their approval in which year? Good qualification should weight heavier in ICA's decision (I guess?). Which is good news for you, right? :wink:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 04 May 2012 4:12 pm

This is not entirely true. I've had a number of employees, both past and current who were initially on S passes and have successfully applied for and gotten PR. It IS getting much harder and a lot will depend on ethnicity and length of time here and potential to help the Little Red Dot solve some of it's current woes.

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Postby lovhusband » Sat, 05 May 2012 11:18 pm

Hi SMS,

After a bit more readings on the posts here I just realized that my chance of getting PRETTY is pretty slim because:

Myself as the wife the main applicant is actually PRC chinese;
Only 1 notice of tax assessment such kitted not 3;
Not to mention that I received rejection once about a year ago with 'death sentence': you may continue to stay with EP......

Well, objectively speaking is PRC chinese really much harder than other nations on getting Pr? I do know the fact that reputation of PRC is not decent.

I and hubby did consider to let him be the main applicant coz he had 10 years working experiences in SG a few years back, since the wife's education background and position/ salary are slightly higher so we decided the wife, seems to be a dump idea now.

Anyway, application has been submitted, no point being anxious before seeing the rejection letter again :?

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Postby lovhusband » Sat, 05 May 2012 11:20 pm

Typo, it's chance of getting PR not pretty, am pretty enough dun need any application :cool:

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Postby lovhusband » Sat, 05 May 2012 11:23 pm

Another typo it should be, '1 assessment submitted not 3'
What's wrong with the playbook input system?......

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 05 May 2012 11:50 pm

'I and husband just submitted our PR application last week, with basic qualifications as in below -
1) Malaysian Chinese at 30s,'

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'Myself as the wife the main applicant is actually PRC chinese;'



I'm confused, can you clarify whether you are PRC or Malaysian Chinese? I'm not sure but it might be significant. Also if you are originally PRC but took out Malaysian citizenship, how long have you had that citizenship for and how long did you live in MY? Again, I'm not sure, just a hunch, but that might be significant too and will help the experts when they get back to this topic later.

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Postby lovhusband » Sun, 06 May 2012 9:59 am

Hi JR8,

Sorry I didn't specify clearly:

Husband is Malaysia born chinese, before married had worked in SG around 10 years under work permit;
Wife is PRC chinese had married to husband around 8 years lived in other country before came to SG which was 1.5 years ago.

I realized the significance between MY &PRC chinese before submission, have thought of letting husband be the main applicant so he could list down the 10 years in SG under session: previous employment. Now since wife is the main, the strength of the Malaysia chinese husband's on the application is gone: race, number of years in SG. Strengths left now are: wife has degree from recognized university, higher salary, bigger company. But both are at manager position in IT field in so-called fortune 500 MNC company, I guess I've made a quite stupid decision to switch the applicants jus bcoz of the difference in education.........


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