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Singapore PR Appplication

Post by newbie1989 » Mon, 28 May 2012 9:04 am

Hi Guys,

I would like to seek advise on this matter.
I applied for PR mid April this year and yesterday when I logged into the IEnquiry, it says rejected. I would have to wait for the letter which comes in 1-2 weeks to know the reason. But, would like an advise on whether I should appeal?

My profile is:
1. Indonesian Chinese age 23
2. came Singapore in 2007 for Degree, graduated 2010
3. start working here immediately as an accounts asst (but my pass indicates as admin asst)
4. owns a property in Singapore

I was disappointed by the outcome as I have every intentions to stay here for good, any kind advises?

Thanks so much.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 28 May 2012 9:18 am

Sounds like the son of a rich Indonesia businessman/other who has had a pretty pampered life what with daddy buying investment property here and you living in it. How'm I doing so far? Unless you have something new to add to your application, like additional qualifications, don't waste you time at the moment. Wait at least another year before you re-apply. If you want to stay here, then another year isn't going to make much of a difference.

You did not indicate what type of employment pass you were on. This might give us a clue. We also don't know your gender. If you are male, would you be willing to serve NS? While you tick the right boxes, one of the biggest grouses on the ground at the moment are that young PR's are not having to do NS if they're 1st Gen PR's. It's possible that this could be an influencing factor. Wait until you have the rejection notice before you do anything as at it stands at the moment, appealing will just aggravate them if you just submit the same data again.
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Post by nakatago » Mon, 28 May 2012 9:25 am

From where I'm standing....

What we know:

* already owns property in Singapore at age 23
* works as admin/accounts assistant

What is implied:

* I agree with SMS; you must be from a rich family
* probably single and of course, no children
* seems like someone who could migrate to Australia/Canada at the drop of a hat

Ergo,

has rich parents, single AND young --> has a lot of mobility and isn't afraid to use it
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Post by newbie1989 » Mon, 28 May 2012 3:02 pm

Thank you for all your kind advises.
I'll wait for the rejection notice to know the exact reasons.
Anyway, there are some comments which I really like to clarify.
I am a female and holding S Pass which may be one of the reasons of the rejection. But I'm certainly not pampered because if so, I would just go back to my own home town and enjoy my life. Instead, I'm working here as an admin/accounts, pick up calls and get scoldings from boss for $2200 a month.
It was really a disappointing moment when I found out my PR got rejected coz I really want to stay here despite of what people here thinks of Indonesians.

so, thanks again for the advises!

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 28 May 2012 3:26 pm

I can only concur with SMS that you need to stay/work a little longer (make it a total of 3 years of paying income tax - that's the best bet).

You work as an accounts assistant with a degree.
1. Is your degree in accountancy?
2. Accountants are actually quite plenty among locals so usually PR and citizenship is awarded to favoured foreigners (either ethnically or professionally or both). To stand out, you also need to have a desirable set of skills that Singapore wants but do not have.

Just curious, are you contributing to property tax as well?

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Post by newbie1989 » Mon, 28 May 2012 4:04 pm

Hi there,

Yes contributing to property tax as well.
degree is not in accounting unfortunately, but in management and currently taking ACCA.

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Post by Mad Scientist » Tue, 29 May 2012 1:52 am

If I were to do profiling on you , these will be what I understood
1. Came here under student pass
2. No offer of PR during Unis hence no go
3. Graduated degree is not special or in demand
4. EP level is only S Psss
5. Pay scale not flash. min should $3K
6. Not married hence no lineage
7. Unable to submit 3 years tax return
8. Short employment span

based on above, there are more cons then pros for you.
Step back and concentrate on your career then wait for 2 years and apply

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Post by newbie1989 » Tue, 29 May 2012 10:30 am

Thanks for your advise, Mad Scientist

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