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Re: Do I Have a chance?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 1:07 am

enslaved wrote:What is the approval rate for citizenship? I mean, what is the ratio of number of success to number of applicants? Have any idea?

Probably in the neighbourhood of 20% across all ethnic groups, but significantly higher if Malaysian Chinese. These are probably closer to 90%.

Does male-child from previous marriage count for points in my favour?

Sure, IF you have custody of the child.

If the house-hold income's large share is my spouse's (already a citizen) does it count still in my favour?

For what?

And one more question, which I asked earlier an year ago, but not in the following form: I work abroad, and will return to Singapore one year before the REP expiry, and will take up a job that would pay me only about barely 4.5K. Will it help? I can't get higher in academics.

Nope. Forget it. You will be lucky to even get your REP renewed.

The other negatives are, I don't have a flat yet as my previous wife snatched it from me for good, and the other is, may be my race which is Indian, and one more: I got PR only 2.333 years ago.

Yep, you ethnicity and the fact that you have had two REPs yet (or say a minimum of 6 years as a PR) means you are wasting your time. Also, given that your salary is low, it's doubtful whether you will see it happen anytime soon.

I have other positive points, like PHD degree in engineering, singaporean wife, and high CPF (contributing voluntarliy to the maximum limit per annum set by CPF board.)


High CPF doesn't mean squat. It's your money. That doesn't do anything for the government at all. Singaporean wife? If she's Chinese, yeah, will help. Otherwise, you will be lumped with all the rest.

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Re: Do I Have a chance?

Postby enslaved » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 9:01 am

Thanks SMS, I had a clue about what you said, but in compulsion to apply, as I vaguely think my application-effort for citizenship would contribute the chance of REP renewal.

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Re: Do I Have a chance?

Postby lolipop99 » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:53 am

enslaved wrote:What is the approval rate for citizenship? I mean, what is the ratio of number of success to number of applicants? Have any idea?

Does male-child from previous marriage count for points in my favour?

If the house-hold income's large share is my spouse's (already a citizen) does it count still in my favour?

And one more question, which I asked earlier an year ago, but not in the following form: I work abroad, and will return to Singapore one year before the REP expiry, and will take up a job that would pay me only about barely 4.5K. Will it help? I can't get higher in academics.

The other negatives are, I don't have a flat yet as my previous wife snatched it from me for good, and the other is, may be my race which is Indian, and one more: I got PR only 2.333 years ago.

I have other positive points, like PHD degree in engineering, singaporean wife, and high CPF (contributing voluntarliy to the maximum limit per annum set by CPF board.)


I think you are not eligible to apply for Singapore citizenship. In the form they ask if you are away from Singapore in the past 5 years preceding the application for a total of 1 year or more (they count all your trips), if you tick yes, you are out, it is similar to the option where they ask if you are sentenced for more than 2 years, if you tick yes, you are gone unless you can prove something very exceptional and depend on their mercy. If you are working abroad you will not meet the physical residency requirements and your application will be turned down. You have to return to Singapore and be present physically here so that you are not absence for more than 1 year in the last 5 year then you can apply. This is from what I understand when going to submit my application since I was away for 3 months during my PR, but sadly I was not eligible based on my qualification and salary as well as not staying in Singapore long enough

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Re: Do I Have a chance?

Postby friendlybossy » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:57 am

enslaved wrote:What is the approval rate for citizenship? I mean, what is the ratio of number of success to number of applicants? Have any idea?

Does male-child from previous marriage count for points in my favour?

If the house-hold income's large share is my spouse's (already a citizen) does it count still in my favour?

And one more question, which I asked earlier an year ago, but not in the following form: I work abroad, and will return to Singapore one year before the REP expiry, and will take up a job that would pay me only about barely 4.5K. Will it help? I can't get higher in academics.

The other negatives are, I don't have a flat yet as my previous wife snatched it from me for good, and the other is, may be my race which is Indian, and one more: I got PR only 2.333 years ago.

I have other positive points, like PHD degree in engineering, singaporean wife, and high CPF (contributing voluntarliy to the maximum limit per annum set by CPF board.)


Based on this fact, I don't think your re-entry permit can be renewed. You don't even pay tax to Singapore nor contribute to your CPF long enough in the first 5 years of your PR and also not physically in Singapore

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Re: Do I Have a chance?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:49 am

I see my parrot is back this morning.....

Friendlybossy, you really should read the whole thread........ :roll:

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Nope. Forget it. You will be lucky to even get your REP renewed.


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