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chances of PR

Postby rickyt » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 6:44 pm

Hi Folks,

I wish i had gone through this forum earlier but i did not and applied for a PR quite early after moving to Singapore-applied in Feb 2012. I have been in Singapore since March 2011.

Race : Indian
on PEP
Fixed Salary 220K+ PA-Senior Level posting
Age 42
wife and 1 son and 1 daughter on DP-All applied for PR

what do you reckon are my chances?

Thanks so much in advance

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 8:12 pm

Your weak spots are your race and short time staying here. If you had waited ~3 years, I'd say as good as any Indian short of the Tata CEO or Shah Ruhk Khan could hope for.

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Postby Saint » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 8:43 pm

You have a lot of plus points but you might have applied 12 months too soon and, don't take this the wrong way, you aren't the best flavour at the moment. But at the moment it's quite hard to predict what the outcome will be

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Postby rickyt » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 9:01 pm

Ha ha.. Well put:-)
I realize now it was naive of me not to do more research before the application. Would post an update once I hear from ica.
They did ask for follow up information about parents, siblings, in laws, income tax noa etc. which I replied to.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 9:14 pm

That is still a good sign that you have passed the fist hurdle and now they are into the nitty gritty. That fact alone, Indian or not, bodes well, provided there is nothing to turn the tide in the additional information you were requested to provide. As you ARE in the upper echelon income wise, I would say you probably can and are making a contribution to Singapore and would be worth keeping here.

I'd give you 60:40 odds on making it.

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Postby rickyt » Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:04 pm

Thank you for the feedback sundaymorningstaple.

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Postby rickyt » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:38 pm

Hi folks,
My PR got approved after 9 months.
I really appreciate the guidance and information offered by all of you. Thank you so much.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:04 pm

Congratulations. Looks like I'm on a roll! And so are you! ;-)

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Postby Callput » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:09 am

Congratulations! and thanks for getting back, it gives some hope for the likes of us who have applied and have been asked for additional information.
And the 9 months part, well, I am completing my 5th month so looks like I am only half way there in terms of duration.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 6:56 am

Callput, we have seen this scenario go from a few as 3 months to :o as long as 15 months. Their doesn't seem to be rhyme nor reason, but be assured, there is. It's not just the call for additional family history/details but with a lot of other factors as well. The same similar family structure overall but say with 2 years as a P1 (where both members are in that category is going to hold more weight than similar familar structure but with a family with a Single parent on a PEP but with a P2 background. There are just too many variables for us to contemplate. We just keep our fingers crossed, and me? I use a lot of data with a healthy dose of gut intuition.

Hang in there! :-)

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Postby Callput » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:02 am

Thanks SMS, your insight is always helpful!

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Postby PeterL » Thu, 22 Nov 2012 5:37 pm

its really a pity since PR quotas have been drastically reduced and you applied a tad too early. but dont give up, you can always try and appeal if its not successful

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:20 pm

PeterL wrote:its really a pity since PR quotas have been drastically reduced and you applied a tad too early. but dont give up, you can always try and appeal if its not successful

A tad too early for what? And by whose reckoning?
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:34 pm

PeterL wrote:its really a pity since PR quotas have been drastically reduced and you applied a tad too early. but dont give up, you can always try and appeal if its not successful


I'm curious, ajushi, where did you get the idea that there were quotas? I've been an HR Manager for many years here and a PR here for even longer. I've not heard of any quotas per se. Can you please quote your source?

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Postby PeterL » Fri, 23 Nov 2012 9:56 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
PeterL wrote:its really a pity since PR quotas have been drastically reduced and you applied a tad too early. but dont give up, you can always try and appeal if its not successful


I'm curious, ajushi, where did you get the idea that there were quotas? I've been an HR Manager for many years here and a PR here for even longer. I've not heard of any quotas per se. Can you please quote your source?

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my apologies, quota wasnt the word i intended, probably more of a cap. we all know the govt wants to keep the population replacement rate at 2.1%, and more ppl are applying for PR so naturally competition heats up


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