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Good info for more successful PR Application chances

Postby Jeffrey Seah » Wed, 23 May 2012 5:30 pm

I'm currently working with an agency close to ICA, and henceforth, can feed back on some measures the ICA Officers look whenver they receive a PR Application..

I too successfully applied for my wife who's a PRC, and has only resided in Singapore for less than 6 months. She's not working, but has a professional education certificate on NURSING, which Singapore sorely lacks if you've been reading through the news.

I myself only earn an average of S$3,500 monthly and definitely can't compare to many of you here who's earing power is much more than me. I'm 28 years of age, Singaporean while my wife 24 yrs of age.

There's definitely some things which you can do after applying for PR, and not just waiting aimlessly for the dreaded letter of rejection, which will greatly enhance your chances of success. I'll share some of these points at a later time... Cheers :D

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Postby vishalgupta2 » Wed, 23 May 2012 9:15 pm

I am sorry, I am not trying to pick on anyone, but this post makes no sense to me.

What's the thought, how is it useful or even interesting to anyone?

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Re: Good info for more successful PR Application chances

Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 23 May 2012 9:18 pm

Jeffrey Seah wrote:I'm currently working with an agency close to ICA, and henceforth, can feed back on some measures the ICA Officers look whenver they receive a PR Application..

I too successfully applied for my wife who's a PRC, and has only resided in Singapore for less than 6 months. She's not working, but has a professional education certificate on NURSING, which Singapore sorely lacks if you've been reading through the news.

I myself only earn an average of S$3,500 monthly and definitely can't compare to many of you here who's earing power is much more than me. I'm 28 years of age, Singaporean while my wife 24 yrs of age.

There's definitely some things which you can do after applying for PR, and not just waiting aimlessly for the dreaded letter of rejection, which will greatly enhance your chances of success. I'll share some of these points at a later time... Cheers :D


And let me guess... Some of those "some things somehow involve patronizing a firm that you have some sort of an intereste in? :cool:

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 23 May 2012 9:34 pm

Way to go Jeffery Seah. I bet you're much pleased on the outcome.

Correct me if I sound naive but I don't think ICA is fond of agencies that work close to it going around with those 'insider info' publicly.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 23 May 2012 9:57 pm

vishalgupta2 wrote:I am sorry, I am not trying to pick on anyone, but this post makes no sense to me.

What's the thought, how is it useful or even interesting to anyone?


He's either going to try and sell snake-oil, or he's really bored and trying to get a rise out of people.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 May 2012 10:34 pm

So, Jeffery, did you every collect your winnings of 600K HK dollars? I'll be watching......

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Postby Jeffrey Seah » Thu, 24 May 2012 11:55 am

This is definitely not a sales gimmick or trying to raise an issue out of nothing... It's just an illustration of personal true experience of myself which I went through.

My wife's PR was just approved in Feb'12 this year. I applied through ICA in Aug'11, which means 6 months after application, then it was approved.
For the 1st 3 months, I called ICA a couple of times to enquire about the status of PR Application.

First thing I ask the Officer politely on the phone call was that whether is there any additional info I could provide to make the decision process smoother and hastening of decision process.

Officer politely responded if I could provide a scanned copy of my Bank Account Statement to his e-mail account, so that it can perhaps show proof of my healthy financial state. The reason for him asking was that I told him I had a few freelance jobs which paid me quite well. Of course, my full time job employer does not know about my freelance jobs.

As I said earlier in my post my full time job paid me S$3,500 monthly. I know in my heart based on my meagre pay, the chances of approval is quite low. Of course, I had my freelance jobs for a couple of years back, henceforth, my Financial Bank Statement is still in a quite healthy shape.

I don't know if this will apply to everyone else, but perhaps you can try to call ICA while waiting for the approval to see if they need any further info. Every Applicant's requirement differs.

In my next post, I'll list down a few sets of guidelines which is generally being used to come to a decision whether or not application will be approved. Cheers

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 24 May 2012 12:33 pm

"In my next post, I'll list down a few sets of guidelines which is generally being used to come to a decision whether or not application will be approved."

tic...toc...tic...toc....

