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Postby yiivei » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 3:37 pm

Plan to apply for PR in Dec 12.

Would like to seek advice/ comment on how is our chances of approval.

Profile as follow:
Nationality: Malaysian Chinese (Both)
Qualification: Me- CPA Australia; Spouse - Diploma in Accounting from Malaysia College
Income: Me - $3,800/mth; Spouse - $2,350/mth
Period of stay/work in Singapore: Me - 16 to 17months; Spouse - 6 months

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 4:48 pm

Low to medium. Higher after you have been here for at least two years or three tax assessments. If you are newlyweds, better after having been married at least 2 years but as wife is also M'sian Chinese, this should be less of a problem than if she was a PRC spouse. I'd wait until you meet both of the above milestones before applying. However, you are not dead in the water if rejected. Just wait a while longer then try again. If you file now I'm pretty sure, even though you are the flavour of the month, you will be rejected.

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Postby yiivei » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 5:17 pm

Thanks Mod.

I have scheduled an appointment with ICA half and hour ago. I will proceed with the application but, are prepared for the worst.

Will take your advice to re-apply again after two/three years of tax assessments.

Again, thank you.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 5:44 pm

Let us know how you go, okay?

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Postby yiivei » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 7:10 pm

No problem.

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Postby yiivei » Mon, 07 Jan 2013 7:45 pm

Brief update:

Today, i received a letter from ICA requesting us to complete and fax/ post the attached forms on the detailed full curriculum vitae of me and my spouse's family members.

i) What does the rank refer to? My thought is Dato, Datuk or Tan Sri. Am i right?
ii) Can i photocopy extra copies of the form? They only provide us two copies, and it seem insufficient for us to fill up all the requested detail.

Thanks.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:03 am

yiivei wrote:Brief update:

Today, i received a letter from ICA requesting us to complete and fax/ post the attached forms on the detailed full curriculum vitae of me and my spouse's family members.

i) What does the rank refer to? My thought is Dato, Datuk or Tan Sri. Am i right?
ii) Can i photocopy extra copies of the form? They only provide us two copies, and it seem insufficient for us to fill up all the requested detail.

Thanks.


you can attach extra sheets, that information is hidden somewhere in the instructions sheet

And .. you can always download the online form and use it, instead of the form they sent to you ..

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Postby yiivei » Wed, 09 Jan 2013 3:39 pm

Well, i am unable to find the form through ICA website beside Form 4A. Maybe, i just photocopy extra copies of the form given.

Anyone cares to clarify what does rank refer to?

Thanks!

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 09 Jan 2013 4:26 pm

Yes, you can make additional copies of the form they sent you; I did this myself with some of the pages in our family's PR application.

IIRC, the rank is just the birth order of children (1, 2, ...), etc. But it was a while ago that I filled in the paperwork and I don't have it to hand right now, so perhaps someone else can confirm that?
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Postby yiivei » Thu, 10 Jan 2013 9:48 am

Hi Mi Amigo,

Since there is a column for name and date of birth. I don't think the rank refer to birth order of children.

Anyway, i will try to give ICA a call to clarify later.

Thanks!

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 10 Jan 2013 3:05 pm

OK, fair enough. Please be sure to post an update here when you have the answer, as a reference for future seekers of the same information.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 10 Jan 2013 4:53 pm

I looked at the manual application (Form 4 and 4a both) and didn't see any ranking for children at all. Is it different if filing electronically?

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Postby yiivei » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 9:53 am

Hi,

I have called and clarified with ICA.

For example,

Father working in the police department. His rank is Senior Sergeant. Then, the rank here is Senior Sergeant.

For my case, i just put NIL as none of my family members working in these fields.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Sat, 12 Jan 2013 1:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I looked at the manual application (Form 4 and 4a both) and didn't see any ranking for children at all. Is it different if filing electronically?

Yeah, I re-checked my old application forms and couldn't find any reference to 'rank' either. This must have been in the additional "forms on the detailed full curriculum vitae of me and my spouse's family members" that were sent to the OP.

yiivei wrote:Hi,

I have called and clarified with ICA.

For example,

Father working in the police department. His rank is Senior Sergeant. Then, the rank here is Senior Sergeant.

For my case, i just put NIL as none of my family members working in these fields.

Ah, military or police rank issit. Didn't apply to me, although I do have an uncle in the Liechtenstein navy.
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Postby JR8 » Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:19 am

As I recall the question on the form re: relatives is 'Occupation' rather than 'Rank'.

Why would they presume your relatives have 'ranks', so as to give it a dedicated column? On the face of it that would make no sense.


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