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Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
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Postby vestapo » Sun, 28 Oct 2012 12:56 am

As we can observe recently, for Malaysian Chinese, no matter how profile is, they will always approve within a few weeks, no matter how low salary, how low education, how short the stay, being Malaysian Chinese will offset all these as Singapore consider Malaysian Chinese as defacto local, even for most jobs that advertise Singaporean or PR only, they also put an exception for Malaysian. I think the PR/citizenship success rate right now for Malaysian Chinese is 99.9% and for other races is 0.1%

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Postby memoriesland » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:16 am

ben8118 wrote:Just apply! Don't think too much. I applied for mine and got it 7 weeks later.


Wow, congratz!
So how long have you been in Sg before you applied?

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Postby memoriesland » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:17 am

vestapo wrote:As we can observe recently, for Malaysian Chinese, no matter how profile is, they will always approve within a few weeks, no matter how low salary, how low education, how short the stay, being Malaysian Chinese will offset all these as Singapore consider Malaysian Chinese as defacto local, even for most jobs that advertise Singaporean or PR only, they also put an exception for Malaysian. I think the PR/citizenship success rate right now for Malaysian Chinese is 99.9% and for other races is 0.1%


Is it? I heard many M'sians got rejected too and asked to re-apply after certain months or a year..

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Postby memoriesland » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:19 am

the lynx wrote:
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Strong Eagle wrote:Why have you only paid income tax once if you've been here since 2010? Have you filed returns?


Ya, all are filed automatically by company, I think The Lynx was right, and I didn't get any letter from gov too..


Your company should forward you a copy of letter IRAS stating that you are exempted from income tax for that particular year. Alternatively, use your SingPass ID and log into IRAS website and view that exemption letter yourself. Keep a record.


I did not receive the exemption letter from my company last year and I couldn't find it on IRAS website. May I know under which session?
Thanks!

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:14 pm

vestapo wrote:As we can observe recently, for Malaysian Chinese, no matter how profile is, they will always approve within a few weeks, no matter how low salary, how low education, how short the stay, being Malaysian Chinese will offset all these as Singapore consider Malaysian Chinese as defacto local, even for most jobs that advertise Singaporean or PR only, they also put an exception for Malaysian. I think the PR/citizenship success rate right now for Malaysian Chinese is 99.9% and for other races is 0.1%


No - that's not true. There are cases of MY Chinese being rejected. Family, income and their profession play a large part in the selection, however - unlike our subcontinent applicants - they generally don't have to get past the race or culture barrier. I know of two MY Chinese who have been recently rejected - a medical doctor and a petroleum engineer. Both of breeding age as well.
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Postby the lynx » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 3:05 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
vestapo wrote:As we can observe recently, for Malaysian Chinese, no matter how profile is, they will always approve within a few weeks, no matter how low salary, how low education, how short the stay, being Malaysian Chinese will offset all these as Singapore consider Malaysian Chinese as defacto local, even for most jobs that advertise Singaporean or PR only, they also put an exception for Malaysian. I think the PR/citizenship success rate right now for Malaysian Chinese is 99.9% and for other races is 0.1%


No - that's not true. There are cases of MY Chinese being rejected. Family, income and their profession play a large part in the selection, however - unlike our subcontinent applicants - they generally don't have to get past the race or culture barrier. I know of two MY Chinese who have been recently rejected - a medical doctor and a petroleum engineer. Both of breeding age as well.


Agree. I recently posted here in the forum about a friend of mine who is a PhD holder, male and got rejected but he was fresh of boat from Malaysia when he applied so that's the factor.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 3:12 pm

memoriesland wrote:
the lynx wrote:
memoriesland wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Why have you only paid income tax once if you've been here since 2010? Have you filed returns?


Ya, all are filed automatically by company, I think The Lynx was right, and I didn't get any letter from gov too..


Your company should forward you a copy of letter IRAS stating that you are exempted from income tax for that particular year. Alternatively, use your SingPass ID and log into IRAS website and view that exemption letter yourself. Keep a record.


I did not receive the exemption letter from my company last year and I couldn't find it on IRAS website. May I know under which session?
Thanks!


1. Log into mytax.iras.gov.sg using your SingPass

2. Look to your menu on the left under 'e-Services For' segment

3. e-Services For > View correspondence/notices > Letters/notices > That's where your Notice of Assessment for each financial year is kept (downloadable)

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Postby memoriesland » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 4:45 pm

the lynx wrote:1. Log into mytax.iras.gov.sg using your SingPass

2. Look to your menu on the left under 'e-Services For' segment

3. e-Services For > View correspondence/notices > Letters/notices > That's where your Notice of Assessment for each financial year is kept (downloadable)


I just checked and the only one available is the income tax I received in Jun. So, I just submit the one together with my application will do?

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Postby memoriesland » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 4:52 pm

I have doubt when filling up the application form.

There is a session asks to list down the countries and address in which you have resided during the past 5 years (till present date)

So I just input my address in Malaysia & SG for that?

Please advice and guide me along~

Thanks!

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 5:04 pm

memoriesland wrote:
the lynx wrote:1. Log into mytax.iras.gov.sg using your SingPass

2. Look to your menu on the left under 'e-Services For' segment

3. e-Services For > View correspondence/notices > Letters/notices > That's where your Notice of Assessment for each financial year is kept (downloadable)


I just checked and the only one available is the income tax I received in Jun. So, I just submit the one together with my application will do?


Strange. There should be two. One for 2011 and one for the one you've paid (2012). Check around your tax portal, and look under new notifications etc...

Nevertheless, for new PR application, you no longer need to submit IRAS if I remember correctly because you've signed an annex to authorise ICA to obtain your tax information from IRAS. But no harm preparing a hardcopy...

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 5:06 pm

memoriesland wrote:I have doubt when filling up the application form.

There is a session asks to list down the countries and address in which you have resided during the past 5 years (till present date)

So I just input my address in Malaysia & SG for that?

Please advice and guide me along~

Thanks!


You're a UK degree holder, no?

Then list out the time you studied in UK as well as you're considered as a resident (under student pass). Follow it dot by dot. :roll:

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Postby memoriesland » Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:00 am

the lynx wrote:You're a UK degree holder, no?

Then list out the time you studied in UK as well as you're considered as a resident (under student pass). Follow it dot by dot. :roll:


Ya UK degree holder but mine is a twinning programme.. my teaching institution is in Malaysia..
And I input the address of my hostel during the sch time..

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Postby memoriesland » Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:03 am

the lynx wrote:Strange. There should be two. One for 2011 and one for the one you've paid (2012). Check around your tax portal, and look under new notifications etc...

Nevertheless, for new PR application, you no longer need to submit IRAS if I remember correctly because you've signed an annex to authorise ICA to obtain your tax information from IRAS. But no harm preparing a hardcopy...


Yay, I heard that too as we submit the form as authorization.
Anyway, I will submit the photocopy too..

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Postby memoriesland » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 9:43 am

Submission of PR application done.
Waiting for the result. *fingers crossed*

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Postby vishalgupta2 » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:51 pm

memoriesland wrote:Submission of PR application done.
Waiting for the result. *fingers crossed*


Good Luck


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