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Chances of getting PR without ROM

Post by stripedFrog » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 1:25 am

Hi all,

here is my profile
- Malaysia female
- graduated from Singapore University
- worked for 7 months in SME
- monthly income about SGD3K
- stayed in Singapore for 5+ years

Planning to buy BTO HDB with my Singaporean boyfriend to settle down. My PR application date is in June.

After hearing/reading experience from others, chances of getting PR is higher if we register for marriage. This has forced us to rush to register instead of waiting for 2-3 years when we get our house.

So my questions are:
1. What are my chances of getting PR without registering for marriage?
2. Will I get PR if we register for marriage?

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Post by taxico » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 9:09 am

1 if you're working in singapore, i think you can get SPR eventually.

2. a good chance.

(the above is my own opinion)


if getting a flat is the reason why you're getting married, then you're getting married for the wrong reason(s).

you should also consider the penalties involved if you two get a BTO flat and decide to split up before taking possession of it.

don't rush into a marriage and then regret it later (knock on wood). also, you won't get your BTO flat until 4-5 years down the road, and there's a 5 year minimum occupation period after you get the keys to it.

take your time if you have time.

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:00 am

taxico wrote: if getting a flat is the reason why you're getting married, then you're getting married for the wrong reason(s).
My thoughts also. I read an interesting article a few months back on Singaporean run-away brides. They all cited roughly the same pressure of getting married to get an HDB as the reason they rushed in before ultimately running away. Of course it was a feel-good article that then went on about how their family and friends were ultimately supportive, but I wonder how many local Chinese families would disown the kid for daring to not conform and throw financial benefits out the window.

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Post by akrapovic » Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:50 pm

by your own merit, you have only been working for 7 months. It would be best to apply after paying income tax for 3 years.

Even after ROM, earliest i would advise u to apply after a min of 6 months. Even so, ICA might see it as a marriage of convenience and reject your application. If this is the case then look for the "you are welcome to apply again after 6 months" Follow the simple instruction and likely you will get your PR after.

Best bet is 1 year after ROM actually.

As my wife's PR got approved only recently, we applied one month after ROM and got rejected with the message "welcome to apply after 6 months" and so we did in late jan this year(About 7 months after 1st rejection and 11 months after ROM), we receive the approval letter on 18th Mar.

She's a msian chinese, working here for the past 5 years on WP(Not degree holder) so applying on her own merit is out.

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Post by stripedFrog » Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:27 am

Thank you all for your advice. We'll think about it more and decide what to do next.

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