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Postby dogdragon » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 1:00 am

Hi All,

Thanks for all your replies.

Additional info is , My pass got renewed last week so I still have 2 years of valid stay in Singapore. Don't know what will be the policies after 2 years but for now I am ok with that. I know my salary isn't that big as of now but the reason I mentioned I wanna try PR is mainly because I have 3 years tax papers and my stay here is 4 years and if I get PR I can start planning my my life accordingly . I am 24 and I still have a long way to go. If immigrations rule got more strict and if government wants me to leave the country soon or later then no choice I have to move forward. Getting a PR will make my life more secure and indeed I will play my part in contribution to Singapore.

Let me know your reviews or is it best to wait till next year and apply after a salary adjustment? But still as a Indian , I know its always gonna be very difficult for me .

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 7:01 am

Greenry82 wrote:I assume OP's salary is around $3700 a month - and is considered low....

If this salary is low then why ICA allow S pass holder to apply for PR even earning $2000? :roll:


Flexibility. Maybe next GE when the average Singaporean gets hit in the pocket book, they'll be screaming to bring more foreigners in to boost GDP. Who knows. But they can say $XXXX minimum and just not approve anyone that makes less than $XXXX *5 and no one is the wiser. Transparency is not a business requirement of theirs.

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Postby LongTimeHere » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:55 am

:dogdragon

Have you been rejected for PR before? if not you have nothing to loose by applying. Don't let the people discrediting the Indian education system put you down. Most of them have no idea what they are talking about.

Singapore doesn't let anybody in out of the goodness of its heart and the fact that your EP is being renewed means that the need is mutual. People hire Indians because we are cheaper and hiring Indians has so far not resulted in a dramatic loss for any company. Its simple, overall substandard degrees or whatever, economically we make sense.

You are 24 with a lot of good years ahead of you before you start becoming a liability (35 or so by SG standards). You have stayed well employed for four years so as far as the Govt is concerned you qualifications are giving practical benefit to Singapore's employers.

Your race will always be against you, anywhere in the world. Unless you have a pressing need to be here why don't you try Australia which has a transparent policy. You wont be loved there either but at least you will have a clear path to residency and citizenship if you so desire instead of the guessing game here where your future family can be thrown into disarray at any moment.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:23 pm

LongTimeHere wrote::dogdragon

Have you been rejected for PR before? if not you have nothing to loose by applying. Don't let the people discrediting the Indian education system put you down. Most of them have no idea what they are talking about.


Not even the Indians who are confirming the statements? Interesting. Discord amongst the diaspora. :lol:


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