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Shd I apply for PR?

Postby fcb2012 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 4:25 pm

My wife and I and living/working in Sg.

My wife is a PR and works as a teacher at an International School. She has a Phd from NTU in Singapore. Had lived in SG from 2004-2010 and 2012 June-onwards. Break of 2.5 years.

I have Phd from Singapore too. I work in IT in a RnD job (not that ICA/MOM can differentiate). I stayed in Sg from 2003-2007 [5yrs]. But I worked outside SG for 4.5 yrs at a well known MNC. We came back in June middle this year. I am working on EP P2.

Given that my wife is a PR , and we both did graduate studies her,e and we are in good jobs, etc. Should we apply for my PR.

Will the fact that I stayed for 5 years in SG help in any way ?

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Postby Callput » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 4:58 pm

I would say complete 3 years here in your second innings and then apply. Applying now will surely be a rejection since you have already shown that given a chance you will look outside for better opportunities.

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 4:59 pm

OP, if you read another threads, generally some of us will ask race & nationality (both of you), whether you have a child (boy/girl), you wife's salary range, etc.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 4:59 pm

Did the Government offer you PR when you graduated or were getting ready to graduate from school? If they did and you turned it down, they won't be so accommodating this time. Especially knowing you will up and go to another country at the drop of a hat. The fact that you staying here for 5 years won't factor near as much as the fact that you up and left for 4.5 years. As you are ethnic Indian, I would imagine that the government will see you as the same as your brethren insomuch as it would appear that as soon as you get what you want you will depart for other shores as you did the first time.

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Postby Callput » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 5:04 pm

My guess they are Indians, hence I used the term innings in my first reply. Indians and Americans will understand it ;)

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Postby offshoreoildude » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 5:39 pm

No I don't think you should apply for PR, I think you should leverage your world class experience and joint qualifications into a much better position elsewhere.
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Postby fcb2012 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 6:32 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:No I don't think you should apply for PR, I think you should leverage your world class experience and joint qualifications into a much better position elsewhere.


hey OldDude tell me something i dont already know :)

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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 6:43 pm

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Postby offshoreoildude » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 8:49 pm

fcb2012 wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:No I don't think you should apply for PR, I think you should leverage your world class experience and joint qualifications into a much better position elsewhere.


hey OldDude tell me something i dont already know :)


It's merely another point of view and a valid one. The appeal of Singapore must always be balanced against the ever increasing appeal of other countries.
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Postby fcb2012 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:27 pm

offshoreoildude wrote:
fcb2012 wrote:
offshoreoildude wrote:No I don't think you should apply for PR, I think you should leverage your world class experience and joint qualifications into a much better position elsewhere.


hey OldDude tell me something i dont already know :)


It's merely another point of view and a valid one. The appeal of Singapore must always be balanced against the ever increasing appeal of other countries.



Absolutely Agreed. Tradeoffs , Pros Cons. Your wisdom made my day. I will certainly not waste my time applying for PR :)

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