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Postby Slover » Thu, 07 Jun 2012 1:13 am

Hi Jeffery

Could you kindly post the sets of guidelines. any advice is valuable to those who are genuinely looking to apply for a PR

thanks!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 07 Jun 2012 2:11 am

Slover wrote:Hi Jeffery

Could you kindly post the sets of guidelines. any advice is valuable to those who are genuinely looking to apply for a PR

thanks!


There isn't a set of guidelines. The poster, '''Jeffery''' is looking for fools to sucker.

Isn't that obvious?

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PR approval time/pending constantly pending...well..

Postby tgd » Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:07 am

Well, to enlighten a few of you on what i think helped me and my family get approved after six months is actually quite simple (sorry Jeffrey, just show them the money already, LOL):

This is what I would suggest, it was suggested to me by a friend who had a similar situation when her brother had to return to SG after going to Aus for his/her PR and had to return to SG after giving up his/her citizenship; thus had to apply for PR.

What I did (and you better have a LOT of patience) is simply get a Singaporean friend to go with you in the district which they reside (it is a must or you can't do it) and simple meet with the districts MP; if your application "stands out" or at all is being delayed, the MP will be compelled to act at one of their "meet the people" sessions. Personally, I got there at 6:30 and wasn't seen until after midnight....Go figure.

The meeting lasted all of ten minutes, had a great chat with the MP and she said she would be "more than happy to have my application expedited on compassionate grounds"....beyond that, which I think must have been the kicker, more and more people I meet are concerned about having their kids have to do NS; well, a: get over it, they are young and they can always give it up if they want to when they turn 18, but b:, personally and this is only me of course, I think it will be great for my son as doing this in the US would only serve to get him shot at in some country like IRAN/IRAQ etc...so, I would honestly have him make life long friends in SG, go to a great local school, for which I now get to pay lower rates and live a great, safe life in SG without the stress, knowing my son will eventually be running around the jungles of SG and Thailand in training and of course prob doing some travel; it will enhance his discipline, make him an amazing man and help him grow tremendously in ways I could only hope I could do as his dad.

Beyond that, it sure beat sitting and waiting and checking every day online to see "pending"; that got old real quick, so imagine my surprise the other night when I checked and it actually said "approved", I almost fell over....I realize we are all in different industry's, but it honestly shouldn't matter if you are actually here to contribute to a great country and a great society.

Good luck and many blessings in a lovely process, LOL. Cheers, TGD
In best of health, TGD

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Re: PR approval time/pending constantly pending...well..

Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 18 Jun 2012 5:42 pm

Sorry, I'm going way off topic here, but...

tgd wrote: b:, personally and this is only me of course, I think it will be great for my son as doing this in the US would only serve to get him shot at in some country like IRAN/IRAQ etc...so, I would honestly have him make life long friends in SG, go to a great local school, for which I now get to pay lower rates and live a great, safe life in SG without the stress, knowing my son will eventually be running around the jungles of SG and Thailand in training and of course prob doing some travel;


Heh be careful there. You never know when Singapore may be roped into the next US or UN expedition somewhere as "peace keepers".

From: http://icasualties.org/

Iraq:


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Afghanistan:
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Postby JR8 » Mon, 18 Jun 2012 5:52 pm

IIRC SG sent two medics of Afghanistan, though they stayed in camp.

Curious really. You have a country that is on something of a mobilisation footing akin to Israel, and yet I cannot believe SG would accept military casualties.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:16 pm

JR8 wrote:IIRC SG sent two medics of Afghanistan, though they stayed in camp.

Curious really. You have a country that is on something of a mobilisation footing akin to Israel, and yet I cannot believe SG would accept military casualties.


Only if it was foreigners sent to the front line :)

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Postby Zeenit » Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:28 pm

Slover wrote:Hi Jeffery

Could you kindly post the sets of guidelines. any advice is valuable to those who are genuinely looking to apply for a PR

thanks!


Just be aware that Jeff could be not the real person you hope him to be.
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