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Pr approved in 4 months

Postby sugarsnow » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 1:39 pm

I used to visit this website alot and worry that I wont be approved for PR, everything I read and everyone we talked to so no way but we actually got in and in only 4 months. Heres our stats

Me- Caucasian from USA, not working, only High school diploma, visited Singapore 2 times in last 7 years. My husband and I got married 9 months ago (at time of application) in USA and we applied for PR only about 1 month after I arrived in Singapore. We applied for LTVP before that though but at time of PR application we had not yet been approved for the LTVP. Also I entered as a normal visitor as Americans can stay 3 months without a visa anyway.

My husband- Singapore citizen, works in IT with a salary of about 2.2k plus 2 bonus a year. O levels

on picking up my LTVP a little over a month after applying for PR, the lady at the desk answered my questions about renewing the LTVP in a years time with "oh pr wont take that long" which gave me hope
The ienquiry stayed at "pending" throughout and changed to "approved" on the exact 4 month mark of our application. The letter was dated a few days earlier then that.
we had no problems finalizing and getting my IC

I just wanted to give hope to others who might not be uni grads with big jobs and making lots of money, ICA isn't stupid they could see we were a real couple just trying to be together and it worked out for us. Although it might have been that I'm American but whatever I'll take it.

Good luck to everyone in the application process :)

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Postby lolipop99 » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 1:46 pm

thanks for sharing the story, you are applying as a downstream so there is no reason that ICA think you fake marriage to get Singapore PR. Imagine if they reject you, your husband will go to USA with you and Singapore lose one and potentially more locan citizens. They are much more skeptical with upstream applicants such as Indian, Pinoy, PRC... who may use sg citizenship and pr as a stepping stone to their ultimate destination in the west. But story like yours is very encouraging to hear!

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Postby Saint » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 1:51 pm

Congratulation on getting your PR!

If you had posted before you applied with the above criteria and asked us what are your chances I would have said slim to no chance! And I bet most others on here would have said the same!

From what we gathered over the last couple of years you wouldn't have ticked many boxes Including being American! :P

Just goes to prove that no one knows exactly how the ICA work!

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Postby nyde1d1th » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 2:05 pm

WOOO HOOOO!!!
Congrats! Happy for you!

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Postby rockinsg » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:11 pm

Congrats!
Age would be useful. As younger you are more the probability.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:35 pm

With the exception of former Work Permit holders all what probably matters is that ICA is convinced it is not a marriage of convenience (MoC). The age IMO is secondary. Of course if the bride is 80 and the groom 25 it looks a bit suspicious and very much like a MoC but if they are both in their 60s I would be surprised if just for that reason the application is turned down.

Sugarsnow, congratulations!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 6:50 am

Actually age matters a lot AFAIK, but like every thing else is still coupled with a total point spread which probably has certain categories which carry more weight than others.

From an infrastructure point of view, a pair of 60 year olds would be nothing but a drawdown on the infrastructure in a couple of years (potential health problem that are age related primarily). But at the same time if they were bring 8 digits to invest, that would probably outweigh the age from a pragmatic point of view. So, I'm still inclined to see age, when over 50 as somewhat of a handicap unless the skillset is badly needed or and Net Worth of them is considerable.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 8:51 am

I can imagine age is an important factor for granting PR to somebody who has no married SC spouse, but for the couples SC-foreigner where marriage of convenience is out of question? This would be a clear undeserved (none of the parties are in fault for anything) punishment for the citizen that this country is supposed to protect. I believe there are not that many such married couples over 50 of age so the impact for the economy is probably statistical zero.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 9:10 am

I am a victim of the scenario you just mentioned so statistically, no longer zero. :P

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 9:25 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I am a victim of the scenario you just mentioned so statistically, no longer zero. :P

You? You got your PR ages ago when you were even younger than you are now and you must always have been known for your rebellious character :P

(statistically zero = single cases do not count)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 3:04 pm

Okay, I was around 47 at the time, so you win. :tongue:


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