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Chances of PR for Freshie

Postby cibby » Wed, 19 Dec 2012 9:50 pm

Hi everyone,

Need your advice on whether is it a good time to apply for SPR in Feb 2013, have made an e-appointment in Feb.
1. First worked & stayed in Sg since 2011
2. EP holder
3. Malaysian with UK degree
4. Have not payed tax yet as it is still my first year of working here (will this be one of the requirements to apply?)

Really appreciate all of your replies!



:)

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 8:58 am

1) If you've been working here since 2011, why haven't you paid taxes?
2) Which EP? P1, P2, Q, S?
3) Malaysian Chinese?
4) Since 2011? That's a long year.

If your income is high enough for a EP P1 pass and you're ethnic Chinese, you probably have a fair shot. If no to either, give it until you've completed at least three tax assessments.

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Re: Chances of PR for Freshie

Postby the lynx » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 9:00 am

cibby wrote:Hi everyone,

Need your advice on whether is it a good time to apply for SPR in Feb 2013, have made an e-appointment in Feb.
1. First worked & stayed in Sg since 2011
2. EP holder
3. Malaysian with UK degree
4. Have not payed tax yet as it is still my first year of working here (will this be one of the requirements to apply?)

Really appreciate all of your replies!



:)


Hmm, if you have already booked an appointment, I guess the decision has already been made by yourself :-|

Nevertheless, my comments? Too short of your stay. Preferably 3 years of tax assessment. Since you have already worked in 2011, I assume you worked for only less than 183 days and got exempted for April 2012 assessment, right?

Still, you can go ahead if you want to. Let us know how did it go.

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Re: Chances of PR for Freshie

Postby Cath C » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 3:24 pm

the lynx wrote:
cibby wrote:
Nevertheless, my comments? Too short of your stay. .


Lynx is right but if you're knocked back, you can always reapply so you have nothing to lose. (If you do get knocked back, just don't apply again before the reapplication period - could delay your PR further).

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Postby cibby » Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:41 pm

the lynx is right, I've worked less than 183 days and got exempted for 2012 tax. I didn't know that tax is one of the requirements for this and so ended up making an e-appointment :-|
Anyway, will keep u guys updated on the results! Wish me luck! :)


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