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PR Approved !!

Postby akrapovic » Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:41 pm

Hi all, lurker here..Came recently after submitting my spouse's PR application for the 2nd time just to browse thru. Here to share.

Wife:
- Msian Chinese
- Here for more than 5 years
- Been on WP(Took LTVP after ROM, found another job and got back to WP)
- Currently working as a clerk at a landscape coy with a salary of 1.8k.
- Registered our marriage last year 29th Mar(Applied 1st time 1 month after and got rejected after 1+ month)
- Decided to wait for near 1 year after ROM
- Applied on 26th Jan 13 & saw the approval letter just now when we came back from a Taiwan trip(Dated 18th Mar).

Surprise that it's relatively fast this time round, was expecting at least 2 months and above. Maybe due to the fact that the gov wants more SG kids and the typical SG(me) mentality is to get flat first before the rest comes in.

She will be going to have her medical check tmr since she's still on leave as per requirement and after that i'm gonna fix a e-appt for the formalities completion. And then we can start looking for BTO.

The 1st thing i said to my wife was "Welcome to the CPF Club !!!"

:D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 6:28 am

Congratulations.

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Re: PR Approved !!

Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:52 am

Congratulations!

akrapovic wrote:Surprise that it's relatively fast this time round

TBH I doubt many here will be surprised - you are from the 'preferred group' that appears to be the only one still welcome in this country.
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Postby vishalgupta2 » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:47 pm

akrapovic wrote:Hi all, lurker here..Came recently after submitting my spouse's PR application for the 2nd time just to browse thru. Here to share.

Wife:
- Msian Chinese
- Here for more than 5 years
- Been on WP(Took LTVP after ROM, found another job and got back to WP)
- Currently working as a clerk at a landscape coy with a salary of 1.8k.
- Registered our marriage last year 29th Mar(Applied 1st time 1 month after and got rejected after 1+ month)
- Decided to wait for near 1 year after ROM
- Applied on 26th Jan 13 & saw the approval letter just now when we came back from a Taiwan trip(Dated 18th Mar).

Surprise that it's relatively fast this time round, was expecting at least 2 months and above. Maybe due to the fact that the gov wants more SG kids and the typical SG(me) mentality is to get flat first before the rest comes in.

She will be going to have her medical check tmr since she's still on leave as per requirement and after that i'm gonna fix a e-appt for the formalities completion. And then we can start looking for BTO.

The 1st thing i said to my wife was "Welcome to the CPF Club !!!"

:D


Malaysian chinese is like Cheese Burger.

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Re: PR Approved !!

Postby lolipop99 » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 3:10 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:Congratulations!

akrapovic wrote:Surprise that it's relatively fast this time round

TBH I doubt many here will be surprised - you are from the 'preferred group' that appears to be the only one still welcome in this country.


Not true, a director in my company, white, American citizen, 40ish, been here for about 2 years plus, all family applying together (all caucasian), wife not working, 2 sons in primary school. PR approved in 2.5 months

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 3:22 pm

So there's still hope for some applicants then. Thank heavens for that. But you'd surely agree that the odds are stacked heavily in favour of the 'preferred group' and against many others, all other things being equal.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 7:41 pm

You must admit, first world applicants are better than 3rd world applicants. At least they probably wont make plans on how to move their entire extended family here. I reckon Caucasians are preferred over the other "non-Chinese" races in the PR sweepstakes, with M'sian Chinese being the preferred flavour - so much so that the "entry fee" is normally reduced considerably as well.

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Postby vishalgupta2 » Wed, 20 Mar 2013 9:57 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You must admit, first world applicants are better than 3rd world applicants. At least they probably wont make plans on how to move their entire extended family here. I reckon Caucasians are preferred over the other "non-Chinese" races in the PR sweepstakes, with M'sian Chinese being the preferred flavour - so much so that the "entry fee" is normally reduced considerably as well.


+1 on extended family thingie.

Infact, about 70% of the calls I get from India are from extended family (1st/2nd/3rd..nth cousins or their parents) asking me to figure out a way to export them out of India. When I tell them it's NOT as easy as you think, they ask me in hindi "kuch to jugaad hoga" or "kuch jugaad nai ho sakta" (English: "There must be a way to game the system" or "Can't you find a way to game the system")

In most cases they don't even care where, its like just get me out of this s**th**e.

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PR Approved

Postby radhamol77 » Thu, 02 May 2013 1:26 pm

Want to share good news that my PR has been approved and some details as I found reading details/experiences of others very useful :)

Applied for PR on 17th July 2012. PR approved on 26th April 2013...9 months & 10 days. I feels like delivering a baby :D

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Race: Indian
Citizenship: British
Entered Singapore on EP1 on Jan 2011.
Applied for myself (35), wife (33) and 2 sons (5 & 2)
Annual combined income : $296K
Professions: Both of us are finance professionals. I work in a Semiconductor company and wife in a bank
Had filed one tax return

I found this forum very useful in these past 9 months.

Thanks a lot for all the useful posts

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 02 May 2013 9:34 pm

radhamol77, first of all, congratulations.

From what I can see you only had a single negative in an otherwise outstanding application. Whole family, sizeable family income, boy children, and British citizenship. While your race "could" have been a detriment, the fact that you are British more or less negates that. Even so, it would seem that they did do a lot of deliberation before granting it.

Again congrats!

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Postby yogaloungeforever » Sun, 05 May 2013 1:56 pm

I guess we all know what the PR climate is like for Malaysians and on behalf of a friend, a single lady in her late 30s, the following may help:

Race: Chinese
Entered Singapore in 2012
Annual income : $240k
PR application made in January 2013, approved 1 month later
Life is short hence I live it to its fullest, that is .... I eat and sleep

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 05 May 2013 2:39 pm

Yep, you can almost say it a no-brainer for someone like that to just waltz across the causeway if they've found a decent job (and hers is just bordering on decent - I BS'ing here! :LOL: ) But yeah, she's just what the doctor ordered. And with the Crap going on north of the border today, there might be a lot more to fill in the ranks here in the coming months.


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