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REP renewal for SPR under PTS

Postby dirge08 » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 2:02 pm

REP renewal for SPR under PTS used to require submission of documents for income tax for the last 3 years, I checked ICA website this morning and it seems they have changed this to only 1 year.

Just info sharing for those who doesn't know already. Noticed it this morning when looking for info on how to transfer my REP to new passport.

Source: http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=152
Additional Documents Required for SPRs under the Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers (PTS) Scheme

If you are an employee, you may submit any of the following documents:

A letter (issued not more than one month ago) from the employer addressed to the Controller of Immigration, stating the date of employment, position held and monthly salary; or
Statement from the CPF Board showing the CPF Contribution History for the last 12 months; or
Income Tax Notice of Assessment for the last one year.


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Postby beppi » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 4:06 pm

It has been discussed here before:
The rules for REP renewal have not changed (you still need to have lived and worked here three years), but they get all the information electronically from IRAS now, so you don't need to submit it.

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Postby dirge08 » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 4:17 pm

Ah I see! Sorry for the double post then, I used the search function but didn't seem to find anything so I presumed it's relatively new.

Could you point me to the thread for the discussion that you mentioned? I would very much b interested on following the discussion.

thx!

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Postby beppi » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 4:41 pm

Too lazy to search yourself? O.k., I'll do it for you:
sutra585299.html

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Postby Saint » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 4:46 pm

Also this thread relating to SE's recent REP renewal

sutra592110.html&highlight=#592110

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Postby dirge08 » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 5:02 pm

Thank you!

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Postby kinghanayorid » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:06 am

Hi! I have taken a look at the PR 2013 outlook tht are mentioned recently. Now I have a question.

It looks like indeed the 2008 year is the best time to apply. Now that the rules has been tightened yr by yr. Now for me, I am 47 yrs old this year. I got my PR in November 2008 and I am considered very lucky to get it on time. However, I'm renewing my PR later on Sep 2013 as my PR is expiring.

I heard from many people outside that it will be hard for someone who is above 45 yrs old and only earning $2100 salary as I do. Under PTS, Older applicant needs to earn higher income of minimum $3k above. Moreover, I'm still single and not married to a Singapore Citizen.

However, I am renewing my PR and I heard there is a slight different between an existing PR and newcomer. Is it true or renewing is almost the same nowadays with the newcomer? If yes, I think I got very high chance of not being renewed!

I need some advise! Thank u.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 9:45 am

kinghanayorid wrote:


I cannot specifically answer your question, but .. I know a person, early 40's earning less than 3K got renewed.

Not exactly as the salary you mentioned, but a bit higher ..

Well, let's see if others can chime in for some advice !!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:54 am

I reckon OP is going to need to just keep his fingers crossed and also work on a Plan B.

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:10 pm

kinghanayorid wrote:Hi! I have taken a look at the PR 2013 outlook tht are mentioned recently. Now I have a question.

It looks like indeed the 2008 year is the best time to apply. Now that the rules has been tightened yr by yr. Now for me, I am 47 yrs old this year. I got my PR in November 2008 and I am considered very lucky to get it on time. However, I'm renewing my PR later on Sep 2013 as my PR is expiring.

I heard from many people outside that it will be hard for someone who is above 45 yrs old and only earning $2100 salary as I do. Under PTS, Older applicant needs to earn higher income of minimum $3k above. Moreover, I'm still single and not married to a Singapore Citizen.

However, I am renewing my PR and I heard there is a slight different between an existing PR and newcomer. Is it true or renewing is almost the same nowadays with the newcomer? If yes, I think I got very high chance of not being renewed!

I need some advise! Thank u.


At that salary level, I dont think you are paying any tax at all and there is a reason why they ask for 3 years of tax returns for PR renewal.

But then again, if you had sinked your roots here, as in married and produced kids etc it would have been positive.

I havent seen evidence of people being denied renewal for low salary. So I would say its more like 75-25. 75 in your favour

Google for this phrase "No plans to refuse renewal of PR re-entry permit: Grace Fu"

SMS, had originally shared it. I am basing my comments on it

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:22 pm

I reckon OP is going to need to just keep his fingers crossed and also work on a Plan B.

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Postby kinghanayorid » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:16 pm

Thanks for your advice. However, I heard that many people also get only a 1 yr renewal nowadays. Especially for people with lesser qualification and older age. Moreover, I'm still single.

I'm glad if I can renew it. However, I find out that I am not financially stable nowadays as I need to contribute large amount to CPF all the time. I wonder if I should just give up my PR and return as an Employment Pass.

My gross salary is $2100 and 20% need to go to CPF. Only left $1660 in net amount and I need to rent a place + spend on other living cost. Wht do u think I should do?

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:12 pm

Why is your salary so less? You write such good english. To me anyone who can communicate well in English should be earning atleast the median income of Singapore.

Heck, even the dishwashers at sushi restaurant earn more than 3k a month. There are so many things you can do as a PR. Consider becoming a real estate agent, marketing, sales, customer service etc.

Which country are you from BTW? English is especially more valued in developing countries. Consider moving back if you really cant earn more than 5k in Singapore, its not worth it.

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Postby kinghanayorid » Fri, 29 Mar 2013 6:21 pm

I'm from Indonesia. My IRAS statement is $24,700. So u can imagine how much is my net income.

I'm working as a business admin. officer in the company doing corporate social responsibility (CSR). Like u mentioned before why do I earn so little? maybe probably is my age as I am 47 yrs old as I mentioned previously.

Moreover, I can't imagine if I am a newcomer today, wanting to settle in Singapore, maybe I don't even qualify for a basic work pass which is a S pass.


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