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PR finally approved. It only took 13 months

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PR finally approved. It only took 13 months

Postby xandersdad1 » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 9:45 am

Just to give a little hope to those who apply for PR and have to wait for months. I applied for PR back in July of 2011 and I just got approved. I did nothing special, but waited with patience. It's hard not to get discouraged with such a long period of no information, but eventually you will get some news. Good luck to all of those who apply and have to endure the wait.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 9:53 am

Congratulations. And as a note to some of our recent posters, this is exactly what I've been preaching. It can take from 2 months to 15 months, that I am already aware of. As xandersdad1 has said, often it just takes patience. I really believe sometimes ICA deliberately puts it on a back burner just to see if the guy is a quitter/abuser.

Again Congrats! :-)

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Re: PR finally approved. It only took 13 months

Postby vishalgupta2 » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 8:51 pm

xandersdad1 wrote:Just to give a little hope to those who apply for PR and have to wait for months. I applied for PR back in July of 2011 and I just got approved. I did nothing special, but waited with patience. It's hard not to get discouraged with such a long period of no information, but eventually you will get some news. Good luck to all of those who apply and have to endure the wait.


Congratulations on your PR approval!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 9:28 pm

I knew it was coming, just didn't know which direction the standard Indian question would come from. :lol:

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Re: PR finally approved. It only took 13 months

Postby xandersdad1 » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 9:29 pm

vishalgupta2 wrote:
xandersdad1 wrote:Just to give a little hope to those who apply for PR and have to wait for months. I applied for PR back in July of 2011 and I just got approved. I did nothing special, but waited with patience. It's hard not to get discouraged with such a long period of no information, but eventually you will get some news. Good luck to all of those who apply and have to endure the wait.


Congratulations on your PR approval!

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I've been married to a Singaporean for 10 years this December. We have two boys. We moved to Singapore last year after I completed my degree in Business Administration - Management. I have worked in the RF Engineering field for roughly 15 years and my last position in the States was similar to a RF Test Engineer in Singapore. We applied shortly after arriving upon which I received a position teaching English at an enrichment center. Even with all of this it still took me 13 months to be approved. I'm sorry if there are grammar errors; I am dyslexic and too tired to take the time to edit my typing.
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Postby xandersdad1 » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 9:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I knew it was coming, just didn't know which direction the standard Indian question would come from. :lol:


I figured it would come too, but I wanted to build the suspense until someone asked.

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Postby beppi » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 9:53 pm

In other words, your only shortcoming from the "ideal" PR candidate was the short (no) stay in Singapore before applying - and instead of rejecting your application, they decided to wait it out. Apparently 12 months stay (plus one month processing) is what was needed!

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Postby xandersdad1 » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:35 am

beppi wrote:In other words, your only shortcoming from the "ideal" PR candidate was the short (no) stay in Singapore before applying - and instead of rejecting your application, they decided to wait it out. Apparently 12 months stay (plus one month processing) is what was needed!


I don't assume to know what the're thinking. My buddy applied for a PR before he even moved here. He applied after I did and it was granted within two months. He has no degree and was unemployed at the time. What he had was a wife and daughter who were Singapore citizens. I quit trying to figure out government agencies when I lived in Indiana.
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Postby Mad Scientist » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 2:26 am

There are a few ways you can look at it.
OP boys born in US / SG or just LTSVP?
Holding dual citizenship ?
Income bracket for wife ?
Religion ?
Ethnicity?
The only advantage is married to SG citizen and having boys hence it is a matter of time
Your friend could be different as their child maybe born in SG and the income bracket is higher

I have said it many times even with my own kid brother having three boys , the wife had to wait out for 5 years before getting PR.

I do not see any difference as this has been going on for ages
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 6:46 am

As as far as his buddy getting it before moving to Singapore. Saint did they same. He is married to a Singaporean as well, but with the added caveat that they have NO children. So there is no telling.

This is exactly why we say it's foolish to keep asking for details as it will only make you more confused. We will never know the point system or weightages given to different facets, and unless one is a shape-shifter, you will never be able to duplicate the facts. :roll:


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