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Chances for PR approval

Postby sd79 » Tue, 12 Mar 2013 2:43 pm

Dear Guru's,

I am planning to apply for PR along with my wife and new born daughter sometime in mid 2013 based on the below profile:

Race:Indian
Income: Family income is close to 180,000SGD per annum but individually both me and my wife are P2 pass holders
Profession: Banking, wifey in with a local bank and myself in a foreign bank
Age:31 yrs both
In SG: Since June 2010
Girl child born in Singapore in Feb 2013

Please note that we have been rejected PR a year ago but at the point of application we were in singapore for only 1.5 years. Since then there have been a few changes in our candidature:

1) Salary increased significantly along with promotion
2) Baby girl child born (I know this is not a positive point wrt to our profile...but nevertheless its a great milestone for us :) !!)

Thanks a ton for sharing your views/suggestions/advices guys.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 12 Mar 2013 7:12 pm

And your race?

If you say "Indian", then "maybe". Anything else, probably a decent shot.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 12 Mar 2013 7:18 pm

Whatever the outcome may be, be prepared to wait for atleast 9 months.

In all probability your baby delivery time is lesser than what your next PR application outcome will be :lol:

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Postby sd79 » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:42 am

Thanks Wd40 and zzm9980 for your inputs. Yes we are Indians...it's amazing the amount of weightage is being given to "race" (totally understand the "skewness" of demographics part)...so much so that it can negate all the other "positives"...

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Postby taxico » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 4:59 pm

sd79 wrote:Thanks Wd40 and zzm9980 for your inputs. Yes we are Indians...it's amazing the amount of weightage is being given to "race" (totally understand the "skewness" of demographics part)...so much so that it can negate all the other "positives"...


a big part's due to abuse from your fellow countrymen.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 5:04 pm

Having said that, if you qualify for a PEP under the new rules, and your skillset isn't abundant here, you would still probably have a good shot at the gold ring. But we have seen Indians with 5 digit monthly salaries get rejected as well.

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Postby vishalgupta2 » Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:53 pm

OP: I will think that you are in a decent position to apply.

The chances may NOT be very high, but I still think you have a shot.

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Postby sd79 » Thu, 14 Mar 2013 9:56 am

Thanks a lot guys for sharing your views. Will definitely come back and share the results after a year :)

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Postby sd79 » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 1:15 pm

Our PR application just got rejected today after 4.5 months of wait...for the second time(was rejected in 3 month's time first time round).

Needless to say we are very dissapointed. All the more because soon after application, I got a new job (no change in domain...still in banking) with significant increase in salary and upgraded to P1 visa from P2 and I had provided the additional information without delay. Hence I don't think family income draws too much points in ICA's "scorecard" (personal pov though). It's all about the "flavour" of the month/year/god knows what !! :(

Thought of sharing this believing it should still serve folks here with a valuable data point for predicting/sensing the way things are moving...

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 1:31 pm

Banking is no longer considered as favoured industry. Family income alone is not a big factor. Banking jobs pay very well, so if you just hit P1 level of salary, thats not considered a big deal. Its your job description that also matters and my guess is your job is not considered as something extremely desirable. Coupled with your race, the outcome is not so surprising.

I too work in a bank, perm employee and salary close to P1 levels and our bank gives us Employer's contribution to CPF so with that it crosses P1 levels, in real terms. My PR was rejected and another person AVP level in my bank was also rejected.

Around the same time another colleague on vendor payrolls with salary much lesser, got his PR approved. Its either because his employer on paper is not a bank and also the fact that they were a couple with no kids.

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Postby singaporeflyer » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:00 pm

sd79 wrote:Our PR application just got rejected today after 4.5 months of wait...for the second time(was rejected in 3 month's time first time round).

Needless to say we are very dissapointed. All the more because soon after application, I got a new job (no change in domain...still in banking) with significant increase in salary and upgraded to P1 visa from P2 and I had provided the additional information without delay. Hence I don't think family income draws too much points in ICA's "scorecard" (personal pov though). It's all about the "flavour" of the month/year/god knows what !! :(

Thought of sharing this believing it should still serve folks here with a valuable data point for predicting/sensing the way things are moving...


As of what I know, changing jobs when your PR application is in progress is not really considered good.

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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 18 Dec 2013 2:31 am

Save and invest and look for greener pastures.

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Postby PrimroseHill » Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:22 am

Australia beckons?

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:28 am

PrimroseHill wrote:Australia beckons?


Abbott is short of flipping the bird it seems.


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